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Global Alliance elects new leadership

June 21, 2011

 

Professionals from every continent seek to advance ‘public relations in the public interest'

 
25 May 2011, Lugano, Switzerland -- The Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communication Management, the confederation of the world's major public relations associations, has elected a new board of directors that includes leading practitioners, academics and industry association leaders, with representation from every continent.

 

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.

Download the Media Release

Download the 2010 Global Alliance Annual Report

 

Contacts:

Daniel Tisch, APR, FCPRS
Global Alliance Chair-elect
+01.416.968.7311, extension 223
dtisch@argylecommunications.com

 

Nina Volles
General Secretary, Global Alliance Center, c/o USI Università della Svizzera italiana
+41 (0) 58 666 46 02
nina.volles@lu.unisi.ch