Mark Veverka serves as head of the firm’s San Francisco office, rejoining Sitrick in March 2019 after a one year stint at another national public relations firm’s San Francisco office. In the four years he has been with Sitrick, he was involved on such projects as the Japanese conglomerate Toshiba’s bid to sell its semi-conductor business, as well as its litigation with joint-venture partner Western Digital and the financial re-organization of its U.S nuclear power unit. Other clients he worked with include Texas Pacific Group, Jawbone, Yelp, a major private equity firm, Dolby Laboratories, the San Francisco Academy of Art University and former top executives from Google, Juniper Networks and Lending Club. Mark first joined Sitrick in 2014 after more than 25 years as a journalist, most recently as West Coast Editor and technology columnist at Barron’s for 13 years, leading its coverage of Silicon Valley. During this time, he also appeared regularly on CNBC. Prior to Barron’s, Mark was a financial columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle, a staff writer for The Wall Street Journal, an associate editor of Crain’s Chicago Business and he worked at a number of daily newspapers. Early in his career, he was an on-air television reporter for the NBC affiliate in Tulsa, Okla. The Chicago native holds a B.A. in journalism from the University of Oklahoma and an M.S. in journalism from Northwestern University.
The roll-out of the Covid-19 vaccines have been painfully slow, so employers still have time to update their pandemic communications plans before the drugs become more readily available. And if you don’t have a Covid comms plan in place, you might want to consider one as we creep toward the new normal of the post-pandemic workplace.