Suzanne O'Leary Lopez has joined Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide/Chicago as executive vice-president and group director of the agency's Chicago corporate practice. Nathan Friedman previously held the position, before his promotion in January to managing director. Lopez will help lead new business efforts, provide senior counsel to clients and oversee the growing Ogilvy PR corporate practice in Chicago
Previously, Lopez was assistant vice-president of public relations and corporate communications at Thornburg Mortgage Inc., where she developed and implemented corporate positioning and reputation management programs, and served as the primary spokesperson for the company. "I was drawn to Ogilvy PR because of the strong leadership team and unique culture," said Lopez.