ATLANTA – September 21, 2015 – Cookerly Public Relations, a leading Atlanta-based agency, today announced the hiring of Stephen M. Brown, APR, as SVP & chief innovation officer. In this role, Stephen will be responsible for agency business development and marketing initiatives. Specifically, he will promote innovation with the firm’s services and match them to the needs of the marketplace. Additionally, he will deliver account service work, especially to consumer facing clients.
“Stephen is an exceptional practitioner, and there really is nothing under the PR umbrella at which he hasn’t shown insight and leadership,” said Keith Bowermaster, SVP and chief talent officer for Cookerly. “His business acumen and energy are an important part of our goals as we expand our offerings to clients and plan for growth.”
With more than 20 years of experience in all facets of public relations, Stephen’s most recent position was EVP and managing director of the Cohn & Wolfe Atlanta office. Additionally, he has served in senior roles at two other global PR firms where he led public relations campaigns and drove agency business development. Stephen has also been involved in the Georgia chapter of the Public Relations Society of America for many years and is currently serving as president of the organization – the second largest chapter in the country.
“Having Stephen – with his experience, connections, and work ethic – join our firm is exciting,” said Carol Cookerly, founder and president of Cookerly Public Relations. “Through hard work he has earned a wonderful reputation and together we hope to accomplish great things.”