NEW YORK—Gibbs & Soell has elected Audra Hession and Stephen Halsey agency shareholders and promoted them both to senior vice presidents. Hession and Halsey are based in the agency’s New York headquarters.
Hession joined G&S in 1999 and serves as managing director of its New York office. She leads account teams across the agency’s multiple industry segments. Prior to G&S, she held communications positions at Revlon Corporation and Exxon Company International, where she focused on corporate initiatives ranging from internal communications to crisis management.
Halsey joined the PR firm in 1998 and spearheads its digital and social media communications effort. He works closely with G&S global teams to ensure the strategic integration of new media elements into client campaigns and developed and leads the agency’s proprietary I Powerstrategy and message development program. Before joining G&S, he served as a chief of staff in the Missouri State Legislature and worked in the PR agency business in Chicago.