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H/Advisors Abernathy is your partner in engaging with key stakeholders on complex issues.

With strategic communications experts across disciplines and around the world, we work closely with clients to build and preserve value, seize opportunities and solve problems in today’s dynamic and interconnected world.


TikTok Ban Conundrum
TikTok Ban Signaling a Divide in Communications Landscape Ahead of 2024 Election
Should the ban of TikTok take hold, it is likely that other uses of consumer data could come under scrutiny, spurred by advocates calling for comprehensive data privacy and protection laws.  As the Senate contemplates the app’s fate, now is the perfect time for foreign and domestic companies who rely heavily on user-data to ready themselves with a public affairs and corporate reputation strategy that underscores an adherence to newly defined legislation while also earning the trust of a skeptical public.  
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Proxy Season 2024
Five Early Proxy Season Insights
As we approach the halfway point in the 2024 proxy season, it is shaping up to be a more active cycle than 2023, when many activists seemingly pressed “pause” on pursuing public campaigns to evaluate the full impact of new Universal Proxy Card (UPC) regulations. Amid improving and more predictable economic conditions, a rebounding M&A market, and the prospect of rate cuts, activist shareholder activity continues to increase. Thoughtful preparation ahead of any engagement with an activist can often determine how this dialogue evolves.
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H/Advisors Abernathy stands with Evan Gershkovich
Journalism Is Not a Crime
One year ago, on March 29, 2023, the Russian government detained Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich and falsely accused him of espionage. He has been wrongfully detained ever since. Imprisoned for being a journalist.
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Tod Donhauser, Managing Director, Head of San Francisco Office at H/Advisors Abernathy
Tod Donhauser Joins H/Advisors Abernathy as Managing Director and Head of the San Francisco Office
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Tom Johnson

Chief Executive Officer

Tom Johnson is Chief Executive Officer of H/Advisors Abernathy, where he is leading a growth trajectory rooted in the firm’s powerful heritage as a trusted partner to leading organizations and executives in their most critical moments.

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Carina Davidson


Carina Davidson serves as H/Advisors Abernathy’s President, based in the firm's New York office. Carina counsels companies of all sizes across a broad range of sectors on complex communications matters. She has significant expertise helping clients manage their reputations and develop strategies to reach their core audiences.

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Peter Lee

Chief Financial Officer

Peter Lee is the Chief Financial Officer of H/Advisors Abernathy, where he is responsible for all of the firm’s financial functions, including accounting, financial planning, forecasting, client accounting and various financial analyses and reporting. He also oversees and manages the firm’s information technology. His career spans more than 25 years of experience in financial management, business leadership and corporate strategy in various industries, including strategic communications, marketing and advertising, manufacturing, banking and logistics.

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Chuck Dohrenwend

Managing Director

Chuck Dohrenwend primarily works with private equity investment professionals and portfolio company leadership teams to optimize their investment and value-creation strategies through strategic communications. He collaborates with executive and communications teams to develop and implement highly effective communications programs for a range of stakeholders, primarily during pivotal events such as mergers and acquisitions, leadership transitions, crises, restructurings, investments and divestments. He also works with publicly traded companies on M&A, crisis management, restructurings and executive transitions. Additionally, Chuck is a member of H/Advisors Abernathy’s Leadership Team and helps ensure that the firm’s operations and teams align with the firm’s client-centric growth strategy.​​

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Sydney Isaacs

Managing Director, Head of Houston Office

Sydney Isaacs provides strategic communications counsel to companies during times of change, including mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, crises and activist shareholder engagements. Sydney’s work supports companies’ valuations and reputations through a combination of financial communications and PR strategies. She has particularly deep experience advising companies across the energy sector, providing support to clients on communications related to their diverse efforts to participate in and respond to the energy transition. ​

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Kate Schneiderman

Managing Director, Chief of Staff

Kate Schneiderman is a member of H/Advisors Abernathy’s Leadership Team and serves as a Managing Director and Chief of Staff to the CEO and President. As Chief of Staff, she plays a leading role in developing and implementing the firm’s growth strategy.

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