Council of PR Firms Names New Officers
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Council of PR Firms Names New Officers

The Council of Public Relations Firms has named Marcia Silverman, CEO of Ogilvy Public Relations, the new chair of its board. Joining Silverman as executive officer is Ray Kotcher (Ketchum) as chair-elect for 2008.

Paul Holmes

NEW YORK—The Council of Public Relations Firms has named Marcia Silverman, CEO of Ogilvy Public Relations, the new chair of its board. Joining Silverman as executive officers are Ray Kotcher (Ketchum) as chair-elect for 2008; Joel Curran (CKPR) as secretary; Abby Gouverneur Carr (Bliss Gouverneur & Associates) as treasurer; and Helen Ostrowski (Porter Novelli) as immediate past chair.

The Council also announced the election of its new board members, including Fred Cook (GolinHarris), Andy Cooper (CooperKatz & Company), Margery Kraus (APCO Worldwide), Cos Mallozzi (Gibbs & Soell), Kathy Obert (Edward Howard & Co.) and Mark Penn (Burson-Marsteller).

In addition to continuing the Council’s strategic planning efforts that began under Ostrowski, Silverman says she plans to focus Council efforts on being a voice for the industry, as well as addressing issues such as disclosure and transparency, procurement, and recruiting and retaining talent.

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