NEW YORK—Publicis Consultants | PR, the U.S. operation of French public relations giant Publicis Consultants, has named Steve Bryant, most recently president of the agency’s Seattle office, executive vice president, USA, overseeing business and brand development.
Bryant is succeeded by Hannah Coan, most recently executive vice president, director of client services, who had been named managing director of the office. In New York, Linda Muskat-Rim, most recently senior vice president at Ruder Finn, has been named senior vice president for healthcare.
Bryant will report to Wendy Lund, who has assumed responsibility for the agency’s operations and will continue to serve as executive vice president, global business and client development for sister agency Manning Selvage & Lee. Her appointment with Publicis Consultants | PR is designed to maximize client service and growth opportunities for this important public relations brand of Publicis Groupe.
The changes follow the departure of Ann Moravick, who joined Ketchum in the fall of last year.
Bryant, a 20-year veteran of the firm, has also served as its chief creative officer and is best known for launching Jared Fogel for Subway and for his work on the Diet Pepsi syringe crisis. He also founded the firm’s Nutrition Marketing Research Institute and is a frequent presenter on food and beverage marketing.