Tod Donhauser
Tod Donhauser

Tod Donhauser, a nine-year veteran of Edelman, has joined H/Advisors Abernathy as managing director and head of its San Francisco office.

He served as Edelman’s head of client strategy & deputy general manager for the Bay Area after stints as CEO of the Middle East region, and managing director of South Africa.

Donhauser exited Edelman for the global marketing director for trust at Google Search, and then ran his own firm for five years.

He has worked with clients in the technology, healthcare, consumer and financial services sectors.

Tom Johnson, H/Advisors Abernathy CEO, said Donhauser’s “track record counseling clients on complex reputation matters and devising communications strategies to navigate a highly dynamic regulatory environment will be an asset to our firm and to our clients on the West Coast and beyond.”

H/Advisors Abernathy also named managing director Sheila Ennis to the newly created head of investor relations position. She joined the firm in 2016 from ICR Inc., where she was senior VP.

H/Advisors Abernathy is part of France’s Havas.