People For the American Way adds Na Eng, above, as Chief Communications Officer. Eng, states a release, is an award-winning television news and documentary producer and seasoned communications executive. She most recently served as Communications Director at the McKnight Foundation, a $3 billion private family foundation based in Minneapolis, MN. During her tenure, she elevated the Foundation’s thought leadership position and helped spearhead an organizational transformation that included a new strategic framework and public commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion that launched a series of shifts in policies and practices. As part of her new role, Eng, a former producer for NBC News, PBS, and CNBC, will design a creative video and digital content strategy to inform, investigate, and inspire. For two decades, she produced pieces that translated complex policy topics into human stories. Her stories reached millions of viewers and earned more than a dozen prestigious journalism honors, including an Emmy Award for a piece about the impact of regressive taxes on the working poor in Alabama, and an Edward R. Murrow Award for an investigation into private prisons. For years, she worked closely with her mentor Bill Moyers as a producer on Now with Bill Moyers, his weekly public affairs news magazine show on PBS, and on a historical documentary series.
Ironmark adds Elizabeth Blottenberger to its sales team. In previous roles with major U.S. printing companies, Blottenberger partnered with clients ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. Ironmark president, Matt Marzullo remarked, “The unique mix of Elizabeth’s long-term experience and leadership, blended with her ability to connect to today’s marketer makes her a powerful force and welcomed addition to the Ironmark sales team.”
Richard Lukstat, former Executive Vice President at Ogilvy Washington from 2008 to 2017, has become a Licensed Realtor at Lake Homes Realty. On LinkedIn, Lukstat wrote that “after an amazing career in the PR and advertising industry in DC, I made the move out of the fast lane to a ‘farmette’ in Central VA where I spent the past four years fixing it up and kicking off my next career in real estate. This was big for me as my passion for properties and fixing up homes was my outlet while working in DC–which also served me well.”