Indianapolis-based Hirons has promoted Jim Parham to chief executive officer. He succeeds the firm’s founder Tom Hirons, who moves to a chairmanship role. Parham specializes in crisis communications and environmental expertise for a wide array of clients. Both his undergraduate and graduate degrees are in environmental sciences, journalism and public affairs. For more than 33 years, Parham has provided innovative and effective strategies and tactics to both public and private sector clients seeking solutions to communication problems.
Also, he is an adjunct lecturer in The Media School, teaching public relations writing, public relations campaigns and crisis management.