CHICAGO: DKC has hired Michael Shmarak, former president and principal at Sidney Maxwell Public Relations, as head of its Chicago office.
Shmarak, who worked at Sidney Maxwell for more than eight years, will work on DKC Chicago clients such as the Midwest office of Bernstein Global Wealth Management and Campus Cooks. Other DKC Chicago accounts include Jim Beam Brands, Kraft, The James Hotel, and cosmetics company Ulta.
Prior to Sidney Maxwell, Shmarak was management supervisor at Ruder Finn from July 2002 to July 2003. He has also worked at Ketchum.
Shmarak also serves as an adjunct lecturer at Northwestern University, co-teaching an introduction to PR class.
Correction: An earlier version of this story misidentified the clients Shmarak will work with. He will work with Bernstein Global Wealth Management and Campus Cooks.