The Public Relations Global Network (PRGN) announced today the slate of new officers for one of the world’s largest PR agency networks. The appointments were announced during the consortium’s recent bi-annual meeting in Toronto, Canada. The three-day event, where the group’s leadership teams discuss best practices and find new ways to collaborate and develop business partnerships globally, included key break-out sessions on the #metoo movement, promoting news literacy in the age of fake news and creating a safe workplace for employees.

At the Toronto meeting, attended by members from more than 31 regions from around the globe, PRGN members elected C.L. Conroy, president and CEO of Miami, Florida-based The Conroy Martinez Group as its 26th president to lead the worldwide network of 51 independently owned firms for the next 12 months. Christina Rytter, managing director and founder of Copenhagen, Denmark-based Scandinavian Communications, assumes the role of immediate past president and chair of the Advisory Board. Other officers named include: President-Elect Aaron Blank, President/CEO of Seattle-based The Fearey Group, Secretary Leeza Hoyt, President of Los Angeles-based The Hoyt Organization and Sean Dowdall, General Manager and Chief Marketing Officer of San Francisco-based Landis Communications, Inc., who will serve as Treasurer.

“With 51 agencies on six continents, the network is as strong as ever,” said Conroy. “We are excited to offer multi-disciplinary firms in practically every corner of the world helping our clients have a global footprint where ever they need it. Our partner agencies meet twice a year and we have close, personal relationships with our independent agency partners around the world that allows us to serve clients however they need.”

Founded in 1992 by a group of visionary public relations leaders, with more than $101 million in revenues and approximately 1,000 professionals in 51 locations, PRGN is one of the world’s largest international public relations networks.

PRGN partners meet twice a year in cities around the world. The next meeting will be held in October 2018 in Bucharest, Romania. Agency members are independent, local, owner-operated public relations and marketing communications firms that share expertise and resources, while providing broad-based comprehensive communications strategies to clients worldwide.

Independent agencies interested in joining the network can visit the member recruitment section of the PRGN website for more information, or email its membership chair, Lynn Erasmus, General Manager, HWB Communications at info@hwb.co.za.

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