Burson MD to assume director of Ketchum West role

SAN FRANCISCO: Dave Chapman will join Ketchum as director of Ketchum West in June, replacing Doug Kinzley who left the agency in April to take an executive position with the Kneedler-Fauchere Group, a high-end home and commercial interiors firm.

SAN FRANCISCO: Dave Chapman will join Ketchum as director of Ketchum West in June, replacing Doug Kinzley who left the agency in April to take an executive position with the Kneedler-Fauchere Group, a high-end home and commercial interiors firm.

Chapman, a managing director in Burson-Marsteller's San Francisco outpost, will work from Ketchum's Bay Area office. He will oversee day-to-day operations and work closely with Sean Fitzerald, partner and managing director of Ketchum West, on strategy for the San Francisco and Los Angeles offices, including client services, talent development, agency growth, and acquisitions.

"Dave has earned a reputation as a trusted and knowledgeable senior counselor with sharp analytical, creative-development, and problem-solving skills," said Fitzgerald, in a statement. "He is a tremendous leader and manager, with an impressive track record motivating high-performing teams. These attributes make him a strong cultural fit for Ketchum."

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