NEW YORK and LONDON—Marylee Sachs, director of the worldwide communications practice at Hill & Knowlton and chair of the firm’s U.S. operations, is leaving the firm, while chief marketing officer Tony Burgess-Webb has announced plans to retire from the firm in February.
Sachs has served as U.S. chair and director of the global marketing communications practice since 2006, having moved to the U.S. in 2002 afrer spending a decade with H&K in London, initially as board director and head of the marketing communications practice for U.K. and EMEA and later as executive vice president and head of global marketing communications. Earlier in her career, she led the marketing communications practice for Fleishman-Hillard in London.
A 25-year veteran of H&K, Burgess-Webb joined H&K in 1985, and set up and managed the European regional marketing, technology and healthcare practices before founding Netcoms, the firm’s first digital practice, in 1994. In 2000, he became the global digital practice leader and in 2005, he was named chief marketing officer, responsible for the firm’s brand, new business and marketing worldwide.
Most recently, he has championed the firm’s social media initiatives, its global transnational client service offer and H&K’s participation in the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity.