Burson’s Mackey Moves Over to H&K

NEW YORK Hill & Knowlton has hired Judi Frost Mackey as senior vice president and director of the corporate and financial practice in its flagship office here.

Mackey will oversee the agency’s efforts in corporate reputation management, crisis and issues management, financial communications, internal communications, investor relations, transactions, restructurings and technology. She will report to Steve Aiello, acting general manager at H&K in New York.

“Judi is a seasoned corporate communications professional and a proven new business generator and team builder,” said Aiello. “I have known her for many years and am confident that she will further bolster our senior bench here.”

Mackey joins the WPP Group shop from sister PR agency Burson-Marsteller, where she served as chair of the U.S. corporate and financial practice. She also headed up the corporate reputation programs for Washington Mutual and AutoZone. Patrick Ford has taken over most of her duties at Burson.