Cookerly Public Relations has promoted Stephen Brown to the role of president.
He succeeds agency founder Carol Cookerly, who will remain with the company as CEO.
Brown joined the Atlanta-based communications firm in 2015 as senior vice president and chief innovation officer, and was responsible for agency business development and marketing initiatives. He arrived at Cookerly from Cohn & Wolfe, where he was executive VP and managing director of the WPP unit’s Atlanta office.
Prior to that he was a senior VP in MSLGROUP’s consumer practice and a director in Ketchum’s Technology Influencer Relations practice.
Atlanta-based Cookerly, which focuses on crisis and issues management, was founded in 1991.