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NEW ORLEANS – (Oct. 31, 2017) – The Ehrhardt Group has named William “Bill” Kearney IV as senior counselor, where he will provide strategic guidance to the firm’s leadership team in the areas of client development, firm operations and public affairs. With more than 30 years of experience in governmental relations and political operations, Kearney will further develop The Ehrhardt Group’s large portfolio of local, regional and national clients, and will be instrumental in strengthening the depth of The Ehrhardt Group’s services.

“Bill is an industry veteran who has spent years cultivating relationships with the most influential leaders in our region – important connections that can benefit our clients in a multitude of ways,” said Marc Ehrhardt, senior vice president and partner of The Ehrhardt Group. “Bill’s intricate understanding of the Gulf Coast’s people, issues, politics and business landscape will ensure that we continue to provide thoughtful, deliberate and comprehensive strategies that make a real impact and move the needle for our clients.”

Born and raised in New Orleans, Kearney is a proud graduate of Tulane University and a wine enthusiast. His diverse background includes serving as CEO of Galatoire’s Restaurants, president of Dolphin Marine International, LLC and president of Yenraek & Associates. In addition, Kearney is a former member of the Young Presidents Organization and the World Presidents Organization, and currently sits on the board of several local non-profit organizations as well as the Sugar Bowl Committee.


About The Ehrhardt Group

Founded in 1996, The Ehrhardt Group is a full-service corporate communications and marketing firm based in New Orleans. Representing industry leaders across the Gulf Coast, The Ehrhardt Group’s services include public, media and community relations, marketing, content creation, issues and crisis management, media training and research.


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