Rosica Communications, which specializes in the nonprofit, education and healthcare sectors, hires Connie Ludwin as senior VP. Ludwin joins the agency from Taft Communications, where she was VP of account operations. She led Taft’s social impact practice, providing strategy and thought leadership to mission-driven clients. Ludwin previously worked for more than 25 years in the nonprofit sector, including as CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs in New Jersey. “Her deep operations and account leadership experience – in combination with her incredible network and knowledge of the nonprofit sector – will be key as we continue to deliver best-in-class counsel to our client-partners,” said Rosica president Chris Rosica.
Munson Healthcare names Megan Brown, who was deputy press secretary to former Michigan governor (now U.S. Secretary of Energy) Jennifer Granholm, as chief marketing and communications officer. Brown most recently served as executive director of corporate communications at Consumers Energy. "Megan led teams with best-in-class employee engagement and was responsible for the company's brand communications strategy to 6.8 million customers across Michigan," said Ed Ness, president and CEO of Munson Healthcare, an eight-hospital system. "We feel fortunate to have someone of her diverse background and close ties to the community join our leadership team."
Leste Group, a global alternative investment manager, appoints Miguel Zablah as director and head of investor relations. Zablah was most recently VP of investor relations at I Squared Capital. Before that, he was head of investor services at H.I.G. Capital and he has also held positions at J.P. Morgan across multiple offices including New York, Boston and Australia, specializing in alternative investments. At Leste, he will be responsible for managing investor communications globally across Leste’s private equity, real estate credit and special situations strategies. “Miguel’s strong industry knowledge and experience working with institutional investors globally within the private equity and real estate sectors will prove invaluable as we continue to expand the firm in the U.S. market, as well as enhance our commitment to environmental, social and governance principles,” said Leste Group managing partner Stephan de Sabrit.