Agency Welcomes Lagana, Reid, Dealey and Faucheux
WASHINGTON, Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Qorvis Communications, LLC, Washington's largest independent agency, today announced the addition of four new partners: government and corporate communications strategist Gregory Lagana; Republican communications specialist John Reid; former Washington Times Editor Sam Dealey; and Dr. Ron Faucheux, who is being elevated to partner while retaining his position as President of Clarus Research Group, a Qorvis Company.
"Greg, John, Sam and Ron represent the brand of leadership and talent that can meet the growing needs of our clients and our expansion efforts," said Managing Partner Michael Petruzzello. "This new talent will augment Qorvis' strong public affairs, corporate affairs and crisis management services."
Lagana, Reid and Dealey have already begun to integrate themselves in the broader Qorvis team, applying their experience to the agency's clients.
Greg Lagana: Lagana was formerly senior vice-president for communications and marketing at DynCorp International, a major services provider for the United States government. Prior to which, he spent four years in the Bush (43) White House, as a member of the Coalition Information Center staff and then as associate director of the Office of Global Communications. For more than two decades, Lagana served in the U.S. Foreign Service in public diplomacy and public affairs with the United States Information Agency and the Department of State.
John Reid: Reid is the former Communications Director for U.S. Senator George Allen (R-VA), helping to build the Senator's legislative record and support network in preparation for his potential presidential bid. Reid departed prior to Allen's most recent reelection campaign, moving to serve in a strategic communications role at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the world's largest business federation. Reid has also served as President of the U.S. Senate Press Secretaries Association and has the distinction of having been an intern to President Ronald Reagan.
Sam Dealey: Dealey most recently served as Editor of The Washington Times, known as "America's Paper" and one of the most prominent media brands in the world. He is a contributing editor to Reader's Digest and U.S. News and World Report, and has reported on international crises for a host of organizations, including TIME, CNN, PBS "Newshour," The New York Times and GQ. Dealey has worked for The Wall Street Journal, The American Spectator and The Hill newspaper. He is a media fellow at the Hoover Institution and in 2006 received the Henry R. Luce Award for deadline reporting by TIME.
Dr. Ron Faucheux: Dr. Faucheux is President of Clarus Research Group, a full-service polling and research firm. He is a nationally respected public opinion analyst and public affairs professional. A former state legislator and Secretary of Commerce in Louisiana, he edited and published Campaigns & Elections magazine. He also served as a U.S. Senate Chief of Staff and headed government affairs for the American Institute of Architects. Dr. Faucheux teaches at the Public Policy Institute at Georgetown University and the Graduate School of Political Management at George Washington University.
In addition, Qorvis recently announced the hiring of former Boston Globe and CNN correspondent and Rand analyst Rebecca Bou Chebel, as well former M+R Strategic Services associate Will Dempster. The company also announced the departure of Don Goldberg, Michael Quint and Jason Siegel.
About Qorvis Communications, LLC
Qorvis Communications is one of the nation's largest independent, integrated communications firms. Formed in August 2000, Qorvis provides its clients with expertise in the areas of public relations and media relations, advertising, public affairs, online reputation management, investor relations and financial services communications, grassroots campaigns, interactive communications and web design, social media strategies, and research and opinion surveys. For more information, visit www.qorvis.com, contact [email protected] or follow @qorvis on Twitter.
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