Golin/Harris International is on the hunt for a new PR chief for Europe following the retirement of PRO Mary Bartholomew.
The agency's president Dave Gilbert, to whom Bartholomew reported, is currently filling in as regional managing director for Europe until a replacement is found.
Golin/Harris CEO Richard Jernstd said: 'It's a critical role and we are anxious to take the time required to find the right person.'
He added: 'We are sad to see Mary go. She was very talented and made many contributions to Golin/Harris.'
Bartholomew retires after 30 years in the industry. In her most recent role, Bartholomew managed the development and operation of the firm's business in Europe, Middle East and Africa. She also managed the agency's global affiliate network, which includes consultancies in more than 30 countries.
Prior to Golin/Harris, she worked in senior management roles for sister Interpublic company Shandwick International. Before this, she headed the Conservative Party's news-room during the 1992 British general election.