Golin Elevates Cori McKeever and Dawn Langeland to Co-Presidents, North America

January 18th, 2024

Newly created positions reinforce the strategic significance of firm’s North American operations.

CHICAGO (January 18th, 2024) – Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG) agency Golin announced today the promotion of Dawn Langeland and Cori McKeever to the newly created roles of co-presidents, North America. Together, they will lead the company’s largest region. The promotions, effective immediately, both report to Gary Rudnick, Golin’s president & chief operating officer.

Under the new structure, McKeever will continue to serve as the agency’s global healthcare president, overseeing both the Golin Health and Virgo Health brands. She will take on expanded management responsibilities for the agency’s Central Region, including the Chicago headquarter office and the firm’s Dallas location.

Langeland will continue to serve as New York president, overseeing the Golin and The Brooklyn Brothers brands in that market. She adds Golin operations in the Western Region (Los Angeles and San Francisco), and the Southeast Region (Miami and Atlanta), along with Canada, Brazil and Mexico, to her expanded operational remit.

Both Langeland and McKeever will continue serving on Golin’s global executive leadership team, whose charter focuses on global business operations and performance.

“Dawn and Cori represent the very best of Golin, and each will play a crucial role in the agency’s success — now and in the future,” said Rudnick. “Both have proven to be exceptional at the operational side of our business, while also building and motivating high-functioning teams. Their new responsibilities fit perfectly with their experience and expertise, while complementing the broader agency’s leadership team.”

Langeland joined Golin in 2015 and was promoted to president, New York in 2019. During her tenure, Golin’s New York office doubled both its business and headcount. Over the past year, the office added Tapestry and Neutrogena to its roster, sitting alongside long-standing clients including PepsiCo, Ferrero and Boston Beer.

“Collaboration is Golin’s superpower, and I’m thrilled at the opportunity to partner with Cori as we lead the firm’s largest region,” said Langeland. “I’m excited to work more closely with the exceptional talent across the firm in the pursuit of great work that exceeds our client’s needs.”

McKeever previously served as president of global healthcare for Golin Health and Virgo Health brands, doubling Golin’s healthcare practice since 2020. Just this year, McKeever was named to PRWeek’s Health Influencer 30 list, and Golin Health won “Practice of the Year” in PRWeek’s Health and Pharmaceutical Awards.

“I’m humbled and honored by the opportunity to co-lead the North American operation and partner with Dawn to enable Golin’s continued success,” said McKeever. “I look forward to closely working with the talented teams in the central region to continue each office’s impressive growth.”

In April 2023, Beth Engelmann was appointed managing director of the firm’s Dallas office, and Molly Starmann was promoted to associate managing director in Chicago.