HAUPPAUGE, NY—Financial communications veteran Diane Perry is joining marketing public relations and corporate communications boutique Kodora Communications as a partner. She will work alongside founder Dan O’Connell and partner Amanda Sherwin to provide a comprehensive corporate and financial counseling capability.
Perry and O’Connell previously worked together for four years at Shandwick, where O’Connell was managing director of the agency’s New York office and Perry led the investor relations practice. Prior to joining Kodora, she was at Hill & Knowlton, where she ran the New York corporate and investor relations practice, and her career includes similar roles at other international agencies including Shandwick and Edelman.
Perry has created and managed communications programs for U.S. and international companies, handling IPOs, mergers & acquisitions, bankruptcies, restructurings, divestitures, crisis management, community relations, employee communications and other related initiatives. Clients have included Ernst & Young, Georgia-Pacific and Eastman Kodak, in addition to numerous small and mid-cap corporations and organizations.
“Attracting someone of Diane’s credentials and expertise is a huge coup for our firm,” says O’Connell. “Her world-class investor relations experience, coupled with our already deep financial and corporate communications capabilities, leaves us well positioned to provide a full range of marketing and public relations services to the most sophisticated, demanding clients in those areas.
“At the same time, we will continue to provide similar services to our growing base of consumer products clientele.”
Perry will operate out of an office in Manhattan, where Kodora was originally founded before moving its primary office to Hauppauge, NY.