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February 11, 2016 2:40 PM ET

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Company Overview of CMGRP, Inc.

Company Overview

CMGRP, Inc., doing business as Weber Shandwick, provides public relations engagement services. It offers business marketing, cleantech, consumer marketing, corporate, crisis communications and issues management, digital, financial communications, financial services, food and nutrition, government relations, healthcare, measurement and analytics, Mediaco, public affairs, technology, and travel and lifestyle marketing services. The company also provides agribusiness and food, automotive, education, element scientific communications, emergent China, employee engagement and change management, executive equity and engagement, issues and advocacy advertising, lead media, litigation support, multic...

909 3rd Avenue

New York, NY 10022

United States

Phone:

212-445-8000

Fax:

212-445-8001

Key Executives for CMGRP, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer
Age: 54
President
Chief Operating Officer
President and Chief Executive Officer for Canadian Operations
Chief Executive Officer of Asia Pacific
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

CMGRP, Inc. Key Developments

Weber Shandwick Announces Executive Appointments

Weber Shandwick announced a series of new appointments across the firm's Global Healthcare practice that showcase the group's commitment to reshaping healthcare communications through creative and strategic solutions that make a positive impact on patients' lives. Peter Matheson Gay has been appointed to global executive creative director, Healthcare, a new role for the practice. Gay was previously executive vice president, North American creative director, Healthcare. Barbara Box, who previously headed Weber Shandwick's New York and Chicago Healthcare teams, has been appointed executive vice president, North America Healthcare strategy lead. Jamie Dowd will be taking over Box's remit in New York as executive vice president and New York Healthcare practice lead. Cori McKeever Ashford will lead the Healthcare practice in Chicago as executive vice president. In addition, Kristen Thistle has also been promoted to executive vice president, and will head the Minneapolis Healthcare practice. Based in New York, Gay will drive creative solutions for healthcare clients around Weber Shandwick's global network as the firm continues to break boundaries in creative healthcare communications. Gay has a track record of inspiring creativity within Weber Shandwick and in the broader marketing industry, having led the firm's engagement at the Lions Health Festival for the past two years. Since joining Weber Shandwick's Toronto office in 2011, Gay has helped build the firm's Canada Healthcare offering and has been a catalyst in new business wins globally. He has executed creative strategies for several top-tier healthcare brands, bringing his diverse and deep expertise across therapeutic categories, including infectious diseases, oncology, diabetes, cardiovascular, obesity, multiple sclerosis and many more. As strategy lead for North America Healthcare, Box will draw upon the rigor and rewards of INCITE, Weber Shandwick's proprietary strategic planning process, to new and existing clients. She will be partnering with the INCITE team leads across the agency to promote the process and add value to client work across the practice. Box previously oversaw the management and development of Healthcare accounts in both New York and Chicago, contributing to the overall growth of the practice and providing expertise to several of the practice's top clients in both markets. Box brings a combination of healthcare and consumer public relations experience with a strong background in strategic positioning and physician and patient education. In her role as head of the New York Healthcare practice, Dowd will be responsible for continuing to grow the practice and will oversee the transformative client work produced by the team. She will remain the global client relationship leader for one of the firm's global accounts, providing senior counsel and managing more than 50 team members in various Weber Shandwick offices around the world. Dowd has deep expertise in product communications, product launches, consumer-facing campaigns, content marketing and executive visibility. In her new role, Ashford will oversee the firm's Chicago Healthcare practice. She has been instrumental in the significant growth of Weber Shandwick's Healthcare practice in the past three years, with a focus on biopharmaceutical and corporate health clients, as well as healthcare associations and public health accounts. With 17 years of healthcare experience at the firm, Thistle has deep expertise developing and directing public relations and public affairs campaigns for healthcare clients that span the industry spectrum. As a leader on several client engagements, Thistle has played an important role in helping to drive the Minneapolis Healthcare business forward, consistently producing campaigns for national and global accounts. In her new role as leader of the Minneapolis Healthcare team, she'll continue to oversee several of the practice's key client engagements.

MGM Grand Detroit Names Weber Shandwick as Public Relations Agency of Record

Weber Shandwick announced that it has been appointed public relations agency of record for MGM Grand Detroit, a unit of MGM Resorts International. Weber Shandwick will lead a comprehensive communications program to elevate MGM Grand Detroit's position as a leading entertainment destination in the Detroit metro area. The firm will also drive awareness of the hotel's corporate social responsibility initiatives, community partnerships and volunteer programs.

Weber Shandwick Announces Executives Appointment

Weber Shandwick announced a series of key hires that strengthen the firm's growing integrated marketing capabilities in Los Angeles, particularly across creative content production, digital strategy and expertise in healthcare communications. Emmy-nominated producer Alejandro Castro Enciso has joined Weber Shandwick as senior vice president and executive producer in the Digital Creative group. Additionally, newly appointed vice president Jacqueline Karis brings a wealth of experience to the agency's Healthcare practice, which continues to expand to address the diverse needs of the California market. These hires follow the recent appointment of senior vice president Scott Davis to lead the Digital and Strategic Planning disciplines in Los Angeles. Karis brings more than a decade of experience in healthcare public relations, developing and implementing a diverse range of campaigns for pharmaceutical, biotech, device and nonprofit clients. Prior to joining Weber Shandwick, Karis worked at the Chandler Chicco Agency where she worked across several therapeutic areas, including cardiology, allergy and pain management. In his role at Weber Shandwick, Scott Davis leads Digital and Strategic Planning in the Los Angeles office. Davis has a 17 year track record of delivering exceptional results for clients while working at Deutsch, Saatchi & Saatchi, and Ogilvy & Mather, bringing a wealth of experience across multiple communications disciplines.

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