Insurance Communications Firm Names Rod Hughes President

Kimball Hughes Public Relations today announced the appointment of Rod Hughes as president. Hughes, who previously served as vice president, will lead the veteran insurance communications agency, which is headquartered in Philadelphia and has operations in Chicago, Boston and Hartford.

Source: Kimball Hughes PR | Published on January 3, 2022

Gary Kimball, who launched the company in 1995, will continue in a consulting role and advise on client strategy, crisis communications and new business development. Both Hughes and Kimball are principals in the 26-year-old national agency. This change in leadership, planned since 2017, is effective immediately.

"Rod and I have worked together for nine years, driven by shared values and a shared vision for the agency,” said Kimball, who retains the title of founder and principal. “Over this time, he has played a pivotal role in expanding our national footprint in terms of both clients and our team, as well as in expanding our repertoire of services and industry specialties. This is the perfect time for Rod take the helm and drive the future of our agency.”

Since joining the agency in 2012, Hughes has played a key role in leading the strategic management of its insurance and other B2B client work, as well as evolving the agency’s portfolio of services and operations. During his tenure, Kimball Hughes PR has added communications practice expertise in industries that include technology, the legal profession and real estate as well as association and non-profit communications.

“What drew me to the agency 10 years ago was the respected reputation and expertise Gary established within insurance and other industries,” said Hughes. “We’ve built a remarkable business with a knowledgeable team, and the future is full of opportunities. I look forward to continuing to grow this reputation, which was built on insight, reliability and creativity.”

Hughes worked as a journalist covering insurance litigation and the law before beginning his second act in public relations in 2003. He has a bachelor’s in journalism from Temple University.

About Kimball Hughes PR

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