Ketchum elects 10 new partners to its management team

Positions Ranging from Client Directors to Leaders

The agency recently confirmed 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, these 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.

All 10, as 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. This brings Ketchum’s total number of partners to 89.

“All 10 are respected, extraordinary colleagues inside and outside of the agency,” said Rob Flaherty, Senior Partner, CEO and President of Ketchum. “They are known for being astute client counsellors, 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 recognised for providing outstanding counsel and a relentless commitment to clients or leading an area of expertise:

  • Alison Borgmeyer, Director, Midwest Food & Agriculture practise, based in Chicago
  • Jon Chin, Regional Client Director, Asia-Pacific, based in Singapore
  • Amy Kull, Director, Ketchum West Food & Nutrition practise, 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 recognised:

  • 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 recognised:

  • 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.”