Encina Development Group, a producer of circular chemicals (which incorporate recycled materials), hires former APCO Worldwide VP of strategic communications Alison Jahn as chief communications officer. Jahn comes to Encina from Ascend Performance Materials, where she served as VP, global communications and external affairs. She has also held positions at Porter Novelli and Dittus Communications. In her new role, Jahn will be responsible for leading Encina's enterprise-wide communications effort. She will also have oversight of the company’s government affairs strategy and drive efforts to build public and private partnerships within the local governments and communities where it operates. "Her extensive experience in strategic communications, branding, marketing, and public relations, coupled with her deep understanding of the industry, make her a valuable addition to our leadership team,” said Encina Development Group CEO David Roesser.
AXON Marketing & Communications brings on Federico Wals as account director for Latin America. Wals served as press officer for Pope Francis when he was Archbishop of Buenos Aires. He has also worked with the United Nations Office for Project Services and the office of Argentina’s president. Wals will lead AXON’s regional operation in Latin America with direct presence in Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Panama, Peru and Mexico. "The addition of Federico Wals is a new step in our growth path, strengthens our management team and adds value to our clients," said AXON chief of executive operations Catalina Parada.
MixMode, an AI-driven network security company, names Karen Buffo, who previously led the global marketing function at Symantec Enterprise Division, as CMO. Buffo was most recently CMO at cybersecurity company Anomali. She has also served as director of executive communications and programs at Oracle. In her new post, Buffo will be tasked with driving MixMode’s marketing strategy and execution for its self-supervised Cybersecurity platform. "Karen's wealth of Cybersecurity knowledge, expertise in building powerful brands, and go-to-market acumen will help continue to build out our leadership team," said MixMode CEO John Keister.
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