Falls & Co. names Tom Bernot president and chief operating officer. Bernot was most recently SVP, new business development at the agency. His previous positions include VP at Falls Digital, global brand manager at Swagelok and VP of eCommerce and digital marketing at WBC Group. In addition to remaining focused on new business development in his new post, Bernot will now spearhead innovation across the agency’s offerings. Agency founder Rob Falls will become chairman and retain his role of CEO. “Tom’s depth and breadth of experiences and successes in both corporate and agency settings, combined with using data analytics and solution-based approaches will bring unique insights and perspectives as we continue to solve our clients’ challenges,” said Falls.
Banner Public Affairs appoints Patrick Mitchell VP of public relations. Mitchell joins Banner from the African Wildlife Foundation, where he managed corporate communications in North America. He was previously a senior vice president at The Hastings Group. At Banner, Mitchell will be tasked with leveraging his experience delivering communication strategies for the clean energy and infrastructure industry and building bipartisan coalition to strengthen Banner's expanded focus on clean water, renewable energy and environmental issues. "Patrick's wide-ranging knowledge of the media landscape and several decades' worth of experience creating campaigns around critical bipartisan issues is a tremendous addition to Banner's team of experts," said Banner partner Jim Talent.
ROX United brings on Amber Meredith as president. Meredith has served as EVP at BMF; managing director, consumer lifestyle at Marina Maher Communications and SVP, beauty at DeVries. She was most recently COO at luxury beauty brand Artis. At ROX, Meredith’s remit will include leading client services and business development. Based in New York, she will oversee teams in both New York and Huntington Beach, CA. “Amber has vast communications industry knowledge and is adept at capitalizing on new innovations and leading clients through a rapidly evolving landscape to stand out and deliver on their business objectives,” said John Gallegos, founder and CEO of United Collective communications group, which includes ROX United.
Culloton + Bauer Luce promotes Natalie Bauer Luce to president. Bauer previously served as EVP at the firm, where she has been an equity owner since 2019. She has also been communications director at Uptake Technologies and spent nearly seven years as a senior advisor to Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan. In her new post, Bauer Luce will guide firm strategy, drive new business development, oversee high-profile client initiatives and support talent recruitment efforts.