Fenton Communications Names Lisa Witter Chief Strategy Officer and Parker Blackman Chief Operating Officer

Jan 28, 2010, 13:48 ET from Fenton Communications

NEW YORK, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leadership changes were announced today by Fenton, the nation's largest public interest communications firm. Parker Blackman was named Chief Operating Officer, and Lisa Witter became Chief Strategy Officer.

Witter has been serving as COO, while Blackman has been Managing Director of Fenton's San Francisco office. Witter will now lead innovation, strategy and marketing for the firm, while Blackman will be responsible for the day to day management of staff and client services at Fenton's three offices in New York, Washington, D.C. and San Francisco.

"With breathtaking changes underway in the communications and media landscape, leading innovation and strategy at the firm has become an essential Executive Position," explained CEO and founder David Fenton. "We are so fortunate to have the 'dream team' of Witter and Blackman to take us into the new era. Witter will lead the transformation of our products and services, while Blackman takes on operating management and staff development."

Fenton has been expanding rapidly into digital marketing, social media, advertising, branding, campaign management and organizational development to provide integrated services to philanthropic, corporate and nonprofit clients.

Lisa Witter has been with the firm for ten years. Co-author of "The She Spot," she is much in demand as a speaker and trainer on issues including marketing to women, social media campaigning, communications strategy, politics and philanthropy. She co-founded the award-winning SheSource.org, and was recently honored as an activist on women's issues by Oxygen.com.  She leads Fenton's work in corporate social responsibility, women's issues and global affairs for clients including Women for Women International, the David and Lucille Packard Foundation, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the International Criminal Court and Stonyfield Farms.

Parker Blackman joined Fenton in 2001 at its San Francisco office, where he has served as Managing Director since 2003. Blackman, a California native, has also been helping to lead Fenton's expansion into digital marketing, client services to large foundations, and the professional development of Fenton staff nationwide. Blackman has been in charge of branding, positioning, communications planning and media-relations strategy for clients including The Wikimedia Foundation, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Human Rights Watch, The Nature Conservancy and Environmental Defense Fund.

Since 1982, Fenton has pioneered public interest communications for nonprofit and corporate clients working to advance public health, protect the environment and promote international development and human rights.

SOURCE Fenton Communications