SANTA CLARA—Paul Bergevin, for the past five years president of Huntsworth Group’s technology public relations agency Citigate Cunningham, is joining technology giant Intel Corporation as head of global communications. He will report to Sean Maloney, executive vice president and chief sales and marketing officer.
Bergevin joined Citigate Cunningham in 2001 as managing director of global business development and was named president in October of 2002, presiding over the firm’s revival as it recovered from losses incurred in the wake of the dot-com crash and the technology PR slump that followed.
Before joining Citigate Cunningham, Bergevin served as vice president of corporate marketing at Certive Corporation, a startup delivering a hosted practice management system to independent professional service firms. Prior to that, he helped launch and led the development of Edelman Worldwide’s global technology PR practice, working with clients such as Apple Computer and PeopleSoft. Earlier, he was director of public relations at IBM, working on the launch of the ThinkPad and Aptiva brands.
Christine Pfendt and Eileen Stanley Conway will take over leadership at Citigate Cunningham. Pfendt, Conway is a 15-year veteran of the technology public relations business who previously served as vice president of corporate communications at software leader Macromedia and was a vice president at Edelman Worldwide. Pfendt, who previously was executive vice president of the firm’s finance, information technology and facilities group, has been with the firm since 2001. Her previous experience includes five years with Ziff-Davis Events.