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Hill&Knowlton Strategies restructures executives

Hill&Knowlton Strategies of New York has undertaken a restructuring of its senior staff. Global president Richard Millar will have responsibility for operations in the United States, as well as global client, creativity and innovation activities. Global president Lars Erik Grønntun will head the company’s international division, holding responsibility for operations in the United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, Africa and continental Europe. Both will report to AnnaMaria DeSalva, global chairman and CEO of the company. In addition, head of finance Andy Scharf, head of human resources Kate Augustine, head of business development and marketing Sam Lythgoe and global counsel Meredith Marks will also report directly to DeSalva, along with the company’s global sector heads.

“We are taking key steps forward to establish the foundation for the next era of growth and achievement at Hill&Knowlton Strategies,” said DeSalva. “Richard and Lars Erik are proven leaders who have built the UK market and EMEA region, respectively, and have advanced a global operating model for the firm as global co-presidents. With the establishment of this leadership structure we are doubling down on our growth imperatives for major markets and clusters while positioning key functions, sectors and capabilities to drive our progress.”

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