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Worldcom With New Group and Region Boards

The Worldcom Public Relations Group, the leading global partnership of public relations firms, recently formally installed its group and regional boards. Roger Hurni, Managing Partner Off Madison Ave, Arizona, continued his term as the Group Chair role and welcomed his new board during Worldcom’s monthly board meeting. Monty Hagler, Partner, RLF Communications, Greensboro, NC will chair Americas Region; and Todor Ianev, Managing Partner Janev & Janev, Sofia, Bulgaria will chair EMEA.

“In building a partnership of the finest independent agencies in the world, we are also fortunate to be led by some of the finest PR minds and leaders of those agencies, which is especially important in this current environment,” said Todd Lynch, Managing Director, The Worldcom Public Relations Group. “This strength in partnership produces strong board leadership. Roger Hurni, with Worldcom’s regional chairs and the new Group board members, are poised to build on strong achievements of the last year which includes facilitating strong partner interaction and sharing, strengthening our organizational finance and governance, implementation of our annual thought leadership initiative (Confidence Index Report) and ongoing business and marketing campaigns.”

“Worldcom is grateful for the leadership of our group and region boards,” said Hurni. “We are fortunate to have boards who provide passion, commitment and ongoing dedication to protecting and growing our thriving partnership of independent agencies.”

The Worldcom Public Relations Group is the world’s leading partnership of independently owned public relations firms, with 143 offices employing some 2,000 staff in 115 cities across six continents. In total, Worldcom partners reported a combined revenue of US$300+ million last year from 3,034 clients. Established in 1988, the group was formed so that the strongest, most capable independent firms could deliver immediate impact and sustained value through the intelligent use of communications – wherever in the world a client needs support. Partners serve national, international, and multinational clients while retaining the flexibility and client-service focus inherent in independent agencies. Through Worldcom, clients have on-demand access to in-depth communications expertise from professionals who understand the language, culture, and customs of the geographic areas in which they operate.

Worldcom Public Relations Group’s Boards

2020-2021 Group Board

ChairRoger Hurni, Off Madison Ave., Phoenix, AZ
Past ChairPatrik Schober, PRAM, Prague, Czech Republic
Americas Region ChairMonty Hagler, RLF Communications, Greensboro, NC
EMEA Region ChairTodor Ianev, Janev & Janev, Sofia, Bulgaria
TreasurerLeah Mussay, True Digital, Cleveland, Ohio
MarketingStefan Pollack, The Pollack Group, Los Angeles, CA
Business DevelopmentCrispin Manners, Onva, Surrey, UK
Membership/RecruitmentStephanie Paul, Phillips Group, Brisbane, Australia
Partner EngagementSerge Beckers, Wisse Kommunikatie, Arnhem, The Netherlands
Knowledge Sharing/Practice GroupsAngelica Consiglio, PLANIN, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Asia Pacific At LargeTom Van Blarcom, TQPR, Bangkok, Thailand
At LargeBrad Fishman, Fishman Public Relations, Northbrook, IL

2020-2021 Americas Board

ChairMonty Hagler, RLF Communications, Greensboro, NC
Past ChairBrad Fishman, Fishman PR, Chicago, IL
TreasurerLeah Mussay, True Digital Communications, Cleveland, OH
USA RecruitmentScott Willyerd, RW Jones, Pittsburgh, PA
LATAM RecruitmentLuis Avellanedo Ulloa, Realidades, Lima, Peru
Partner EngagementWilliam Beutler, Beutler Ink, Washington, DC
LATAM RetentionBeatriz Imenes, PLANIN, Sao Paulo, Brazil
MeetingsDeb Vilchis, Fishman PR, Chicago, IL
Professional DevelopmentJessica Phelan, Vault, Philadelphia, PA
PartnershipsCory Stewart, Cookerly PR, Atlanta, GA
At LargeRhiannon Ruff, Beutler Ink, Washington, DC

2020-2021 EMEA Board

ChairTodor Ianev, Janev & Janev, Sofia, Bulgaria
Past ChairAndras R. Nagy, Probako Communications, Budapest, Hungary
TreasurerHans Karperien, InstiCOM, Brussels, Belgium
Business DevelopmentCrispin Manners, Onva, Surrey, UK
Peer ReviewCaroline Prince, Yucatan, Paris, France
New MembershipBjorn Mogensen, co-chair, Oxenstierna, Stockholm, Sweden
New MembershipFernando Batista, Do It On, Lisbon, Portugal
New MembershipStephen Forbes, Meropa Communications, South Africa
RetentionSerge Beckers, Wisse Kommunikatie, Arnhem, The Netherlands
Young ConsultantsAndras R. Nagy, Probako Communications, Budapest, Hungary
MarketingFrederic Bollhorst, komm-passion GmbH

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