Pierpont Expands Leadership Team

Pierpont Communications has announced the promotion of Stacy Armijo to a newly created position of Executive Vice President and Mike Gehrig as General Manager of its Austin office. Together, the moves enable the firm to expand its capabilities and deepen its reach with clients throughout the state and beyond.

“As we enter our 30th year in business, it’s important for Pierpont to evolve its bench of talent to ensure we deliver the big ideas and daily execution that propel our clients’ success,” said Pierpont CEO Phil Morabito. “We’ve driven significant growth in recent years and have intentionally adapted our services as client needs shift. Now, we’re adapting our leadership structure to support our growing organization and accelerate our work in newer service lines.”

With this move, Stacy Armijo joins Pierpont’s Executive Leadership Team and assumes responsibility for employee leadership initiatives across the firm as well as leading its marketing and digital services for clients. Over the past 15 years, she has made tremendous contributions to the firm. Under her leadership as Senior Vice President and General Manager, Pierpont’s Austin office more than doubled in size. Armijo has also been instrumental in helping to expand the firm’s traditional public relations and marketing services into areas such as digital and content strategy.

“Stacy earned this promotion through a leadership style that elevates the performance of everyone in her orbit. Her contributions in areas such as performance management for our employees, marketing for our firm and strategic planning have helped our clients and teams achieve new levels of success in recent years.”

A leader within the industry and Austin area, Armijo will continue to service clients and retain responsibility for the San Antonio market, while Mike Gehrig, a Vice President, ascends to the role of Austin General Manager and assumes responsibility for growing Austin-area clients, staff and opportunities.

Armijo commented, “I’ve worked with Mike for more than six years and it’s inspiring to see how much our team respects him and how much our clients value his counsel and support. He leads by example and he knows how to deliver exceptional service to clients, and I know our Austin office is going to flourish under his leadership.”

Gehrig joined Pierpont in 2011 and since then, he has expanded his client base significantly through strong retention and relationship growth. He has worked with a broad range of industries, first in Chicago and later in Austin, during his 14-year career in public relations and marketing. His clients include those in the oil and gas industry, such as BP and the Offshore Technology Conference; financial services, including Denham Capital and OTC Global Holdings; consumer categories, such as Kraft Foods, Campbell Soup Company and Lone Star Beer; and the public sector, such as the Green Building Initiative, Austin Energy and the U.S. Army.

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