Hill & Knowlton Strategies has named Ellen Moran executive VP-general manager of Washington, D.C., office. Ms. Moran served as chief of staff and chief adviser to Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke after serving the Obama administration in 2009 as the White House communications director. Before joining the White House staff, Ms. Moran served for four years as executive director of Emily's List. She joins H & K from sister agency Dewey Square Group, where's she's been a principal since 2012.
Y&R Global named Alex Hughes global chief marketing officer of Y&R Advertising. He will be responsible for leading marketing and new-business development efforts. After Citibank, Mr. Hughes spent eight years on Y&R's Colgate-Palmolive team, and most recently, he was the general manager of Y&R Europe and global client development leader.
18 Feet & Rising has appointed Paul Spriggs as chief operating officer. Mr. Spriggs has more than 20 years' experience in the industry, previously holding senior positions at Fallon, JWT, Leo Burnett and McCann. Edward Rosoman also joins 18 Feet & Rising as a group business director and will report into the newly appointed Mr. Spriggs. Having also previously held positions at Fallon.
Brad Rieger has been named chief operating officer of Cooper-Smith Advertising. Mr. Rieger will assume his new role in July 2015 after he retires from his current role as superintendent at Sylvania Schools in Ohio. Mr. Rieger has led Sylvania Schools since 2003, and was the recipient of the Sylvania Academic Excellence Foundation 2015 Legacy Award.
Tiny Rebellion named Austin Ripmaster senior marketing director. Mr. Ripmaster previously served as the engine of new business for Now What. Prior to that, he worked as a key member of the NIKE brand team in the global football category and supported senior leadership throughout the entire marketing process, from consumer digital work to go-to-market activation.