Grayling Appoints New Head of North American PR Operations
Grayling has today announced the appointment of Chris Boehlke as CEO, North America Public Relations, which includes leadership of the company’s PR teams in New York, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco and Sacramento.
Chris joined the company following Huntsworth’s acquisition of her own company, Connecting Point, in 2009 and currently leads Grayling’s San Francisco operations. Chris has more than 30 years’ experience across consumer, corporate and technology PR, as well as marketing services, and sector experience spans technology, consumer packaged goods and environmental issues. Prior to founding her own company, Chris served on the global senior management teams of both Edelman and Burson-Marsteller.
Commenting on the announcement, Michael Murphy, Global CEO, said:
“I am delighted to confirm our new US team structure under Chris’s leadership, which is a critical market for Grayling as we strengthen our network and our international client servicing capabilities. Since joining Grayling in 2009, Chris has more than doubled the size our San Francisco operations. She has made an invaluable contribution to the development of our North American presence and I am confident that she will lead our US team to even greater success.”
Chris said, “I’m thrilled to be taking on this role at an intensely exciting time in our firm’s history. We have many seasoned professionals across all the important communications disciplines, including public relations, public affairs, government relations, investor relations and digital media, working together to create truly customised and integrated global client programs. Everyone is bursting with passion and fresh ideas and this kind of culture brings a great and special value to our clients.”