NEW YORK—Hill & Knowlton has named Judi Frost Mackey as senior vice president and director of the New York office’s corporate and financial practice. She will report to the general manager of Hill & Knowlton New York (a position that is open following the departure of Marilyn Castaldi), and become a member of the New York office management committee.
Mackey joins from H&K’s WPP sister company Burson-Marsteller, where she led the U.S. corporate and financial practice.
“Judi is a seasoned corporate communications professional and a proven new business generator and team builder,” said Steve Aiello, acting general manager, Hill & Knowlton New York. Added Ron Hartwig, director of the U.S. corporate practice, “Her knowledge and sophistication make her a solid client counselor, and the role she will play in broadening our suite of services will help us exceed our goals.”
Mackey will lead the New York corporate practice, which encompasses specialist groups focused on corporate reputation management, crisis and issues management, financial communications, internal communications, investor relations, transactions and restructurings, and technology.
At Burson-Marsteller, Mackey led the corporate reputation programs for Washington Mutual and AutoZone, and provided counsel to a number of corporate clients on issues and in developing platforms and thought-leadership positioning.
Prior to Burson-Marsteller, Mackey spent 14 years at Edelman New York, where she began in the New York public affairs practice, later joining the technology practice, and eventually became executive vice president, global practice leader for Edelman’s reputation management practice, and head of its New York international corporate affairs group.