Roll Call: MWW, French/West/Vaughan, Stonewall and More

MWW announced that Douglas A. Smith has joined the firm as executive vice president and general manager of its Washington, D.C. office. As former assistant secretary for the private sector, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Smith brings over two decades of experience in business development, communications, coalition building, public policy, and creating and managing public-private partnerships among Federal, State and local governments, and private industry. In addition to reporting directly to the secretary, Smith served as the Department’s representative on the President’s Travel and Tourism Advisory and Export Promotion Boards, the White House Business Council, the President’s Job Council and the World Economic Forum Risk Officers Community. Under his leadership, the office dramatically expanded its global footprint. Prior to his appointment at DHS, Smith was the managing partner of T Street Partners, where he provided clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies to philanthropic and not-for-profit organizations with strategic counsel and public affairs consulting. (Release)

French/West/Vaughan (FWV) announced the hiring of Glen Fellman as senior vice president/chief creative officer, with oversight of the agency’s creative and interactive design teams. Previously senior vice president/group creative director at Durham, N.C.-based McKinney, Fellman has developed integrated marketing solutions for clients such as Nationwide Insurance, Meijer, Lenovo, Qwest Communications, Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards and Brown-Forman’s Southern Comfort whiskey brand. Prior to joining McKinney in 2005, Fellman served as associate creative director at Minneapolis-based Carmichael Lynch. Prior to joining Carmichael Lynch, he handled senior copywriting duties for pioneering interactive company, MarchFIRST, and was an in-house senior copywriter with Target Corporation’s department store division. (Release)

Stonewall has named Kari Thompson vice president of the company. Thompson joined Stonewall in 2006 as the firm’s public relations manager and was promoted to director of public relations in 2011 directing all work pertaining to the agency’s public relations services for a variety of clients, including the West Virginia Division of Tourism, Simonton Windows, Ohio Valley University, the Greater Parkersburg Convention and Visitors Bureau, Tamarack: The Best of West Virginia, and Guernsey County Visitors and Convention Bureau. Thompson has served in a variety of positions with business and nonprofit organizations, including Habitat for Humanity International, General Electric Plastics, and the Greater Parkersburg Convention and Visitors Bureau. (Release)

Eastwick announced continued agency growth with an expanded executive team and development of a content marketing group as part of the firm’s strategy for enhancing capabilities and core practice areas. Joining Eastwick’s senior management team to lead the content marketing group is veteran journalist, Mark Veverka. Mark has more than 25 years of journalism experience. He is currently a contributing financial and technology columnist for USA Today. Also joining Eastwick’s executive team is respected communications professional Karen Clyne, vice president, who joins from Herrick Media Public Relations. Karen is a proven leader dedicated to team success and brings 15 years of experience as an integrated marketer with deep knowledge of technology communication strategy, PR and influencer relations. (Release)