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Global Alliance AGM elects new board for 2013-14. PR leaders from 19 countries gather @ AGM; new board takes office July 1st

June 3, 2013

 

HELSINKI, Finland, June 3 2013 - The Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communication Management today held its 11th Annual General Meeting in Helsinki, followed by a successful Association Leaders’ Worskhop.

 

During the meeting, Global Alliance Chair Daniel Tisch presented the 2012 Annual Report providing an overview of the key activities and initiatives conducted by the Global Alliance in 2012/2013.

 

The Annual Meeting also saw the election of a new board of directors taking office July 1st 2013. The new board includes leading practitioners, academics and industry association leaders, with representation from every continent.

 

Chair Anne Gregory, FCIPR,CIPR (United Kingdom)  June 30 2015
Chair-elect   Gregor Halff, IPRS (Singapore) June 30 2015
Immediate Past-Chair Daniel Tisch, APR, CPRS (Canada)   June 30 2015
Treasurer William Murray, PRSA (United States)     June 30 2014
Secretary Catherine Arrow, FPRINZ FCIPR (New Zealand) June 30 2015
CAO Regina Pinna-Marfurt, USI (Switzerland)    Ex Officio
Delegate-at-large   Therese Manus Hønningstad, NCA (Norway)     June 30 2014
Delegate-at-large               José Manuel Velasco, Dircom (Spain)    June 30 2015
Delegate-at-large Dorothee Hutter, DPRG (Germany)    June 30 2014
Delegate-at-large Biagio Oppi, FERPI (Italy) June 30 2015
Delegate-at-large
(Intl. Reg. and specialty)
Mark Schumann, IABC (United States)   June 30 2015
Delegate-at-large (Academic/ Research)  Judy Van Slyke Turk, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) June 30 2015
Regional Delegate  Mateus Furlanetto, ABERJE (Brazil)   June 30 2014
Regional Delegate  Jeffrey Naqvi, PRIA (Australia)    June 30 2014
Regional Delegate Adele Paulsen, PRISA (South Africa) June 30 2014

 

“It's a great honour and privilege to work for the world-wide public relations community as chair of Global Alliance,” said Chair-Elect Anne Gregory. “As the practice is becoming more global and interconnected, I can't think of a more challenging, but exciting time for us all. As the Global Alliance continues to grow in importance and influence I will be relying on our highly experienced team to take us to the next stage of our development.

 

“We have some key projects in the next two years, including the launch of our global survey in conjunction with the University of Southern California, the World Public Relations Forum in Madrid in 2014 and our work on corporate reporting with the International Integrated Reporting Council. These things, together with our other initiatives, will be of value to the public relations profession and also to the organisations and communities we seek to serve.”

 

The board expressed its deep thanks to GA chair Daniel Tisch, whose achievements include the acclaimed and successful 2012 World Public Relations Forum in Melbourne, the adoption of the Melbourne Mandate, the cooperation with multilateral and international organizations such as the Integrated Reporting Council, and the launch of the Global Alliance COMM PRIX Awards.

 

“After visiting professionals in 22 countries in the last two years, I’ve seen that our global profession is incredibly diverse, yet our challenges and opportunities are similar: bringing our professional skills, knowledge and ethical principles to the task of enhancing mutual understanding between the organizations we represent and their publics – for mutual benefit,” Tisch said. “There has never been a greater global need for public relations and communication, and I am grateful to my colleagues in the Global Alliance for their commitment to our profession.”

 

The 2013 Annual Meeting was hosted in Helsinki on Monday June 3rd by the ProCom, the Finnish Association of Communication professionals. On Tuesday, June 4 ProCom will host the Nordic, Baltic and Russian PR Leadership forum, organized in cooperation with the Global Alliance, and the 2013 ProCom Day. During the events the theme People, Communication and Leadership will be discussed from the perspectives of both specialists and leaders. 

 

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