EXCLUSIVE: Slate PR, the full-scale entertainment public relations firm based in Hollywood and New York, has promoted 10 staffers, including Shawn Purdy to EVP status and four others to VP.
Purdy, who has been with the company founded by Robin Baum, Andy Gelb, Simon Halls, Stephen Huvane and Ina Treciokas since its 2010 inception, becomes EVP Events and Brands. She will work with Gelb on the Tony Awards, National Board of Review, The Vulture Festival and The Angel Ball. Lindsey Brown becomes a VP in the division, working with clients including amfAR, Bally Brands, Christian Siriano and ASPCA.
Also upped to VP status: Chelsea Hayes, based in New York, who works with Halls on clients including Neil Patrick Harris, Billy Crudup, and the Tonys, as well as her own clients Andrew Lincoln and Sutton Foster; Laurina Spencer, who works with Baum for clients including Teresa Palmer, Naomi Watts and James Franco and her own clients Christian Navarro, Graham McTavish and Cara Santana; and Megan Senior, who works on accounts for the likes of Kendall Jenner, Kirsten Dunst, Jennifer Aniston, Rosie Huntington Whitely, Amanda Peet, and Dakota and Elle Fanning.
Meanwhile, Elyse Weissman and Rachael Trager have been upped to Account Director, and Chase Lehner, Lindsay Maguire and Scott Newman have been promoted to publicist.
“We are very excited to be recognizing the outstanding work of these team members with these well-deserved promotions,” the Slate PR partners said. “Not only are all of these folks incredibly talented and hard-working executives, they also have great talent relationships, impeccable taste and most importantly, they all possess integrity at the highest level. It is very gratifying to watch them collectively develop into some of the most extraordinary PR executives in the business.”
The agency has 45 employees in offices on both coasts and specializes in celebrity, events and brands.