LOS ANGELES—Myron (Ron) Hartwig, a leader of Hill & Knowlton’s west coast operations for more than 20 years, has been named vice president of communications for The J. Paul Getty Trust. He will be responsible for communicating with the Getty’s diverse constituencies, including media, and will represent all aspects of the Trust, including the J. Paul Getty Museum, Getty Research Institute, Getty Conservation Institute and the Getty Foundation.
Hartwig joins from Hill & Knowlton, where he spent 24 years in senior executive positions, most recently as executive vice president and chairman of the firm’s California operations. Previously, he was general manager of the Los Angeles office and in the 1980s, he launched the company’s Japanese business division, and later, served as president and chief operating officer of Hill and Knowlton’s U.S. operations.
“Building awareness for and connecting people around the world to the expansive offerings of the Getty is an important part of our mission,” said Barry Munitz, president and chief executive officer of the J. Paul Getty Trust. “Ron brings both a global and local approach to communications, and will add a wonderful strength to our team.”
Before joining Hill and Knowlton, Hartwig spent 12 years with General Motors Corporation, the last two of which were spent in Los Angeles where he was western corporate public relations manager from 1978 to 1980. Hartwig also served in the Carter Administration as director of public affairs and counselor to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce.