LOS ANGELES—Hill+Knowlton Strategies has appointed Ron Eagle as senior vice president for entertainment and technology. He will report to Bill Coletti, general manager for Hill+Knowlton Strategies Los Angeles. Eagle previously served as director of product publicity and PlayStation Network for Sony Computer Entertainment America and earlier was the company’s product marketing manager and multimedia supervisor.
KNOXVILLE, TN—Ackermann PR, a public relations and marketing firm based in Knoxville, has promoted Sandra Heinig (pictured) to vice president. Heinig will develop strategies that provide integrated communications solutions for clients and their businesses. Prior to joining Ackermann PR, Heinig held roles in both the United States and the global business division for AstraZeneca she, most recently serving as a global communications director, at the company’s US headquarters in Delaware.
TRENTON, NJ—Rich Levesque has joined MWW as vice president in its Trenton office. Levesque is the former executive director of the Burlington County Republican Committee and a member of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s Task Force for the Prevention of Heroin Abuse & Opiate Addiction among New Jersey’s Youth. In his new role at MWW, Levesque will help develop and lead public affairs and government relations strategies for a number of MWW clients.
WASHINGTON, DC—The Widmeyer Communications PK-12 education team has expanded by two with the addition of account manager Amy Katzel in New York and account executive Stephanie Waties in Washington, DC. Katzel most recently served as marketing and communications manager at the American Dental Education Association and earlier was writer/editor for the Institute for Educational Leadership. Waites has served as a communications fellow at the firm since 2012.