The Alpine Group, a bipartisan consulting firm in Washington, DC, brings on Shayne Woods, who was most recently a senior legislative advisor to Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC), as VP. In Scott’s office, Woods handled legislative areas including health care, budget, Social Security, retirement, and commerce / science / transportation issues. He also led a team that advised Sen. Scott on tax, trade, aging and education issues. Prior to joining Sen. Scott’s staff in 2021, Woods was a senior policy advisor to Florida Congressman Gus M. Bilirakis. Before that, he founded two health care startups: FwdHealth, Inc. and Scipio Strategies. “With a proven track record of crafting and championing important health care policy, he is well-positioned to help our firm and our clients shape the debate in Washington,” said Alpine Group CEO and managing principal Les Spivey.
Fearey, a Seattle-based public relations, public affairs and digital media firm, hires Regan Sheehy as EVP. Sheehy comes to the agency from the Xbox team at Microsoft, where she directed communications for Xbox Game Studios and the Minecraft franchise, among others. She previously was communications director for the Washington State Wine Commission, and before that served as an account supervisor at Edelman. In her new role, Sheehy works to ensure seamless collaboration across all Fearey’s departments and optimize team performance. “Regan is a true standout in the public relations industry,” said Fearey president and CEO Aaron Blank. “Her extensive experience in PR, along with her impressive track record of leading high-performing teams, will be instrumental in driving our agency goals forward.”
PRophet, the generative and predictive AI SaaS suite that is part of the Stagwell Marketing Cloud’s Comms Tech Unit, appoints Jason Brandt as CMO. Brandt was most recently managing partner of Stagwell Technologies. Before coming to Stagwell, he served as chief innovation Officer for the P&G Team at WPP, and chief growth officer at WPP’s Grey Midwest. In his role as CMO, Brandt will be responsible for generating further awareness, adoption and growth of the PRophet Suite – consisting of the Earn, Influence, and Monitor products. "Jason has a proven track record of innovation and strategic leadership, embodying the future-forward approach that PRophet champions," said Aaron Kwittken, founder and CEO of PRophet, and CEO of Stagwell Marketing Cloud, Comms Tech Unit.