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Hires and Promotions Announced by GKV, MGH and Abel Communications

by | Aug 5, 2016

GKV, MGH and Abel Communications in Baltimore announced new hires and promotions.

At GKV, seven hires have joined the agency: Adam French, account executive, joining from Oracle Corporation; and Kaitlyn Gibbons, account executive, previously with Bonnie Heneson Communications. Frank Hamilton is now senior art director, joining from Weber Shandwick. Towson University graduate Allen Kohn is now digital production designer, and Tom Kwon is digital project manager, joining from Renegade Communications.

Also at GKV, Natasha Raikar is assistant account executive with the grassroots outreach/experiential team, and Angelo Stewart is desktop support technician, joining from GoDaddy.

MGH announced seven hires and two promotions: Cayla Durrett, social media marketing designer, from Zest Social Media Solutions; Kojo Manu, marketing coordinator, formerly an intern and a graduate of Susquehanna University; Tony Marzullo, account manager, previously with GKV; and Kensey O’Neill, media assistant, also previously an intern and a Salisbury University graduate.

Lisa Pennell joins MGH’s media department as a digital strategy director. She previously served as director of e-commerce and digital marketing for Jos. A. Bank Clothiers for more than 10 years and was an e-commerce marketing manager for Discovery Communications, Inc. Steph Senkewic is now public relations account executive; Katie Wilkens joins the agency as an interactive strategist. She previously worked as a digital marketing analyst at GKV.

The recent promotions at MGH include: Kelly Cahill, promoted to public relations account supervisor, and Emily Meier, now public relations senior account executive.

Abel Communications announced several new hires and promotions including:

Madeline Caldwell, account manager, from Sheppard Pratt Health System; Amrit Nijjer, account manager, joining from Citigate Dewe Rogerson, a London headquartered PR firm; Chelsea Clough, multi-media content creator; Megan Fox, a recent graduate of Towson University; and Alexander Boykin, a recent graduate of Morgan State University.

Also at Abel, Gina Gerber, has been promoted to senior vice president, and Amanda Ratner has been promoted to account manager from senior account executive.

About the Author

Jeffrey Davis

Jeffrey A. Davis, APR has more than 25 years of news media and national public relations experience and heads J. Davis Public Relations, LLC, a PR and social media consultancy. A three-time PRSA Maryland president, he serves as Maryland regional editor for the Capitol Communicator and is co-founder of Podville Media in D.C. where he co-hosted the "Practically Social" podcast. He began his career as a reporter at daily newspapers in Ohio, New Jersey and at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis.


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