WASHINGTON, D.C.— Porter Novelli has named Carolyn Tieger to lead the agency’s growing public affairs practice. Tieger, an original partner of the former Goddard Claussen, acquired by Porter Novelli five years ago, will lead a public affairs practice that includes operations on both coasts.
Tieger succeeds Donna Lucas, who is on leave from Porter Novelli to head public relations for California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
“Carolyn is a highly-respected strategist with enormous experience managing tough issues and a track record of winning on behalf of clients,” says Helen Ostrowski, global CEO of Porter Novelli. “Her keen understanding of public policy and the role of advocacy communications will be critical in helping drive Porter Novelli’s public affairs business. Tieger will lead a team that has great depth and skill in providing public affairs strategies for our client’s business issues.”
Tieger joined Goddard Claussen (now part of Porter Novelli) in 1994, opening the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. She has since built an impressive roster of corporate, business and trade association clients that includes the American Forest & Paper Association, Asbestos Alliance, Association of American Medical Colleges, Chlorine Chemistry Council, The Business Roundtable, Vinyl Institute and the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform.
Tieger’s public service career includes positions as director of communications for the Office of Private Sector Initiatives in the Reagan White House; deputy director of intergovernmental affairs for the Secretary of Commerce; and various communications positions with the U.S. Maritime Administration and the U.S. Congress.