NEW YORK: Hill & Knowlton has promoted Judi Frost Mackey to the position of US corporate and financial practice director.
She reports to MaryLee Sachs, H&K?s USA chairman. Mackey, who also joins the firm?s US executive committee, replaces Ron Hartwig, who becomes a senior counselor.
Mackey?s new duties include heading the firm?s corporate reputation; crisis, financial, litigation, and internal communi- cations; issues management; IR; labor relations; and transactions and restructurings practices.
?My focus has been on new business and continually improving talent,? she said. ?I want to use that model across the US.?
She will still serve as director of the New York corporate and financial practice. Mackey is credited with winning new business, such as America West Airlines, Computer Associates, and UK Trade & Investment, for the New York corporate office.
Mackey joined H&K in January 2004 after chairing Burson-Marsteller?s US corporate and financial practice.