GCI Health expands to Brussels, a move designed to further the agency’s European presence and expand its global public affairs offering. GCI Health Brussels will offer clients government and public affairs, integrated communications and advocacy capabilities. The expansion will be overseen by Neha Dave, who joins GCI Health Brussels as senior director, and Kath Kerry, UK managing director. Dave will join GCI Health’s global public affairs and policy team, which is led by Ryan Kuresman, group senior vice president of public affairs and health policy. “Building a truly global and seamless team of health policy specialists, from Washington to Brussels and across our global network, further strengthens our reach and will help our clients navigate the complexity of healthcare policy across borders,” said GCI Health global CEO Kristin Cahill. The agency recently announced an additional Asia-Pacific expansion, with new offices in Japan and India.
PRSA partners with Puerto Rico Public Relations Association to provide professional development, educational and career opportunities for members of each respective organization. Benefits available to PRPRA members through the agreement include a discounted annual membership to PRSA as well as access to all PRSA programming. PRPRA will also provide access to its professional development and other program offerings to PRSA members. “This strategic partnership underscores the value of PRSA membership and ensures that as the role of communications professionals continues to rapidly evolve and extend past our borders, we will continue to be the leading organization for gaining knowledge, experience and insights,” said PRSA chief executive officer Linda Thomas Brooks. Founded in 1970, PRPRA is the primary continued education provider for public relations professionals in Puerto Rico.
Thompson & Co. Public Relations sponsors Public Relations Student Society of America memberships for eligible students at the University of Alaska Anchorage. UAA recently reinstated its charter as the organization’s host campus for Alaska students. “Funding PRSSA student memberships will remove a barrier for many of our students. This generous investment in the futures of young communicators is one that will help promote equity, diversity and entrepreneurship in the communications industry. We are grateful for T&C’s partnership in building tomorrow’s workforce,” said department chair of Journalism and Public Communications at UAA Joy Chavez Mapaye.