Atlanta PR agency welcomes 20-plus year veteran
(Spring 2013) Cookerly Public Relations, a leading Atlanta public relations and marketing communications agency, recently welcomed Keith Bowermaster as vice president.
Bowermaster joins Cookerly with more than 20 years of success in healthcare, non-profit, educational and agency communications. He has served as a vital member of senior-level teams responsible for creating and implementing communications and marketing plans to audiences on a local, national and global level. As vice president, Bowermaster will be responsible for issues management, media relations and marketing communications for clients in healthcare, technology and financial services, among other industries.
“Keith is a sophisticated strategist and talented communicator who is experienced in many different industries,” said Carol Cookerly, president of Cookerly Public Relations. “His diversity of experience will be a benefit to our client base. We are very pleased to have him join us as a vice president – we look forward to his leadership as we continue to grow.”
Prior to joining Cookerly, Bowermaster served as director of public relations for WellStar Health System, the largest not-for-profit health system in Georgia. He and his team elevated the WellStar brand through multiple and continuous placements in publications such as the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Georgia Trend, Modern Healthcare and The Wall Street Journal. Bowermaster also has extensive experience managing crisis communications efforts for a variety of situations and industries.
Originally from Miami, FL, Bowermaster earned a bachelor’s degree in public relations from the University of Florida and a master’s degree in liberal studies from the University of Miami. Additionally, he is Accredited in Public Relations (APR) by the Universal Accreditation Board, one of just over 5,000 individuals in the world with this designation.
About Cookerly Public Relations
Cookerly Public Relations provides focused, strategic public relations counsel to an array of diverse, complex clients—from Fortune 500 companies to the public sector—across a broad range of industries including finance, environment, healthcare, technology and professional services. The seasoned experience of the Cookerly team delivers measurable results that strengthen our clients’ bottom lines through effective media relations, issues management and crisis communication, branding, and B-to-B and B-to-C marketing communications. Founded in 1990, Cookerly Public Relations is consistently ranked by the Atlanta Business Chronicle as one of the region’s top 10 privately-held public relations agencies.