Alan Taylor gets new managing team as CEO plans to step down

NEW YORK: Sports PR specialist firm Alan Taylor Communications last week announced a new management team as Alan Taylor said he would relinquish the role of CEO.

NEW YORK: Sports PR specialist firm Alan Taylor Communications last week announced a new management team as Alan Taylor said he would relinquish the role of CEO.

Taylor remains part of the 20-year-old firm?s leadership as one of two co-chairmen. The other is Howard Dolgon, who will give up his role as the firm?s president. Both will still be involved in the management of the business and in counseling clients.

The new management team, led by CEO Tony Signore, comprises six managing partners who were awarded shares in the company five years ago.

Taylor said the announcement is not a prelude to retirement, but a reflection of the growth of the business and the increased pressures involved in managing it since the agency was founded in 1984.

Members of the new team were identified in 1998 with the goal of having them eventually take over day-to-day operations.

Signore, who has been with the firm since 1989, has worked on domestic and global campaigns with MasterCard International, one of the firm?s marquee clients.

Signore said he doesn?t expect the changes to cause much flux within the firm?s ranks.

?We?re formalizing the announcement externally, but there aren?t a lot of changes internally, mainly because we have taken on a lot of responsibilities since 1998,? he said.

The other managing partners are Bryan Harris, Mark Beal, John Liporace, Erin Weinberg, and Bret Werner.

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