Former Weekly Standard Deputy Publisher Joins Qorvis

May 13, 2003, 01:00 ET from Qorvis Communications, LLC

    WASHINGTON, May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Qorvis Communications, LLC today
 announced that David Bass, the deputy publisher of The Weekly Standard, has
 joined the firm as a managing director.  Bass spent the past six years at The
 Weekly Standard, where the publication enjoyed meteoric ascension in the press
 as well as within the national public affairs community.  Bass brings a total
 of 14 years of media experience to Qorvis.
     Bass' media tenure included stints at The Washington Times, National
 Journal and Campaigns & Elections, where his work included the magazine as
 well as its grassroots and political training arm, The Hill.  In various
 publishing capacities, his work has included marketing, public relations,
 business development, strategic planning, media strategy and occasional
 editorial contributions.
     "David Bass' role and experience in conservative media circles will give
 our clients valuable insights and contacts in critical circles of public
 policy debate," said Michael Petruzzello, managing partner at Qorvis.  "David
 adds more firepower to our growing team."
     In addition to his experience in the media and Capitol Hill, Bass served
 in the office of international affairs at the American Trucking Association.
 Bass performed his undergraduate and graduate education at the University of
 Richmond, Old Dominion University and Syracuse University.  He is an elected
 member of the Republican Central Committee.
     About Qorvis
     Qorvis Communications is widely regarded as the largest independently
 owned public relations firm based in the Greater Washington, D.C. area.
 Formed in August 2000, Qorvis has offices in Washington, D.C. and McLean,
 Virginia, and provides its clients with expertise in the areas of investor and
 financial relations, public affairs, grassroots campaigns, public and media
 relations, marketing communications and research and opinion surveys.  The
 Washington, D.C. based law firm of Patton & Boggs is an investor in and
 strategic partner to Qorvis.

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