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FRENCH / WEST / VAUGHAN Announces Two New PR and Account Hires


RALEIGH, N.C. (Feb. 7, 2022) — French/​West/​Vaughan (FWV), the nation’s 15th largest independently held public relations and integrated marketing agency, today announced two new hires to provide additional support in media relations, strategy and account service, setting the stage for continued growth in the new year. This news follows the announcement of multiple promotions last month. 

Cait Brauner joins FWV as an Associate Vice President. With over 12 years of experience across various industries, Brauner will support accounts in the entertainment, consumer lifestyle and pet/​vet spaces. She previously served as Communications Director for Sovereign Brands Fine Wines & Spirits and worked closely with brand ambassadors including Wiz Khalifa and Lil Wayne, in addition to managing internal communications for specialized luxury brands and restaurants. Brauner graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology with a bachelor’s degree in advertising and marketing communications. 

FWV also welcomes Eliza Irwin as an Account Coordinator. Irwin has worked with FWV as both an intern and an apprentice since August 2020. Prior to FWV, she has experience as a lead intern at Lily Winston and a marketing intern at Jarrett Bay Clothing Company. She graduated from NC State University with a bachelor’s degree in textiles management with a concentration in brand management and marketing. 

We are delighted to welcome these two talented individuals to our team,” said FWV Chairman & CEO Rick French. Their skills and experience will no doubt contribute to our commitment to delivering the highest possible services and support to our clients, as well as the agency’s overall success.”

FWV employs more than 130 public relations, public affairs, social media, advertising and digital marketing experts among its Raleigh, New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston and Tampa offices. To find information on careers at FWV, visit fwv​-us​.com/​C​a​reers.

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Left to Right: Cait Brauner, Eliza Irwin

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