Cookerly Public Relations appoints Cory Stewart to lead the agency in its fourth decade

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The new position reflects Stewart’s 17 years of exceptionally advising a wide list of clients

ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cookerly Public Relations, one of the Southeast’s leading public relations and marketing agencies, today announced that Cory Stewart has been named chief executive officer. Stewart, who previously served as the company’s chief operating officer, joined the company in 2005 and is a proven marketing communications professional with a diverse portfolio of client successes. He joins Stephen Brown, President, to guide the company in fulfilling its mantra: to exceed the expectations of every customer.

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Cookerly Public Relations, one of the South East’s leading public relations and marketing agencies, today announced that Cory Stewart has been appointed Managing Director.

“My adventure with Cory began a long time ago when we hired him as an account executive. As he rose through the ranks, it was obvious he would be very successful and I am delighted to see how he will put his vision for the future of the company into action,” said founder Carol Cookerly. “His business acumen is impressive and he is equally skilled as a public relations practitioner. qualities, he focuses on team spirit and helps staff at all levels perform at their best. The company is in good hands.”

Since its inception, the company has provided a wide range of marketing services under the umbrella of communications for a diverse and global client list. Initially, the company was known for handling high-profile issues and crises, but became a full-service communications provider about 25 years ago.

“As I take on this new role, I am keenly aware that our reputation, carefully built on quality work, is the sum of the efforts of many dedicated colleagues. As another great year draws to a close, we’re all in agreement; now is the time to expand the breadth and depth of our service offerings,” said Stewart. “I appreciate the opportunity to lead the effort.”

According to Cookerly, she is not retiring but is stepping back a bit and will continue to focus on crisis and problem practice which is in full swing. “Although the firm bears my name, for over a decade I haven’t had a direct impact on many of our clients. .

Stewart provides advice and campaign execution for clients in nearly every industry, including energy, technology, finance, healthcare, manufacturing and many more. Prior to joining Cookerly, he worked in banking as a regional marketing manager for BBVA in Birmingham, Ala.

A Florida native and graduate of the University of South Alabama, Stewart serves on the global board of directors of Worldcom Public Relations Group, a leading network of independent public relations firms. He is a member of the board of directors of the Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities, the board of directors of the Atlanta chapter of the Coastal Conservation Association and is a past member of the Chattahoochee Nature Center board of directors. He is an avid outdoorsman and often fishes along the Gulf Coast.

About Cookerly Public Relations

Founded over 30 years ago, Cookerly Public Relations is a trusted partner to many of the world’s most respected public and private companies. Led by a highly skilled group of seasoned professionals, the agency’s history of achievement is reflected in more than 120 Phoenix Awards and two Silver Anvils (the industry equivalent of the Oscars) from the Public Relations Society of America. In addition, Forbes, conducted in-depth reviews of communications agencies nationwide and gave Cookerly its highest rating of five stars and ranked it among America’s top companies out of thousands reviewed. For more information, visit

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