Lee Pacchia, Joan Vollero

ICR names Lee Pacchia and Joan Vollero as managing directors in its Special Situations Practice Group. Pacchia, who will focus on bankruptcy and corporate restructuring, was most recently a director at Traxi, a consulting firm that provides financial and operational advisory services to organizations in bankruptcy, restructuring, turnaround and crisis. Vollero, who will specialize in litigation support communications, was most recently a senior vp at Prosek Partners, Before that, she was a senior advisor to Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. during his three terms in office, leading communications and external affairs. “They will provide us the opportunity to represent an increasingly wider spectrum of clients across a broad range of communications needs,” said Phil Denning, head of ICR’s Special Situations Group.

Weber Shandwick
Peter Carson, Greg Prager, Carolyn Devanayagam

Weber Shandwick appoints three regional corporate affairs experts as part of its new Business & Society Futures group. Peter Carson will lead the practice in North America, with Greg Prager head the EMEA practice and Carolyn Devanayagam overseeing APAC. Carson has helped build and grow Powell Tate, the public affairs unit of The Weber Shandwick Collective in Washington, DC – now a key part of Business & Society Futures. Prager, currently managing director of Switzerland and Chair of the EMEA corporate practice, will focus full time on building and growing the corporate practice in the region. Carolyn Devanayagam has most recently served as executive vp and APAC head of corporate for Weber Shandwick. “In their new roles, they will broaden the use of data and integrate a wider range of communications, public affairs and business strategy expertise,” said Chris Deri, Weber Shandwick’s chief corporate affairs officer and president of The Weber Shandwick Collective’s Business & Society Futures group.

Erin Narloch
Erin Narloch

Brand heritage and archives agency History Factory brings on Erin Narloch as senior director of business insight and performance. The founder of marketing and brand strategy firm PastForward, Narloch has also worked in a variety of positions at Reebok and adidas, including those of global archives head and human rights commitment lead, as well as a role in corporate communication. “She brings a passion for brands and authentic storytelling and a strategic and pragmatic perspective based on her diverse experience,” said History Factor CEO Jason Dressel. “That experience and insight will be a terrific resource for our clients.”