The Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants brings on Molly Sullivan as VP of government affairs. Sullivan joins the organization from Rasky Partners, where she was a VP. She previously held several roles in the Massachusetts State Senate, including legislative director for state senator Cindy Friedman and legislative director for the Joint Committee on Public Safety. “Molly’s substantial public policy experience will strengthen our advocacy efforts that promote an economy and business climate where our members, and their clients and industries they serve, will thrive,” says MassCPA deputy CEO Zach Donah.
The Romans New York promotes Katherine Espinosa to senior VP, culture + media. Espinoza came on board at the agency last year, after serving as a VP at BCW. She previously worked at DKC and M Booth. In her new role at The Romans, Espinosa, who has handled such clients Amazon, Pernod Ricard and Candy Crush for the agency, will lead earned media relations. “Katherine intrinsically understands something critically important in PR—that culture is currency,” said The Romans executive VP and partner Srah Jenkins. “She is constantly seeking out trends relevant to our client brands and is relentlessly curious.”
Whataburger, which has nearly 800 outlets across 10 states, promotes Donna Tuttle to VP of marketing and communications, a newly created role. Tuttle most recently served as the company’s group director, brand communication & culture. Before joining Whataburger in 2017, she was senior creative director at Pace Communications. In her new role, Tuttle will oversee teams that handle marketing, advertising, consumer and marketing Insights, digital strategy and customer experience, CPG and retail brand marketing, brand communication, social media, PR and meetings and events. "Donna is a people-driven leader that always looks to what's possible for the brand," said chief administrative officer Alexander Ivannikov.