Ketchum Names Molinari President in D.C.

BOSTON Ketchum Public Relations has hired Susan Molinari as president of its public affairs unit.

Molinari is a former United States Representative from New York and will continue to serve as chief executive officer of Ketchum’s lobbying firm, The Washington Group in Washington, D.C., where she was recently named chairman.

“Susan is the ideal person to take on this role,” said Raymond Kotcher, chief executive officer and senior partner of Ketchum, in a statement. “She possesses a rare combination of real world experience in national politics and media, as well as superb business leadership and management skills—a necessary combination for providing informed, strategic, high-quality counsel to public affairs campaigns.”

Molinari was a member of Congress from 1990 to 1997. Her service culminated in being elected by her colleagues to the eight-person Republican Majority Leadership, which made her one of the highest-ranking women in Congress.

“I’m thrilled to be taking on these additional responsibilities within Ketchum while increasing my role with The Washington Group,” said Molinari in a statement. “The synergies between the two are extraordinary and we will immediately be able to offer clients world-class public affairs capabilities from media and crisis communications to grassroots, ally development and coalition building, issue management and issue advertising.