Weber Shandwick Appoints Micho Spring to Global Corporate Practice Chair; Paul Jensen to North American Corporate Practice Chair

Jun 10, 2010, 09:15 ET from Weber Shandwick

NEW YORK, June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Weber Shandwick, one of the world's leading global public relations agencies, today announced that Micho Spring and Paul Jensen are assuming expanded roles in the firm's Corporate practice. Spring has been appointed global chair and Jensen North American chair, effective immediately.

A 17-year Weber Shandwick veteran, Spring is a well-recognized corporate strategist and senior crisis counselor to numerous clients of the firm.  Her 12 years of government experience, in New York and Boston, and her extensive involvement with both corporate and non-profit boards, gives her a wide perspective from which to counsel clients on every aspect of the practice, from corporate responsibility to crisis management.

Jensen will focus on further building the firm's service offerings across North America. In his five years at Weber Shandwick, most recently as head of the New York Corporate Practice and general manager of the New York office, he has been a well-recognized and highly-effective corporate counselor on matters of corporate reputation, issues management and corporate brand positioning. Jensen's background as an entrepreneur and financial journalist will add to the practice's continued innovation and success.

Weber Shandwick President Andy Polansky said, "Our Corporate practice continues to grow with best-in- class experts and service offerings around the world. Under Micho and Paul's leadership, they will help to further transform our business as the market for corporate counseling and reputation management continues to evolve."

Weber Shandwick's corporate practice has significantly expanded its scope over the past four years, as transparency and social media have intensified the focus on corporate reputation and crisis management.

About Weber Shandwick

Weber Shandwick is a leading global public relations agency with offices in 76 countries around the world. The firm's success is built on its deep commitment to client service, our people, creativity, collaboration and harnessing the power of Advocates - engaging stakeholders in new and creative ways to build brands and reputation. Weber Shandwick provides strategy and execution across practices such as consumer marketing, healthcare, technology, public affairs, financial services, corporate and crisis management. Its specialized services include digital/social media, advocacy advertising, market research, and corporate responsibility. In 2010, Weber Shandwick was named Global Agency of the Year by The Holmes Report for the second year in a row; an 'Agency of the Decade' by Advertising Age, Large PR Agency of the Year by Bulldog Reporter, and Top Corporate Responsibility Advisory Firm by CR Magazine. The firm has also won numerous 'best place to work' awards around the world including "Best Multinational Firm to Work For in EMEA" by The Holmes Report and a "Top Place to Work in PR"  by PR News. Weber Shandwick is part of the Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG). For more information, visit http://www.webershandwick.com

Jennifer Norton

Weber Shandwick

212-445-8314

jnorton@webershandwick.com

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