Weber Shandwick announced the promotion of Pam Jenkins, above, from president, global public affairs, to chief public affairs officer. According to a release, this newly created role “will serve to further integrate public affairs expertise across The Weber Shandwick Collective’s brands and services as this guidance becomes more critical to the strategy and success of any organization today.” Jenkins joined Weber Shandwick in 2004 as president of the Washington, D.C., office, and she was named global Public Affairs lead in 2017. In that time, Jenkins has helped grow the practice and Powell Tate into a public affairs powerhouse within D.C and globally. In addition to leading the agency’s public affairs operation, Jenkins is head of practice and sector integration for North America where she drives collaboration in key practice areas. She also oversees the agency’s operations in its South region, which includes Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Baltimore and Dallas in addition to KRC Research.
Bluetext adds BigBear with the goal of developing a new brand and messaging for the company that solidified them as the leader in decision support through artificial intelligence. According to Bluetext, BigBear.ai delivers high-end capabilities across the data and digital spectrum to deliver information superiority and decision support and provides a comprehensive suite of solutions including artificial intelligence and machine learning, data science, advanced analytics, offensive and defensive cyber, data management, cloud solutions, digital engineering, and systems integration.
Prosek Partners announced that Matthew Beck has joined the firm, based in New York City, as Senior Vice President in its new D.C. office. Beck, says a release, brings two decades of policy, financial services, and capital markets communications experience to the firm. Most recently, he was Senior Director of Media Relations at the Investment Company Institute. Prior to that, he was Vice President, Strategic Communications at the Glover Park Group and, earlier in his career, Communications Director and Policy Advisor for the U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means.