Maja Pawinska Sims 29 Sep 2022 // 3:15PM GMT
CHICAGO — After 25 years with the agency, Golin’s president of global corporate communications has announced he will be retiring at the end of this year.
Over the course of his tenure at Golin, Farrell held a number of leadership positions including managing director of its global headquarters in Chicago and, for the past 13 years, leader of Golin's global corporate communications practice and member of its executive leadership team.
Under Farrell’s direction, Golin advanced its reputation for corporate branding, reputation management, executive relevance and issues and crisis management on behalf of brands including ADP, Capital Group, Discover Financial Services, Dow Chemical, Infosys, McDonald’s, Mead Johnson Nutrition, Nestle Purina and Walmart.
Golin’s president and chief operating officer Gary Rudnick said: “To put it bluntly, Scott’s shoes will be nearly impossible to fill and our gratitude for his years of service is immeasurable. He is the perfect combination of strategy, experience, ethics, expertise, calm, selflessness, collaboration and passion.”
As part of a planned transition, Farrell will move to a part-time schedule from October 1, and will continue to work in a consulting role with the company beginning in 2023, when he will serve as an advisor for select client engagements, crises and new business pitches.
There are no immediate plans to directly replace the global corporate communications president role: Golin restructured the leaderships team of the corporate communications practice in July, promoting Tim Peters and Sarah Vellozzi into co-leadership positions to serve clients across the US and further integrate the corporate offer with across other practices. Dave Duschene will continue to lead the agency’s crisis and issues management teams from Chicago.
Farrell said: “It’s been a privilege to provide counsel to many of the world’s biggest brands, working alongside tireless and talented colleagues from around the globe. I look forward to my next chapter, and know that the solid practice leadership team now in place will ensure Golin’s continued success.”