Joele Frank: Power List 2009

Managing partner, Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher

['08 rank - #23]

Though M&A activity has slowed down considerably, Joele Frank still retains influence within the industry. She and her firm have retained status as a go-to resource for financial communications and consult, providing recent support to Lionsgate as it faced a threatened proxy fight from shareholder Carl Icahn, as well as Target when it faced a proxy fight led by Pershing Square Capital Management's Bill Ackman. Frank approaches her work with a tenacity and determination that has earned her respect, even among her competitors in the financial communications industry. With a reputation for being able to face the toughest challenges and no sign of retiring anytime soon, Frank will continue to be an influential force in the industry for years to come.

Defining Qualities
Financial stewardship
External visibility
Client/company profile

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