Nashville, Tenn. – Aileen Katcher, a partner at Katcher Vaughn & Bailey Public Relations, was recently named 2010-2011 board treasurer for the Americas region of The Worldcom Public Relations Group, the world’s leading partnership of independently owned public relations counseling firms.
As treasurer, she will oversee the budgeting process and finances of the Americas region. Previously, Katcher served on the Americas Region Board as marketing chair.
The thirteen-member Americas Region board will be chaired by Virginia Sheridan, a longtime partner in the Worldcom organization, and president of New York-based M. Silver Associates.
“The strength and success of Worldcom is its global market penetration capabilities, for partner agencies represent every major business sector in the world,” said Sheridan. “We are seeing unprecedented growth and interest in joining the organization and it is gratifying to know that every Worldcom partner has the backing and support to service local, national and international clients from the most capable public relations practitioners in business today,” adds Sheridan.
Sheridan succeeds Stefan Pollack (The Pollack PR Marketing Group, Los Angeles) as board chair. Dorothy Pirovano (PCI, Chicago) assumes the role as chair-elect and will also oversee member-retention as part of her duties. Three members of the 2010-2011 Americas Region board are serving for the first time: Dennis Collins (Tech Image, Chicago), marketing; Sharon Linhart (Linhart PR, Denver, Colo.), meetings; and Elizabeth Sosnow (BlissPR, New York), online/interactive.
Other board members elected for the 2010-2011 term include: Angelica Consiglio (Planin, São Paulo, Brazil), Latin America/Membership; Chris Baldwin (Liggett Stashower, Cleveland, Ohio), member recruitment; Francie Israeli (John Adams Associates, Washington), peer review; Mike Greece (Padilla Speer Beardsley, New York), practice groups; Sandy Hermanoff (Hermanoff Public Relations, Detroit, Mich.), professional development; Todd Lynch (St. John & Partners, Jacksonville, Fla.), sponsorship/vendor relations; and David Grossman (the Grossman Group, Chicago) who will oversee Worldcom University, the group’s revamped learning and educational arm.
The group also added two new partners to its roster of independent agencies during its Americas Region annual meeting in Cleveland, Ohio. The newest partners to Worldcom Public Relations Group are Los Angeles-based IW Group and Wordsworth Communications based in Cincinnati, Ohio. Worldcom also added two offices in Latin America: LatinMedia Comunicaciones Limitada based in Santiago, Chile, and Ibcom, a full service corporate and financial communications agency with offices in Latin America and Spain.
About the Worldcom Public Relations Group
Worldcom Public Relations Group is the world’s leading partnership of independently owned public relations counseling firms, with 112 offices in 93 cities worldwide. Established in 1988, it was formed so that the strongest, most capable independent firms could deliver immediate impact and sustained value through the intelligent use of communications – wherever in the world a client needs support. Partners serve national, international and multi-national clients, while retaining the flexibility and client-service focus inherent in independent agencies. Through Worldcom Group, clients have on-demand access to in-depth communications expertise from professionals who understand the language, culture and customs of the geographic arenas in which they operate. For more information, please visit www.worldcomgroup.com.