NEW YORK—Noonan Russo, a division of Euro RSCG Life PR, has hired financial communications veteran Diane Perry as senior vice president and managing director. Perry will report directly to Noonan Russo’s chief executive officer Anthony Russo and will be responsible for managing clients’ public and investor relations programs, and leading the firm’s ongoing new business efforts.
Perry’s career, on both the agency and corporate sides, has included the managing communication issues surrounding initial public offerings, M&A transactions and crises. Most recently, she was an equity partner at Kodora Communications on Long Island. Previously, she served as senior vice president and the head of New York corporate and financial practice at Hill & Knowlton, and was interim general manager of the firm’s New York office.
Earlier she held senior level positions at several major communications agencies, including Weber Shandwick, Gavin Anderson & Company, and Edelman Worldwide. She began her career as a Merrill Lynch stockbroker, followed by investor relations positions with Universal Health Services, a hospital management company.