Hager Sharp announced the appointment of Kathleen Kennedy Manzo as executive vice president to lead its education, labor, and economy practice. Manzo, shown above, brings more than 25 years of journalism and strategic communications experience to Hager Sharp, including nearly a decade as managing editor of Education Week’s newsroom and senior positions at Widmeyer/Finn Partners and The Hatcher Group, where she led marketing and communications efforts for mission-driven companies, foundations, nonprofit organizations and institutions of higher education.
Stanton Communications, with offices in D.C., NYC and Baltimore, added five to its ranks:
Eliza Levy, Senior Account Manager, brings an extensive association and federal government background to her position with Stanton. She will focus on technology and American manufacturing. Career highlights include her work as a federal technology communications consultant, federal communications director at the BlueGreen Alliance and the manager of public relations and grassroots at the National Council of Textile Organizations.
Rebekah Eskandani, Senior Account Executive, previously served as the Communications Director for the US House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.
Sarah Orzach, Senior Account Executive, joins Stanton with deep agency experience working for healthcare, association, nonprofit, entertainment and hospitality clients. She has been central to a variety social media, media relations, advertising, crisis communications and community relations initiatives and campaigns.
Julia Telford, Assistant Account Executive, joined Stanton from the Buffalo Niagara Partnership, Buffalo New York’s regional chamber of commerce. There, she worked to promote the chamber of commerce and advocate for the small business community of Buffalo. She later served as Communication Coordinator at Nova Healthcare Administrators where she developed a background in healthcare marketing and communications.
Olivia Melvin, Account Coordinator, is a recent graduate of the College of Charleston with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication. She brings experience in social media content development and management, marketing campaigns, influencer marketing and relationship development to the agency.
SRB Communications launched a new website showcasing its expanded services and commitment to the changing digital landscape. The website also outlines the agency’s expansion into several new business verticals, including public health. For the past year, SRB has worked with Howard University and the CDC Foundation to execute a community-informed effort to combat the stigma surrounding critical health issues in racial, ethnic and underserved communities. SRB celebrated its 31st year in business this summer reports Dr. Sheila Brooks, the agency’s founder, president and CEO.