FSB Public Affairs, the Core Strategic Group company’s flagship public affairs agency, has announced Crystal Patterson, former Head of Global Civic Partnerships at Facebook, has joined the firm’s D.C. office as Managing Director and Senior Vice President. In her more than seven years at Facebook, she was the Government and Politics Outreach Manager, later serving as Head of Global Civic Partnerships where she led engagement with global leaders, Capitol Hill offices and state and local officials. Her work included lobbying, outreach on digital strategy and policy, and leading elections and civic work.
SoundExchange announced the appointment of Vanessa French to vice president, communications and content strategy. She joins the leadership suite of the newly expanded corporate affairs division based in New York and will report to Esther-Mireya Tejeda, chief marketing and communications officer. French will oversee SoundExchange’s communications team, encompassing public relations, social media and digital communications, corporate communications, executive communications, content strategy, and paid media. Prior to joining SoundExchange, French established and managed several successful public relations practices for Brinks Home, one of the largest smart home security providers in the U.S.; Beekeeper Group, a public affairs firm based in D.C., and Pivot Point Communications, a creative communications agency she co-founded and managed before being acquired by Beekeeper Group in 2017.