INTERNATIONAL: Buckmaster leaves global post at H&K for Edelman NY

NEW YORK: Hill and Knowlton’s global public affairs practice chair, Tom Buckmaster, is leaving to head Edelman PR Worldwide’s New York office.

NEW YORK: Hill and Knowlton’s global public affairs practice chair,

Tom Buckmaster, is leaving to head Edelman PR Worldwide’s New York

office.



With dollars 40 million (pounds 25 million) revenue, Edelman NY is the

second largest PR firm in New York after Burson-Marsteller, and

co-headquarters of the Edelman network. Buckmaster replaces Michael

Morley, who was made president of Edelman International six months ago.

He will oversee a team of 330 staff and report to Pamela Talbot,

president of Edelman US.



Buckmaster’s role is the equivalent of MD in a UK firm. He has also been

made vice-chairman of Edelman Worldwide, a role which allows him to

collaborate with other senior Edelman staff.



During his time with H&K, Buckmaster managed clients including the

Prudential and Sara Lee Corporation. He was global public affairs

practice chair and general manager of H&K’s Washington office for three

years, during which time he built the office’s fee income to dollars 20

million (pounds 12.5 million).



According to president and CEO Richard Edelman, Buckmaster’s experience

will help strengthen Edelman New York’s crisis communications, corporate

reputation, public affairs, internal and financial communications.



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