Chris Winans
Chris Winans

Kimball Hughes Public Relations added Chris Winans as consultant. Winans comes to Kimball Hughes from Hill+Knowlton Strategies, where he led the U.S. financial services communications practice.. In addition, Winans spent more than two decades as a journalist, including 10 years at the Wall Street Journal, and 12 years in corporate and crisis communications. “Chris’s reputation as a leader in corporate and crisis communications in the insurance and financial sectors will help us expand the scope of our services,” said agency president and founder Gary Kimball.

Zeba Rashid
Zeba Rashid

CRC has named Zeba Rashid VP and director of celebrity influencer management. Having worked at 5W Public Relations, HL Group and SUCCARA Media Group, Rashid brings over 10 years of experience in public relations, influencer engagement, B2B marketing and VIP/artist relations to her new position at CRC. She will report to CRC president and founder Cindy Riccio. “Zeba’s motivating leadership, creativity and entrepreneurial spirit will add great value to our dynamic and growing team,” said Ms. Riccio.

Jessica Petrie
Jessica Petrie

Maccabee Public Relations is bringing on Jessica Petrie as its account manager. Petrie joins the Minneapolis-based shop Maccabee from the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in Saint Paul, where she served as public relations manager. Previously, she worked as a senior public relations specialist at both Gage and LaBreche PR, and was an assistant account executive at Perception Ink PR.