Prosek Partners hires Jonathan Chavkin, who was previously speechwriter for the director and deputy director of the Central Intelligence Agency, as SVP in its D.C. office. Before coming to the CIA, Chavkin was a political officer for the State Department in Washington, D.C. and the Arabian Peninsula. He has also served as a freelance speechwriter for the chairman and CEO of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, developing remarks and strategic messaging for events such as the Primetime Emmy Awards. At Prosek, Chavkin will work with senior executives and clients across industries to help them craft speeches, develop narratives and produce thought leadership content. “Johnny possesses an exceptional ability to help shape ideas and concepts into compelling speeches and thought leadership,” said Russell Sherman, partner at Prosek.
Doug Emhoff, the husband of VP Kamala Harris, hires Lisa Acevedo as communications director. Acevedo was most recently deputy press secretary for the Department of Homeland Security. She has also worked as a director at SKDK, helped lead COVID communications for the Biden-Harris transition team and was deputy national press secretary for Julián Castro during his 2020 presidential campaign bid. As second gentleman, Emhoff, who left his job as a partner at a corporate law firm DLA Piper and now teaches law at Georgetown, has put a focus on issues around equity, especially gender equity.
Intentsify, which provides B2B organizations with buyer and account intelligence, names Jennifer Ross chief marketing officer. Ross recently led the B2B marketing executive service at Forrester and SiriusDecisions, a global research and advisory firm. She previously held marketing leadership roles at companies including JD Edwards, IBM, Alteryx and Telelogic. At Intentsify, Ross will be responsible for building out the marketing team to keep pace with the company’s rapid-growth trajectory. “Jennifer’s extensive experience as both a B2B marketing leader and executive advisor in the tech space made her the obvious choice to lead our marketing organization,” said Intentsify CEO Marc Laplante.