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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.