NEW YORK: After a two month vacancy following the departure of Lou
Epstein, Jon-Marc McDonald has been hired away from Barnes & Noble's
communications department to head the office of corporate communications
and marketing for the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC).
As communications director, McDonald will target American business media
with the message of Hong Kong and free trade investment opportunity. He
will also target the Hong Kong business media with similar messages
about American opportunities.
"Hong Kong and the US have been trade partners for years and my role is
to carry that message of the benefits of expanding trade," said
McDonald, who reports to Robin Chiu, director of the Americas for the
McDonald is also currently interviewing applicants for a second PR
staffer to assist him.