Weber Shandwick has today announced two new major global appointments, effective immediately.
Cathy Calhoun, previously Weber Shandwick’s president, North America, has been appointed to the new global role of chief client officer. Meanwhile Susan Howe, previously Weber Shandwick’s president, Chicago, has been promoted to the position of president, Global Consumer Marketing.
Calhoun, who has been with the firm for 21 years, is charged with deepening relationships with key clients, across practice areas and geographies. She will report to Weber Shandwick CEO Andy Polansky.
Howe, who has been with the firm for 17 years, will oversee the firm’s largest practice area, bringing her global experience in consumer marketing, PR and digital to bear on behalf of clients.
She will be responsible for building client relationships globally, and helping to expand the Consumer Marketing practice’s reach, expertise and offerings in the market. Howe reports to Gail Heimann, president, Weber Shandwick.