LAUREL, Md. – LMD, an award-winning, full-service strategic communications firm based in Laurel, Md., is proud to announce the promotions of several people who have excelled while serving in key leadership positions across the agency.

“We are fortunate to have a team of talented, dedicated professionals who provide unparalleled support and services to our clients. These leaders have had an immeasurable impact throughout the company from strategy, to operations, to account management; and we are excited about the positive effects they will have serving in their new roles,” said Debbie Rainford, LMD owner.

“Recognizing and promoting our people is one of the best investments we can make for our clients, our agency, and our future,” Rainford continued.

The promotions include:

Holly Huntley is appointed as the new president of LMD. Huntley joined the agency in 2013, leaving a global company to pursue her interests in small business and launching LMD’s consulting practice. As president, she will continue to expand LMD’s track record as a successful, woman-owned small business with both federal and commercial clients.

Cathy Barrett is promoted to Senior Vice President of Finance and Operations. Barrett’s talent, skills and innovation have been instrumental in building and developing all operating systems across the agency. In her new role, she will continue leading LMD’s Operations and Finance departments, as well as lead and support projects that will help streamline the company’s infrastructure. 

Kristen Newton is promoted to Vice President of Research and Content. Newton is the architect of LMD’s research practice area and her expertise is critical in the delivery of high-quality strategic and editorial services to clients. In her new role, she will lead and manage an expanded research, strategy, and editorial team.

Katie Slagle is promoted to Vice President of Account Services. Slagle is a seasoned account manager and designer who brings unique and invaluable insights into overall agency functions and the role of account management in service delivery. She will combine her knowledge and expertise in her new role leading the LMD account team. 

More about LMD 

LMD is a change agency focused on driving growth for clients with evidence-based strategic communications solutions. For more than 47 years, government, commercial, and non-profit clients have relied on LMD to solve their most complex challenges with a full suite of communications services including research, consulting, change management, branding, media, creative, editorial, and digital solutions. LMD is a woman-owned small business on the GSA Schedule. Learn more about LMD here.