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NEW YORK, August 16, 2023 – BCW, the leading global communications agency, today announced three senior promotions across its North America business. They reflect leadership appointments across finance, market leadership and earned media.

  • Angelica Silverio has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer, North America, having previously served as Regional Financial Director for North America. Angelica has spent her entire career with the organization, having joined in March 2001, and has held a variety of financial reporting and leadership roles where she gained extensive experience. As Chief Financial Officer, Angelica reports to Mary Corcoran, President, North America, BCW, to oversee all financial planning, strategy and analysis for the region.
  • Emily Hallford has been named Executive Vice President, Market Leader, California, reporting to T.J. Kelly, BCW North America’s President, West Region. A 19-year veteran of the organization with a specialty in consumer marketing, Hallford is responsible for driving business growth, talent management, and ensuring operational and client service excellence in BCW’s San Francisco and Los Angeles markets. She had been Executive Vice President, Deputy Market Leader, California.
  • Adam Sechrist has been named Executive Vice President, Head of Earned Media, BCW North America, having previously been Executive Vice President, Head of Earned Media for the region’s Corporate Affairs practice. He will lead the region's earned media team and bring together the agency’s media relations experts from across practices in a collaborative environment to advance client positioning across earned media platforms. He will also lead efforts to develop earned media talent across North America. During his career, Sechrist served as a Peabody Award-winning producer at ABC News’ 20/20 and Good Morning America, led news booking at CBS News’ streaming network and produced at Yahoo! News with Katie Couric. Earlier in his career, he produced Emmy Award-winning local news at KAKE-TV Wichita and Fox 31 Denver.

“I could not be happier for Angelica and Emily to take on these senior leadership positions at the agency, as they have dedicated their careers to our organization,” said Corcoran. “They have brought exceptional levels of rigor and innovation to their work and a deep commitment to the talent on their teams.

“In a short time with BCW, Adam has brought fresh thinking and new ideas to our earned media approach,” Corcoran added. “His extensive experience working at tier-one media outlets make him the perfect choice to lead our regional earned media offering. Congratulations to Angelica, Emily and Adam on these incredibly well-deserved promotions.”

About BCW

BCW is the global communications agency built to move people. BCW partners with clients in the B2B, consumer, corporate, crisis management, healthcare, public affairs, purpose and technology sectors to set strategic direction for all communications and create powerful and unexpected ideas that earn attention. Through an “earned-plus” offer – earned media plus paid media, creative technology, data, AI and an expanding suite of innovative capabilities – BCW moves people with power and precision to move its clients forward. BCW is a part of WPP (NYSE: WPP), a creative transformation company. For more information, visit www.bcw-global.com.

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