NEW YORK, April 18—Harlan Teller, head of the worldwide corporate practice at Hill & Knowlton, has been named to the newly-created position of global chief client officer. Teller will continue to lead the firm’s global corporate effort, while taking on his new responsibilities.
According to H&K chairman and chief executive Howard Paster, the appointment was made to “further solidifies the its 75-year commitment to quality service and enhancing its client relationships. In a multi-specialist firm such as Hill & Knowlton, it is critical that we continue to have systems in place that assist and enable our clients in navigating today’s complex business environments.
“Many of our clients have operations in a number of countries and their needs and challenges are as varied as the venues. We know from research and experience that as they grow and diversify, they require greater H&K resources and ease and consistency of service. Harlan’s global, interdisciplinary expertise, particularly in corporate communications and the C-Suite, as well as his experience in both practice and geographic management, provides him with the background and leadership qualities necessary to spearhead this effort,” Paster added.
Teller remains a member of the firm’s worldwide executive committee and will be supported by a network of established regional client service directors and their teams. Teller joined H&K in 1996, after 20 years at Burson-Marsteller.