DALLAS, Aug. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Ketchum, a world leader in communications and public relations, today announced the promotion of partner Jamey Peters to director of Ketchum South, which includes both the Dallas and Atlanta offices.
Peters has nearly two decades of experience and in-depth knowledge of media relations, financial communications, issues management and retail brand marketing. He has been integral in helping Ketchum Dallas attract and build relationships with many leading Texas companies. In addition, he played a key role building the Ketchum Energy practice while overseeing Ketchum's Dallas office.
"Under Jamey's leadership, Ketchum South has become a powerhouse with expertise running the gamut from brand to corporate with specialties in energy, travel, retail and food. He is a fierce advocate for our clients, a valued strategist and media counselor, executive trainer and writer," said Hilary Hanson McKean, partner and managing director of Global Practices, Ketchum South and Toronto. "Jamey's commitment to building seamless teams allows Ketchum to deliver outstanding results, and he is recognized among colleagues for his incredible spirit and strong commitment to mentoring others."
Peters said, "It is an exciting time for Ketchum in the South. Over the past six years, we have grown Dallas from a singularly-focused satellite office to a major hub, and created a strong partnership between our Atlanta and Dallas offices. Our top-notch teams deliver outstanding programs and drive real business impact for our clients in corporate reputation, consumer branding and internal communications."
Diana Garza Ciarlante will now report to Peters as she continues in her role leading the Atlanta office as director, where she has been successfully managing the office's leadership team, ensuring top-quality client service, driving growth, and attracting the market's top communications talent since she rejoined the firm in 2014.
Peters joined Ketchum's Atlanta office in 2004 as a corporate media vice president. In 2010, he relocated to Dallas to assume the role of associate director for Ketchum South. He was made a Ketchum partner in 2013, and in 2014, he became director of Ketchum Dallas.
Prior to joining Ketchum, Peters spent eight years working in the energy and utility sector and three years working with the American Red Cross. Under his leadership, Peters' teams have been awarded two PRWeek Awards, seven PRSA Silver Anvils, four SABRE Awards, multiple local PRSA awards, and two Cannes Silver PR Lions.
Peters has a bachelor of science in history from Wake Forest University and completed the Executive Middle Management Program at Georgia Institute of Technology's School of Management.
Ketchum is a leading global communications firm with operations in more than 70 countries across six continents. The winner of 17 Cannes Lions and an unprecedented four PRWeek Campaign of the Year Awards, Ketchum partners with clients to deliver strategic programming, game-changing creative and measurable results that build brands and reputations. For more information on Ketchum, a part of the DAS Group of Companies, visit www.ketchum.com.
About the DAS Group of Companies
The DAS Group of Companies, a division of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC) (www.omnicomgroup.com), is a global group of marketing services companies. DAS includes over 200 companies in the following marketing disciplines: specialty, PR, healthcare, CRM, events, promotional marketing, branding and research. Operating through a combination of networks and regional organizations, DAS serves international, regional, national and local clients through more than 700 offices in 71 countries.