NEW YORK—GolinHarris has appointed Mark O’Connor as executive director, national media relations. Based in New York, O’Connor will lead the agency’s national media relations team and provide strategic media relations guidance to clients across multiple practices.

Additionally, O’Connor will serve as co-leader of the agency’s connector community, alongside Jeff Beringer, global digital practice leader. The agency’s connector community is responsible for sharing clients’ stories across earned, shared, owned and paid media.

Most recently O’Connor served as executive vice president of national media relations at Zeno Group. Prior to that, he was senior vice president of media relations for Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide. He has served a myriad of clients including Lipton, Pizza Hut, Seattle's Best, Bacardi Rum, Bausch & Lomb, Ford Motor Company, Bertolli, Intel and LG Electronics.

Before moving to the agency side in 2007, O’Connor held senior media positions with Turner Broadcasting, CBS, The Food Network and MSNBC.