NEW YORK: GolinHarris has hired former Zeno Group EVP Mark O'Connor to serve as executive director of national media relations.
O'Connor will oversee Golin's national media relations team and take on the dual role of co-leader of the firm's connector community, along with global digital practice leader Jeff Beringer. The connector community shares client stories across earned, owned, shared, and paid media channels.
Prior to this, O'Connor was EVP of national media relations at Zeno. He previously served as SVP of media relations at Ogilvy Public Relations.
During his agency career, O'Connor has worked with clients such as Lipton, Pizza Hut, Bacardi Rum, Ford Motor Company, and LG Electronics. He has also held senior media positions at Turner Broadcasting, CBS, The Food Network, and MSNBC.