Dentons Global Advisors brings on Real Chemistry's John Capodanno, who was president of financial, corporate and capital market communications, as a partner in the firm, based in New York. Before coming to Real Chemistry, Capodanno was Americas head of healthcare and life sciences for FTI Consulting. His experience includes providing counsel to members of the C-suite and boards of directors as they navigate a complex and highly regulated landscape. DGA has also added Chris Kettmann (based in Chicago), Antonio Ortiz-Mena (based in Washington, DC and Mexico City) and Emma Walsh (based in London) as partners. “These new partners have backgrounds that as well as strengthening our expertise will also contribute to our entrepreneurial and diverse culture as we continue to grow,” said DGA partner and head of the EMEA region Deborah Scott.
FleishmanHillard promotes Matt Groch to global managing director of its TRUE Global Intelligence global research and intelligence practice. Groch has been with FleishmanHillard since 2018, serving as a senior vice president and global lead of data analytics and innovation. He has also been an svp in Edelman’s research and analytics division and was the co-founder of a Chicago-based healthcare startup, Mondopoint. “Matt’s attention to employee development, and his ability to drive intelligence deeper into our organization are the foundations of delivering great work,” said FleishmanHillard global COO and president, Americas J.J. Carter. “He also emphasizes the importance of strategic, consultative data and insights that drive clients’ business and reputation forward.”
MAD Global Strategy hires Brenton Temple as a managing director in its Columbus, OH office. Temple most recently served as campaign manager for Ohio governor Mike DeWine’s successful re-election campaign, and then as executive director of DeWine’s inaugural committee. Previously, he was DeWine’s first deputy policy director. “Brenton’s knowledge of politics and policy are going to be a huge advantage for MAD Global Strategy,” said MAD Global managing director Jai Chabria.
Thompson & Co. Public Relations promotes Kailee Stickler to VP of digital. Stickler has been with the agency for six years and has played a major role in growing the agency’s digital services division. In her new position, she will oversee all aspects of the digital department, including digital advertising, social media strategy, video, photography and graphic design. “T&C’s digital arm has exploded under Kailee’s leadership,” said T&C president and CEO Jennifer Thompson. “She has worked her way through the ranks with ambition, loyalty and tenacity.”