BOSTON, March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Weber Shandwick, a leading global public relations firm, today announced the promotion of Paul Andrew to executive vice president. He is part of the company's Global Corporate and Issues Management practice and reports to Micho Spring, chair of Weber Shandwick's Global Corporate practice and president of Weber Shandwick's New England region.
With more than a decade of experience in communications and consulting, Andrew has been instrumental in leading strategic growth initiatives for the firm's Boston office. In addition to helping drive new business and significant organic growth, he has supported Spring in cementing Weber Shandwick's Boston office as a market leader committed to innovative programs and superior client service.
"Paul has demonstrated strong leadership abilities which have significantly contributed to the continued growth of the firm and our Boston office," said Spring. "He has shown a dedication not only to producing the best results for clients, but to contributing every day to the success of our firm and his colleagues."
In his role at Weber Shandwick, Andrew provides message, crisis and corporate communications counsel to a number of global organizations. In addition, he has deep expertise in academia and leads the firm's higher education specialty area.
Andrew serves on the workforce development committee of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce and is an alumni of the Chamber's Future Leaders Program. A former special adviser in Tony Blair's administration, he has advised businesses, political candidates, governments and non-profit advocacy organizations nationally and internationally during his career. He has appeared as a frequent commentator on NECN, Fox, CNN and the BBC.
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Weber Shandwick is a leading global public relations agency with offices in 81 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, a Digital Firm of the Year by PR News, and Top Corporate Responsibility Advisory Firm by CR Magazine. The firm has also won numerous 'best place to work' awards around the world. Weber Shandwick is part of the Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG). For more information, visit http://www.webershandwick.com.
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