Venturoni is joining the newly named Hill+Knowlton Strategies as EVP of the U.S. region beginning January 3. She’ll be based in Dallas and manage practice leaders across the country. She was previously president of the Southwest region for Weber Shandwick, led the crisis and internal comms practices for the region, and was the global client relationship leader for the American Airlines account.
Davies joins Makovsky + Company as group VP in the health practice. He’ll report to the health practice director and EVP Gil Bashe. Previously, Davies was director of global media relations at Merck, working in the cardiovascular, oncology, diabetes, and women’s health areas and director of global product comms for the oncology area. During his career, he has worked for other pharma companies (like Pfizer) and other firms (like Burson-Marsteller, where he was a founding member of the healthcare practice).