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DVL Seigenthaler Names Williamson and Stephens Vice Presidents

Tennessee’s largest public relations and advertising agency also announces eight promotions and two new hires

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 9, 2018) — Nashville-based DVL Seigenthaler, a Finn Partners Company, added to its executive staff with the promotions of Molly Williamson and Laura Stephens as vice presidents. Prior to their advancements, Williamson and Stephens served as directors of client services.

Williamson leads the agency’s Jack Daniel and Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl accounts. In addition, Williamson is a board member of the Nashville Conflict Resolution Center. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Strategic Communication from The Ohio State University.

Stephens develops, executes and manages strategic, integrated communication campaigns that meet client goals using data-driven results. She represents clients in the consumer product, healthcare, technology, education, non-profit and finance sectors, and she has worked extensively with local, trade and national media outlets, led social media campaigns and managed crises. Prior to joining the agency, Stephens served as the public relations specialist at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida, for more than seven years. She earned a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in Communication from Lynn University.

In addition, DVL Seigenthaler promoted Sarah Brawner to director of client services. Brawner is dedicated to the agency’s Health Practice. In her role, she specializes in media relations and developing and managing multi-faceted outreach and communication campaigns across the healthcare sector with payers, providers and product innovators.

Minh Le has been promoted to account supervisor from senior account executive. He received the Mercury Award from PRSA Nashville in 2017, which recognizes Nashville’s best and brightest young public relations professionals in the industry.

DVL Seigenthaler also promoted Claire Sullivan and Karen Orne to senior account executives from account executives. In addition, Hannah Kilbride, Paige Chipouras and Rachel Treadwell were promoted from account coordinators to account executives. Niki Giacchina was also promoted to project manager from project coordinator.

The agency also hired Julie Hammond as an account coordinator. Hammond came to Nashville after she earned a bachelor’s degree in English from St. Lawrence University. Prior to joining the team, she served as an account services intern at Finn Partners’ Chicago office.

Erin McCarthy was hired as a project manager for the broadcast department at DVL Seigenthaler. McCarthy, earned a bachelor’s degree in mass communications from Illinois State University.

About DVL Seigenthaler
DVL Seigenthaler, a Finn Partners Company is the largest public relations and advertising agency in Tennessee. As part of a global company, DVL Seigenthaler’s talented public relations, marketing, advertising, creative and digital professionals provide local, regional and national clients with exceptional reach and results. DVL Seigenthaler has particular industry expertise in the healthcare, consumer products and services, tech, education, professional and financial services, environmental, and transportation sectors. For more information, visit us at

About Finn Partners
Founded in 2011 on the core principles of innovation and collaborative partnership, Finn Partners has tripled in size in just five years, becoming one of the fastest growing independent public relations agencies in the world. The full-service marketing and communications company’s record setting pace is a result of organic growth and integrating new companies and new people into the Finn Partners world through a common philosophy. Finn Partners’ mantra, Work Hard, Play Nice, infuses internal and external relationships, resulting in amazing work and an all-inclusive environment. With 540 professionals, Finn Partners provides its clients with global access and capabilities in the U.S., Europe and Asia, in addition to PROI Worldwide. Headquartered in New York, Finn Partners’ other offices are located in: Chicago, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Jerusalem, London, Los Angeles, Munich, Nashville, Paris, Portland, San Francisco, Singapore and Washington D.C. Find us at and follow us on Twitter @finnpartners.