Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide today announced the promotion of Mike Hatcliffe to Managing Director of its Chicago office. Hatcliffe will be responsible for managing all aspects of the Chicago office, including client service, financial oversight and personnel management. Hatcliffe will also continue to maintain his role as head of the agency’s U.S. Corporate Practice, directing strategies for corporate clients across the Ogilvy PR network, which he has undertaken since October 2005.
“2007 has been a solid year for Ogilvy PR/Chicago and Mike has been a tremendous factor in our success,” said Marcia Silverman, global CEO of Ogilvy PR. “His deep expertise in corporate communications, vision for the future and ability to successfully manage both client accounts and talent, made Mike the ideal person to lead our Chicago office.”
With over 20 years’ experience, Hatcliffe has engaged with clients in the areas of corporate communications, issues and crisis management, with a particular focus on corporate reputation management. He has been extremely valuable to the agency’s clientele, advising some of the world’s most prominent corporations in both the United States and Europe.
Hatcliffe attended Leeds University in England and moved to Chicago in 1999. He is a member of the Business Council for La Rabida Children’s Hospital in Chicago and a board member of the Arts & Business Council of Chicago.