NEW YORK — Randa Stephan, most recently a Weber Shandwick marketing leader, has joined Hill+Knowlton Strategies as the firm's first chief marketing and communications officer.
Starting September 15, Stephan will be responsible for the firm's global corporate brand, marketing, and internal and external communications across H+K's 77 offices in 43 countries worldwide. She will report to global chairman and CEO AnnaMaria DeSalva and join Hill+Knowlton's Global Leadership Council.
Stephan has spent the last eight years with Weber Shandwick, most recently serving as the agency's global head of marketing and brand. In 2021, she led the launch of The Weber Shandwick Collective enterprise, formalizing the firm's ecosystem of specialist agencies and establishing their first-ever brand and service architecture
Prior to joining Weber, Stephan was executive director at The Wall Street Journal, where she led the launch of WSJ Custom Studios, the publisher's integrated content marketing practice.
“I'm delighted to welcome Randa in this important role at a time when H+K is a growth leader in a growing industry,” said DeSalva.“Ninety-five years ago, the Hill+Knowlton brand originated the industry, and today our work has never mattered more. Now as we prepare for our second century, we are ready to renew the H+K corporate brand to create more value for our clients, employees, partners, and communities. Randa is a brand transformation leader with deep expertise, and her creative energy and passion for results make her a very welcome addition to our leadership team.”
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