Lansons hires Louise Vaughan, who was social and digital lead at Teneo, as a senior campaigning advisor to expand its integrated campaigning offer. During her 13-year run at Teneo (and formerly Blue Rubicon), Vaughan served as managing director as well as leading its digital team in London. She has most recently served as director of communications and interim CEO of The National Emergencies Trust, a charity set up to better support those affected by UK disasters. “She is adept across all communication channels and disciplines from paid-for to earned, going well-beyond the traditional boundaries of the comms industry,” said Lansons CEO Gordon Tempest-Hay. “Her breadth of experience blurs the line between marketing and comms while her leadership skills make her a further exciting hire at the top of Lansons.”
FGS Global names former Medtronic chairman and chief executive Bill George as a senior advisor of the company. George, currently an executive fellow at Harvard Business School, is the author of “True North” and other best-selling books on business leadership, and has served on the boards of Goldman Sachs, Exxon Mobil, Target, Novartis AG and Mayo Clinic. “Bill George is one of the most successful and well-known business and academic leaders of the last several decades, now advising boards and C-suite executives on challenging situations, crises and general leadership issues,” said FGS Global CEO, Alex Geiser. “As a professor of management practice at Harvard Business School, he has helped prepare hundreds of new CEOs for the challenges they face.”
UpSpring brings on Christina Cherry as senior communications director. Most recently a PR, communications and brand consultant at Cherry Creative, Cherry has also worked at M18 Public Relations and NJF. At UpSpring, her client roster includes architecture, interior design, and master planning firms that work in a range of sectors including corporate interiors, hospitality, education, housing, mixed-use, sports and recreation, and retail.
Sage Growth Partners has promoted John Gonda to vice president of PR and media relations. Gonda has served as SGP’s senior director of PR and media relations since joining the firm in April 2021. In his new role, he will lead the firm's expanding earned media and public relations practice. Prior to joining SGP, John held leadership positions with several hospitals, health systems and medical groups throughout Ohio, Florida and Michigan. SGP has also promoted Emily Cohen to senior director of content service and Jeanne Ross to senior engagement manager.
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