Greg Power Joins Weber Shandwick as President, General Manager Canada


    


    
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<p>NEW YORK, <span class="xn-chron">July 13</span> /CNW/ -- Weber Shandwick, one of the world's leading global public relations agencies, today announced that <span class="xn-person">Greg Power</span> will join the firm on <span class="xn-chron">July 20</span> as president and general manager for <span class="xn-location">Canada</span>.  He will oversee Weber Shandwick offices across <span class="xn-location">Canada</span> and will report to North American <span class="xn-person">President Cathy Calhoun</span>.</p>
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<p>Power has worked in <span class="xn-location">Canada</span> as an agency leader, senior client and journalist over the past 25 years.  Most recently he was senior vice president and general manager of Optimum PR at Cossette.  Prior to Optimum, Power was Deputy General Manager at Edelman <span class="xn-location">Canada</span> where he also led the consumer, technology and interactive practices over a six-year period.  He has also held senior positions at Hill & Knowlton and Rapp Collins Worldwide and worked in corporate communications for Avon <span class="xn-location">Canada</span>.  Power started his career as a journalist developing radio documentaries for CBC Radio and Radio <span class="xn-location">Canada</span> International.</p>
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<p>"<span class="xn-location">Canada</span> is a critical piece of our global network and a priority growth area for our firm," noted Calhoun.  "Greg is a strong leader known for attracting great clients and great people throughout his career. He will be a tremendous asset in developing our strategic direction in <span class="xn-location">Canada</span> and a key player on our North American leadership team."</p>
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<p>Commenting on his appointment, Power said: "I have great admiration for the Weber Shandwick brand and look forward to helping build the firm's presence across <span class="xn-location">Canada</span>. It is exciting to join an agency with such a depth of strategic and creative resources and an unmatched global network."</p>
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    About Weber Shandwick
    
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<p>Weber Shandwick is a leading global public relations agency with offices in 76 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, and Top Corporate Responsibility Advisory Firm by CR Magazine. The firm has also won numerous 'best place to work' awards around the world including "Best Multinational Firm to Work For in EMEA" by The Holmes Report and a "Top Place to Work in PR"  by PR News. Weber Shandwick is part of the Interpublic Group (NYSE:   IPG). For more information, visit <a href="http://www.webershandwick.com">http://www.webershandwick.com</a>.</p>
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    Tania Ensor
    Weber Shandwick
    416-642-7965
    tensor@webershandwick.com




    

For further information: For further information: Tania Ensor of Weber Shandwick, +1-416-642-7965, tensor@webershandwick.com Web Site: http://www.webershandwick.com

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