SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Allison+Partners announced that Richard Kendall has been named general manager responsible for leading and growing its San Diego office. Kendall brings more than two decades of strategic communications experience to the agency, having worked with clients in multiple industries including travel and tourism, real estate, hospitality, sustainability, consumer technology, engineering and contracting, architecture and energy among many others.
Prior to joining Allison+Partners, Richard served as partner, executive vice president and head of real estate for Seattle-based firm, Frause. During that time, he worked with Cushman & Wakefield, UBS, Washington State Tourism, Intracorp Companies, among others, specializing in public affairs, and community and public relations for commercial and mixed-use real estate projects that create thriving, healthy communities in Washington State and beyond.
“We’ve had a clear vision for the San Diego office since it launched,” said Scott Pansky, co-founder and senior partner at Allison+Partners. “Richard’s entrepreneurial spirit and tailored approach to communications will bring new opportunities to both our team and clients in the region.”
Clients led by the San Diego office include Baja California tourism, Gafcon, enXco and Chevys Fresh Mex. Programs for these clients include strategic planning, messaging, social and media relations initiatives, internal communications, core values creation and crisis management.
“Allison+Partners’ entrepreneurial mindset and emphasis on innovation and creativity are consistent with how I’ve always approached this business,” said Kendall. “These are the foundational elements that attracted me to the agency, along with the talented team in the San Diego office. Together, we’ll continue to exceed client expectations and expand our reach in target industries that are shaping the future of this region.”
Allison+Partners, an MDC Partners company, is an international communications firm driven by a collaborative approach to innovation and creativity. The result is freshly imagined, customized approaches that provide concrete, measurable strategies to drive market and executive leadership. Expertise includes consumer PR and marketing, corporate communications, technology and digital media, brand innovation, social impact, public affairs and healthcare. The firm is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in New York, London, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Chicago, Phoenix, San Diego, Seattle and Dallas. The company has a 50-state grassroots network and deep affiliations with quality firms worldwide through MDC Partners (NASDAQ: MDCA, Toronto Stock Exchange: MDZ.A), a progressive marketing and communications network, championing the most innovative entrepreneurial talent. Visit us at: www.allisonpr.com, m.allisonpr.com, http://facebook.com/allisonpr, http://twitter.com/allisonpr.