Public Relations Industry Veteran Anna Cahill Leonard Appointed President Of Antenna Group Firm Strengthens Executive Bench in Energy and High Technology Marketplace
SAN FRANCISCO, March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In a move that strengthens the firm's position as a leader in strategic communications, Antenna Group announced today it has appointed Anna Cahill Leonard as president. Leonard reports to CEO Keith Zakheim and is responsible for client strategy and counsel as well as overall agency management and growth.
Leonard brings to Antenna Group 25 years' experience in communications including public relations, integrated marketing and market research, spanning clean energy, energy efficiency, mobile communications, enterprise software/hardware, and semiconductor technology markets.
"Anna brings to Antenna Group a wealth of global as well as boutique agency experience and a track record for leading and growing integrated communication organizations," said Zakheim. "Anna's professional life has resided at the intersection of energy technology and high technology, and that experience has provided her with a unique strategic vision for the challenges and future of both industries. It is a credit to the entire Antenna organization that we were able to attract someone of Anna's caliber, and we are confident that she will bring immediate value to our client-partners."
Leonard has counseled a wide range of clean energy and energy efficiency technology companies including Comverge, ClearEdge Power, FlipSwap, Tendril, The Green Grid and Redwood Systems. She has also led numerous technology clients large and small including Analog Devices, Cisco Systems, Computer Associates (CA), Facebook, Ixia Systems, Oracle, Qualcomm and Saba Software.
"In today's world of integrated marketing, one of my passions is to help companies build brands that stand out in the marketplace and drive business results through strategic, inspired public relations and communications," said Leonard. "I enjoy working closely with the executive team to craft the vision and messages integral to delivering targeted programs that articulate the story to company stakeholders, be they employees, customers, partners or investors."
Prior to joining Antenna Group, Leonard was president and global technology practice leader at Cohn & Wolfe, where she led the technology offering worldwide as well as the San Francisco office, the hub of that global practice. Most recent to Cohn & Wolfe, Leonard was chief operating officer at Blanc & Otus, where she was responsible for the San Francisco office and its clients, as well as marketing and new business for the company.
Previously, Leonard held the position of managing director and executive vice president for Porter Novelli where she co-directed the Bay Area operation, one of the largest operations in the agency's network. She also led the Semiconductor client portfolio for the company, with Analog Devices and Qualcomm as the cornerstone clients.
A graduate of DePauw University in Indiana, Leonard holds a bachelor's degree in psychology with an emphasis in finance. She also studied at the University of Freiburg in Germany.
About Antenna Group
Antenna Group, a Beckerman company, is a leading strategic communications agency delivering public relations and integrated marketing services to entrepreneurial and innovative organizations in technology sectors ranging from energy to mobile communications and enterprise software/hardware technology and services. Headquartered in San Francisco, Antenna Group has offices in the Washington, DC and NY-metro areas. For more information visit antennagroup.com.
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