NEW YORK — Ketchum has elected 10 new partners, bringing the firm's total number of partners to 89. Nominated by current partners and confirmed by Ketchum's Global Leadership Council, they will serve as Ketchum brand ambassadors, acting as front line leaders and visionaries for new approaches and thinking. 

"These 10 extraordinary colleagues are respected inside and outside of the agency," said Rob Flaherty, senior partner, CEO and president of Ketchum. "They are known for being astute client counselors, for pushing us in new areas and approaches, and for embracing calculated risks to help clients meet their business objectives and help grow the agency."

Five individuals were recognized for providing outstanding counsel and a relentless commitment to clients. These include Alison Borgmeyer, director of Midwest food and agriculture practice, Chicago; Jon Chin, regional client director Asia-Pacific, Singapore; Amy Kull, director of Ketchum West food and nutrition practice, San Francisco; Susan Smith, director, London; and Kerstin Steglich, chief content officer, Ketchum Germany, Dresden. 

Four additional partners were chosen for expanding Ketchum's social content and digital expertise. These include Lori Beecher, director of media and content strategy; Marc Levy, director of strategic and creative planning; Marcus Peterzell, head of entertainment for Ketchum sports and entertainment, all based in New York; and Frederik Tautz, executive director, digital, Ketchum Germany, Dusseldorf. 

San Francisco based global talent acquisition director Michele Lanza, was also chosen as a partner for demonstrating the firm's deep commitment to talent and operational excellence. 

"These are proven leaders who will continue to enrich our ability to provide the latest thinking and highest quality services to our clients," said Flaherty. "I am thrilled to welcome these colleges into our existing group of partners, and I look forward to working with them to help drive the firm forward in our mission to be the most valued agency in the world."

As part of the Omnicom Public Relations Group, Ketchum has operations in over 70 countries and six continents.