Siemens' Bergen named chairman of PRWeek Awards

NEW YORK: The chairman of the 2005 PRWeek Awards is Jack Bergen, SVP of corporate affairs and marketing for Siemens.

NEW YORK: The chairman of the 2005 PRWeek Awards is Jack Bergen, SVP of corporate affairs and marketing for Siemens.

Bergen joined Siemens at the end of 2001, after resigning as president of the Council of Public Relations Firms. He is a highly regarded professional, known for his frank and strategic insights into the role of PR and marketing in organizations.

"We are honored that a professional of Jack Bergen's caliber has agreed to devote his time and energy to our awards," said Lisa Kirk, PRWeek's president and publishing director.

"Over the past five years, the PRWeek Awards have become the industry's most coveted honor," she added. "We're delighted that Jack will be working with us this year. His contribution will be enormous."

In other awards news, the revenue ranges for the different Agency of the Year tiers have been changed. The small category is open to firms with revenues up to $10 million. Midsize firms will need to be between $10 million and $65 million. Large agencies should have revenues of more than $65 million.

The entry kit for this year's awards is bound into this week's issue of PRWeek.

For further information on the awards, please send an e-mail to jennifer.burke@prweek.com.

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