Heyman Associates Promotes Four February 1, 2016

Heyman Associates has promoted Jessamyn Katz and TR Straub, both to the position of Senior Vice President. Ms. Katz – who opened the firm’s San Francisco office three years ago – will be responsible for continuing to build the firm’s technology practice. Mr. Straub will lead Heyman Associates’ government relations and public affairs practice, splitting his time between New York and Washington, D.C. Both will also continue to handle searches across industries and geographical regions.

“Jessamyn and TR embody the values at the heart of our firm,” said Bill Heyman, President and CEO of Heyman Associates. “Over the years, they have cultivated deep knowledge of the communications field – particularly in their respective industry focus areas. They are committed to delivering a high level of service to clients and to the long-term career development of candidates. We all look forward to their continued contributions to the firm’s success.

Ms. Katz is a cum laude graduate of Bucknell University with a dual degree in psychology and education. In addition to serving as the main point of contact for the firm’s clients on the West Coast, she manages engagements across the country and also collaborates with the firm’s international affiliates: Taylor Bennett in Europe and joint venture Taylor Bennett Heyman in Asia and Australia.

Mr. Straub graduated from the University of Richmond with a dual degree in leadership studies and political science and then earned a master’s degree from The Johns Hopkins University School of Education. His expertise advising public affairs and academic clients flows from his time as a public high school teacher in Baltimore and, later, as Recruitment Director at Teach for America.

In December, Heyman Associates also promoted Maryanne Rainone to Chief Operating Officer and Vanessa Charlton to Senior Associate. Ms. Rainone ensures that the firm functions smoothly. She oversees business development, manages and supervises research team operations, and leads broad research and technology initiatives – including collaboration with the firm’s affiliates in Europe and the Asia Pacific region. Ms. Charlton helped to launch the firm’s San Francisco office. In addition to serving the firm’s technology clients, she has particular expertise placing top communicators at nonprofit foundations across the country.

About Heyman Associates

Heyman Associates is a leading international executive search firm that places senior-level corporate communications and public affairs professionals at top companies, nonprofit foundations and academic institutions. Serving a wide range of industry sectors, Heyman Associates’ expertise is in developing an in-depth understanding of a company’s culture, strengths and communications needs and then finding the ideal communicator to meet those needs. Founded in 1989, the firm is based in New York and San Francisco and works closely with its global affiliates – Taylor Bennett in Europe and joint venture Taylor Bennett Heyman in Asia and Australia.

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