Global Alliance renews its leadership and elects a new member of the Board
June 23, 2014
Lugano, Switzerland, June 23, 2014 - The Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communication Management held yesterday its 12th Annual General Meeting in Lugano, preceeded by a successful two-day Global Credentials and Accreditation Summit, where representatives of 14 countries discussed on the opportunity to define a global credentials scheme.
During the meeting, Global Alliance Chair Anne Gregory presented the 2013 Annual Report providing an overview of the key activities and initiatives conducted by the Global Alliance in 2013/2014.
The Annual Meeting also saw the renewal of the term of some members and the election of a new representative on the board of directors, taking office July 1st 2014, Alejandra Brandolini from Argentina. Those who were elected onto the Board were:
- Delegate-at-large, Therese Manus, NCA (Norway) until June 30, 2016
- Delegate-at-large, Mateus Furlanetto, ABERJE (Brazil) until June 30, 2016
- Regional Delegate-at-large for Latin America, Alejandra Brandolini (Argentina) until June 30, 2015
- Regional Delegate-at-large for Oceania/Asia-Pacific, Jeffrey Naqvi (Australia) until June 30, 2015
- Regional Delegate-at-large for Africa, Adele Paulsen (South Africa) until June 30, 2015
Other Global Alliance board members include leading practitioners, academics and industry association leaders.
“It's a great honour and privilege to work for the world-wide public relations community as chair of Global Alliance,” said GA Chair Anne Gregory. “2013 has been a very active year for the GA, as some key projects were launched, namely the Global Survey, the world’s ongoing global study of public relations practice run in in conjunction with the University of Southern California, and the Global Alliance COMM PRIX Awards, which honor outstanding performance in public relations and communication management around the world. These together with our other initiatives, are of value to the public relations profession and also to the organisations and communities we seek to serve.”
“2014 will also prove to be a crucial year, as this September we will hold the eighth World Public Relations Forum in Madrid on the theme “Communication with conscience”. This is a unique occasion for public relations and communication management professionals to hear from international renowned experts of our industry and to join the discussion on leadership, ethics and the re-engineering of our profession.”
The board expressed its deep thanks to William Murray, former COO of the Public Relations Society of America, who has served as GA Treasurer from 2007 to 2014 and who contributed significantly to the financial growth of the Global Alliance.
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