Julia McDowell, an eleven-year veteran of Williams Whittle, has been named president of the agency. Rob Whittle is now chairman and CEO. According to the agency, McDowell has been involved in many of the agency’s clients, including American Red Cross, USO, American Institute of Cancer Research, Mattress Recycling Council, and St Charles, MD.
Betsy Edwards has been named executive director of The Virginia Press Association. She will replace Ginger Stanley who is retiring June 30th. The Virginia Press Association represents daily newspapers and other media outlets to lobby lawmakers at the Statehouse, among other things. The Associated Press is an associate member.
Bill Eyre joined Richmond-based shirtmaker Ledbury as CMO. Eyre comes to Ledbury from outdoor retailer Orvis, where he had nearly 20 years experience as the director of branding and corporate marketing and the director of advertising.
Revolution is seeking a senior-level professional to lead strategic communications initiatives. The SVP of communications should be an energetic, organized and informed communications leader with a track record of generating significant earned media for high-profile executives, their ideas, and organizations — and a passion for the role that venture capital and entrepreneurship plays in driving innovation and economic competitiveness in the United States, and the policy decisions that impact that role. Reporting into the EVP and general counsel, and working closely with the CEO and fund partners, the SVP oversees the creation and execution of Revolution’s communications strategy, including but not limited to media and blogger relations, digital and social media outreach, internal communications and event sponsorships. The SVP will also play a critical role in crisis management, and thought leadership promotion in relevant areas of public policy and market perspectives. [email protected]