HR Notices From May 9
Airfoil PR Expands Leadership For International Growth: Southfield-based marketing communications and public relations firm Airfoil Public Relations said Wednesday it has expanded its management teams and realigned executive focus to support client, culture and business objectives laid out in its most recently completed three-year strategic plan. Airfoil Founder Janet Tyler has been named co-CEO and assumes responsibility for the agency’s international business strategy and the expansion of its services portfolio. Under her direction, the agency will expand traditional and digital marketing communications capabilities in new markets for existing clients, and foster global new business and partner opportunities for the firm. In addition to globalization efforts, Tyler is also responsible for formalizing the firm’s digital services offerings and driving technology and talent investments to activate and sustain those services. Also, to ensure long-term strategic focus on business objectives, four members of Airfoil’s senior leadership team have been promoted and appointed to the agency’s new executive leadership team: Leah Haran, senior vice president, client services; Sharon Neumann, senior vice president, finance and administration; Aaron Petras, director, strategy and organizational development; and Kevin Sangsland, vice president, sales and marketing. Haran joins Lisa Vallee-Smith and Tracey Parry in a redoubled focus on the agency’s account professionals delivering a consistently positive client experience. Neumann is responsible for the fiscal management that will continue to fuel the industry-best benefits and upward mobility of staff at large.