New York, June 5, 2014 – Ogilvy Public Relations (Ogilvy PR), an integrated global communications firm, today announced that Nicky McHugh has been named Executive Director of the agency’s New York Corporate Practice, effective June 2, 2014.
Reporting to Ogilvy PR/New York’s Managing Director Dr. Jennifer Scott, McHugh will lead the strategic direction and growth of the New York Corporate Practice. She will oversee the group’s client accounts, financial performance, talent, and business development initiatives. The Corporate Practice services clients in the areas of reputation management, employee communications, investor relations and business-to-business public relations.
“Nicky’s results-oriented approach and extensive background providing strategic public relations counsel to some of the world’s most valued brands will be key to delivering the solutions that achieve our clients’ business goals and grow our Corporate Practice in New York and across the U.S.,” said Dr. Scott.
Bringing nearly two decades of experience in strategic corporate communications, reputation management, issues advocacy and executive visibility, McHugh has partnered with numerous influential brands in the financial and professional services sectors. She launched the Qatar Investment Authority in the U.S., provided executive support across North America for the Dubai International Financial Center and also for the French government's economic development division, Invest in France. Most recently she spearheaded the agency team for Deloitte, and was the North America lead for the World Gold Council.
“I am thrilled to join Ogilvy PR and excited to work with our team to build a flagship Corporate Practice in New York. This is a fascinating time for corporate public relations," said McHugh. "Clients are expecting us to bring new ideas and fresh perspectives that are meaningful to a diverse range of stakeholders as well as to the bottom line. As an agency partner we need to bring smart, creative and collaborative thinking to the table and I look forward to helping our teams deliver on that,” added McHugh.
McHugh joins Ogilvy PR from MSLGroup where she served as the Corporate Group's Deputy Practice Director and lead for the Financial and Professional Services teams. In this role, she oversaw operations for the group including account service, budgeting and forecasting, business development and staffing. Before that, she spent two years as a Senior Vice President at the agency. Previously, McHugh held Vice President positions at Stanton Public Relations & Marketing and Hill & Knowlton.
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