NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In response to strengthening demand for its sustainability communications expertise, business communications firm Gibbs & Soell, Inc. has named Kiersten Williams as vice president to oversee client work and increase new business from within the clean energy and financial services sectors. On track to meet its forecast for a third consecutive year of record-setting revenue, Gibbs & Soell has seen rapid gains in business from clients in several areas, most notably clean technology, biofuels and renewable energy financing and development.
“We are seeing unprecedented growth in our sustainability-related business,” said Ron Loch, managing director of Gibbs & Soell’s practice. “The addition of Kiersten in such a pivotal role will further elevate our communications counsel, and help clients achieve the commercial success and reputational strength required in the highly competitive renewable energy and clean technology markets.”
Through her more than 20-year career, Williams has provided strategic direction on public relations and marketing programs for leading and fast-rising companies operating in environmental, renewables, clean technology and financial services industries. Her work has spanned wastewater treatment to sustainable infrastructure including power, water, agriculture, transportation, telecommunications and waste management. Prior to joining Gibbs & Soell, Williams was principal owner of Williams Consulting PR, LLC, and had worked earlier at New York-based agencies Makovsky & Company, Spring O’Brien and TriMedia. She is a graduate of Emerson College, and serves as a board member of the North Carolina chapter of the Public Relations Society of America.
Based in Raleigh, N.C., Williams will report to Kerry Henderson, managing director of Gibbs & Soell’s office, to tap into the geographic region’s significant energy and manufacturing business network.
“The southeastern U.S. is a region with tremendous growth potential,” said Henderson. “Our agency’s deep expertise in business communications and sustainability, extensive network of media, business and government contacts, and preferred location make us the ideal partner for companies based in this corridor stretching from Washington through the Carolinas and into Florida.”
Gibbs & Soell provides communications expertise in five key markets: advanced manufacturing, agribusiness and food, consumer, financial services and home and building. Its public relations and marketing campaigns for clients were recognized for communications excellence in 2014 by the International Association of Business Communicators, PRWeek, Public Relations Society of America, and The Holmes Report.
About Gibbs & Soell, Inc.
Gibbs & Soell, Inc. is an independent business communications firm with headquarters in New York and offices in Chicago, Raleigh, N.C., and Basel, Switzerland. The firm’s global network extends across more than 50 countries through its PROI Worldwide partnership. Gibbs & Soell integrates business and communications strategies, using a full range of communications services, to build sustainable relationships for clients along the entire value chain. We inspire action that drives results. For more information, please visit www.gibbs-soell.com.