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LEWIS Accelerates Growth on East Coast

by | Sep 21, 2018

LEWIS, the global integrated communications agency, has appointed four new senior leaders to build capacity in its New York City and Boston offices.

Heather Bliss has been appointed Senior Vice President, Boston. She brings more than 20 years of experience running integrated communications campaigns for B2B and B2C clients. Prior to joining LEWIS, Bliss held senior roles at InkHouse and PerkettPR. She will oversee the development and expansion of the company’s presence in New England. She reports to Stephen Corsi, EVP, U.S.

Andrea Dunbeck joins as Vice President, Boston. With deep expertise in B2B and the technology sector, Dunbeck joins from Matter Communications, where she worked with key clients, led integrated campaign execution and drove new business initiatives. In her new role, Dunbeck will lead key client relationships on the East Coast, reporting to Bliss.

Joel Richman joins as Vice President, Client Engagement. Richman joins from ExO Foundation where he led PR and marketing. Previously, he worked at SHIFT Communications, fama PR and PAN Communications. Richman will focus on East Coast new business and client engagement initiatives. He will be based in Boston, reporting to Noah Dye, SVP, U.S. Client Engagement and Marketing.

Abby Berger has been appointed Vice President, New York. Berger joins from MWWPR where she served as deputy lead of the agency’s B2B practice. Prior, she held leadership positions at agencies in New York and Washington D.C., including Ketchum and Golin. Her diverse client experience includes IBM, Pernod Ricard, Karcher, Dow, AkzoNobel and federal agencies such as the Department of Veterans Affairs and Environmental Protection Agency. Berger reports to Jen Dobrzelecki, SVP, New York.

“This growth is spurred by a record windfall of new business in B2B and B2C verticals as we enter FY19,” said Stephen Corsi, EVP LEWIS U.S. “We’re excited to be able to continuously welcome new creative leaders that will strengthen the breadth of our integrated experience. Heather, Andrea, Joel and Abby join our U.S. leadership team at a critical time as we begin to rapidly expand and grow nationally.”

This growth plan comes on the heels of the agency’s recent announcement of additional worldwide expansion, most notably the plan to double its Asia-Pacific presence by creating eight new offices and three new digital hubs in the region.

In addition to the senior appointments, the agency has opened several new account servicing roles in digital, content and media relations across tech and consumer brand clients.

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