NEW YORK: Shandwick has shuffled its top-level executive structure, redefining the roles of several top figures in an attempt to unify its global voice.
NEW YORK: Shandwick has shuffled its top-level executive structure,
redefining the roles of several top figures in an attempt to unify its
Former Shandwick Americas chief Scott Meyer has been elevated to CEO of
Shandwick International; Michael Murphy, to deputy CEO, Shandwick Int’l;
Mary Jeffries, to COO, Shandwick Int’l; Don Riegle, to deputy chairman,
Shandwick Int’l/chairman, Shandwick Asia Pacific; Alison Clarke, to CEO,
Shandwick Asia Pacific; and Charles Lankester, to MD, European
’We are relaunching Shandwick, really,’ said Meyer. ’We’re connecting
ourselves around the world in a way we never have before.’
Meyer was quick to add, however, that the Shandwick executive hierarchy
was ’not something that needed to be fixed.’ Rather, the moves reflect
the desire of Shandwick’s clients for the agency to talk in a single
’If you want the kind of clients that Shandwick wants, you need to be
aligned globally,’ he said.
Murphy, Riegle and Jeffries will report to Meyer who, in turn, will
report directly to IPR chairman and CEO Lord Chadlington.