Abernathy MacGregor Appoints Heather Wilson as Head of its San Francisco Office; Deepens Senior Team in the Bay Area

Jan 06, 2016, 09:00 ET from Abernathy MacGregor

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Abernathy MacGregor, one of the leading strategic and financial communications advisory firms in the world, today announced that it has named Managing Director Heather Wilson as head of its San Francisco office.  Ms. Wilson was previously based in the firm's Los Angeles office.  In her new role, she will oversee the firm's Bay Area operations, continue to advise clients and help drive growth for the firm.

Additionally, Amy Feng, most recently an Executive Vice President in Abernathy MacGregor's Los Angeles office, has joined the San Francisco office, further deepening the firm's senior expertise in the region.

"Abernathy MacGregor has long served a large portfolio of clients in the Bay Area, and through the years has worked on some of the area's highest profile M&A, crisis, activism defense and reputation management situations," said Tom Johnson, Chief Executive Officer of Abernathy MacGregor.  "In recognition of the highly attractive growth opportunities we see in this market, we are investing heavily to put the right talent in place to serve our clients and grow our presence in Northern California."

"Heather has brought tremendous value to both her clients and the firm since joining us almost two years ago, and she has the right experience and vision to lead our strategic expansion," said Chuck Burgess, President of Abernathy MacGregor.  "With the further addition of Amy, a highly experienced executive particularly in the areas of M&A, shareholder activism and investor relations, our senior team in the Bay Area is positioned to provide the full range of services to our clients across all of our practice areas." 

Ms. Wilson has more than 20 years of corporate and media experience, having advised clients on crises, litigation, media and social media strategy and corporate transactions.  She has deep experience with crisis preparation and management and has worked with some of the world's largest brands in the technology, consumer products, retail, and food/beverage industries.  Ms. Wilson was previously a financial journalist.

Ms. Feng has been with the firm for eight years, joining after nearly a decade on Wall Street as a sell-side analyst for Lehman Brothers and JMP Securities.  With experience in a range of industries, particularly the technology and healthcare/biotech sectors, Ms. Feng has advised clients on M&A, shareholder activist defense, capital allocation, IPOs, investor relations and financial communications.

About Abernathy MacGregor
Abernathy MacGregor (www.abmac.com) is a strategic and financial communications advisory firm with more than 30 years of experience advising U.S. and international organizations.  Abernathy MacGregor specializes in counseling boards of directors and senior executives of public and private corporations in the following six disciplines: corporate and financial communications; investor relations and shareholder activism; transaction communications; crisis management; initial public offerings; and corporate restructurings and bankruptcy.  The firm helps its clients attract investors, complete transactions, resolve crises, prevail on public issues, retain customers and motivate employees.  Abernathy MacGregor offers its clients diverse and pertinent experience, relationships that matter and ideas that work.  The firm is based in New York with offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Houston.  Abernathy MacGregor, which is part of HAVAS, is a founding member of AMO, the premier global network of financial and strategic communications firms (www.amo-global.com).


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