Glenn Selig, founder of The Publicity Agency in Tampa, was among the 22 people killed during the Taliban attack on the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul that ended Jan. 21.
“Glenn was in Kabul on a potential success story involving Afghanistan and its steps to battle extremism,” said a statement from TPA’s Selig Multimedia unit. “The focus was highlighting the country’s new president constructing a democracy forum for Afghani women.”
He was remembered as a “tireless professional, loyal friend and pillar of the community, but most importantly a loving husband and wonderful father."
Following a 20-year career as TV news anchor and investigative reporter, Selig launched TPA in 2007.
A noted crisis pro, Selig took on headline clients such as former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich who was jailed for corruption, and Drew Peterson, who was convicted for the premediated murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio.
Selig had been serving as spokesperson for Rick Gates, the long-time business associate of Paul Manafort. Special counsel Robert Mueller has indicted Manafort and Gates on 12 charges, as part of his overall probe into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
The US State Dept. confirmed the attack killed four Americans and injured two others. “We offer our deepest condolences to the families and friends of those who were killed and wish for the speedy recovery of the wounded,” said its statement.