Hill&Knowlton Strategies adds one, promotes one
Hill&Knowlton Strategies Canada has appointed Kristy Payne to the position of general manager of its Toronto office. She was most recently chief communications officer at Plan International Canada. Payne held a series of positions at Plan over a period of nine years, including vice-president of communications and public engagement, director of strategic communications and public relations and media manager. Payne was also public affairs and communications manager at Coca-Cola Canada.
Stephen Smart has been promoted to the position of general manager for western Canada. He joined the agency in June as general manager of the agency’s Vancouver office. Prior to that, he was a vice-president and national corporate communications lead at Citizen Relations, as well as press secretary to the Premier of British Columbia.