Silber Promoted, Megan Cryan Hired at Kivvit

The Freeholder fight unites more than it delights.

Kivvit today announced that Zach Silber will serve as the firm’s first ever Chief Innovation Officer (CIO) and that they have hired Megan Cryan as a Principal in their New Jersey and New York offices.   

“Zach and Megan are two incredibly talented individuals that we are lucky to have here at Kivvit,” said Maggie Moran, Managing Partner of Kivvit.  “In his new role, Zach is going to be at the center of our emerging capabilities, working with our colleagues and clients to drive contemporary and effective communication campaigns. Megan’s years of industry expertise will be a boon to our clients, particularly those in the transportation and energy infrastructure fields.

Silber, in his position as CIO, will lead the development of the firm’s emerging high priority capabilities, particularly in the areas of proprietary services, data and technology.  He will be a member of the firm’s management team and will work across all Kivvit offices in New York, Chicago, Washington, D.C., New Jersey, and Miami. 

Prior to joining Kivvit, Silber served as political director of the New York Observer, where he directed business functions for the Observer’s political properties. Silber has been named a “40 under 40 Rising Star” in New York politics. He got his start in politics working for political strategists James Carville and Mary Matalin while attending George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

Cryan, in her position as Principal in the New Jersey and New York offices, will provide strategic counsel and manage clients, with a specific focus on infrastructure.  Prior to joining Kivvit, Cryan worked for Share Our Strength, a national non-profit working to end childhood hunger in America.  She was the New York Director for their signature effort, the No Kid Hungry campaign. In this capacity Cryan led the successful effort to make breakfast a part of the school day for all New York City kids, providing a needed meal for roughly 500,000 elementary school children across the city and securing more than $20 million in new City funding for the program. She was appointed to Governor Cuomo’s Anti-Hunger Task Force in 2013. 

The daughter of Senator Joe Cryan (D-20), Cryan spent more than a decade working on numerous political and advocacy campaigns, including local and statewide efforts in New York and New Jersey, the 2006 governor’s race in Wisconsin, and organized labor efforts in the Ohio Presidential primary in 2008.  She joined the Obama Administration in 2009 at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the Office of Scheduling and Advance and subsequently served as a Special Assistant in the Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations, working on policy initiatives and emergency response efforts such as the Deepwater Horizon spill and the Kalamazoo River spill.

 

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