NEW YORK—Fenton Communications, which specializes in public relations for consumer advocacy and non-profit clients, has promoted three key strategists and hired a director of public affairs.
Lisa Witter, former managing director of the Fenton’s San Francisco office, will relocate to New York and serve as executive vice president and general manager of the firm’s New York, San Francisco, and D.C. offices. Witter, who was lead strategist on the successful American Medical Association campaign to stop NBC from airing hard liquor advertisements, will continue to take the lead on accounts related to public health and women’s issues.
Vice president Parker Blackman will take over the San Francisco managing director position. He recently spearheaded media relations for the Evangelical Environmental Network’s “What Would Jesus Drive?” campaign and was the lead strategist on the controversial ad campaign linking SUVs to terrorism sponsored by syndicated columnist and author Arianna Huffington’s new group, the Detroit Project.
Daniel Silverman has been promoted from vice president to senior vice president at Fenton’s west coast office, and will oversee quality control on media relations for the entire firm. He is currently the lead communications strategist for the 2003 Goldman Environmental Prize and has helped the Polly Klaas Foundation for missing and abducted children make Amber Alerts a national priority.
Kathleen Bertelsen Moazed, Fenton’s new director of public affairs, brings over 20 years of legislative and communications experience. She has served as chief of staff for the House of Representatives’ Committee on International Relations and legislative director for foreign policy and defense for Congressman Sam Gejdenson (D-CT). Prior to joining Fenton, she was the executive director of the Center for Innovative Policies in San Francisco and the political advisor to Steve Kirsch, a Silicon Valley entrepreneur and philanthropist.