December 25, 2014 4:51 AM ET


Company Overview of Ketchum, Inc.

Company Overview

Ketchum, Inc. provides public relations, marketing, and corporate communications services worldwide. It offers services in the areas of brand marketing, communication programs for CEOs, change management, clinical trial recruitment, communications training, corporate communications, corporate governance, corporate social responsibility, energy, event marketing, fashion and luxury, financial communications, food B2B, food and nutrition, healthcare, and influencer relationship management. The company also provides services in the areas of issues and crisis management, Latino marketing, litigation communications, marketing to women, media relations, public affairs, research and analytics, socia...

1285 Avenue of the Americas

Fourth Floor

New York, NY 10019

United States

Founded in 1923





Key Executives for Ketchum, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer
Age: 54
Chairman and Senior Partner
Age: 62
Chief Operating Officer and Senior Partner
Director of Global Technology Practice
Senior Partner and Chief Executive Officer of International
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Ketchum, Inc. Key Developments

Ketchum Appoints Cheryl Damian as New SVP

Ketchum announced a key addition to its sustainability and corporate social responsibility offering in senior vice president Cheryl Damian. Damian will relocate from New York to San Francisco where she will play a pivotal role in counseling Ketchum West clients and continuing to grow the firm's sustainability practice. Prior to joining Ketchum, Damian led corporate responsibility and sustainability strategy at Fenton Communications and Cone Communications.

Ketchum Announces Board Appointments

Ketchum announced the appointment of new associate directors in two of its North American offices. Melissa Kinch, partner and director of the Ketchum West Corporate Practice, assumes the role of associate director of Ketchum West, and Kathy Jeavons, partner and director of U.S. Corporate & Public Affairs, adds the role of associate director, Washington, D.C. In her new role, Kinch will help oversee the Ketchum West region, comprised of offices in San Francisco and Los Angeles, while continuing to provide senior counsel to clients across the country. During her 17-year career at Ketchum, Kinch has built leadership and teams that specialize in helping brands, organizations and industry sectors diffuse issues and create champions using engaging content and influencer outreach. Kinch also has served as associate director of the Global Corporate & Public Affairs Practice for Ketchum. Jeavons takes on the role of associate director, Washington, D.C., in addition to her responsibilities as director of U.S. corporate and public affairs. In her new role, Jeavons will partner with human resources, finance and business development to oversee day-to-day operations of the office. With 25 years of agency and government experience in communications, public affairs and issues advocacy, Jeavons is an expert on the cultural nuances of partnership, strategy and execution for global accounts.

Ketchum Promotes Ann Wool to President of the Expanding Global Unit; Announces Formation of Hub in London to Serve as the European Center of Excellence for Sports and Entertainment

Ketchum announced that Ann Wool, partner and director of Ketchum Sports & Entertainment, has been promoted to president of the expanding global unit. The company announced that in a related move, KSE formalized a hub in London to serve as the European center of excellence for sports and entertainment. Under Wool's leadership, KSE now operates from three continents, and experts from around the world collaborate through a series of regional hubs. New York and Los Angeles-based KSE teams serve as hubs for work across North America. In the U.S., Shawn McBride was recently promoted to executive vice president, sports, and Courtney Nally was promoted to senior vice president and group manager, entertainment, reporting to Marcus Peterzell, EVP, entertainment.

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