Hill & Knowlton Hires Reno as N.Y. GM

BOSTON WPP Group’s Hill & Knowlton has installed Thomas Reno as general manager of the agency’s New York office.

“Tom is an exceptional leader for the firm with thorough experience with clients and a keen desire to develop and mentor best-in-class talent,” said MaryLee Sachs, president and CEO of Hill & Knowlton, to whom Reno reports. “He represents the optimal combination of skills we look for in our Hill & Knowlton leaders and we are very excited to have him on board.”

Reno joins H&K from Grey’s GCI Group, where he was president of the New York office. Before GCI, Reno served as managing director of Makovsky & Co., where he ran the firm’s corporate and financial practice from 1997 to 2000.

Reno is a reputation management and corporate branding specialist and has advised a variety of clients including Chase Manhattan Bank, Ernst & Young, Deutsche Bank Securities and Visa USA.

“Hill & Knowlton has a well-earned reputation for superior client service and a dedicated leadership team and I am very pleased to be joining the firm,” said Reno.