H&K lures in Gavin Anderson's Perry

NEW YORK: After only seven months as MD at Gavin Anderson (GA),

Diane Perry has signed up to become senior MD and director of the New

York corporate practice at Hill & Knowlton.

"I thought that going back to a smaller agency doing just investor

relations would be what I wanted, but I really missed big agency life,"

said Perry, who, prior to GA, was GM and EVP of Weber Shandwick

Worldwide's New York office and practice director for global corporate


Perry will report to Phil Sheldon, GM of the New York office, with a

dotted line to Harlan Teller, EVP and worldwide director of H&K's

corporate practice.

Sheldon said Perry's main responsibility will be to grow the corporate

practice. "It is our flagship practice in our flagship office, and we

cannot allow the economy to be an excuse for not succeeding," Sheldon


Perry replaces Ann Wright, who left H&K in October.

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