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H+K Strategies Working with Best Buy After CEO Resignation

A sharp-eyed tipster saw this story on the Bloomberg site in which a spokesperson from Hill + Knowlton Strategies, Claire Koeneman, the firm’s EVP and head of the financial comms practice, responded to questions about the abrupt resignation of Best Buy’s CEO Brian Dunn. Koeneman was named H+K’s financial practice lead back in June.

We contacted H+K about the story and while the agency confirmed that it is working with the troubled consumer electronics retailer following the CEO’s departure, it wouldn’t give any further detail.

When Dunn’s resignation was first announced, the company said it was due to the need for new leadership. However, now the media is reporting that there’s an investigation into his “personal conduct.”

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Koeneman Appointed Head of H&K’s Financial Practice

Claire Koeneman has been named EVP and U.S. leader for Hill & Knowlton financial comms practice. Koeneman previously spent 17 years with the Financial Relations Board (FRB) working on crisis communications, M&A, bankruptcies, and other areas of financial communications. She was president of the firm when she made the move to H&K.

Koeneman will be based in Chicago and report to Dan Bartlett, US CEO and president.