Levick, Mark Irion part ways

He had served as the agency's president since early 2013.

Mark Irion
Mark Irion

WASHINGTON: Levick president Mark Irion departed the firm this week after almost three years there.

Patricia Ramsay, Levick EVP and COO, confirmed Irion’s exit.

"Mark Irion joined Levick three years ago to help take the firm to the next level," Levick SVP Dan Rene told PRWeek via email. "During this time, Levick experienced more than 80% growth, and has catapulted itself into the top 25 communications firms in the US. We appreciate [Irion’s] contribution to reaching this milestone and wish him the best in his future endeavors."

Ramsay and Rene would not comment further on the circumstances of Irion’s departure or who is replacing him.

Irion, who had worked at Levick since February 2013, declined comment.

Prior to joining the firm, he ran his own consultancy known as IronRock Strategies. Previously, he was CEO of public affairs firm Dutko Worldwide, which was later acquired by Huntsworth and relaunched as Dutko Grayling. He then served as the CEO of Dutko Grayling, and later became regional CEO and global chairman of public affairs for Grayling between 2011 and 2012, according to his LinkedIn profile.

Irion’s bio page, which had not been removed from Levick’s website as of press time, noted he began his career as a Senate legislative aide working on environmental and energy issues. He also participated in the overhaul of the Clean Air Act as well as the Resource Conservation Recovery Act and the Toxic Substances Control Act, according to the bio.  

Levick had a headcount of 64, revenue of more than $17 million, and offices in New York, Chicago, Washington, and Coral Gables, Florida, as of the end of 2014.

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