Qorvis Communications named Brad Klapper as its new senior vice president of media relations. In the position, Klapper will develop strategies for Qorvis clients and manage some of the world’s most significant national and international public policy issues. According to a release, Klapper was an award-winning writer and editor who worked for The Associated Press for 13 years, covering many of the biggest stories in world affairs and reporting from more than 70 countries. He will be bringing his expertise on communications and global policy to Qorvis’ D.C. office, where he will provide strategic counsel and execute media outreach for key clients.
Katherine Wawner rejoined APCO Worldwide’s Washington office as a director. Previously, she was a brand manager for VitaPet, one of the largest consumer pet brands in Australia. During her time with the company, she led all new product development and rebranding efforts. Before her work at VitaPet, she managed national advertising and branding campaigns across Australia and New Zealand for The Works and The White Agency, where she worked directly with CMOs to create and execute innovative and full-service efforts. Earlier in her career, she worked for MXM Social, Elevation Ltd., SAIC and Ein Communications before first joining APCO in 2014.
The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) named A. Bailey Wood, Jr., to the expanded position of vice president of communications, public relations and marketing. IDFA aims to augment its efforts in these areas, and Wood will be responsible for developing and implementing a broad range of marketing and public relations activities to support the association’s strategic direction and enhance its position as a thought leader in the food and beverage industry. Wood comes to IDFA from the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association, where he served as vice president of communications. Before that, Wood was the senior director of communications and legislative affairs for the National Automobile Dealers Association.