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March 29, 2015 7:55 PM 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, President and Senior Partner
Age: 54
Chairman and Senior Partner
Age: 62
Chief Operating Officer and Senior Partner
Director of Global Technology Practice, Partner and Chief Executive Officer of Access Communications Unit
Senior Partner and Chief Executive Officer of International
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Ketchum, Inc. Key Developments

Ketchum Appoints Christopher Handler as Senior Vice President and Director, Social Marketing Practice

Ketchum named Dr. Christopher Handler senior vice president and director of its Social Marketing Practice, with responsibility for leading multimillion-dollar communications programs for federal government agencies and nonprofit associations. Handler joined Ketchum in 2006 and over the past eight years has been a leader within the Social Marketing Practice, serving most recently as senior vice president. He will report to Bill McIntyre, director of Ketchum's Washington, D.C., office. He replaces Christine Shreeve, who left Ketchum in February to join the Food and Drug Administration as director of the Office of Communications for the FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research.

Ketchum Names Sean Fitzgerald Director of the North America Corporate & Public Affairs Practice

Ketchum named Sean Fitzgerald director of the North America Corporate & Public Affairs Practice, effective March 2, 2015. Fitzgerald, who has been with Ketchum for 15 years, most recently served as executive vice president of Ketchum Greater China. He recently relocated to Dallas to assume the new role. In his new role with the North America Corporate & Public Affairs Practice, Fitzgerald will be responsible for growing, diversifying and promoting the practice's service offerings and tools, both internally and externally. His time will be split between building the practice and servicing key clients as a senior counselor. He will report to Barri Rafferty, senior partner and CEO of North America, and Hilary Hanson McKean, partner and managing director of Ketchum's Global Practices. He also will work closely with Rod Cartwright, partner and director of the Global Corporate & Public Affairs Practice, and Jamey Peters, partner and director of the Dallas office. Before joining Ketchum, Fitzgerald served as vice president of global communications for Mattel, where he led the task force that established the company's renowned ethical manufacturing program.

Ketchum Promotes Emma Capombassis to Director of its Toronto Office

Ketchum promoted Emma Capombassis to the position of director of its Toronto office, responsible for Ketchum operations across Canada. Capombassis has been a senior vice president and member of the Ketchum Canada leadership team for eight years. Before joining Ketchum in 2007, Capombassis worked for Cohn & Wolfe and Citigate Dewe Rogerson.

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