NEW YORK: Hill & Knowlton has finally settled on a new GM for its New York office, luring healthcare exec Phil Sheldon away from Porter Novelli.
NEW YORK: Hill & Knowlton has finally settled on a new GM for its
New York office, luring healthcare exec Phil Sheldon away from Porter
The appointment fills a position that has effectively been vacant since
last November, when Jeff Raleigh relocated to H&K’s West Coast
Sheldon, 54, starts work today. He said his top priority is ’to put the
New York office back in the top three within the next 18 months.’
H&K ranks ninth in New York, according to PRWeek data. The office grew
PR income by 3% in 1999 to almost dollars 24 million.
’The challenge will be to get H&K/New York where it was,’ Sheldon
Previously an EVP and head of PN’s NY healthcare practice, Sheldon has
vowed not to raid clients or staff from his former agency. His former
second-in-command, SVP Suzanne Gabriel, replaces him in the healthcare
The NY GM position had been filled by H&K president Tom Hoog on an