CHICAGO—Golin/Harris International has named Gary Rudnick executive vice president and managing director of its Texas operations. Rudnick, who has been at Golin/Harris for eight years, will continue to oversee the growth and development of the Dallas and Houston offices.
Rudnick has been leading efforts in Texas since 2002, where he has guided a solid expansion of the agency’s client base, diversifying and growing the offices with the addition of such clients as Coors, Verizon Wireless and Verizon Superpages, among others.
“Gary has accomplished much in the two years of work in Dallas and Houston,” says Keith Burton, chief client officer and regional managing director. “He’s built a wonderful and talented team of professionals. He’s lead a great account team to help shape our Texas Instruments relationship into what our client describes as the model of a true partnership—and among the largest clients at Golin/Harris International.”
In addition, the firm has named Patti Temple Rocks executive vice president and director of the consumer brands group in the Chicago office. In her new role, Temple Rocks will continue to steward the McDonald’s client relationship and will also be responsible for further growing the consumer brands group with new talent, expanded client relationships and new opportunities.
Temple Rocks initially joined Golin/Harris in 1987 as an account supervisor, where she focused on media relations and issues management for McDonald’s. In 1992, she formed her own agency, which she operated for seven years until rejoining GH in 1999.