Hugh Brathwaite
Hugh Brathwaite

Hugh Braithwaite, founder of Braithwaite Communications in Philadelphia, died Feb. 28. He was 63.

The Philadelphia Inquirer called Braithwaite “a creative and engaging expert in crisis communications, PR, marketing and branding” who handled countless companies, institutions, associations and individuals.

His shop, which launched in 1996, served clients such as Wawa, General Electric, Merck and Hasbro.

Prior to starting his own shop, Braithwaite was founding VP at Tierney Group, account supervisor at Porter Novelli an senior account executive at Cohn & Wolfe.

Donations in Braithwaite’s name should go to:

Heights Philadelphia
Director of Finance and Administration
123 S. Broad St., Suite 850
Philadelphia, PA 19109