NEW YORK—Ketchum has named Dave Chapman to director of Ketchum West, which includes the agency’s San Francisco and Los Angeles. Based in San Francisco, Chapman joins Ketchum from Burson-Marsteller and brings more than 24 years of marketing and corporate communications experience to the position.
The director position had been held by Sean Fitzgerald, partner and managing director, on an interim basis since April, when Doug Kinzley left the firm to pursue personal interests.
“Dave has earned a reputation as a trusted and knowledgeable senior counselor with sharp analytical, creative-development and problem-solving skills,” says Fitzgerald. “He is a tremendous leader and manager, with an impressive track record motivating high performing teams. These attributes make him a strong cultural fit for Ketchum.”