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February 12, 2016 2:15 PM ET


Company Overview of Porter Novelli, Inc.

Company Overview

Porter Novelli, Inc. provides marketing, public relations, and communications services for customers in the United States and internationally. Its practice areas include brand marketing, corporate affairs, public affairs, social marketing, and multicultural communications. The company’s specialty services include cause marketing, business-to-business, corporate social responsibility, internal communications, media relations, executive messaging, trade show support, product launches, social networking, and real-time reputation. It also offers services for customers in the areas of food, drinks, and nutrition; and global health and wellness. The company was founded in 1972 and is based in New ...

250 Greenwich Street

7 World Trade Center

36th floor

New York, NY 10007

United States

Founded in 1972


212 601 8000


212 601 8101

Key Executives for Porter Novelli, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer, Senior Partner and Member of Executive Committee
Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Practice India
Chief Financial Officer and Senior Partner
Chief Operating Officer and Partner
Senior Partner and President of North America
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Porter Novelli, Inc. Key Developments

Porter Novelli Hires Veronica Gonzalez to Lead Mexico Health and Wellness Team

Porter Novelli announced that Veronica Gonzalez has joined its Mexico City office to lead the local Health and Wellness Practice. Gonzalez will oversee the agency's work with health and wellness brands in Latin America and spearhead the practice's development in the region. She joined the agency on November 17, and reports to Sandra Kleinburg, partner and managing director, Mexico. Prior to joining Porter Novelli, Gonzalez was group director at Jeffrey Group, where she was responsible for a wide portfolio of the agency's clients, including Mead Johnson Nutrition, Merck, Novartis and Johnson & Johnson.

Porter Novelli Names Four New Partners to Leadership Team

Porter Novelli has appointed four new partners to the firm. The partners are: Rosy McGillan, executive vice president, health and wellness practice, Washington, DC; Matthew Podboy, executive vice president, technology practice and co-founder, Voce Communications; Jennifer Swint, executive vice president and managing director, Washington, DC; and Melissa Kraus Taylor, executive vice president and managing director, Atlanta. Rosy McGillan is an executive vice president in the agency's health and wellness practice. An 11-year Porter Novelli veteran, she leads strategic campaigns for clients, focused on those in the social impact and healthcare space. Prior to Porter Novelli, McGillan held roles at Manning Selvage and Lee and National SAFE KIDS Campaign. Matthew Podboy cofounded Voce Communications in 1999, which was acquired by Porter Novelli in 2011. Prior to Voce, Podboy worked at Weber Shandwick where he was first introduced to the Silicon Valley during the boom years of the late 1990s. Jennifer Swint is managing director of Porter Novelli's Washington, DC office. She joined the agency from APCO Worldwide, where she was a senior director overseeing the firm's business development function. Melissa Kraus Taylor is managing director of Porter Novelli's Atlanta office. A 17-year Porter Novelli veteran, Taylor has led strategic planning in Porter Novelli's London and Atlanta offices.

Porter Novelli Promotes Melissa Kraus Taylor to Atlanta Managing Director

Porter Novelli announced that Melissa Kraus Taylor has been named managing director of the agency's Atlanta office. Taylor is responsible for talent management and the strategic growth of the office, reporting to Brad MacAfee, president, North America. Most recently, Taylor served as executive vice president and deputy managing director in Atlanta, working hand-in-hand with MacAfee who she succeeds in the role.

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