Today we are excited to announce several senior executive appointments, including the promotions of Eric Bonach, Heidi Crowe, Sheila Ennis, Blair Hennessy, Kendell Moore and Nazan Riahei to Managing Director. These executives constitute the largest group promoted to Managing Director at one time in Abernathy’s history and comes as we continue to achieve record growth and expand our product offerings and geographic presence.
In 2021 alone, we have supported clients on some of the most high-profile, consequential events including the year’s largest data breach, the largest-ever healthcare private equity transaction, a historic litigation settlement, complex public affairs situations, numerous transactions, high-profile IPOs and financing rounds, and some of the largest shareholder activism campaigns by market capitalization.
The newly appointed Managing Directors join other recent senior hires, including Peter Lee, who was named Abernathy’s Chief Financial Officer earlier this year. We also recently recognized talent at other levels of the firm, including the promotions of two Senior Vice Presidents, four Vice Presidents, five Senior Account Executives, eight Account Executives and a Human Resources Supervisor.
We continue to expand our offerings to meet the evolving needs of clients and their stakeholders as business, political and social issues converge and impact companies and firms of varying sizes, industries and geographies. In the last several years, we have added expertise and launched new practice areas, with key hires in public affairs, research and corporate governance. This growth builds on our established reputation as a trusted strategic communications advisor in critical moments for CEOs, board directors and senior executives.
Our official press release can be found here.