DEVENEY CFO Costello Appointed To International PR Agency Board

Chris Costello

NEW ORLEANS – Worldcom Public Relations Group, a conglomerate of 110 PR agencies across six continents, recently named Chris Costello as group treasurer of the global board during the organization’s annual conference in Hong Kong. Costello is CFO and partner at DEVENEY, an award-winning engagement agency with offices in Louisiana and Florida.

         “When assembling my board, I was looking for someone with financial management experience on both the agency and Worldcom partnership levels,” said Patrik Schober, chairman of the board of Worldcom PR Group. “Chris Costello, chief financial officer of our New Orleans partner, DEVENEY, has served as treasurer on the Americas regional board of Worldcom PR Group for two years. It was clear that Chris was the most qualified candidate, as he brings both the experience and skillset to the global board. It was also important to choose a board member who is hardworking and active in our partnership, and DEVENEY is our star in New Orleans.”

         In his new role at Worldcom, Costello is responsible for the overall financial health of the group and oversees daily accounting needs, management of external accounting firms and financial strategy of the organization.

         "Chris has been a fantastic partner on the Americas region board,” said Sean Rossall, chair of the Worldcom Americas region. “His thoughtful guidance, not only on finance issues, but also on strategy and engagement, has helped our region grow immensely.”

         Costello joined DEVENEY full time in 2005, and as CFO leads overall agency operations. His professional achievements in finance were also recognized last year when he was named a 2016 Money Maker by New Orleans CityBusiness.

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