NEW YORK: Hill & Knowlton's US president and CEO Tom Hoog will
retire at the end of this year, starting a race to fill one of the
biggest jobs in the US PR agency field.
H&K's chairman and CEO Howard Paster told PRWeek that he has started the
search for a replacement for Hoog, 62. 'Tom told me in 1998 that he
planned to retire at the end of 2001. I asked him to remain with the
agency part-time and he has agreed. It's all about (spending time in)
Colorado for Tom,' Paster said.
Sources indicate that H&K's worldwide head of corporate practice, Harlan
Teller, is in the running for the job. Phil Sheldon, H&K's New York GM
and LA chief Ron Hartwig are also in the frame.
- See Editorial, p. 8, and 'Waiting in the Wings,' p. 15.