Expert corporate events executive will oversee operations and administration as agency continues to expand services

NEW YORK, Dec. 6, 2016 – FIRST, a leading global events agency operating from offices in New York, Los Angeles, London and Singapore, announced today that Patrick Keane has been named Chief Operating Officer.

As Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Keane will lead delivery of FIRST’s expanded managed services. He will report to the CEO, Americas, Maureen Ryan-Fable, and will be an integral part of the agency’s executive leadership team.

“Pat’s exceptional skills and industry expertise will be pivotal in helping FIRST continue to expand its services and clients,” said Ryan-Fable, FIRST CEO, Americas. “We have known and worked with him over many years and he is an experienced and trusted leader. I am confident as Chief Operating Officer he will be able to harness his unique skills to continue to build the FIRST reputation for operational excellence and tap into new technologies and procedures that will propel us forward.”


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