TEAM LEWIS adds Christine Branom to its North American leadership team as head of human resources and Inez Odom has joined the team as VP of professional development. Both roles will support HR operations in the United States. Branom comes to the agency after 21 years at Fleishman Hillard, where she served as the regional senior human resources business lead. Her experience in employee relations includes boosting team culture and engagement, performance and reward management, financial responsibility, staffing, and planning. With a background in education and leadership coaching, Odom has also overseen diversity initiatives and talent development. “Their extensive experience in human resources and team development, coupled with a deep understanding of our industry, will undoubtedly elevate our HR functions," said TEAMLEWIS Executive VP, US Noah Dye.
KemperLesnik promotes Allyson Marcus to VP. Marcus has been with the agency since 2008, most recently serving as PR account director. In her new post, Marcus will leverage her experience in media relations, content creation, external and internal corporate communications, as well as social media management, measurement and training seminars to build integrated PR programs. The agency has also promoted Audrey Wayne to senior account director. “Our clients repeatedly tell us they value the strategic planning, creativity, responsiveness and outcomes that Allyson, Audrey and the KemperLesnik team bring to their businesses,” said KemperLesnik EVP and managing director David Prosperi.
Honor, a home care network for older adults, appoints Kim Atkinson as chief communications officer. Atkinson was previously SVP of communications at SmileDirectClub. Before that, she led social and content marketing at IHG Hotels & Resorts, and has also held editorial roles at Forbes Travel Guide, Boston Magazine, Niche Media and Meredith. In her new role, she will be responsible for leading Honor’s communications function, overseeing the development and execution of all internal and external communications. “Kim’s extensive background and experience in leading communications for high-growth companies makes her the perfect fit to lead Honor’s communications strategy,” said Honor CEO Seth Sternberg.