CHICAGO, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ – Chicago 2016 Bid Committee announced today that it has retained Hill & Knowlton (H&K) to provide strategic counsel and media relations support.
"H&K is well-respected in the Olympic Movement. They understand what we want to achieve and have the experience and history to help us reach our ultimate goal," said Pat Ryan, chairman and CEO, Chicago 2016 Bid Committee.
"H&K is honored to be part of such an exciting endeavor," said Gene Reineke, H&K’s chief operating officer for the U.S. "The breadth of our Olympic expertise, coupled with our dedication to the City of Chicago, make H&K the perfect fit for assisting the Committee with their communications efforts."
H&K has supported the successful Athens and London bids for the Olympic Games and worked extensively with the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Additionally, H&K is now supporting communications for the Beijing Organizing Committee for the 2008 Olympic Games (BOCOG) and the Pyong Chang 2014 Bid Committee.