GRAND RAPIDS — Lambert, Edwards and Associates (LE&A) has made Rob Dwortz president and shareholder in the firm. He has experience in executive management, capital markets, business ownership and consulting. Dwortz is tasked with leading strategy, operations and culture at the firm. He will launch LE&A's business advisory and consulting practice and is merging business from his current consulting firm to his new company. The new consulting practice will include strategic planning, operating tactics, leadership development and transaction services. Prior to this role, Dwortz served as CEO of the Bank of Holland and founded Strength Property Partners. 

NEW YORK — Strategic financial communications firm Clermont Partners has appointed Cindy Klimstra managing director. She is based in San Francisco and has thorough experience in the software, technology, healthcare, gaming, manufacturing and real estate industries. Kimstra has specialized in developing executive level communications programs that drive increased understating of a company's value proposition and attract new investment interest. Prior to this role, she had a leadership position at the National Investor Relations Institute.

NEW YORK — Christopher Motta joined HL Group as their new senior director of digital within their social media practice. Christopher will be leading and implementing digital and social media strategies for HL Group’s clients across hospitality, fashion, design, beauty and lifestyle. Christopher previously served as the director of social media for Macy’s, responsible for the development and evolution of the retailer’s social media and content strategy for all their Private label brands.

PHILADELPHIA — Full service marketing communications agency Domus Inc. has appointed Kim Cox senior account manager. She is tasked with leading daily account work for the agency's PR and social media clients. Cox has experience in media relations and account management in industries including chemical, health and nutrition, healthcare, hospitality, technology and communications.

ANNAPOLIS — Crosby Marketing Communications has appointed Lacey Sladky integration director. She will focus on leading the company's work with organizations that serve the military and veteran community, including Military OneSource, the Department of Defenses flagship digital services platform that supports service members and their families. Sladky has 19 years of marketing communications experience. Prior to this role, she served as vice president of strategic communication for ReefPoint Group providing management consulting and data analytics to federal clients.

WESTPORT — Marketing and media services agency Women's Marketing has named Raquel Klugman senior vice president of beauty to focus on growing brands throughout funnel media strategy and marketing services. She joins the team from Butter London and has six years experience at L'Oreal where she led marketing for La Roche-Posay and worked on the executive team for SkinCeuticals. There, she led the company's first transversal strategic skincare task force for the corporate strategic marketing team.