Hill+Knowlton announces promotion of Kelsey Lehtomaa Frouge, hiring of Berit Hallberg

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Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K) recently promoted public affairs team member Kelsey Lehtomaa Frouge from senior account executive to account supervisor in its Tampa office. Additionally, Berit Hallberg has joined the office as a senior account executive in the healthcare provider group. 

“Kelsey has shown tremendous growth and leadership in her time with the firm and I’m pleased to announce her promotion within the company,” said H+K Executive Vice President and General Manager Harry Costello. “Her knowledge of the Tallahassee political environment as well as the local public affairs and education spaces has helped us achieve greater successes for our clients.” 

In her new position, Frouge will take an elevated role in the day-to-day management and execution of client programs and strategic communication plans. Frouge has worked for H+K for nearly three years and has more than seven years of experience in the public affairs, marketing and public relations fields, with a significant focus on public education, healthcare and insurance. Prior to joining the firm, Frouge served as a spokesperson and lead marketing professional for the Florida Department of Education in Tallahassee. 

“Berit brings extensive experience in healthcare and public affairs to our healthcare provider practice,” said Costello. “We are delighted to welcome her to the office.”  

Hallberg joins the H+K Tampa office from Washington, D.C. As a senior account executive, she will provide public relations counsel and expertise to the firm’s healthcare clients. Previously, she served as deputy press secretary for the public affairs office of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. Prior to that post, she was a confidential assistant to the assistant secretary of public affairs for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.