Public Relations Global Network (PRGN) Elects David Landis as President

  Public Relations Global Network (PRGN) Elects David Landis as President

Business Wire

LOS ANGELES -- April 25, 2013

Public Relations Global Network (PRGN), one of the world’s leading
international networks of independent public relations agencies, today
announced the election of David Landis of Landis Communications Inc. in San
Francisco as its new President. Landis will lead the worldwide network of 47
independently-owned public relations agencies on six continents. He succeeds
Mark Paterson of Currie Communications in Australia. Other appointments
include Uwe Schmidt, President of Hamburg-based PR firm Industrie-Contact, who
has been named president-elect, and new Secretary CL Conroy from Miami-based
The Conroy Martinez Group, who succeeds Patricia Perez.

Continually named “one of the Bay Area’s top PR firms” by the San Francisco
Business Times, PR Source Code, and PR Week, San Francisco-based Landis
Communications Inc. has been practicing in the Bay Area for nearly 25 years.
With 35 years experience in public relations, brand management, positioning,
marketing, analyst relations, media training, crisis communications, public
affairs and community relations, David has lent his expertise to a variety of
national and Bay Area-based corporations. These include financial
institutions, insurance companies, real estate businesses, consumer
technology, hospitality and travel-related businesses, retailers, consumer
businesses, food/wine clients, entertainment businesses, educational
institutions, technology companies, broadcasters, fashion businesses, media,
cultural institutions, sports organizations and non-profit organizations.

Among the prestigious clients Mr. Landis has counseled over the years are
MetLife, Walmart, California Bank & Trust, Emirates Airline, Match.com, Whole
Foods Market, NBC Universal, Old Navy, Tishman Speyer, Sony, Cold Stone
Creamery, Port of San Francisco, California Society of Anesthesiologists,
Tiffany & Co., Pottery Barn, City CarShare, Musician’s Friend, DeVry
University, UCSF, Stanford University, San Francisco Convention & Visitors
Bureau, Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants, Bravo TV, Hilton Hotels, Gap, Levi
Strauss & Co., Xerox, AAA, AT&T, Match.com, San Francisco Symphony, California
Academy of Sciences, Night Owl Wines (Delicato Family Vineyards), Harry &
David, PIER 39, KPIX-TV (San Francisco), KCBS-TV (Los Angeles), Crestwood
Behavioral Health, Sybase Tournament/San Jose, Examiner Bay to Breakers and
more.

In 2007, Mr. Landis joined the faculty of Golden Gate University, teaching
public relations in the master’s degree program. A recipient of numerous
awards, Mr. Landis is a published writer and has been a featured speaker at
numerous industry conferences, as well as a guest lecturer at Stanford
University, the University of California-Berkeley, University of San Francisco
and Golden Gate University.

“It is both a privilege and an honor to lead and partner with this esteemed
group of PR firms,” stated Landis. “The PRGN continues to grow and thrive and
I look forward to further expanding our global reach and our international
foothold on behalf of our members and esteemed clients.”

Uwe Schmidt Named PRGN President Elect

Uwe Schmidt, President of Hamburg-based PR firm Industrie Contact, was named
president-elect of PRGN. “As a member since 2002 I have seen this network grow
and develop tremendously,” said Uwe. “PRGN is a business-driven network
comprised of brilliant practitioners representing global markets. We have not
only become professional colleagues, but we have formed longstanding
friendships.”

ICAG, established in 1979 is an award winning full service PR and
communications agency serving name brand clients in Germany and around the
globe.Long-term relationships with clients, service providers, editors and
opinion-leaders form the foundation of the agency's business model.Uwe
Schmidt, CEO and Co-owner, joined the agency in 1989.

Public Relations Global Network

Clients across six continents depend on the combined resources of the Public
Relations Global Network (PRGN) to deliver targeted public relations campaigns
in markets around the world. With revenues of more than ($110) million
(U.S.D.), PRGN is among the world’s top four international public relations
networks. PRGN harnesses the resources of 47 independent public relations
firms and more than 800 communications professionals to connect international
companies and organizations with individual and culturally diverse markets
globally. Visit PRGN online at www.prgn.com.

Contact:

energi PR for Public Relations Global Network
Esther Buchsbaum, APR, FCPRS, 514-288-8500 ext 225
esther.buchsbaum@energipr.com
www.energipr.com