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November 1, 2018

New Media Relations and Digital Hires | Dix & Eaton

CLEVELAND, OH – Nov. 1, 2018 – Dix & Eaton announced today that Tim Dewald has joined the firm as a senior account executive and Kris Fiocca as an assistant account executive.

“We are very excited to add Tim and Kris to our team,” said Chas Withers, CEO of Dix & Eaton. “Their skill sets, high energy, and digital, video and media relations expertise will provide value to our clients and help support our core strategic capabilities. Both are Northeast Ohio natives, and Tim is a Cleveland ‘boomerang’ – a professional who has gained valuable experience in other markets but returned home to work and live in Northeast Ohio.

“In a year of significant growth for our firm, both in terms of revenues and the ongoing addition of diverse talent, the breadth of experience and digital intelligence of these two individuals helps us stay ahead of our clients’ need for real-time insight, solutions that span a variety of channels and audiences, and creative new ideas to drive results.”


Dewald is a senior account executive in the firm’s media relations practice and comes to Dix & Eaton from the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, where he guided and implemented social media and digital marketing initiatives. He also played a prominent role in coordinating media relations efforts with national financial press.

Prior to the Fed, Dewald served as a producer on CNBC’s “Mad Money with Jim Cramer.” There, he booked executive guests and piloted several digital initiatives across CNBC. He began his career as a page at NBC. Dewald earned a bachelor of arts degree from Baldwin Wallace University and graduated summa cum laude.


Fiocca joined Dix & Eaton as an assistant account executive after completing an internship with the firm. He now works closely with the firm’s media relations and marketing communications practices. He focuses on effective media pitching and monitoring strategies, as well as helping clients understand the value of social media through analytics.

Fiocca previously interned with Designed Learning, an international consulting organization as a social media intern. Fiocca graduated from Miami University’s College of Arts and Science with a degree in strategic communication with minors in entrepreneurship and general business. He also has experience using Google Analytics and NetBase.


Dix & Eaton is an integrated communications consultancy specializing in media relations, investor relations, crisis communications and marketing communications. Working as partners, we bring deep experience, foresight and creativity to every relationship and help clients realize the full power of communication to drive results. Founded in 1952, Dix & Eaton is 100 percent employee-owned and has twice been named the nation’s best midsized firm. Connect with us on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn and Instagram.