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D.C. Updates: RIAA, Subject Matter and Impact XM

by | Mar 26, 2019

After 17-plus years at the Recording Industry Association of America, Jonathan Lamy shown in photo, will exit his post as executive vp, communications and marketing, reports Billboard, which added that Lamy has not revealed formal post-exit plans, though he will continue to consult for the RIAA in the immediate time being.  (Billboard photo.)
D.C.-based Subject Matter announced that Patrick Kerley is joining the firm as Senior Vice President of Digital Strategy and Curry Smith is joining the Client Service team as Senior Director.  Kerley was most recently EVP, Managing Director at Burson Cohn & Wolfe (BCW) where he led integrated communications campaigns, crisis response and digital strategy for multiple Fortune 500 and international clients.  Smith brings diverse experience, including nonprofit management, marketing and communications, external affairs and government relations. He recently directed development and fundraising efforts during the 2018 midterm election cycle for HeadCount.
Other Subject Matter hires in Q1 of 2019 included:  Cedric Grant, Government Relations, previously lead Democratic lobbyist at H&R Block and former Chief of Staff to Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08);  Natalie Farr, Government Relations, former Chief of Staff for Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) and staff member of the House Republican Study Committee; Brianna Kelley, Senior Media Specialist, formerly from PMK-BNC in Los Angeles, where she worked with major brands in technology, lifestyle and entertainment; and, Andrew Johnson, formerly Communications Director for Representative Erik Paulsen (MN-03), as well as National Journal and Capitol Hill reporter.
Impact XM, a global experiential marketing agency and crafter of powerful brand experiences, has tapped 20+ year industry veteran John Capano to lead its client development and growth efforts. As senior vice president client development, Capano will apply his expertise in strategy, digital, and client service—for both B2B and B2C programs—to Impact XM’s growing portfolio of tier 1 trade show, event, and experiential marketing projects.  Capano  was most recently senior vice president, general manager at global experience agency GPJ where he oversaw the Los Angeles and Dallas offices. He also led the North American Strategy & Planning practice at GPJ and was senior vice president, digital strategy at Wunderman, one of the world’s largest digital agencies.

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