Roll Call: Running Press, Hager Sharp, Padilla CRT, and Many More

Staffing news from around the industry.

Kathleen Schmidt, the publicity director at Perseus Books Group’s Weinstein Books who also happens to be one of our favorite people on Twitter, has joined Perseus’ Running Press division as VP/director of marketing and publicity. In the new role, Schmidt will commute to Philadelphia and report directly to Publisher Kristin Kiser; she will also continue handling corporate communications for the larger Perseus Group in New York. (Release)

Jennifer Wayman has been named president and chief executive officer at Hager Sharp, effective September 8, 2015. With a track record of managing business and organizational aspects for Fortune 500 companies, nonprofits and government agencies alike, Hager Sharp’s Board says it found three key attributes in Wayman: a commitment to using communications to make a difference in the world, strong skills and the experience to lead and manage a dynamic, fast-growing communications firm and an innovative, entrepreneurial spirit. (Release)

PadillaCRT recently welcomed two new vice presidents to its staff. Anastasia Lopez has been appointed vice president of social media, leading the agency’s social media efforts from PadillaCRT’s New York office. Matt Fairchild joined the agency as vice president of technology and innovation, leading PadillaCRT’s digital strategy, user experience and development teams from the agency’s Minneapolis headquarters. Anastasia joins the agency after spending nearly four years as a vice president of digital for Hill + Knowlton Strategies in New York. Matt, meanwhile, most recently served as group technical director at Olson. He also was chief technology officer for CRAM Worldwide (now Secured2). (Release)

Tiffani Cailor has joined Bermuda Tourism Authority (BTA) as director of public relations and content. In her new role, she leads global media relations and content for the BTA in the New York office. Recently, Cailor was head of public relations at Four Seasons Hotel New York, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts’ flagship hotel of North America, where she developed media relations strategies for both city hotels and resorts, directed all marketing communications and philanthropy efforts as well as managed all crisis communications. (O’Dwyer’s)

Andy Annett has been appointed as managing director of TODAY Ogilvy & Mather (O&M) Myanmar. Based in Yangon, Andy will lead efforts to develop the agency’s social and digital offering, expand its creative capabilities and nurture local talent. He joins TODAY O&M from his previous role as founder and managing director at UK consultancy, Ink Consulting. (Bulldog Reporter)

As of August, 3, The SPEAKEASY Agency, LLC is officially open. Co-founded by PR veterans James Curich and John Weiss, The SPEAKEASY Agency is a full service public relations and integrated marketing company dedicated to delivering results that will establish, build and grow brands for the long term. The agency’s areas of focus will include food, wine & spirits, travel, tourism and hospitality, lifestyle and consumer products, and corporate communications. (PR Week)

FLOOD Magazine has promoted Marty Sartini Garner to senior editor, effective immediately. In this position, Sartini Garner will oversee the print magazine and digital platform, directing FLOOD’s editorial calendar and coordinating and editing features, profiles, news, and media across all of FLOOD’s verticals. Sartini Garner previously served as a contributing editor at FLOOD, and has also served as a copywriter with Ogilvy & Mather. (Media Life)