On the heels of a very strong start to the year, we continue to make strategic investments in our agency and add key talent to the Pierpont roster. To those ends, we are excited to welcome several new team members to Pierpont at various levels across our footprint.
Kenneth Kracmer, who is a highly regarded corporate communications and agency veteran in the industry, joined Pierpont in Dallas as a Vice President in May. With more than 25 years of experience, he comes to Pierpont from the Point Group in Dallas but is perhaps best-known for his time at HCK2, where he was co-owner of the eponymous firm, ran the PR side of the agency and successfully drove new business activity. Kracmer is steeped in telecom/technology, digital, marketing, corporate communications and crisis.
Allison Murray, who joined the Austin team as a Vice President in June, brings more than a decade of agency experience including vice president roles with FleishmanHillard, Kith and Edelman. Murray is an experienced strategic communications professional who has guided organizations through media relations challenges, message development, public affairs campaigns and crises. Clients ranging from Fortune 10 companies to grassroots organizations have entrusted her with achieving their strategic communications goals throughout her career.
In addition to these new members of the executive leadership team, Megan Frye joined the Dallas team as an Account Executive in May and will be supporting Pierpont’s growth and client base in North Texas. She was previously an associate with Hill+Knowlton, where she focused on corporate communications, public affairs and media relations for clients such as Deloitte, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, All Nippon Airways and Texas Central. And, Carrie Whittlesey joined the Houston team as an Assistant Account Executive in May. She began her career at Pierpont as an intern and proved herself a valuable team member by delivering exceptional client work on a variety of assignments ranging from media relations successes to the delivery of multiple video projects.
All of these individuals are top-performing players that will make an immediate impact on our firm and the work we do for our clients. We look forward to continuing our growth as a company and expansion of our services to our current and future clients.