Ketchum Elects 10 New Partners to Its Management Team
NEW YORK, May 16, 2017 – Leading global public relations agency Ketchum today announced the election of 10 new partners in recognition of their contributions to the agency. As front-line leaders and visionaries for new approaches and thinking, partners serve as Ketchum brand ambassadors. They foster the agency’s borderless and collaborative approach to producing break through work for brands and companies, inspiring employees and delivering exceptional client service.
These 10 new partners, nominated by current partners and confirmed by Ketchum’s Global Leadership Council, are in positions ranging from client directors to business unit directors to leaders in areas of expertise including digital, entertainment, strategic and creative planning, media and content strategy, and recruitment. The current appointments include four individuals from Europe and Asia Pacific and six from North America. The recent appointments bring Ketchum’s total number of partners to 89.
“These 10 extraordinary colleagues are respected inside and outside of the agency,” said Rob Flaherty, senior partner, CEO and president of Ketchum. “They are known for being astute client counselors, for pushing us in new areas and approaches, and for embracing calculated risks to help clients meet their business objectives and help grow the agency.”
Five individuals were recognized for providing outstanding counsel and a relentless commitment to clients or leading an area of expertise:
- Alison Borgmeyer, director, Midwest Food & Agriculture Practice, based in Chicago;
- Jon Chin, regional client director, Asia-Pacific, based in Singapore;
- Amy Kull, director, Ketchum West Food & Nutrition Practice, based in San Francisco;
- Susan Smith, director, London;
- Kerstin Steglich, chief content officer, Ketchum Germany, based in Dresden.
For expanding Ketchum’s social content and digital expertise, and furthering Ketchum’s reputation as an award-winning creative agency, the following four individuals were recognized:
- Lori Beecher, director of media and content strategy, based in New York;
- Marc Levy, director of strategic and creative planning, based in New York;
- Marcus Peterzell, head of entertainment for Ketchum Sports & Entertainment, based in New York;
- Frederik Tautz, executive director, digital, Ketchum Germany, based in Düsseldorf.
For demonstrating the firm’s deep commitment to talent and operational excellence, the following individual was recognized:
- Michele Lanza, global talent acquisition director, based in San Francisco.
“These are proven leaders who will continue to enrich our ability to provide the latest thinking and highest-quality services to our clients,” said Flaherty. “I am thrilled to welcome these colleagues into our existing group of partners, and I look forward to working with them to help drive the firm forward in our mission to be the most valued agency in the world.”
Ketchum is a leading global communications firm with operations in more than 70 countries across six continents. The winner of 19 Cannes Lions and an unprecedented five PRWeek Campaign of the Year Awards, Ketchum partners with clients to deliver strategic programming, game-changing creative and measurable results that build brands and reputations. For more information on Ketchum, a part of Omnicom Public Relations Group, visit www.ketchum.com.
About Omnicom Public Relations Group
Omnicom Public Relations Group is a global collective of three of the top global public relations agencies worldwide and specialist agencies in areas including public affairs, marketing to women, fashion, global health strategy and corporate social responsibility. It encompasses more than 6,000 public relations professionals in more than 330 offices worldwide who provide their expertise to companies, government agencies, NGOs and nonprofits across a wide range of industries. Omnicom Public Relations Group is part of the DAS Group of Companies, a division of Omnicom Group Inc. that includes more than 200 companies in a wide range of marketing disciplines including advertising, public relations, healthcare, customer relationship management, events, promotional marketing, branding and research.
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