Signal Group adds four: Michelle Bakeris joins as executive vice president. Previously, she was DC healthcare practice lead and senior vice president for Weber Shandwick/Powell Tate and also worked at Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide and Chandler Chicco Agency/inVentiv. Amer Ghalib joins as a designer, Andrea Trevino as a senior associate and Pooja Patel returns to the agency as an associate after having interned last fall.
Mindgrub adds Stevan Fickus as Senior Strategist. Fickus is the former Director of Technology at LMO Advertising in Arlington, VA.
Susan Davis International won the Gold Stevie American Business Award for Best Event, for “In Sacrifice for Liberty and Peace: Centennial Commemoration of America’s entry into World War I.” SDI also won the Bronze Stevie American Business Award for Public Relations Campaign of the Year for “In Sacrifice for Liberty and Peace.”