CHICAGO: Golin has hired Ryan Richert as executive director of global media.
Effective at the start of next year, he will be responsible for helming the firm’s media talent and providing strategic counsel to key clients. Based in Golin’s Chicago headquarters, Richert will report to Americas president Gary Rudnick in the firm’s most senior media role.
Richert most recently worked for buildOn, a nonprofit that manages after-school programs in high schools with at-risk students.
Previously, he led Edelman’s media services group, managing a team of former journalists and media relations experts for clients such as Walmart, Microsoft, and Starbucks. He has also worked at CKPR and as a TV reporter.