CHICAGO—Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide has added two senior vice presidents. Michelle Press joins the group to lead business-to-business and corporate technology brands and Drew Ferguson to drive C-level communications and reputation risk initiatives.
Press joins Ogilvy PR with more than 20 years in the fields of marketing and communications. Previously she served as senior vice president at GolinHarris where she led programming and client relationships in the areas of B2B marketing, corporate reputation, crisis and issues management and corporate social responsibility, leading programs for brands including Owens Corning, Underwriters Laboratories, and The Dow Chemical Company.
Ferguson joins from Ketchum and brings nearly 15 years of public relations experience in issues management, financial communications, C-suite executive positioning and investor relations. He previously managed crisis and issues management for Thornburg Mortgage and developed and implemented communications strategies for clients including Nokia, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, Mead Johnson Nutrition and United Airlines. His experience also includes agency roles at Sard Verbinnen & Co., media relations at The Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks and adjunct professor of fiction writing at Columbia College of Chicago.