David Fuscus will lead the Public Relations Global Network for the next 12 months
The Public Relations Global Network (PRGN), one of the world’s largest networks of independent PR and communications agencies, has a new president in David Fuscus of Washington, DC (USA). The appointment took place in Phoenix/Scottsdale in the state of Arizona – the place where the network was founded 30 years ago. PRGN currently consists of 53 independent agencies worldwide.
David A. Fuscus, CEO and president of agency Xenophon Strategies, will lead the network for the next 12 months. Fuscus succeeds Alexandra Dinita, managing director of the Free Communication agency in Bucharest, Romania. She in turn takes over as past president and chair of the PRGN Advisory Board.
“PRGN is more than just an association of agencies connected by a website. It is a community of professionals dedicated to the highest standards of communication that meets twice a year,” Fuscus said. “PRGN provides member firms with global reach and is the optimal vehicle through which proven and new communications techniques reach members. I am honored to have been elected PRGN president for 2022/23 and look forward to working with all of our member agencies.”
Other leadership personnel
Andy See Teong Leng, Principal Partner and Managing Director of Perspective Strategies in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, has been confirmed as David Fuscus’ successor following his term of office. He has served on the PRGN Executive Committee as Secretary since 2019 and also as Regional Vice President for Asia Pacific since 2020. Amanda Hill, director of Three Box Strategic Communications in Dallas, USA, was confirmed as treasurer.
Face-to-face conference in Scottsdale to mark PRGN’s 30th anniversary
Thirty-nine agencies from around the world attended the Arizona meeting. The three-day conference provided an opportunity to share knowledge and practices on a variety of topics. Primarily from PR and agency owners, including trust building, diversity, equity and inclusion, digitization, creativity, data analytics, sustainability, succession planning and employee retention.
The 30th anniversary gala was held at Western Spirit – Scottsdale’s Museum of the West. This included a Q&A session with PRGN founding members Anne Buchanan, Scott Hanson and Edward Stevens, who were among the 11 founding members of the predecessor Phoenix Network at the time. Previously, they had belonged to Edelman.
30 PR tips available for free as a flipbook on website
PRGN also unveiled its new eBook. It contains 30 PR tips from PR professionals around the world. The eBook, which is aimed at managers and executives in companies as well as nonprofit organizations and PR firms, is available for free on the PRGN website.
About Public Relations Global Network (PRGN)
PRGN is one of the world’s largest networks of independent public relations agencies, with approximately 1,000 professionals in 55 locations in 33 countries. PRGN partners are independent, owner-managed public relations and marketing communications firms that share expertise and resources to deliver comprehensive communications strategies to clients around the world. In Germany, Industrie-Contact AG (B2C & B2B) from Hamburg and cometis AG (Investor Relations) from Wiesbaden are members of the network.