Bank of New York names first head of global comms

NEW YORK: The Bank of New York, the US' oldest bank, has appointed R. Jeep Bryant to the new post of MD and global head of corporate communications.

NEW YORK: The Bank of New York, the US' oldest bank, has appointed R. Jeep Bryant to the new post of MD and global head of corporate communications.

Bryant will report to Thomas A. Renyi, chairman and CEO.

Bryant, 39, had been SVP and director of corporate communications for the PNC Financial Services Group. At PNC, Bryant worked on PR and internal communications as the firm launched the PNC Financial corporate brand.

Prior to his PNC stint, Bryant worked in communications at First Union (now Wachovia Corp.). He also spent time as a local TV news anchor before entering the communications field.

Founded in 1784 by Alexander Hamilton, the US' first Secretary of the Treasury, the Bank of New York has carved out a significant niche in the unglamorous but dependable area of managing the processing of financial transactions for corporations and institutions, both within the US and globally.

In a prepared statement, Renyi said, "A comprehensive, strategic focus on communications is an essential component of our success."

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