New York, New York, 2 May 2023 – Kekst CNC, a leading international strategic communications consultancy, announced today that Andy Maas has joined the firm as a Partner, based in New York. A trusted counselor with more than 25 years of agency experience, Andy is a versatile communications executive who will advise clients on a wide range of matters, including corporate positioning and narrative development, executive thought leadership, and designing and implementing global, multi-stakeholder communications programs.
Jeremy Fielding, Co-Chief Executive Officer of Kekst CNC, said:
“We are delighted that Andy has chosen to join Kekst CNC and further strengthen our team. We are looking forward to Andy partnering with clients as they seek to cut through in today’s complex communications environment with storytelling, corporate positioning, and executive thought leadership through a variety of communications channels. And we also are excited to add Andy’s voice to our growing leadership team with a breadth of perspectives and experiences.”
Andy Maas added:
“In today’s complex communications environment, where hard-fought reputations and credibility can be reinforced or eroded in the blink of an eye, it’s essential that trusted organizations place a multi-stakeholder lens on all of their communications, and that strategies are seen by key stakeholders as ‘walking the talk.’ I am thrilled to be joining the unmatched team of professionals at Kekst CNC, a firm I have long admired.”
Andy specializes in corporate communications, reputation management and leading large, complex projects that cut across multiple stakeholder groups. He has led mandates that pull together stakeholders from the US, South Asia, and the Middle East, assisting leading international brands and government institutions translate their strategies to North American markets.
Prior to joining Kekst CNC, Andy spent more than 12 years at Teneo, where he was part of the firm’s founding team and was responsible for advising a variety of clients on corporate communications and reputation management matters on a global basis, including C-suite level, internal, and external communications.
Andy also led the corporate communications division at the business communications consultancy FTI Consulting (previously Financial Dynamics). In that role he was responsible for ensuring excellence in delivery of the firm’s many corporate communications offerings to top global clients. Prior to FTI Consulting, Andy was Vice President of the Corporate Technology Practice for GCI Group, the public relations arm of Grey Advertising Worldwide.
Andy earned a B.A. in public relations from C.W. Post University. He also comes from a military background, having served in the U.S. Navy on board the U.S.S. Dwight D. Eisenhower in support of Operation Desert Storm.
About Kekst CNC
Kekst CNC is a global strategic communications firm that specializes in protecting and enhancing reputations. From 12 offices around the globe, our team of 300 professionals provides expert communications counsel, informed by judgment, insights and data-led analysis. We apply our communications expertise across high-stakes corporate, financial, and political matters, helping businesses communicate effectively through periods of disruption, transformation and growth. Kekst CNC is part of the Publicis Groupe. For more information, visit www.kekstcnc.com.