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Press Forward marks new growth with key hires, names Kathryn Flagg president

June 29, 2022

June 23, 2022/OUTDOOR SPORTSWIRE/ – Press Forward PR, a leading outdoor lifestyle communications consultancy, announced today the promotion of partner Kathryn Flagg to the role of agency president. The promotion comes after a period of growth for the agency, known for its focus on PR, marketing, content, and ambassador programs for brands at the intersection of outdoor sport, sustainability, and active lifestyle.

The move comes after agency founder Andrew Gardner transitioned to a full time role as the Chief Marketing Officer for Velocio Apparel, the progressive cycling apparel brand he co-founded. Velocio Apparel was acquired by SRAM in March of this year. He remains a strategic advisor to Press Forward clients and staff.

“Katie has acted as an interim president over the last 18 months, bringing improvements to both the oversight and management of the operations of the agency and a steady hand as we’ve grown the staff to meet with new client demand,” said Gardner.

Additionally, Press Forward announced the promotion of Danny Kuzio to Senior Account Manager as well as the hires of outdoor journalist Hayden Carpenter, who will serve as an account manager, as well as former Backcountry Magazine Editor in Chief, Lucy Higgins, who joins the staff as a copywriter and account manager. Kuzio previously served as the managing editor of Cross Country Skier magazine, as well as a community development specialist at 1% for the Planet, prior to working at Press Forward; he has brought a unique balance of both editorial and marketing insights to his position and his clients since joining Press Forward in 2020.

Founded in 2013, Press Forward has built a unique reputation for outdoor integrity, clear content-driven marketing strategies and proven methods. Today it counts Fischer Skis, Swix Sport, GU Energy Labs, The Pro’s Closet, Velocio, SRAM, IMBA, PeopleForBikes, and Backcountry Access, among others, amongst its client roster.

“I’m excited to welcome Hayden and Lucy to our staff, and to recognize Danny’s experience and leadership with his promotion. We’ve put together an incredible team at Press Forward, and I’m very proud of the work we do on behalf of our clients,” said Flagg. “I’m looking forward to continued growth as an agency, all built on the close and collaborative relationships with clients and media that have been part of our agency DNA since the very beginning.”

To learn more, visit www.pressforwardpr.com.