SACRAMENTO—Porter Novelli has named Bill Schreiber general manager of its Sacramento office. Schreiber has served as acting general manager of the Sacramento office since January of this year.
In his new role, Schreiber will continue to oversee the operations of PN Sacramento, and will be responsible for the growth of the agency’s business in Northern California. In addition, he will continue to provide senior client counsel to the agency’s public affairs practice, serving clients such as ChevronTexaco, the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, DeVry University, United Anglers of Southern California, the California Department of Social Services and others.
“Bill has made a tremendous impact on the success of the Sacramento office, and he played an essential role in the launch of our new public affairs practice,” said Gary Stockman, CEO of the Americas for Porter Novelli. “Bill’s background in strategic public affairs, issues management, media and government relations is a great benefit to PN clients in both the private and public sectors.”
Prior to joining PN, Schreiber served as president, CEO and principal spokesperson for an 800,000-member national grassroots, consumer advocacy and education organization that focused on beer industry issues like taxation, marketing restrictions, drunken driving and underage drinking.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Washington office of Goddard Claussen Porter Novelli has added three new staff members with strong backgrounds in public affairs: Anna Vredeveld, account supervisor, and senior account executives Neil Franz and Meghan O’Meara.
Anna Vredeveld comes to GCPN from Johns Hopkins Medicine’s department of planning & marketing. Franz is a former Washington editor for Chemical Week and O’Meara comes to GCPN after three years with Hill & Knowlton’s Washington, D.C. office.