Robert L. Howie, Jr. has been appointed chief marketing officer at ICON. Mr. Howie is an experienced executive with a strong background in marketing, business development, market research, publishing and communications. He joins the company from Palladium Group, a management consultancy he co-founded with Dr. Robert Kaplan and Dr. David Norton. Prior to Palladium, Mr. Howie held senior management positions at ISS Corp., DMR Group, Yankee Group, Exxon Office Systems and Houghton Mifflin Co.
“I’m delighted to welcome Rob to ICON,” said Ciaran Murray, ICON’s chief executive officer. “Rob has demonstrated exemplary marketing leadership and strategy execution in a variety of industries which will be of great benefit to ICON as we look to strengthen our competitive positioning. ICON’s brand is built around industry leading insight, world-class innovation and award-winning performance and I look forward to Rob helping us build on these foundations.”