DALLAS: Allison+Partners has hired Tony Katsulos to lead its Dallas office.
Katsulos will lead the day-to-day operations in Dallas, along with providing counsel to current clients and working to expand business in the region. He joined the agency in July and reports to Matthew Della Croce, Europe and global corporate practice president.
"Texas is seen as a top business climate in the U.S.," Katsulos said. "We’re focused on growth. My focus is on keeping the quality of service levels very high for clients we currently have and aggressively expanding our footprint."
James Florez previously held the GM role in Dallas. The agency’s Dallas office has 10 staff - and Katsulos said he is already actively interviewing to add more staff - and works with clients across the consumer, tech, and corporate sectors, including Toyota, Moe’s Southwest Grill, and Tyler Technologies.
Previously, Katsulos founded and ran his own firm, Jetstream Communications, which specializes in b-to-b communications, for 15 years. Earlier in his career, he was SVP and partner in FleishmanHillard’s Dallas office. He has also worked in communications roles at 7-Eleven, Circle K, Rexene Corporation, and Electronic Data Systems.
"I had Jetstream for 15 years," Katsulos said. "It was important to me to not move into a super huge agency. I was looking for something that was still entrepreneurial. Even at 350 people globally, [Allison+Partners] is still an entrepreneurial company that was appealing to me."
Allison+Partners made a number of GM changes this year. Lisa Schmidtke was promoted to GM of the Phoenix office in July, Tracey Cassidy was named GM in New York in January, and Serina Tan was promoted to GM of its Singapore office in March.