SAN FRANCISCO—Edelman has named Catherine Ogilvie executive vice president and general manager of its San Francisco office. She has worked in global markets for such companies as Harrods, Motorola, Napster and, most recently, as director of global marketing and communications for the Almond Board of California, an Edelman client, where she oversaw a $22 million annual marketing effort designed to promote almond consumption worldwide.
Ogilvie is assuming the responsibility for leadership of an office that is part of Edelman’s West Coast region, which saw its billings increase by 17 percent in 2005. Edelman San Francisco represents Charles Schwab, Clorox, Transamerica , the Almond Board of California and the U.S. Mushroom Council among others.
She will report to Patrick McGuire and Gail Becker, co-presidents of the firm’s regional operations.
Prior to joining the Almond Board, Ogilvie was the director of global marketing for software company Mindjet. She has also worked as senior director of marketing for Napster, the pioneering peer-to-peer file sharing company and from 1995 to 2001, ran an eponymous management consultancy based in Munich that specialized in telecommunications, media and retail.