CHICAGO—CKPR has named agency veteran Deborah Radman and integrated public relations specialist Rob Merritt directors of its offices in New York and Chicago, respectively. In addition, Jill Schroeder has been elevated to senior vice president and continues as director of the firm’s Milwaukee office. The three, along with agency veteran Lisa Noble, director in Phoenix, report to the national firm’s managing director Joel Curran.
Radman, who most recently served as managing director of Stanton Communications in New York, brings 25 years of agency experience to CKPR’s newest office, which was launched three years ago. Radman helped to open Stanton’s New York office and will work closely with the CKPR network and C-K/Hampel-Stefanides to fully leverage the agency’s 360-degree offerings.
Merritt, who is an expert in 360-degree PR strategies, joins CKPR after managing the PR teams at Pittsburgh-based integrated agencies Blattner Brunner and MARC USA, and Barkley-Evergreen in Kansas City. His clients have included Sprint, Payless ShoeSource, Dow Chemical, CITGO, the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, and Hills Pet Nutrition.
Schroeder re-joined CKPR in 2005 after more than a decade in leadership positions at Oracle Corporation, Blanc & Otus, Hill & Knowlton’s consumer technology practice, and Kohler Company.