NEW YORK—Andy Polansky has been named president of North America for Weber Shandwick, with Gail Heimann stepping into one of his old roles as president of the firm’s New York office. Polansky was most recently president of the eastern and central regions of the agency, with Rogers & Cowan president Tom Tardio heading the western region.
Weber Shandwick offices in the United States and Canada will now report to Polansky, creating a structure that ensures even more opportunities for integrated and collaborative client services across all of North America.
“This expanded role reflects Andy’s many accomplishments during the 19 years he has been with our company,” said Harris Diamond, CEO of Weber Shandwick. “It also acknowledges the trust and confidence that Andy has earned from some of our most important clients and from Weber Shandwick people around the world.”
Weber Shandwick divisions specializing in public affairs, advocacy advertising, entertainment and government relations will continue to report directly to Diamond.
In her new role, Heimann, will serve as chief strategist for New York; she will work closely with practice area leaders across all disciplines to continue to grow and enhance the office’s offerings. Heimann also will continue to serve as a co-president of Weber Shandwick’s consumer marketing practice, which is ranked largest in the industry.