AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--anthonyBarnum Public Relations, a leading Austin-based public relations firm, announces the hiring of Kirstie Russell as assistant account executive, and the promotion of Leslie Silver from account supervisor to account director and Mikala Wright from assistant account executive to account executive. Russell will be joining the strategic team of public relations professionals, while additional new hires are planned by the end of the year.
Russell recently moved to Austin after finishing her master’s degree in integrated marketing communications at the University of South Carolina. Her most recent work experience has been with Liz Lapidus Public Relations, managing event planning, social media content development and media relations. At anthonyBarnum, Russell will be assisting with various clients, including law firms, health care companies and nonprofit organizations.
“I’m excited for Kirstie to be joining the team,” said Melissa Anthony Sinn, CEO and founder of anthonyBarnum. “She has a strong background in social media, and we are always looking for people who can help us further grow our expertise and offerings for our clients.”
With over a decade of experience, Silver’s new role has made her a key member of the anthonyBarnum management team. Silver is responsible for developing and executing strategic campaigns for clients in the technology, aviation, real estate and professional services industries. She will also continue to oversee and mentor junior team members.
Wright started her public relations career at anthonyBarnum and has acquired numerous responsibilities in her new role as account executive, from generating top tier news coverage for clients, to copy editing and coordinating media events. Wright has been with anthonyBarnum for over two years and is a crucial part of internal operations at the firm.
“Our team is comprised of some of the best and brightest in the public relations industry,” said Sinn. “Both Leslie and Mikala bring specific strategic skills to the firm that set us apart from our competition, and I look forward to seeing both of them continue to develop as they advance their careers and grow their client offerings.”
About anthonyBarnum Public Relations
Founded in 2007, anthonyBarnum PR tailors and executes public relations and marketing communications strategies for leading organizations based in Texas and throughout the U.S. The firm’s diverse clients include emerging and high-growth technology, energy, commercial real estate and professional services firms.