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Precision bolsters senior team with new hires Kristin Avery and Julia Larson
Avery is a Senior Vice President on the Campaign Management and Mobilization team and Larson is Vice President, Human Resources Director
Precision announced today that two senior leaders have joined the agency: Kristin Avery as a Senior Vice President on the Campaign Management and Mobilization team and Julia Larson as the agency’s Vice President, Human Resources Director.
Kristin Avery brings nearly two decades of experience in campaign management and political organizing. Most recently, she was the White House Liaison at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services where she served as an advisor to the Secretary and Chief of Staff on personnel and operational matters. Before that, Avery spent several years working at the Democratic National Committee (DNC) in organizing and strategy roles. There, she oversaw a program to build infrastructure across battleground states ahead of the 2020 U.S. election; coordinated across communications, data, finance, and digital departments to implement strategic plans for the Committee; and crafted and executed the DNC’s electoral strategy in 13 western states during the 2018 election cycle. She also served as a Director for the North Carolina Coordinated Campaign and was a Campaign Director for the Center For American Progress and Civic Nation.
“Over the past several years, Kristin has been at the helm of many of the most critical campaigns and mobilization efforts within the U.S. political landscape,” said Jenn Ridder, Executive Vice President. “Her organizing and mobilization skills will be invaluable to our political and corporate clients alike, and we’re excited to have someone of her caliber at Precision.”
Julia Larson has 15 years of experience in human resources and talent management, primarily within professional services organizations. She led and supported organizations of all sizes on organizational design; employee relations and engagement; diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives; recruitment and onboarding; learning and development; and more. Most recently, Larson founded Maple Grove HR Consulting, offering senior counsel and tailored people and culture programs to agencies across the country. Before that, she was the Director of Human Resources at MSL Group, a global public relations agency, where she was responsible for human resources policies, programs, and services for nearly 100 employees. Prior to her time at MSL Group, she was the Head of Recruitment, North America at The British Embassy in Washington, DC and also held human resources positions at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP and Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP.
“Julia is an innovative people and culture professional with a true understanding of how to recruit, develop, and retain talent in the highly competitive agency world” said Tom Reno, Chief Operations Officer. “Her knowledge and expertise will be invaluable in supporting Precision’s meteoric growth, while also striving to be the best agency to work for.”
Avery and Larson will both report into their department leads as well as Precision’s Partners. Avery’s responsibilities include client management, business development, and team management and development. Larson will oversee all human resources duties including recruitment, operations, employee relations, and learning and development.