London’s Portland Communications has hired James Lake, who has more than 30 years of PA experience, to run its Washington office.
The former Reagan White House advance man served as a principal at the high-powered Robinson, Lake, Lerer & Montgomery shop, senior VP at Cohn & Wolfe, and chair of Burson-Marsteller’s US PA practice.
Most recently, he was running his own consultancy.
Portland’s DC office represents Qatar’s government communications office and works with Agence Francaise de Development to boost its image in the English-language media.
Omnicom owns Portland.