Bryan Specht has been named Chief Growth & Innovation Officer at ICF Next. ICF Next is a global integration of ICF’s agency holdings, including ICF Olson, Olson Engage, Olson 1to1, PulsePoint Group, ICF Mostra, We Are Vista and The Future Customer. The combined agency will have 15 offices and 1700 employees. Specht was president of Olson and Olson Engage. Taking over those duties
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The experienced pair join Marina Maher in leadership roles.
Steve Mancini has joined RALLY’s leadership team as a Principal, the firm announced. He will be based in New York City for the issue-driven communications consultancy. “We are thrilled to welcome Steve to RALLY to cap a year marked by the expansion of exceptional talent across the firm and significant wins on behalf of our clients,”
Antoinette Forbes has been tapped to lead the Washington, DC healthcare practice of Weber Shandwick. Forbes started with the PR agency in November. Replacing Michelle Baker, Forbes will be reporting to Paul Massey, president of Weber specialist public affairs firm Powell Tate and head of Weber’s global social impact practice. “Our healthcare practice is a
Bob Christie will be joining Brunswick Group as a partner in San Francisco, according to a press release. Brunswick is a global advisory firm, with 23 offices around the world. Christie has over 25 years of experience in the field. “We are delighted to welcome Bob to the firm. He brings with him incredible media,
APCO Worldwide is revamping their leadership team in India, appointing Rahul Sharma as managing director and Yash Kansal as deputy managing director. APCO opened the New Delhi office in 2006, and the team currently has over 38 consultants. “As an economic powerhouse and the world’s largest democracy, India is a critical region for our clients,”