Hillary cohort Caputo opts out of campaign position

NEW YORK: Longtime Hillary Clinton friend and advisor Lisa Caputo effectively ruled herself out of a full-time PR position with Clinton’s Senate campaign late last month by taking a job with a new Citigroup company.

NEW YORK: Longtime Hillary Clinton friend and advisor Lisa Caputo effectively ruled herself out of a full-time PR position with Clinton’s Senate campaign late last month by taking a job with a new Citigroup company.

NEW YORK: Longtime Hillary Clinton friend and advisor Lisa Caputo

effectively ruled herself out of a full-time PR position with Clinton’s

Senate campaign late last month by taking a job with a new Citigroup

company.



Caputo, formerly the first lady’s press secretary, was named president

of Women & Co. While details about her role remain sketchy, Caputo will

assume the post on January 3. Women & Co., which is planning to go

public next year, will market and sell financial products to affluent

women.



’I’ve been given the opportunity to manage a line of business which will

make me a better executive and manager,’ Caputo said. ’I doubt that I’ll

feel like I’m leaving the PR industry.’



Caputo will continue as VP of global communications and synergy for

Disney Publishing Worldwide until the end of the month. She has worked

there for a year and a half, overseeing the division’s first year and

developing book projects in conjunction with Disney-owned TV

stations.



Before that, Caputo served as VP of corporate communications for

CBS.



Prior to her media career, Caputo had been a deputy assistant to

President Clinton.



Caputo, however, is not abandoning Clinton’s just-confirmed Senate

campaign.



She said she would continue to advise the first lady on PR issues, but

added that she felt Clinton needed to be advised by someone with more

direct New York experience. Caputo hails from Pennsylvania.



Clinton’s PR team includes campaign spokesman Harold Wolfson and advisor

Mandy Grunwald.



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