Hill+Knowlton Strategies hires Richard Keil as an executive vice president in its global corporate practice focusing on media relations, crisis and public affairs.  Keil most recently served in the public and government affairs department at the Irving, Texas, headquarters of the ExxonMobil Corporation, where he helped devise, guide and implement the company’s public profile and engagement with key media and policy stakeholders. Before joining ExxonMobil, Keil served as a senior communications advisor at Purple Strategies and before that at Jack Martin’s Austin, Texas- based Public Strategies, Inc. Keil also spent 20 years as a D.C.-based journalist for The Associated Press and Bloomberg News, where he was a White House and political correspondent.

GMMB adds Angy Peterson as Senior Vice President for Digital Strategy and Content. Prior to joining GMMB, Peterson was Vice President of Product and Experience at Sightline Media Group, which publishes Military Times, Defense News, Federal Times and C4ISR & Networks. In her role there, she led a multidisciplinary team responsible for web and mobile development, graphic design, videography, photography and audience engagement data for the company’s full suite of editorial and consumer products, marketing efforts and advertising services.

Story Partners reports that Matt Herrick joined the firm as senior vice president. He had led communications for the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Agency for International Development and served across two presidential administrations.

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