SAN FRANCISCO: Weber Shandwick has hired former Cisco communications executive Julianne Whitelaw as SVP and corporate business lead in Northern California.
In the newly created role, she will support key client accounts and assignments and work to grow business in the region. Whitelaw will also advise clients on issues, financial transactions, executive changes, and corporate positioning. She will report to Northern California GM Robert Dowling and Micho Spring, chair of Weber's global corporate practice.
Whitelaw most recently served as director of corporate communications at Cisco. She worked in a range of roles at the company for more than a decade, handling strategic positioning, executive communications, and PR. She also launched her own consulting form earlier in her career called Three Boys Communications.
Whitelaw will work from the agency's Silicon Valley office.