Ketchum director Bill McIntyre is set to leave the firm after a year in the role, reports PRWeek. (McIntyre joined Ketchum last December as leader of its D.C. operations after serving as EVP and group head of Edelman’s D.C. office.) The PRWeek story also stated that Ketchum appointed “Jerry Olszewski, senior partner and agency chief client officer as MD of the Washington office about three months ago, said Ketchum senior partner and CEO of North America Barri Rafferty. … Rafferty said McIntyre is “joining an international public affairs group as a senior director,” but did not elaborate further.”
D.C.-based Social Driver has been named “Supplier of the Year” by the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. “We are honored by this recognition,” said Thomas Sanchez, agenct co-founder and CEO. “At the outset of our firm five years ago we made a strategic decision to embrace all the diversity that exists today, both as a supplier and an employer. Simultaneously, we looked to partner with clients, often larger, that already were embracing such thinking…these forces came together like magnets and have powered our growth.” The Supplier of the Year award recognizes an exemplary certified LGBT business enterprise for its success in doing business with corporate America, and for outstanding contributions to the growth and development of LGBT supplier diversity.
The D.C. Office of Cable Television, Film, Music and Entertainment named award-winning producer and director Montré Aza Missouri its November filmmaker of the month. She is founder and creative director of Parallel Film Collective that produces, exhibits and promotes independent film and is a founding partner of award-winning filmmaker Ava DuVernay’s distribution company ARRAY. She also is an associate professor in film at Howard University.
The Wharton Club of DC presented Amanda Eversole, president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Center for Advanced Technology and Innovation and senior vice president of the Chamber’s Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness with the Joseph Wharton Award, which recognizes select entrepreneurs, executives and professionals within the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania alumni network. Eversole joined the Chamber in 2003 and has served as chief of staff, led efforts to fight counterfeiting and piracy globally, oversaw marketing and communications for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, and managed communications for association and chamber of commerce members.