WASHINGTON, April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Gibraltar Associates (GA), one of the nation's fastest growing communications agencies, today announced that Vice President John Procter, has been named Partner. Procter, who was the agency's first employee, joins six others in the GA partnership.
"Since he came aboard three and a half years ago, John has been integral to our business and clients," said co-founder and CEO, Eric Bovim. "His commitment to excellence and to client results makes him the ideal fit for our partnership."
Procter joined GA in 2007, weeks after the firm was established. Today, he leads the agency's media relations division and has held leadership roles on several key accounts such as Dole Food Company, Teva Pharmaceuticals and Gilead Sciences during his tenure. Procter has spent over a decade working with clients and reporters in crisis settings, having done work in more than 20 countries on five continents.
In 2004, he served as a press officer and spokesman for the Coalition Provisional Authority, and later, U.S. Embassy's Iraq reconstruction efforts in Baghdad. Procter was awarded the Department of Defense Joint Civilian Service Award for his work in Iraq, which included executing press briefings, backgrounders and site visits throughout the country. In 2007, his agency work on behalf of a technology client was recognized with the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) National Bronze Anvil for Media Relations in the category of Business to Business - Products.
"I am honored to take on this expanded role and look forward to continuing to help shape Gibraltar's commitment to excellence," said Procter. "Both GA's team and extraordinary trajectory of growth make this a very exciting place to be."
"John has grown alongside Gibraltar since we signed our first client," said co-founder and Chairman, Thomas J. Pernice. "He knows the firm and our clients inside and out, having worked in virtually every aspect of what we offer here at GA. We are pleased to welcome him to the firm's partnership."
Procter is the latest in a series of new partner additions to the agency in recent weeks. Last month, GA announced it had acquired TheWadeGroup, and that its principals, Terry Wade and Dan Doherty had been named partners. Kelley McCormick left Qorvis in March to join GA as Partner and Chief Operating Officer.
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