STAMFORD, CT: Richard Jones has joined Waggener Edstrom as SVP and GM of the agency's East Coast offices in Stamford, CT, and Boston.
He replaces Keith Lindenburg, who joined Deloitte & Touche USA as director of national PR in March. Kristin Hilf, a VP who oversaw the Boston office, left in December to join RSA Security as director of corporate communications.
Jones joins Wag Ed from GE Commercial Finance, where he was MD of PR and communications. He also has worked for MasterCard, currently a Wag Ed client on the East Coast. Kyocera Mita, OutlookSoft, and ThomasNet are among the firm's other East Coast clients.
Jones said he was attracted to the position because it let him work with "one of the top firms around today. They have smart people, creative people, who are committed to client service."
Jones said he wants to focus on growing Wag Ed's presence on the East Coast and particularly enhancing the agency's presence in the region.
"Long term, I want to make sure we have a greater presence in the New York metro area and Boston," he added. "That means doing everything we can to drive client satisfaction because that is key in building that presence on the East Coast."