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Weber Shandwick

Weber Shandwick

Subsidiary of the Interpublic Group of Companies

909 Third Ave., New York, NY 10022

212/445-8000; fax: 212/445-8001

Major practice areas: Food & beverage, financial services, government & public sector, health & wellness, mobility & transportation, technology, retail & CPG, lifestyle & leisure, media & entertainment, non-profit, energy, industry & manufacturing.
Specialty services:
- Strategy & analytics: research and insights; data intelligence, management and integration; strategic and channel planning
- Creative, design & content: creative concepting; creative development and production; creative technology; user experience and design
- Public relations & marketing: earned media strategy & media relations; influencer engagement; digital & social strategy and emerging platforms; paid and performance media
- Organizational transformation: culture transformation, change management, employee experience, DEI consulting
- Reputation & leadership: sustainability, social impact and ESG consulting; executive leadership; public affairs; crisis & risk management; geopolitical risk & strategy; capital markets communications

Founded: 2001.

Agency Statement:

Weber Shandwick is the global strategic communications and consulting network. Led by world-class strategic and creative thinkers and activators, Weber Shandwick has won some of the most prestigious awards in the industry, including being named to Ad Age’s A-List in 2020 and Best Places to Work in 2019. Weber Shandwick was also awarded PR Agency of the Year by Campaign US  in 2021, honored as PRovoke’s Global Agency of the Decade in 2020 and ranked #1 on PRovoke’s Global Creative Index in 2021 and 2022. Additionally, the firm was named PRWeek’s Global Agency of the Year in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 and was awarded PRWeek’s Purpose Agency of the Year in 2020 and 2021. Cumulatively, the firm has earned more than 150 Lions at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. Weber Shandwick also received Honorable Mention (and the only PR agency) on the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Global Marketing Agencies in 2021. Part of the Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG), Weber Shandwick is the anchor agency within The Weber Shandwick Collective – the earned-first strategic communications and consulting network. For more information, visit

Gail Heimann, CEO, [email protected]
Susan Howe, pres., [email protected]
Jim O’Leary, CEO, North America, [email protected]
Joy Farber Kolo, chief brand officer, [email protected]
Chris Deri, chief corporate affairs officer & pres., C-suite Advisory, [email protected]
Judith Harrison, chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer, [email protected]
Pam Jenkins, chief public affairs officer, [email protected]
Sung Chang, chief impact officer, [email protected]
Tom Beckman, global chief creative officer, [email protected]
Chris Perry, chair of Weber Shandwick Futures, [email protected]
Laura Schoen, pres., global healthcare practice and chair, Latin America, [email protected]
Karen Pugliese, chief growth officer, [email protected]
Jill Tannenbaum, chief of staff, [email protected]
Jean Lee Swagert, chief people officer, [email protected]
Deb Nichols, chief financial officer, [email protected]
Tyler Kim, CEO of Asia Pacific, [email protected]
Michael Frohlich, CEO of Europe, Middle East and Africa and chief transformation officer, [email protected]

For a complete listing of our global offices please visit

North America Locations:

944 Brady Ave., Atlanta, GA 30318
404/266-7500; [email protected]
Melissa Golden, exec. VP & gen. mgr., Atlanta

3600 O’Donnell St., #250, Baltimore, MD 21224
410/558-2100; [email protected]
James Walker exec. VP & gen. mgr., Baltimore

33 Arch St., 14th flr., Boston, MA 02110
617/661-7900; [email protected]
Michael Byrnes, gen. mgr., Boston

300 Gleed Ave., 2nd flr., Ste. J, East Aurora, NY 14052
212/300-6806; [email protected]
Greg Wittmann, chief operating officer, Resolute Digital

875 N. Michigan Ave., #2400, Chicago, IL 60611
312/988-2400; [email protected]
Adam Wall, head of integrated operations, North America

13455 Noel Road, 11th flr., Dallas, TX 75240
469/917-6200; [email protected]
Melissa Golden, exec. VP & gen. mgr., Atlanta

One Detroit Center, 500 Woodward Ave., #1800, Detroit, MI 48226
248/203-8000; [email protected]
Katie Adams, exec. VP & gen. mgr., Detroit

1840 Century Park East, 6th flr., Los Angeles, CA 90067
310/854-8200; [email protected]
William Ludlam, pres., Weber Shandwick West

510 Marquette Ave., 13F, Minneapolis, MN 55402
952/832-5000; [email protected]
Dave Collett, exec. VP

209 10th Ave. South, #214, Nashville, TN 37203
615/742-7242; [email protected]
Chris Bevolo, CEO, ReviveHealth

909 Third Ave., New York, NY 10022
212/445-8000; [email protected]
Michael Wehman, exec. VP & gen. mgr., New York

1700 Market St., 29th flr., Philadelphia, PA 19103
215/790-4242; [email protected]
Joy Farber Kolo, chief brand officer

600 Battery St., San Francisco, CA 94111
415/262-5600; [email protected]
Will Ludlam, pres., Weber Shandwick West

The Cloud Room
1424 11th Ave., Suite 400, Seattle, WA 98122
206/576-5500; [email protected]
Will Ludlam, pres., Weber Shandwick West

1831 Chestnut St., St. Louis, MO 63101
314/436-6565; [email protected]
Dave Collett, exec. VP

Powell Tate
733 Tenth St., NW, Washington, DC 20001
202/383-9700; [email protected]
Paul Massey, pres., Powell Tate, Washington, DC

460 rue McGill, bureau 200, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2H2
514/447-3940; [email protected]
Marie-Eve Noel, VP, client experience

351 King St. E, #800, Toronto M5A 1L1
416/642-7963; [email protected]
Greg Power, CEO, Weber Shandwick Canada and pres., Weber Shandwick North

2015 Main St., Vancouver, BC V5T 3C2
604/681-7557; [email protected]
Shafiq Jamal, sr. VP & mng. dir.

Clients Include:

Anheuser-Busch InBev
General Motors

Weber Shandwick in the news with O'Dwyer's:

Weber Shandwick Lands Morocco Tourism

Wed., Apr. 10, 2024

... Weber Shandwick is providing PR and marketing communications services to the Moroccan National Tourist Office in...

DJE Holdings Unveils RUTH

Wed., Apr. 10, 2024

...headed by Rana Komar. She rejoins Edelman after serving more than two decades at Weber Shandwick , where she most recently worked as North America GM and president of the central...

Accounts in Transit: Weber Shandwick Lands Zelle

Thu., Mar. 28, 2024

... Weber Shandwick picks up AOR duties for Zelle parent company, Early Warning Services. In addition to...

Edelman Irons Out Pact with Bahamas

Fri., Mar. 22, 2024

...advisory for the Bahamas due to violent crime and gang-on-gang violence. The Bahamas had used Weber Shandwick for PR but its contact ended at the end of 2023....

On the Move: Golin Health Hires Patton

Fri., Mar. 22, 2024

...on innovation in these areas. She was previously San Francisco healthcare practice lead at Weber Shandwick . In her newly created role, Patton will support the entire U.S. operation with a...

Major League Baseball's Giant PR Headache

Thu., Mar. 21, 2024

...he was deputy GM at Edelman, head of reputation management in the EMEA for Weber Shandwick , and global head of global communications at The Body Shop. No news is bad news...

Events: NYWIC Slates Matrix Awards

Thu., Mar. 21, 2024

...Kenneth Owler Smith Symposium. At the Thursday, April 4 event, a panel moderated by Weber Shandwick CEO Gail Heimann will also talk about how corporations (and clients) need to strike...

On the Move: Caliber Corporate Advisers Ups Rodriguez to CEO

Thu., Feb. 29, 2024

...VP at Makovsky + Company in their tech & energy practice, a VP in Weber Shandwick ’s global strategic media practice and a senior VP at BCW Global. “Andrew's vision for...

On the Move: Beekeeper Names Louisnord CMO

Wed., Feb. 21, 2024

...chief communications & public affairs officer at Yum! Brands, and has held positions at Weber Shandwick , Edelman and FleishmanHillard. “Jerilan and Kathy are both strategic leaders with valuable experience navigating...

On the Move: Nickerson Hires Reinert as CMO

Thu., Feb. 15, 2024 senior VP, GM Boston and digital practice lead. He has also worked at Weber Shandwick , Cone Communications and Wolters Kluwer. “Gerard has been a big part of expanding an...

On the Move: Highwire PR Hires Weber Shandwick's Cote

Tue., Feb. 13, 2024

...insights and analytics. Cote most recently served as SVP, analytics and intelligence lead at Weber Shandwick . Her previous roles include director of insights at Havas Media Group and senior manager,...

Interpublic Posts 1.3% Q4 Growth

Thu., Feb. 8, 2024

...percent decline in 2023. IPG’s specialized communications, sports, entertainment & experiential solutions division, which includes Weber Shandwick , Golin, Current Global, R&CPMK, DeVries Global, Jack Morton, Momentum and DXTRA Health, showed 3.8...

On the Move: Burson Puts Management Team in Place

Wed., Feb. 7, 2024

...Finn, where she was a VP. She has also worked at Salutem, JPA Health, Weber Shandwick , KYNE and Edelman. In her new role, Dodge is responsible for agency and client...

Weber Shandwick Wraps Up Bahamas Tourism Work

Mon., Feb. 5, 2024

... Weber Shandwick wrapped up its work for the Ministry of Bahamas at the end of 2023. The...

PR's Top Pros Talk: Jamie Dowd

Thu., Feb. 1, 2024

..."I have a lot of optimism for what 2024 will bring us," Weber Shandwick North America health lead Jamie Dowd tells Doug Simon. "At ...

Memo To PR Pros: How Bad Is The News Going To Be This Year?

Wed., Jan. 31, 2024

...Comes of Age.” He is a former senior vice president of Rubenstein, Ogilvy and Weber Shandwick . His humor has appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Wall Street...

On the Move: Weber Shandwick Collective Names Schoen Health Chief

Tue., Jan. 23, 2024

... Laura Schoen The Weber Shandwick Collective names DXTRA Health chief healthcare officer Laura Schoen to oversee the global healthcare...

Auto Pro Terry Drives to Telemetry

Wed., Jan. 17, 2024

... Chris Terry Chris Terry, who co-founded Weber Shandwick ’s global automotive practice, has signed on at Telemetry Agency shop as VP-communications strategy. He joins...

On the Move: Current Global's Devlin Steps Down

Wed., Jan. 17, 2024

...past 18 years. Prior to Current Global, Devlin spent nine years at IPG agency Weber Shandwick , and she has also worked at Selz Seabolt and EvansGroup Public Relations (both now...

Better Labor Relations Begin with AI

Mon., Jan. 15, 2024

...movement where it stands and on equal footing. *** Eric Blankenbaker is an Executive Vice President at Weber Shandwick . Keisha McClellan is a Vice President at ...

On the Move: Gilley Takes Over as Clarity CEO

Thu., Jan. 11, 2024

...the Emirates National Oil Company, and she has also held positions at firms including Weber Shandwick and Golin. Diesch also comes to TrailRunner from Edelman, where he was most recently...

PR Firms Seek to Regain Financial Footing

Fri., Dec. 29, 2023 the wake of a business slowdown, especially in the technology and financial sectors.  Edelman, Weber Shandwick , Ketchum, Zeno Group and BCW were among the big firms to lay off people...

Weber Shandwick Alum Bargar Joins GCI Health

Thu., Dec. 14, 2023

... Lilit Bargar Lilit Bargar, who was most recently an EVP in the healthcare practice at Weber Shandwick , comes on board at GCI Health as EVP, corporate practice lead. At ...

BPD Acquires Revive

Mon., Dec. 4, 2023

... Revive, which became part of Weber Shandwick in 2016, has been formally acquired by BPD, a health system marketing services company...

On the Move: BCW Names Naden Health & Wellness Chief

Fri., Dec. 1, 2023

...chief engagement officer at Lippe Taylor, and she has also held senior posts at Weber Shandwick , MSLGROUP and Allidura Consumer. In her new post, she will be responsible for building...

News of Firms: Markets EQ Unveils AI Tonal Recognition Tech

Fri., Dec. 1, 2023

...CEO and founder Renee Rossi, who has served in senior roles at Allison+Partners and Weber Shandwick , and Relativity PR specialist Matt Jaffe. Rossi and Jaffe have worked with various stakeholders...

It Was The Worst Day Of My Career, But She Made It Manageable

Tue., Nov. 21, 2023 for the best. Two months later, Powell Tate, the public affairs division of Weber Shandwick , hired me as a media strategist and editorial specialist. That job lasted 12 years,...

PR's Top Pros Talk: Jim O'Leary

Fri., Nov. 17, 2023

...that it is just more complex to be a leader than it's ever been," Weber Shandwick CEO, North America Jim O'Leary tells Doug Simon. In addition to such tasks as "managing...

On the Move: Highwire PR Hires Weber Shandwick's Byrnes

Tue., Nov. 14, 2023

...Byrnes as managing director of health. Byrnes was most recently general manager, Boston, for Weber Shandwick after serving as an SVP in its corporate healthcare practice. Before that he was...

News of Firms: Zeno Partners with Ex-BCW China Chief

Thu., Oct. 26, 2023

...joining BCW, Qu Hong was chief consultant at the Beijing offices of Edelman and Weber Shandwick , and led public policy consulting at Burson-Marsteller China. He has also worked with China’s...

Interpublic Posts Flat Q3 Revenues

Fri., Oct. 20, 2023

...the period. On the PR front, IPG’s specialized communications & experiential solutions division, which includes Weber Shandwick , Golin, Current Global, R&CPMK, DeVries Global, Jack Morton, Momentum, and DXTRA Health, reported 7.7...

Accounts in Transit: Interpublic Units Land Mimecast

Fri., Oct. 20, 2023

... IPG units Weber Shandwick , Jack Morton and Genuine will jointly serve as global agency of record for Mimecast, an email...

On the Move: FGS Global Adds Kirkman

Wed., Oct. 11, 2023

...Earlier in his career, he was managing director, consumer marketing UK and EMEA with Weber Shandwick and head of media with Porter Novelli. Gaona was most recently executive VP, LatAm,...

On the Move: Gennaro Takes New York Life Post

Thu., Oct. 5, 2023

...recently executive director, strategy and insights at VMLY&R. He previously held strategy roles at Weber Shandwick , Havas, FCB, and Commonwealth/McCann, working with such clients as AutoZone, Chevrolet, Coca-Cola, TracFone Wireless...

On the Move: Nedelman to Lead Investor Relations at Carlyle

Mon., Oct. 2, 2023

...DEI efforts, talent recruiting and culture. She has served as senior VP, human resources at Weber Shandwick ; director of human resources at McCann Erickson and led people operations at Boxed and...

On the Move: Stevens Group Adds Gamer, Altschuler

Thu., Sep. 28, 2023

...previously led marketing at True Food Kitchen and has held senior leadership roles at Weber Shandwick and PMK*BNC. The company has also named Tony Querciagrossa as CFO. Pinstripes is in...

A Labor Day Lesson Learned

Sat., Sep. 2, 2023

...  #  Bob Brody is a public relations consultant and former senior vice president at Weber Shandwick , Ogilvy and Rubenstein. He is also an essayist who contributes to The Wall Street...

Consumers, Employees Are Engaged on Social Issues

Fri., Aug. 11, 2023 engaged on social topics, according to the results of a new survey from Weber Shandwick , KRC Research, Powell Tate and United Minds. “Pulse on America: Public and Employee Opinions on...

News of Firms: Cappuccino Uses AI to Target Elder Abuse

Wed., Aug. 9, 2023

... Cappuccino, a São Paulo-based digital marketing and technology agency that is part of Weber Shandwick , is working on a UNESCO campaign, supported by the Brazilian Ministry of Human Rights...

Real Chemistry Taps Edelman’s Crisis Chief

Wed., Aug. 2, 2023

...a 30-year PR veteran, as global practice leader, social impact. He spent 13 years at Weber Shandwick ’s London office in two stints, exiting as executive VP, health & social impact.   He...

On the Move: APCO Ups Crowder, DoCanto

Mon., Jul. 31, 2023

...the Matrix Professional haircare brand at L'Oréal. She previously was a group manager at Weber Shandwick .  In his eight years at Taylor, Finn has led the account management of such...

IPG Records 2% Dip in 2Q Revenues

Fri., Jul. 21, 2023

...growth” in the PR and experiential solutions offerings, according to Krakowsky.  That unit, which includes Weber Shandwick , Golin, Current Global, R&CPMK, DeVries Global, Jack Morton, Momentum, and DXTRA Health, posted 3.1 percent...

Weber Shandwick's Janin Joins CI

Wed., Jul. 12, 2023

... Melanie Janin Melanie Janin, who was executive VP at Weber Shandwick , has joined Conservation International as chief communications & marketing officer. She is responsible for PR...

PR's Top Pros Talk: Jackie Cox Battles

Thu., Jun. 22, 2023

..."At Weber Shandwick , we believe what is most valued and most enduring isn't simply given or bought,...

On the Move: Notre Dame's Curran Exits for USC

Thu., Jun. 8, 2023

...FleishmanHillard, where she was a senior vice president. She was previously a VP at Weber Shandwick and has also worked at Ketchum. Jenna Matthews was most recently a senior VP...

Real Chemistry's Clark Takes Narrative Strategies Post

Wed., Jun. 7, 2023 the Food and Drug Administration. She previously worked in the healthcare practices at Weber Shandwick and Edelman. Gartner Clark also chairs the Patient Advisory Council for the Diabetes Patient Advocacy...

On the Move: Crosby Marketing Comms Hires Google's Reigle

Wed., May 24, 2023

...was a SVP at Braya Agency, and she has also held executive posts at Weber Shandwick , MWWPR, Ogilvy PR and 5W. She has worked with clients including American Express, Heineken,...

United Minds Unveils Myriant

Thu., May 18, 2023 business strategy,” said Ben Kalevitch, Myriant managing director.. United Minds is part of the Weber Shandwick Collective....

On the Move: FH's Eichler Drives to National Corvette Museum

Wed., May 17, 2023

...for the U.S. Army Recruiting Command and Novo Nordisk accounts. He previously was at Weber Shandwick , where he directed earned media and integrated marketing communications efforts for clients including Verizon,...

On the Move: Current Global Adds Ward as EVP

Fri., May 5, 2023

...a senior VP at the firm, she has also served as a VP at Weber Shandwick . Tyler Watson The Atlantic names Tyler Watson executive VP of marketing. Watson was most recently global VP of production...

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