JPA Health, a full-service, wholly integrated health communications firm, announced the appointment of Michael Sloan as the company’s first chief operating officer (COO). Sloan brings more than two decades of finance and operations experience within the communications and marketing industry. Sloan will assume responsibility for operations across all offices focused on daily operations success and long-term growth. Most recently, Sloan served as chief financial officer and COO at Dynamis Strategic Advisors, a New York-based consulting firm. Sloan also held leadership positions at other firms, including Ogilvy and Edelman. Additionally, JPA added Senior Vice President Karen Goldstein, a health communications specialist with 20 years of experience, and Linda Davis, human resources director with 12 years of experience in the field. All three senior hires are based in the Washington, D.C., office.
Rockville-based Abt Associates added Jane Walter has been named senior director, Marketing and Communications. She will be responsible for strategic communications, brand management and marketing, editorial support, media relations, creative services, digital communications and conferences and events. Prior to joining Abt, Walter was the global marketing communications director for Lockheed Martin Corporation, leading the strategic direction for all marketing activities, including advertising, web presence, social media, major trade shows, protocol and events. She also served as chair of the corporation’s Marketing Council. Walter went to Lockheed Martin from ExxonMobil, where she was the global marketing communications lead for the Fuels, Lubricants & Specialties Passenger Vehicle line of business. Before that, she had served as the Marketing/Research director at USA Today, where she was responsible for marketing all brands, including USA Today, USA Today International, USA Today.com, Baseball Weekly and Sky Radio.
MediaDC, parent company of Washington Examiner, announced that Carly Hagan will be joining as Public Relations Manager. Most recently, she worked at Fox News Channel’s Washington, D.C., bureau in its booking unit, working for Outnumbered Overtime with Harris Faulkner and America’s News Headquarters.As Public Relations Manager, she will be promoting Washington Examiner journalists to television and radio outlets. She will also work with the PR Department on day-to-day publicity and assist with our media training program.