St. John Strengthens PR Practice

ATLANTA St. John & Partners has named Todd Lynch director of public relations and added four new members to its PR operation, the shop said.

Lynch, who has been with the Jacksonville, Fla., independent for the past five years, will supervise the agency’s 13-person PR staff and a team of account executives in the shop’s offices in Miami and Orlando, Fla.; New Orleans; Charlotte, N.C.; and Montgomery, Ala.

“Todd’s passion for the craft and his commitment to developing solutions that integrate all the agency’s disciplines will ensure our clients benefits from the best the agency has to offer,” said Dan St. John, the shop’s chairman and CEO.

Before joining St. John & Partners, Lynch was director of client services at Bottary & Partners Public Relations in Jacksonville, which was acquired by St. John in 1999. He also spent five years at The William Cook Agency in Jacksonville as a PR consultant, and was a marketing director for Caledonian and Brian Andrew Ltd., sister companies in Chicago that sell English antiques and reproductions. Lynch is a native of Chicago and graduate of Loyola University there.

The new hires are Sue Murphy, a field account executive in Tampa, Fla.; Charlene Njoroge, a field account executive in Atlanta; and Lisa Matz, an assistant account executive, and Connie Hunt, an account coordinator, both at the shop’s headquarters in Jacksonville.