SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- MWWPR (mww.com) today announced that Alison Schwartz is joining the Top 5 global independent public relations firm as senior vice president and general manager of the firm's San Francisco office.
Schwartz has more than 20 years of public relations and marketing experience in the technology and consumer product sectors. In her new post, Schwartz will drive strategy and programs for MWWPR's clients and grow both the San Francisco office and technology practice.
"Alison is a proven communications leader with extensive experience in crisis and reputation management, integrated marketing and strategic storytelling," said Michael W. Kempner, president and CEO of MWWPR. "Alison's deep background and significant relationships in the technology and consumer sectors will be extremely valuable as we continue our expansion in the San Francisco and Silicon Valley markets."
During her career, Schwartz has worked for some of the world's most recognizable brands, including Kaiser Permanente, T-Mobile, HTC, Microsoft, The Gates Foundation, PayPal and Red Bull.
Schwartz has had similar positions in some of the largest public relations agencies. Most recently at Grayling, Schwartz served as managing director of its San Francisco office, where she was responsible for 70+ communications professionals, and led the integration of the Atomic and Connecting Point acquisitions. Prior to her role at Grayling, she was vice president, corporate communications at Move Inc., handling all strategic communications and employee communications. Schwartz was founder and executive director of Nevada's Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology, where she was in charge of media strategy and private and federal fundraising. She also was vice president of marketing and communications at Evoke Communications and a director at Alexander Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide.
Schwartz will report to JP Schuerman, president of the firm's western region. She succeeds former GM Molly Mulloy, who will be pursuing new endeavors.
MWWPR is one of the world's top five independent public relations agencies with a global network of nine offices across the US and Europe. A full-service firm that approaches communications without the boundaries of expected thinking, MWWPR's expertise spans Consumer Brands, Technology, Corporate Communications and Reputation Management, Sports and Entertainment, Luxury Lifestyle, Public Affairs, Crisis Communications, LGBT and Wellness & Nutrition.
With dedicated insights, strategy, data and analytics, social media, creative and technology teams, MWWPR ensures that clients Matter More™ to the stakeholders who matter most. MWWPR's Matter More™ approach has been recognized by numerous, top industry awards. In 2015, MWWPR was honored with a gold at the American Business Awards for "Company of the Year," and 2014 accolades include the Global SABRE Award, "PR Agency of the Year" and "Company of the Year" by the International Business Awards, as well as "Top Places to Work in PR."
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