Fenton Names Rachel Henderson as New Senior Vice President
Rachel will bring a breadth of experience — from inside and outside communications agencies — to Fenton’s social good practice
Fenton leadership is excited to welcome Rachel Henderson into her new role as Senior Vice President of Corporate Social Good.
Rachel, who started in Fenton’s Washington, D.C. office on Monday, Sept. 30, brings the agency deep expertise in impact-oriented communications work. Starting her career at Ogilvy, Rachel’s client and media relations savvy aided her progression from entry-level employee to Vice President in just six years. Since then, Rachel has taken her talents everywhere from the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign to starting her own communications consultancy.
“It’s exceedingly rare to find someone whose drive and instinct for top-notch campaign execution is so unmistakable from such an early age,” Fenton CEO Ben Wyskida said. “Coupled with her demonstrated passion for social change, we couldn’t be more excited for what Rachel will bring to the table.”
Rachel’s accolades include over a dozen industry and company awards for virtual reality storytelling on the Nothing But Nets documentary film, “Under the Net;” media relations on the LIVESTRONG Global Cancer Campaign; crisis management for the American Peanut Council; and partnerships work for HUGGIES Every Little Bottom. At Fenton, Rachel will play a key role in PwC’s corporate social responsibility efforts.
“Fenton’s social change mission is right in line with the work I have sought to do throughout my career,” she said. “I am thrilled to join such an outstanding, inspiring team who, like me, wants to make the world a better place through our communications campaigns.”
Rachel graduated cum laude from Hobart and William Smith Colleges with majors in Media and Society and Spanish and Hispanic Studies. She is also an active member of PRSA, Women in Sports and Events, and Washington Women in Public Relations. She serves on the Boards for Prevent Human Trafficking and the Mahendra Singh Foundation. Outside of the office, Rachel enjoys spinning and mastering the art of country line dancing.