Dix & Eaton Hires Kalupa; Merrill Lynch Analyst Joins Board
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Dix & Eaton Hires Kalupa; Merrill Lynch Analyst Joins Board

Dix & Eaton has named Lauren Rich Fine, an award-winning Merrill Lynch securities analyst who has covered various communications industries for more than a decade, to the firm’s board of directors and advisers.

Paul Holmes

  CLEVELAND, August 17—Dix & Eaton has named Lauren Rich Fine, an award-winning Merrill Lynch securities analyst who has covered various communications industries for more than a decade, to the firm’s board of directors and advisers. At the same time, it named veteran communications consultant and educator Frank Kalupa senior vice president with responsibility for research, competitive intelligence, change management counseling and measurement, and professional development.
 
Kalupa has consulted for such major clients as The Boeing Company, Rockwell International Corporation, Bank of America, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Internal Revenue Service. He also has served as an expert witness for law firms in Texas and Pennsylvania on the effects of mass media.
 
“CEOs are increasingly seeking proven best practices in change management, coupled with intellectually rigorous communications strategies and tactics,” says Dix & Eaton chairman and chief executive Scott Chaikin.  “Kalupa’s diverse communications expertise, combined with his entrepreneurial approach to problem resolution, will further enhance our ability to help clients achieve high-impact results and a measurable competitive advantage.”
 
Kalupa also serves director of the San Francisco Academy, an executive development program affiliated with the Berkeley Center for Executive Development at the University of California and the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications. He will continue in that role, and may expand the activities of the Academy into the Midwest.
 
Fine, meanwhile, has been named the leading analyst covering the advertising and marketing services industry by Institutional Investor, and serves as first vice president and managing director, corporate strategy and research, with Merrill Lynch. She has been a member of Institutional Investor’s All-Star Team for seven years.
 
“Few people anywhere have a better understanding of our industry than Lauren, who is exceptionally familiar with the world's largest public relations firms and their parent companies,” says Chaikin. “We expect to learn and benefit from her insights.  She will add a new dimension to our already broad-based board.”
 
Other members of the board include Richard Pogue, retired managing partner of law firm Jones Day Reavis & Pogue; David Hoag, retired chairman of The LTV Corporation; and Henry Eaton, retired co-founder of the firm. Serving as advisers to the board are James Bennett, a former director of McKinsey & Company, and James Boland, a former member of the Management Committee of Ernst & Young.
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