kirk stewartCorporate and agency alum Kirk Stewart has opened a Los Angeles shop focused on corporate communications work.

Stewart is a former CEO of MSLGroup, executive director of APCO Worldwide, VP of corporate communications at Nike.

He spent the last eight years at APCO advising corporate clients and serving on the firm's international advisory council. His new form, KTStewart, is affiliated with APCO.

He spent his early PR years at Burson-Marsteller before nearly two decades at MSL, where he rose to chairman and CEO.

Stewart said the new firm will take an integrated approach to corporate reputation, enhancing corporate comms. units, crisis counsel and content creation, among other disciplines.