WASHINGTON, D.C.—Hill & Knowlton has made a series of new hires in its Washington, D.C. office following an expansion in the firms’ work for several existing clients and the addition of a number of new clients, including the American Natural Gas Alliance, Prince William Health System and the State of Georgia Recycling and Litter Campaigns.
The firm's most recent new hires include Terry Neal, senior vice president and director of strategic media; Christopher Hull, senior vice president and campaign manager; Steven Immergut, senior vice president and director of H&K's Washington D.C. healthcare practice; Antoinette Forbes, senior vice president, healthcare; and Stacie Paxton, vice president, public affairs and strategic media.
Neal previously worked at The Caraway Group, where he managed an office of 14 and counseled clients such as Microsoft, BET, Citigroup, MGM Mirage, the Smithsonian, and Kaiser Permanente. He also previously worked as a director in the Washington media practice at Burson-Marsteller and spent 11 years at The Washington Post, where he served as assistant metro editor, national political columnist for washingtonpost.com, national political reporter, and state and local political reporter for Maryland.
Before joining H&K, Hull was the president of Issue Management, Inc., a Washington, D.C.-based public affairs firm. Before founding IMI in 2006, Hull spent more than six years at a prominent grassroots and government relations firm, including four as a partner. Hull has also served as the majority staff director of the Iowa Senate and press secretary for a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Immergut joins from the firm's New York office, where he was a senior vice president in the healthcare practice. Previously he led U.S. and global engagements for biotech, pharmaceutical, medical technology and consumer health clients of the New York-based firms Tonic Life Communications and GCI Group.
Prior to joining H&K, Forbes was senior vice president in Porter Novelli's public affairs practice in Washington, D.C. and also worked in New York at Sudler & Hennessey Advertising and Noonan/Russo Communications. Paxton most recently served as national press secretary for the Democratic National Committee and earlier was press secretary for U.S. Senator Chris Dodd.