WASHINGTON, D.C.—Public affairs firm Qorvis has named Rory Davenport managing director. Davenport, formerly a senior vice president at Hill & Knowlton, joins the firm’s public affairs practice and he will be add to the firm’s grassroots and international affairs capabilities.
Davenport was a senior vice president and director for public affairs at Hill & Knowlton. Before his tenure at H&K, he formed the international and political affairs group for Fleishman-Hillard’s Washington, D.C. office and served as the first director of the grassroots and political programs group for Edelman Worldwide’s Washington office.
“I believe that campaigns that influence the development of public policy and contribute to a company’s bottom line are the future of public affairs,” says Davenport. “The traditional and prevalent execution of public affairs is too narrowly focused and doesn’t take into consideration a corporation’s overall business goals. More than ever, in a complex and rapidly moving global business and public policy environment, clients must navigate the intersection where corporate, international and public affairs meet and Qorvis shares this philosophy.”