NEW YORK: Daniel O’Connell, managing director of Shandwick’s New
York office, has left the agency without announcing future plans.
Shandwick US president Scott Meyer said that O’Connell had left because
of ’growing philosophical differences and diminishing buy in’ to
His departure follows a restructure this year in which the Shandwick
holding company, International PR, has trimmed its regional
Shandwick Americas chief executive officer Larry Kaplan and Miller/
Shandwick president Peter Snyder have both left the agency this
O’Connell joined in 1994 from Robert Marston Associates, a New York PR
agency. Meyer, who is based in New York, has taken over as temporary
head of the office.
Meyer will work with New York practice leaders Diane Perry and Cliff
Berman, and Shandwick’s recently-named US president Michael Petruzzello.