DeMesquita joins Lippin

Industry veteran Don DeMesquita has joined the Lippin Group PR firm in the newly created post of executive VP and chief operating officer.

Starting Jan. 1, DeMesquita will help oversee the management of Lippin’s offices in Los Angeles, New York and London, in addition to handling entertainment and corporate clients for the company.

“I have always respected Don’s high level of professionalism, integrity and his desire and commitment to strive for excellence,” said Lippin Group chairman and CEO Richard Lippin in announcing the hire.

DeMesquita most recently was a partner in DeMesquita/Patrick Communications, a PR firm he co-founded in 1995. Before hanging out his own shingle, DeMesquita spent three years as exec VP of corporate communications for Sony Pictures Entertainment. From 1986-92, he was senior veepee of corporate communications and publicity for Columbia Pictures Television.

DeMesquita was recently elected to his fourth term on the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences’ board of governors.

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