French/West/Vaughan (FWV), the nation’s 15th largest independently held public relations and integrated marketing agency, announced two new hires and a promotion within accounting and human resources in advance of an upcoming strategic announcement.
Tracy Wood has been promoted to Vice President of Finance and Administration, overseeing the day-to-day functions of both finance and the agency’s human resources departments. Since joining FWV in early 2021, Wood has streamlined and developed a strong finance team, while also taking on several administration and HR oversight responsibilities within the agency. Previously, Wood held positions in accounting and finance with the Carolina Hurricanes and PNC Arena. She earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Buffalo.
Serving as FWV’s Human Resources Manager, Nancy Morello joins the agency with over 12 years of HR and broad-based operational experience and holds a SPHR certification. Prior to FWV, Nancy was a Human Resources Generalist for both Workplace Options and the NC Biotech Center.
In addition, FWV welcomes Laura Coats as an Accounts Payable Coordinator. Coats has more than seven years of experience in the finance field and another six years in banking.
“We are delighted to recognize Tracy’s hard work and welcome these accomplished professionals to our team as we continue to grow and expand FWV’s capabilities,” said FWV Chairman and CEO Rick French. “We are pleased to have such qualified individuals support our agency, especially as we look forward to a particularly exciting time in FWV’s evolution.”
FWV employs more than 130 public relations, public affairs, social media, advertising and digital marketing experts among its Raleigh, New York City, Los Angeles, Boston and Tampa offices. To find information on careers at FWV, visit fwv-us.com/Careers.
French/West/Vaughan (FWV) is one of the nation’s leading public relations, public affairs, advertising and digital media agencies. National, international and local clients represented by the agency include Wrangler, ABB, Proximo, Melitta, Volvo Trucks North America, the V Foundation for Cancer Research and the N.C. Department of Transportation. Owned or affiliated companies include fashion and lifestyle PR firm AMP3 (New York City); pet and animal health practice FWV Fetching; active lifestyle, outdoor, ski, fashion, technology and travel PR and consumer brand marketing agency CGPR (Greater Boston); and feature film development imprint Prix Productions. FWV is a partner in IPREX, a $380 million network of communication agencies with 1,600 staff and 110 offices worldwide. For more information, please visit fwv-us.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Vimeo or Instagram.