Stephanie A. Marshall, former communications director for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has been named principal associate at Abt Associates. While at HHS, Marshall created and directed the agency’s $50 million pandemic flu planning and preparedness program and, she also served the Office of the First Lady as communications director of the Let’s Move! Initiative where she directed and launched the public service advertising campaign to raise awareness about the problem of childhood obesity and tools to help families make healthy food choices and increase physical activity.
Andrew Brenner joined Widmeyer Communications as a senior account manager in the firm’s Pre-K-12 Education practice in DC. Brenner comes to Widmeyer with policy and communication expertise from time spent at Booz Allen Hamilton, Kennedy Communications, Obama for America and the New York State Democratic Party.
RTC reports a number of promotions: Michael Duke has been promoted to executive vice president, marketing intelligence and was also appointed to RTC’s executive committee; Michael Goldin was promoted to senior vice president for client services; David Greene was promoted to senior vice president, project management; Scottie Lee was promoted to VP/project management; Carlen Lea Lesser was promoted to senior vice president, insights and innovation; and, Anne Wolek was promoted to senior vice president for marketing and business development.
Fleishman-Hillard announced the inaugural class of Alfred Fleishman Diversity Fellows. Six young professionals will serve fellowships in a number of the agency’s offices, including Washington, D.C. The 2012 recipients of fellowships include Jasmine Nesi who will work in the firm’s D.C. office. She holds a bachelor's in journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.