French/West/Vaughan (FWV), one of the nation’s 20 largest independently held public relations and integrated marketing agencies, announced five new hires to help support award-winning creative, social media and public relations offerings across a growing roster of blue-chip clients.
Stephanie Post joins FWV as an Art Director. Post has eight years of traditional and digital branding experience working with companies such as Cherry Bekaert LLP, Hemp Well, Key Tower and B.I. Foods. She holds a bachelor’s degree in fine arts and graphic design from the Cleveland Institute of Art.
Bri Labbate brings six years of communications and branding experience to her position as a Social Media Manager for FWV. Previously a creative marketing associate for WithersRavenel, Labbate will generate content for key agency accounts. Labbate graduated from Appalachian State University with a bachelor’s degree in public relations.
FWV welcomes Camille Nesi as a Social Media Specialist. Most recently with Grandover Resort & Spa in Greensboro, N.C., she has a background in influencer marketing, social media strategy and community management. Nesi earned a bachelor’s degree in communication studies from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Anne Bowers joins FWV as an Account Executive with business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) public relations experience. In her previous position with Blast PR, Bowers focused on the advertising and marketing technology, retail, nonprofit and food & beverage sectors. Bowers has a bachelor’s degree in communications science and social inquiry from Virginia Tech.
With a background in data and broadcast journalism, Jilly Kuehn will support media relations, data reporting, research and account management as an Account Executive. Kuehn graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a bachelor’s degree in media and journalism and comes to FWV from Three Ships.
“We are pleased to continue expanding the FWV team with these five new hires,” said FWV Chairman & CEO Rick French. “Their contributions will no doubt further propel us to innovate and succeed on behalf of our clients. We look forward to watching them utilize their expertise to enhance our quality of services and continue to deliver award-winning work.”
FWV currently 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, Teen Cancer America 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.