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Capitol Communicator reports updates from three Washington, D.C.,-area agencies: Hager Sharp, Bluetext and Powell Tate.

D.C. Agency Updates: Hager Sharp, Bluetext and Powell Tate

by | Jul 29, 2021

Hager Sharp announced the appointment of Katherine Nicol as executive vice president to lead its health practice. Nicol, shown above, brings more than 25 years of strategic communications experience to the role. During her nearly 16-year tenure with the D.C.-based agency, she has led numerous health client engagements and national campaigns, including COPD Learn More. Breathe Better®, Million Hearts®, and HPV Vaccine Is Cancer Prevention, among many other notable initiatives.   According to a release, since arriving at Hager Sharp in 2005, “Nicol has contributed strategic counsel and communications leadership to efforts around challenging health topics including ALS, cancer, cardiovascular disease, chronic lung disease,  diabetes, nutrition, vaccination, and tobacco control and prevention for the firm’s nonprofit, association, government, and private sector clients. She has led the firm’s work with the President’s Cancer Panel since 2009, overseeing coordination and execution around the national release of the Panel’s report. She is also project director for Hager Sharp’s engagement with the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, including the “The New Nutrition Facts Label: What’s in It for You?” campaign, and the Feed Your Mind agricultural biotechnology education initiative. Katherine led Hager Sharp’s award-winning work on the HPV Vaccine Is Cancer Prevention campaign for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, providing strategic counsel and oversight for a national social marketing effort that effectively changed the conversation around the HPV vaccine from transmission to cancer prevention. 

Bluetext reports a new partnership with Meta Aerospace.  According to Bluetext, “Meta offers a deep stack of defense capabilities and services from a wide range of domains and mission themes, allowing its customers and partners to anticipate, secure, and defend their interests in a rapidly changing problem space.”

Meghann Curtis is joining Weber Shandwick’s public affairs unit Powell Tate as senior vice president, public affairs and social impact, reports O’Dwyer’s.  Curtis most recently served as chief operating officer for the Leadership Now Project, a network of business and thought leaders focused on strengthening American democracy. Curtis also has worked with Time’s Up and held several executive positions at the US Department of State.

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