CHICAGO, July 29, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- DTZ, a leading global property services firm, announced today that Agnes Estes has been appointed Global Head of Marketing and Communications, effective immediately. In her role, Estes will lead DTZ's global marketing and communications functions including brand positioning, corporate marketing, corporate communications and digital strategies. She will serve on the company's global executive committee and report to Global Chief Executive Officer Tod Lickerman. She will be based in DTZ's global headquarters in Chicago.
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"We are pleased to welcome Agnes to DTZ's executive team," said Lickerman. "Agnes' broad marketing communications experience with global Fortune 100 companies, make her the ideal candidate to lead our global brand strategy at a time when DTZ is poised for accelerated growth worldwide."
Estes' appointment comes at the launch of a new phase of global expansion for DTZ, following the recent agreement between DTZ's parent company UGL and TPG and PAG Consortium for the sale of DTZ to the private equity consortium. Mary Tamaki, who has been the acting global director of marketing, will assume the role of Head of DTZ's Marketing and Communications for the Americas.
"DTZ is an industry leader with a clear vision, a client-centric culture and unmatched potential for growth," said Estes. "I'm thrilled to be joining the company at such an exciting time and honored to be leading its talented global marketing team."
Estes joins DTZ from Edelman, the world's largest public relations firm, where she served as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Communications and led several award-winning integrated marketing communication strategies for clients that included Humana, GE Transportation, Pfizer and Roche Diagnostics.
Prior to Edelman, Estes served as Vice President and Senior Manager of Marketing Communications for BMO Harris Bank, where she led external marketing communications campaigns and internal change management initiatives. Earlier in her career Estes held a number of corporate relations positions of increasing responsibility at Allstate Corporation where she drove the company's corporate positioning efforts.
Estes earned her MSc in Integrated Marketing Communications from Northwestern University and her BA in Communications and French from the University of Michigan.
DTZ is a global leader in property services. We provide occupiers and investors around the world with industry leading, end-to-end property solutions comprised of leasing agency and brokerage, integrated property and facilities management, capital markets, project management, investment and asset management and valuation services. In addition, our award winning research and consulting services provide our clients with global and local market knowledge, forecasting and trend analysis to make the best long-term decisions for their continuous success far into the future. DTZ has 24,200 employees operating across 208 offices in 52 countries. For more information, visit: www.dtz.com.
About UGL Limited ABN 85 009 180 287
UGL Limited (ASX:UGL) is a global diversified services company delivering critical assets and essential services that sustain and enhance the environment in which we live. UGL comprises two business units - DTZ and Engineering - which provide whole of life cycle solutions to clients across the property, power, water, rail, resources, transport & technology systems and defence sectors. Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, UGL operates worldwide across 52 countries. For more information, visit: www.ugllimited.com
CONTACT: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tod Lickerman Chief Executive Officer DTZ +1 312 424 8134 firstname.lastname@example.org Agnes Estes Global Director, Marketing and Communications DTZ +1 312 424 8067 email@example.com Media please contact: Mary Tamaki, +1 213 426 3015
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