Rubenstein Public Relations hires Richard Silverman, a veteran of Merrill Lynch, Lazard, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Burson-Marsteller and Dow Jones Indexes, as a senior VP. Silverman will work to sustain RPR's service offerings in media relations, branding, and messaging development.”Rich's deep experience in corporate communications and financial journalism makes him a perfect fit for our team," said Richard Rubenstein, president of RPR. "His strategic acumen and strong leadership skills will be instrumental in further elevating our clients' brands and achieving the highest level of media exposure.”
Thompson & Co. Public Relations promotes Bri Kelly to VP. Kelly has been with the agency since 2011, most recently serving as a senior account manager, providing strategic communications counsel to clients in Alaska’s travel and leisure industries. In her new role, she will continue to manage agency clients including John Hall’s Alaska and Travel Juneau; and build on national media outreach opportunities with ATIA while working with T&C’s sister agency Blueprint Alaska, providing project management on integrated communication campaigns and strategic communications work for resource clients including Donlin Gold. “She has the experience and the wherewithal to achieve great things, and the entire agency will continue to support her in this new role,” said T&C president and CEO Jennifer Thompson.
|David Mickle, Ben Hewitt
Waterhouse Brands, a boutique marketing agency that works with life sciences companies, brings on David Mickle as chief client officer and Ben Hewitt as managing director, creative and digital services. Mickle was most recently executive director, account management for Havas San Francisco, overseeing accounts and brand engagements with companies including BioMarin, Genentech, Sanofi and AbbVie. At Waterhouse, he will focus on product and disease communications, as well as agency team development. Hewett has built and led cross-functional teams for such agencies as Havas, Y Media Labs and HDMZ, as well as for Apple, Google, PayPal and DocuSign. In his new post, he will partner internally and externally to identify, design and deploy technology and multi-media solutions.