Weber Shandwick announced that Melissa Golden has been appointed as executive vice president and general manager, Atlanta. Golden has 25 years of experience, spending time in both the corporate and nonprofit arena. Most recently at Ketchum, she has also worked for Teach for America and Points of Light/HandsOn Network.

“Atlanta is not only where many of our country’s largest enterprises call home, it’s also a growing hub of innovation in the Southeast region and across the U.S.,” Golden said. “I’m thrilled to join Weber Shandwick and build on its strong foundation and team in Atlanta, by tapping the best of the firm’s network to provide creative, data-driven solutions that drive our clients’ businesses forward.”