Worldcom Announces Its Newly Elected Group Board of Directors
Dubai, UAE May 13, 2013 – WORLDCOM Public Relations Group (Worldcom), the world's leading partnership of independently owned public relations firms, today announced its newly elected Group Board of Directors for 2013-2014. Established in 1988, Worldcom is comprised of 128 offices employing 1,900 staff in 102 markets across six continents. Worldcom operates through a Group Board and three regional boards – one each in the Americas, Europe/Middle East/Africa (EMEA) and Asia Pacific (AP). Worldcom partner agencies bring proven leadership and depth of experience from engaging with their local, national and international public relations professional organizations and business communities.
Newly elected Chair of Worldcom Public Relations Group, Stephanie Paul of Phillips Group in Brisbane, Australia, said, 'We are very pleased to add leaders to our Group Board with such talent and knowledge. Each is well respected in their marketplace with a passion for public relations; together, they are part of a global partnership that meets the diverse communications and marketing needs of local, regional and multinational clients requiring global reach.”
In addition to Stephanie Paul, the newly elected members of the Group Board of Directors include:
Chair-elect/Americas Region Chair Todd Lynch of St. John & Partners, Jacksonville, FL, USA
Past Chair Corinna Voss of HBI Helga Bailey, Munich, Germany
Marketing Chair Cindy Payne of Asia-Pacific Connections, Singapore
Partner Recruitment Chair Patrik Schober of PRAM Consulting, Prague, Czech Republic
Partner Retention Chair Monty Hagler of RLF Communications, Greensboro, NC, USA
Practice Groups Chair Noemi Pollack of The Pollack PR Marketing Group, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Asia Pacific Region Chair Mae Maneekulpan of TQPR Thailand, Bangkok, Thailand
EMEA Region Chair Imma Folch-Lazaro of LF Channel, Barcelona, Spain
Special Projects Chair Francie Israeli of KellenAdams Public Affairs, Washington, DC, USA
Group board members continuing their terms or elected to additional terms of office include: Digital Chair Elizabeth Sosnow of Bliss Integrated Communication, New York, NY, USA
Next Generation Staffing Chair Hal Dash of Cerrell Associates, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Secretary/Treasurer Marie-Josee Gagnon of CASACOM, Montreal, Canada
“I look forward to each board member's contributions given their unique insights and depth of communications expertise, which will allow us to further build our partnership to better compete globally,” continued Paul.
Almost 80 Worldcom partner firms shared business referrals across 90 clients in 2012. In total, Worldcom partners reported combined revenue of US$343 million last year from 3,286 clients.
Worldcom's next annual group meeting will be held in April 2014 in Dubai. It will be mainly co-organized by Majlis PR and Events, a member of Worldcom Group and associated with Yucatan PR Agency based in France, which is also a member of the network. Majlis PR and Events was founded in 2006 and provides global press relations and event management. Its major clients are in the field of IT, Technology, Luxury & Lifestyle and Sports, among many others.