Qorvis Welcomes Kevin Chaffee as Senior Adviser

Jun 29, 2011, 12:02 ET from Qorvis Communications

WASHINGTON, June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kevin Chaffee, veteran journalist and nationally-respected expert on Washington's political and social power structure, has joined Qorvis Communications as a senior adviser.

Qorvis, one of the fastest-growing integrated communications agencies in the country, hired Chaffee to apply his unique skills and significant connections to help clients navigate the complex and interacting levels of Washington. He will also advise in the development of communications and events strategies.

In bringing Chaffee to Qorvis Michael Petruzzello, the firm's founder and managing partner, said: "A significant part of what Qorvis does is help our clients navigate Washington. Kevin will add a new dimension to that service, bringing tremendous knowledge and experience with the media and the Washington social/political community."

Chaffee's extensive journalistic background includes 17 years as an editor and writer at The Washington Times, where he wrote more than 2,000 articles on the social and arts scenes in the nation's capital, and three years as senior editor of Washington Life Magazine, where he will remain on the masthead as an editorial consultant.

"I'm thrilled to join Qorvis," Chaffee said. "Qorvis has a reputation in Washington for its dynamic leadership and impressive list of clients. I look forward to employing the experience and knowledge I gained over the years to Qorvis' client roster."

Petruzzello also pointed out that as Qorvis heads into its eleventh year, there has been a significant pattern of growth in bringing aboard new accounts and experienced team members like Chaffee. In addition to adding four new partners earlier this year, the firm hired more than a dozen new staffers to service clients and keep up with the expanding realms of digital, branding, public affairs, media relations, and online reputation management.

Petruzzello also announced that more positions are available at Qorvis and said that anyone interested in joining the rapidly growing firm should contact Jessica Bayer at jbayer@qorvis.com.

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 and media relations, advertising, public affairs, investor relations and financial services communications, grassroots campaigns, Internet-based campaigns, social media strategies, and research and opinion surveys. For more information, visit www.qorvis.com, contact info@qorvis.com or follow us on Twitter: @Qorvis

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