Weber Shandwick has appointed Jennifer Cho to the position of executive VP and general manger of its Dallas office, and named Lorenz Esguerra executive VP and general manager in Minneapolis. Cho most recently led business development at FISH, an experiential marketing technology firm. Previously, she held leadership roles for several organizations, including co-founding a 50-person music production company and spearheading marketing for a medical services training firm. Esguerra comes to Weber after serving as managing director at Colle McVoy. He has previously held executive positions at Mattel and Procter & Gamble, and been a consultant at Bain & Co. “The diversity of expertise that Jennifer and Lorenz bring to these roles will undoubtedly up-level what we deliver to clients in those markets and beyond,” said Sara Gavin, president Weber Shandwick North America.
Michael A. Monahan
Digital PR agency Tech Image has promoted Michael A. Monahan to president, replacing Dan O’Brien, who retired at the end of 2017. Monahan joined Tech Image in 2014 as vice president. Before coming to Tech Image, he led executive communications and reputation management for The Timken Company, a global industrial technology firm. At Tech Image, Monahan has been responsible for leading the team’s delivery of digital PR best practices and approaches in the areas of thought leadership, social media, media relations, crisis communications and special event communications. He also has led the expansion of the client base of the agency, which is a subsidiary of the association management and services company SmithBucklin. “We are thrilled to have Michael step into this role. He and Dan have done an outstanding job of making Tech Image a leader in delivering high-ROI digital public relations programs to their clients,” said SmithBucklin president and CEO Matt Sanderson.
Glen Echo Group has hired Amy Schatz as a director. Schatz joins GEG from USTelecom, where she was VP of media affairs. Prior to USTelecom, she served in reporting and editing positions with Politico, Recode and the Wall Street Journal, where she covered telecommunications and technology policy for 10 years. “Adding a top-notch media pro like Amy Schatz to the Glen Echo Group team is a huge opportunity for us and for our clients,” said GEG founder and CEO Maura Corbett. The firm has also promoted creative lead Catherine Dillingham to director. Dillingham was previously senior creative content manager at the Internet Association.