Connecticut-based integrated marketing agency Adams & Knight announced a slew of hires on Friday, including a new director of public relations.

Five employees will join the Adams & Knights as it aims to expand the agency’s public relations, video production, paid media and program management capabilities, according to a company press release.

Among the several leaders brought on board by Adams & Knight, one notable name is Michelle Bonner, a former journalist, who will serve as the agency’s director of public relations. 

Additionally, Malcolm Little joins as the company’s media account manager, Karishma Pinto will work as senior marketing program manager and Carson Boomquist will be a creative producer. Finally, Tess Myers is joining the agency as program manager.

“We’re thrilled to welcome such talented and passionate individuals to our growing team,” Adams & Knight CEO Jill Adams said in a statement. “They each bring fresh perspectives and great expertise that will further strengthen our agency’s capabilities and help our clients reach their marketing goals.”

Bonner joins after a long career in broadcast journalism, including stints at ESPN, CNN and FOX. She also previously worked as a consultant at a large nonprofit organization in the Hartford, Connecticut area. 

In the newly established position as director of public relations, Bonner will focus on driving earned media strategies and oversee public relations plans for healthcare clients.

Meanwhile, Little brings experience in strategy, execution and monitoring of integrated media campaigns to Adams & Knights. Previously, he worked at Outfront Media, where he planned and led the execution of digital marketing campaigns.

For her part, Pinto brings a background in project management to the senior marketing program manager role, where she’ll focus on travel/lifestyle as well as healthcare and education. 

Previously, Pinto worked as a marketing specialist at New Park Creative, and held several different marketing roles at Leadership Greater Hartford and the Hartford Yard Goats.

For his part, Bloomquist will focus on the agency’s video campaigns, bringing experience in writing, production and editing film and television. Finally, Myers has a background in client services during previous stints at Liberty Mutual.

This hiring spree is the latest agency personnel move of early 2023, as Global healthcare communications firm SCIRIS tabbed Isaac Batley as CEO earlier this week.