NEW YORK--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--The Council of Public Relations Firms (Council), the industry’s trade association, announced today the election of its new officers and directors.
“Dave’s first year as Chair produced significant results”
The Council’s Board has re-elected Chair Dave Senay, president & CEO of FleishmanHillard. Senay, who was elevated to the level of president & CEO of FleishmanHillard in 2006, will serve as Chairman through November 2014. Kathy Tunheim CEO, Tunheim Partners, will continue as secretary and Jens Bang, Chairman, Cone Communications will continue as treasurer.
The Council also announced the election of its new board members: John Echeveste, Founding Partner of VPE; Bryan Harris, COO & Managing Partner of Taylor; Maureen Lippe, Founder and CEO of Lippe Taylor; Aaron Schoenherr, Founding Partner of Greentarget; Renee Wilson, President of MSLGROUP North America.
Continuing directors, all CEOs/Principals of their firms, are: Chris Graves (Ogilvy Public Relations); Matthew Harrington (Edelman), Jason Mandell (LaunchSquad), Marian Salzman (Havas PR), C. Renzi Stone (Saxum), Mark Thorne (Hill+Knowlton Strategies), Scott Chaikin (Dix & Eaton), Dorothy Crenshaw (Crenshaw Communications), Ron Hanser (Hanser & Associates) and Andy Polansky (Weber Shandwick).
“For the past 15 years the Council has been an important contributor to our industry’s growth,” said Senay. “Whether it’s the shift to a more integrated communications approach, expanding the PR talent pool, or negotiating with client procurement departments, the Council has been focused on our industry’s key issues, and will continue to be. I look forward to working with the Board to strengthen the industry’s already enviable position in the marketplace.”
“Dave’s first year as Chair produced significant results,” said Kathy Cripps President of the Council of Public Relations Firms, “including the development of successful Council initiatives such as ‘Take Flight with PR’ and ‘Ethics as Culture.’ The Council and its members will benefit a great deal from Dave’s continued leadership as Council Chair.”
The Council of Public Relations Firms is comprised of America’s leading public relations firms. Its membership represents the premier global, mid-size, regional and specialty firms across every discipline and practice area. The Council’s mission is to advocate for and advance the business of public relations firms by building the market and the value of firms as strategic business partners. For more information about the Council, visit www.prfirms.org.