Qorvis Bolsters Technology Communications Practice With Addition of Two Senior Executives

Koelemay and Greenstein Add Potent Resources to Position Firm As

The Dominant Force in Technology Communications in the Region

Apr 28, 2003, 01:00 ET from Qorvis Communications, LLC

    MCLEAN, Va., April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Qorvis Communications, LLC, citing
 the desire to emerge as the dominant communications firm in the region for
 technology public relations, today announced the addition of two senior
 executives with proven track records in technology communications.  Douglas
 Koelemay and Irwin Greenstein join Qorvis with a combined 54 years of
 experience in public relations, public affairs, government affairs and
     "As we looked at the current marketplace, we realized that there is a
 significant opportunity for one firm to emerge as the clear leader for
 technology public relations in this region," said Doug Poretz, partner.  "It
 is our intent to be that firm, and there is only one way to do that: by adding
 great people.  With the addition of Doug Koelemay and Irwin Greenstein we have
 done precisely that."
     Poretz noted that "Doug Koelemay is virtually a household name in the
 Washington technology region and broader business community."  He joins Qorvis
 from Williams Mullen Strategies, where he served as executive vice president
 and Chief Policy Officer.  At Williams Mullen he designed and directed problem
 definition, policy development, lobbying and public communications programs
 for business and non-profit clients, with an emphasis on technology companies
 and groups in the change space of the new economy.  He represented clients
 ranging from America Online to Motorola to Virginia Tech.
     Prior to his role at Williams Mullen, Koelemay was the vice president of
 public affairs for the Northern Virginia Technology Council.  At NVTC he
 designed and directed innovative programs for the 22-employee trade
 association representing the technology industry in Northern Virginia's
 emerging world technology center.  He managed the government affairs
 committee, the public officials awards program and issues including Internet
 policy, tax policy, technology workforce development, economic development,
 capital formation and transportation.
     Previous to NVTC, Koelemay founded Agenda Communications where he
 designed, directed and wrote strategic communications, marketing and
 legislative support programs.  Koelemay is also a former Congressional
 assistant, a foreign service officer and an editor and reporter.  He
 frequently contributes articles to technology and political publications.
     According to Poretz, Greenstein "gives us an order of magnitude
 improvement in our ability to provide tech companies with public relations
 services such as product launches, product and service publicity and analyst
 relations."  Greenstein joins Qorvis from Plesk, Inc., a leading provider of
 data-center automation solutions headquartered in Northern Virginia.  Prior to
 Plesk, he spent 15 years in Silicon Valley, launching companies in
 communications, e-business and entertainment.  He has extensive experience in
 working closely with senior management on global public relations programs,
 branding and positioning, analyst relations and initial public offerings.
     In addition, Greenstein is a former awarding winning editor and reporter
 covering all aspects of the electronics and communications industry in New
 York for leading news weeklies and monthly magazines.
     "This is an exciting time at Qorvis," added Poretz.  "So far this year
 we've added two new partners, six new clients, expanded our grassroots depth,
 announced increased revenues from the previous year and now have added two
 distinguished senior executives who will help to differentiate us in the
 market.  We aren't done.  We are deeply committed to earning the unqualified
 respect of our region's technology community, not just in the areas of
 investor relations and corporate positioning where we have always had a strong
 position, but also in those areas that contribute directly to increased
 revenues for our clients."
     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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