Ruder Finn named two new leaders to its D.C. office. Monica Marshall, Global Head of RF Relate, now heads RF DC, bringing, states a release, specific expertise and leadership in the intersection of corporate purpose, people and policy. She will be joined by FDA’s Meredith Isola, who will be an SVP focused on government relations, policy and advocacy.

“Adding Monica and Meredith to our D.C. offering strengthens our ability to help clients navigate a dynamic policy environment where advocacy, policy and social issues have growing impact on public opinion and behavior,” says Kathy Bloomgarden, CEO of Ruder Finn. “Consumer activism is a force to be reckoned with and is providing clients with intelligence on where public sentiment is moving, as well as guidance on communicating with the policy and advocacy audiences that are moving it, are critical for shaping the broader conversation.”

Marshall, shown above, joined the company in June as global Head of RF Relate – an offering dedicated to social impact, sustainability, advocacy and public affairs. The practice focuses on helping companies, governments and NGOs refine their purpose, advocate for change and use communications to connect sustainability and societal impact initiatives to people both inside and outside the organization.

Isola joined the firm after more than a decade in government communications. Most recently, she served as the director of the Office of Communications at the Food and Drug Administration, and prior to that, she worked with the U.S. Dept of Homeland Security. She has more than two decades of experience working in both in-house and agency roles on issues related to cyber security, healthcare and education.

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