CONTACT: Brandy Bergman of Sard
Verbinnen & Co, +1-212-687-8080
Wilks said, "Citigate Sard Verbinnen is well recognized as one of the top firms in the field, and I am extremely excited about the opportunity to lead the Chicago office.
Before joining Citigate Sard Verbinnen, Wilks served as Managing Director and head of the Chicago office of Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide for six years.
I have never encountered a group as capable as Citigate Sard Verbinnen is in providing substantive strategic counsel as well as hands-on communications support and execution services to its clients.
Before joining Citigate Sard Verbinnen, Kranhold served as Vice President of Corporate Public Relations at AT&T, where he was responsible for the company's financial communications, media relations and executive communications teams.
was chosen from among the company's quarterly Peake managers.
Hugh Burns joined Citigate Sard
Verbinnen in 2000 from Latham & Watkins, where he was a Senior Associate in the Litigation Department, focused on securities, international and complex commercial litigation and arbitration.
Added Paul Verbinnen, President of Citigate Sard
Verbinnen, "Expanding into the Midwest with our first office outside New York is a significant step in the continuing evolution of CSV.
Since its foundation in 1992, Sard
Verbinnen has represented a broad range of blue-chip clients on long-term positioning assignments as well as acted on over 200 M&A transactions.
CONTACT: George Sard
, Jeanne Donovan or Anna Cordasco of Sard
Verbinnen & Co.
CONTACT: Warren Bechtel, 201-986-5790 or 212-868-8888, for New Valley Corporation; or George Sard
or Anna Cordasco of Sard
Verbinnen, 212-687-8080, for Forstmann Little & Co.