ICF Next has hired Edelman’s Jackie Hopkins to lead its U.S. communications and marketing teams. As a managing partner, Jackie’s will report directly to Senior Managing Partner and Group Leader Kris Tremaine.
Jackie brings deep agency- and client-side experience. She joins ICF Next following 15 years at Edelman, most recently as Executive General Manager of the firm’s Atlanta office. She also served as general manager of the agency’s Austin office and as SVP for consumer marketing. Prior to joining Edelman she held PR and marketing roles at Sears and Target.
“Jackie’s experience and energy make her the ideal person to lead our communications and marketing teams forward,” said Tremaine. “She has a passion for growing teams that is contagious.”
Added Hopkins: “I am delighted to be joining ICF Next and have big ambitions for what lies ahead. Our goal is to bring brave, bold thinking to our clients by combining what ICF Next does best with progressive ideas for the future. By putting our people, our clients and consumers at the heart of everything we do, we’ll lead the way with new engagements that foster meaning, purpose and impact in today’s ever-changing world.”
ICF Next is consistently ranked among the PR industry’s top performers, having been a finalist for PRWeek’s Nontraditional Agency of the Year and PRovoke Media’s Creative Agency of the Year honors earlier this year. The firm ranked as the 7th largest U.S. P.R. agency = and 13th largest globally by revenue.