ROKK Solutions brings on Justine Morgan as VP. Morgan comes to ROKK from FGS Global, where she was director of strategic communications. She previously served as VP, public affairs & crisis at BCW Global and worked at Subject Matter. In Morgan’s new post, her remit will include developing communication strategies, crafting messaging, building and maintaining relationships with stakeholders, managing media relations, coordinating events and handling crisis situations. ROKK has also hired Adam Kuwat, who was previously a senior analyst at Engage, a Forbes Tate company, as an account executive.
Luquire names president Stephanie Spicer and chief creative officer Glen Hilzinger partners in the firm, joining co-founder and chairman Steve Luquire and his son, CEO Brooks Luquire, as equity owners. Details were not disclosed. Spicer joined Luquire in 2012, seving as director of strategy before being named president in 2021. She provides guidance to the agency’s clients, as well as overseeing all its service offerings including creative development, media strategy and execution, public relations, digital development, analytics, social media and content creation. Hilzinger came to Luquire in 2019 from Leo Burnett, where he was integrated group creative director. He previously worked at Doner Advertising and J. Walter Thompson. “Glen and Stephanie have had a lot to do with our success, and my dad and I are excited to welcome them as partners because we think it’s incredibly valuable to have owners whose daily work is singularly focused on our purpose as a company: helping clients win,” said Brooks Luquire.
MOCA Systems, which provides management solutions that reduce risk in complex construction projects, hires Tim Negris as CMO. Negris was previously marketing head for machine learning platform Spell, which was acquired by Reddit in 2022. He began his career as the first product manager for what is now Microsoft SQL Server and worked with Larry Ellison at Oracle on the development and introduction of "Thin Client" computing, a key precursor to the cloud. He has also held senior marketing posts at companies including IBM, VelociData and Rulex. In his new role, Negris will lead marketing to increase global visibility and demand for MSI's services and software solutions. "He has a stunning, decades-long track record as a marketer and thought leader in introducing innovative solutions for real-time data management, advanced analytics, business process automation, and applied artificial intelligence to the world's largest companies," said MOCA Systems president & CEO Sandy Hamby.