NEW YORK: Hill & Knowlton’s New York staffing woes took another turn for the worse last week when GM Jeff Raleigh quit the post after only nine months to return to the West Coast office.
NEW YORK: Hill & Knowlton’s New York staffing woes took another
turn for the worse last week when GM Jeff Raleigh quit the post after
only nine months to return to the West Coast office.
Raleigh becomes the third GM to leave the New York office in three
He had replaced Scott Tagliarino, who filled the role for more than a
year before departing to Gavin Anderson. Tagliarino’s predecessor, Mary
Ellen Keating, held the position for six months before joining Barnes &
’There is always speculation when there is change, but there will be
continuity since I’m not leaving the company,’ Raleigh said, adding that
he will be returning to the San Francisco office to assemble a team for
the firm’s newly won Compaq business. Deputy GM Nicole Russell followed
Raleigh out the door, joining FitzGerald Communications as a VP (see
news story, p3).
H&K president and CEO Tom Hoog will temporarily fill the position until
the search is concluded.
H&K has, however, stabilized its leadership in other key markets
Harlan Teller handed over the reigns to Gene Reineke in Chicago last
week (PRWeek, Nov. 1), while Torie Clarke joins the DC office today as
GM (PRWeek, Oct. 18). The DC office had been run by Tom Buckmaster, now
president of Edelman’s New York office.