FGS Global hires Michelle Kirkman as a director. Kirkman was most recently communications director for Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA), ranking member of the Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, leading the Congresswoman's communications engagement in Washington, DC and Silicon Valley. Before that, she was VP, public affairs at Monument Advocacy, where she worked with Fortune 500 companies to advance their advocacy efforts in Washington, DC. She has also worked at the U.S. Navy Office of Information, and a Democratic political polling and consulting firm. At FGS, she will be working on the agency's Health team.
BCW promotes Scott Wilson to CEO of its newly formed EMEA region, and tabs Guido Gaona to serve as president, Latin America, responsible for all of the agency’s business and talent across Latin America, inclusive of BCW Brazil Group. Wilson had been BCW president, Europe & Africa, for the past five years. He was previously UK CEO and managing director of EMEA under Cohn & Wolfe. Earlier in his career, he was managing director, consumer marketing UK and EMEA with Weber Shandwick and head of media with Porter Novelli. Gaona was most recently executive VP, LatAm, leading BCW’s Mexico market. In addition to holding several other positions with BCW in Latin America, he has also worked with PPR Worldwide and SAP in Mexico. “Over their long careers with the agency, Scott and Guido have more than demonstrated highly successful client management, business growth and talent mentorship,” said BCW global CEO Corey duBrowa.
Federal Science Partners, which works with national research facilities, higher education institutions, and leading corporations and non-profits to enhance their public policy agendas as well as attract and retain funding, hires John Martens as a partner. Martens was most recently senior advisor for the House Committee on Appropriations. Prior to the full Appropriations Committee, he was staff director for the subcommittees on financial services; commerce, justice and science; and interior appropriations. At FSP, Martens will advise, manage and negotiate bills with chairs, ranking members and staff in both the House and Senate. “As continuing resolutions and omnibus packages have become the norm for federal appropriations, our clients will benefit greatly from John’s perspective on the full Appropriations Committee,” said FSP founding partner Meg Thompson.