Global Alliance elects new leadership
Professionals from every continent seek to advance ‘public relations in the public interest'
Chair Daniel Tisch, Canada
Chair-Elect Anne Gregory, UK
Treasurer William Murray, USA
Secretary Catherine Arrow, New Zealand
Past Chair John Paluszek, USA
Directors Dorothee Hutter, Germany
Elina Melgin, Finland
Ronel Rensburg, South Africa
Jon Bisset, Australia
Mateus Furlanetto, Brazil
Gregor Halff, Singapore
Marco Massarotto, Italy
Annette Martell, Canada
General Secretary Nina Volles, Switzerland (ex-officio)
"There's never been a greater global need for public relations in the public interest - to help bring about economic recovery, political freedom, technological advancement and social justice," said Daniel Tisch following his election as the Global Alliance chair for a two-year term. "The Global Alliance can play an indispensible role by raising standards, sharing knowledge, strengthening public relations associations around the world, and being a global advocate for our profession."
Tisch expressed the board's deep thanks to outgoing chair John Paluzsek, whose achievements included an expansion of the Global Alliance's membership, new partnerships with global multilateral organizations, the acclaimed 2010 World Public Relations Forum and the passage of the Stockholm Accords.
The 2011 annual meeting was hosted in Lisbon on Monday by the Portuguese Association for Corporate Communication (APCE), which held a successful international forum on crisis and change communications the following day. The event included speakers from various Global Alliance member countries.
About the Global Alliance
The Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communication Management (www.globalalliancepr.org), is the confederation of the world's major public relations and communication management associations and institutions, representing 160,000 practitioners and educators around the world. The Global Alliance's mission is to unify the public relations profession, raise professional standards all over the world, share knowledge for the benefit of its members and be the global voice for public relations in the public interest.
The GA is the convenor of the bi-annual World Public Relations Forum, to be held next in Melbourne, Australia, from November 19-21, 2012.
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Daniel Tisch, APR, FCPRS
Global Alliance Chair-elect
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