WASHINGTON, D.C.—Weber Shandwick has promoted Pam Jenkins to president of Powell Tate | Weber Shandwick, the firm’s Washington operation. Jenkins succeeds Lance Morgan, who has been appointed to the newly created position of chief communications strategist for the company.
Morgan, who has been with the company for 18 years and has worked on some of its most high-profile public affairs and crisis accounts, will devote full time to client work and client development.
“For some time, Lance has expressed his desire to focus more on client work and development,” says Andy Polansky, president of Weber Shandwick. “His new position will allow him to do so, and expand our opportunity to use his extraordinary talents as a strategist and senior counselor throughout the Weber Shandwick network.”
Jenkins, he added, “has been instrumental in driving important client business, in developing our healthcare public affairs practice, and in creating opportunities for new work with the federal government.”
Jenkins joined Weber Shandwick in 2004 from Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide, where she was co-head of the global health and medical practice and played a key role in building its health public affairs capability. She led the social marketing practice at Powell Tate as well as its social responsibility group.