NEW BRITAIN, Conn., Feb. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Gaffney Bennett Public Relations ("GBPR"), a strategic communications and corporate affairs firm, announced today the appointment of several industry professionals that bring both corporate and big agency experience to the firm. These individuals will further support and broaden the communications advisory services available to GBPR's clients.
Effective January 1, 2019, Ted Novin, founder and managing partner of Kincade Communications ("Kincade"), a North Carolina based strategic communications and executive advisory consultancy, has been named a senior advisor to the firm. In this role, Ted will serve as a key member of GBPR's team, leveraging his 20+ years of corporate, trade association and agency experience to advise clients on complex communications, public affairs and reputational matters. He will be based in North Carolina and New York City.
"We're excited to welcome Ted to the team," said Hank Spring, co-founder and managing partner of GBPR. "Ted brings significant communications and executive advisory experience to the table. Over the course of his two-decade career, he has overseen numerous high-profile crisis and issues management situations across a range of industries, helping to build credibility and mitigate reputational risk for clients when they need it most."
At Kincade, Ted works with private equity firms, law firms, and both public and private companies across more than 20 sectors, providing counsel and support for a host of issues, including executive transitions, M&A, litigation support, restructurings and consolidation, global product recalls and issues related to high-risk products. Prior to Kincade, Ted was a member of the executive leadership team at the Remington Outdoor Company, where he served as the chief spokesman and head of communications, public affairs and marketing.
"It can be a challenge for companies to find communications partners that can counsel effectively and consistently produce high-quality work," said Ted Novin, senior advisor at GBPR. "I experienced this frustration first-hand when I was a client to larger consulting firms and was determined to set up and run Kincade differently. GBPR is a group that shares this client commitment and organizational ethos. I'm excited to kick-off the new year as part of this fantastic team and look forward to our future together."
Ted joins GBPR's existing New York City-based team of John McKenna, vice president, and Jake Malcynsky, account director. Both John and Jake joined GBPR in June 2018 from ICR, where they were members of the corporate communications, crisis management, transactions and special situations practices.
GBPR has also added new team members to its Connecticut-based team in 2018, including Janette Baxter, a communications and marketing veteran of more than 20 years who joined the firm as an account director in July 2018 from Stanley Black & Decker.
Hank Spring added, "With multiple, highly qualified additions to the GBPR team, we have strengthened our capabilities across all of our existing core practice areas and expanded into the complementary areas of financial communications, transactions and special situations. This is an exciting development for us as a firm and a significant value-add to our growing roster of clients."
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Founded in 2001 by former corporate, government and big agency executives, Gaffney Bennett Public Relations (GBPR) is a strategic communications and corporate affairs firm focused on helping companies solve the most pressing issues affecting their business. For over 17 years, GBPR has worked alongside its clients to articulate their story, advocate for their cause, foster relationships with key centers of influence, mitigate reputational risk, and build long-term market value. The firm offers four integrated practice areas: Corporate & Financial Public Relations, Crisis & Reputation Management, Public Affairs & Issues Management, and Transactions & Special Situations. GBPR is the exclusive communications partner of the leading lobbying and government relations firm, Gaffney Bennett and Associates. The firm is headquartered outside of Hartford, Connecticut with additional offices in New York City.
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