Peter Greer Osgood, 76, vice chairman of Hill & Knowlton from 1986-91 after serving as president/CEO of Carl Byoir & Assocs. from 1983-86, died July 22 in Sedgwick, Me.
He helped H&K to expand its international offices including opening the China market and expanding offices in the Middle East, Latin America and Russia.
Most of his career was spent at Newsome & Co., Boston, which he joined in 1962. He was president from 1975-82.
Virgil Scudder, who headed MediaCom, the media training unit of Byoir and H&K, said Osgood helped establish media training as an important industry service.
“Peter was a good leader, colleague, and mentor who always displayed a pleasant demeanor and a positive outlook,” said Scudder. “His strong support of the MediaCom unit that I headed was instrumental in its success at Byoir and led to the unit being incorporated intact into H&K when Byoir was bought by H&K. We continued our relationship after each of us left H&K to form his own company.”
He was the managing principal in the Osgood Global Group from1991-94.
A native of Waltham, Mass., Osgood received a B.S. from Syracuse University in 1965. He was the founding president of the Boston chapter, National Investor Relations Institute, in 1970 and chaired the Counselors Academy of PRSA in 1977-78. He also resided in Wellesley, Mass., and Darien and Fairfield, Conn.
There was no information on survivors in his obit which was published in the Boston Globe. He was married at one time but it ended in divorce.