NEW YORK: Hill & Knowlton is pulling together a new labor
communications team ready to spring into action for either management or
labor unions when necessary.
The new area of expertise will be located in the corporate practice and
will be led by Frank Mankiewicz, whose experience includes working with
labor unions such as The United Steelworkers of America and the National
Air Traffic Controllers Association.
Other team members include senior MD Kevin Elliott on the West Coast,
senior MD Tina-Marie Adams as central region lead and Tom Harmening as
East Coast lead.
Separately, Tina Ruggiero has joined as managing director of marketing
communications. Ruggiero joins from Lewis & Partners Advertising, a food
and beverage marketing firm based in New York. H&K's key clients in the
food business include Skippy, Ragu Express and Hellmann's.