"Gary Sheffer, chief communications officer for GE, is retiring after a 16-year career at the Fairfield, Conn.-based conglomerate." - Greg Hazley, Odwyerpr.com, March 17, 2015. Here is the coverage.
Sheffer had been a giant in communications. He brought to life GE's Ecomagination, steered the company through the transition from the Jack Welch era to that of Jeff Immelt and kept lines of communication open to the media during the financial crisis. One imagines there are tons of other kinds of job offers which have come his way.
From powerhouse Edelman Public Relations back in 2004, his successor, Deirdre Latour, will be navigating this shift from the Sheffer brand of public relations to her kind. She is currently director of external communications and will take on the new role on April 1.
The show will be fascinating to watch.