WASHINGTON, D.C.—Qorvis Communications has added nine professionals to newly created positions on its staff, including Bill Cullo, formerly a senior vice president at Fabrizio McLaughlin & Associates, who joins Qorvis as a managing director in charge of the agency’s new iQ research and consulting arm. Cullo served as deputy director of polling for the 1996 Dole presidential campaign. Prior to that, he worked as a senior associate at The Tarrance Group, another political consulting/market research firm.
Kristen Perkins, director, comes to Qorvis from Nashville, where she worked as an independent legal consultant. Perkins will help manage the agency’s new media training center.
Charissa Benjamin joins Qorvis as a senior associate from Witeck-Combs Communications, a boutique agency specializing in multicultural communications and marketing strategy. Catherine Castro also joins as a senior associate, after working as an analyst to the CEO and manager of investor relations for AT&T Latin America Corporation. Elena Caudle joins Qorvis with the same title in the iQ research and consulting arm after working The Polling Company, Inc., a political research firm.
Walin Jindan, Shoueb Rifai and Jesse Thomas join as associates at Qorvis.