Thomas Reno leaves GCI Group, remains in New York with Hill and Knowlton

NEW YORK: Hill & Knowlton USA named Thomas Reno as general manager of its New York office. Reno joins the firm from GCI Group, where he previously served as president of the New York office. A spokesperson at GCI Group said the firm was currently looking for Reno's replacement.

NEW YORK: Hill & Knowlton USA named Thomas Reno as general manager of its New York office. Reno joins the firm from GCI Group, where he previously served as president of the New York office. A spokesperson at GCI Group said the firm was currently looking for Reno's replacement.

"Hill & Knowlton has a well-earned reputation for superior client service and a dedicated leadership team, and I am very pleased to be joining the firm," said Reno. "The New York office is riding on the momentum of several new client engagements and the addition of some outstanding talent."

Reno will report to MaryLee Sachs, president and CEO of Hill & Knowlton USA, as well as serving as a member of the US Executive Committee. The GM post was vacated when Marilyn Castaldi left the firm late last year.

Before GCI Group, Reno served as managing director of Makovsky & Co. where he directed the firm's Corporate/Financial Practice. Reno was also managing director of the New York office of Citigate Communications.

During his career, Reno has served clients such as Chase Manhattan Bank, Ernst & Young and Visa USA in the areas of management consulting, accounting, securities brokerage, banking, insurance, and asset management. Reno began his career as a journalist, covering the capital markets for Dow Jones/Telerate Newswire.

"Tom is an exceptional leader for the firm with thorough experience with clients and a keen desire to develop and mentor best-in-class talent," said Sachs. "He represents the optimal combination of skills we look for in our Hill & Knowlton leaders and we are very excited to have him on board."

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