My best hire

Chris Genasi, chief executive of Eloqui PR, on the 'resolute' Jo Naughton.

'Jo was my first director-level hire after I became CEO of Weber Shandwick's corporate practice in 2000.

'She joined from The Prince's Trust to develop our CSR offering. However, it was soon clear that Jo would grow the business way beyond the CSR remit.

'Her clarity of presentation, a forceful style and a tireless drive for results, meant that she was soon winning new business and the trust of major clients such as Unilever.

'Jo also added a great deal to the culture of the 40-strong corporate practice, bringing a positive approach to working collaboratively with colleagues.

'By the time Jo left in 2002, she had made a lasting impression on the senior management running Weber Shandwick at the time.'

Jo Naughton now runs Clear Blue Marketing.

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