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."
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.
SOURCE Qorvis Communications, LLC