Shumaker Advisors hires Jason Ouimet as SVP of federal affairs, effective March 6. Ouimet comes to the firm after spending 18 years working for the NRA, most recently as executive director of the National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action. He was previously a legislative assistant to former Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) and an analyst for the National Republican Senatorial Committee and Republican National Committee. “He is hardworking, honest, and decisive,” said Ryan Walker, who is also a senior vp of federal affairs at the firm. “And with more than 20 years of experience in U.S. legislative and regulatory policymaking, Jason will certainly be an asset to help our clients achieve their goals.
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation names Edithann Velez Ramey as CMO. Velez Ramey most recently served as CMO for On The Border Restaurants, where she led marketing, culinary and catering initiatives. She has also held strategic management roles at TopGolf Entertainment Group, Chili’s Grill & Bar and Maggiano’s Little Italy. At Six Flags, Velez Ramey will be responsible for driving and overseeing the company’s marketing strategy, including guest experience, group sales, and sponsorships, as well as driving growth and brand awareness. “Her experience working with fast-growing and established brands will be critical to our success as we continue to invest in the guest experience and grow our company,” said Six Flags president and CEO Selim Bassoul.
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Smokey Mo’s BBQ, which operates 18 locations in Texas, hires Leslie Ternes Smith as VP of marketing. Smith was most recently vice president, brand marketing at Tiff’s Treats and she has also served as vice president of global marketing at Juicy Couture. “With Leslie’s proven track record of leading brands through successful marketing campaigns, she is a fantastic addition to the Smokey Mo’s marketing team,” said Smokey Mo’s BBQ president Craig Haley.