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D.C.-Area People in the Spotlight: David Wickenden, Dawn Van Dyke and Harold Jackson III

by | Aug 24, 2015

David Wickenden, formerly with FleishmanHillard’s D.C. office, moves to D.C.-based AARP to lead corporate strategy in a new department, “Enterprise Strategy & Innovation.” Wickenden, who joined FleishmanHillard in 1986, most recently served as the agency’s chief strategy officer where he established a new global strategic planning function and led its industry-disruptive “Go Beyond” strategy, a comprehensive business transformation and innovation initiative. He previously created and led FleishmanHillard’s global digital integration function, which drove rapid growth and integration of digital and social media capabilities into the firm’s operations across 84 offices worldwide. At AARP, he will help start and lead the new department which is charged with establishing an enterprise-wide, integrated approach to strategy, innovation, and planning.

The Sequoia Project, formerly known as Healtheway, announced that Dawn Van Dyke, has joined the organization in a newly created marketing director role. Charged with elevating the national reach and influence of the McLean, VA- based organization, Van Dyke will oversee marketing and public relations strategies, in addition to healthcare industry education.  She previously was associate director of strategic marketing for The Advisory Board Company.

The District of Columbia Office of Motion Picture and Television Development (MPTD) named award-winning producer and director Harold Jackson III its filmmaker of the month. Jackson’s most recent feature film, Last Night, released in December, was awarded best feature/ screenplay at the North Carolina Black Film Festival and the American Black Film Festival, where it also won an Audience Choice award. The film is a romantic drama/comedy about how a model’s last night in D.C. turns from uneventful into an unexpected love triangle. Jackson’s next project, The Chair, is a scripted eight-episode mini-series about a therapist that tries to help others despite struggling with his own demons.


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