BOSTON: Weber Public Relations Worldwide has appointed Dan McGinn as deputy chairman, a role in which he will help the agency expand its global public affairs and crisis communications businesses.
McGinn, 44, will report to Larry Weber, chairman and CEO of WPRW. He will retain his current position as President of Weber Ryan McGinn for a few more months.
McGinn is aiming to build a WPRW crisis and litigation center based in Washington DC, as well as growing WPRW's public affairs practice by expanding the agency's existing accounts.
'We don't lack opportunities here,' he told PRWeek. 'We have the opportunity to build the Washington market to ten times the size it is now, and we have some very exciting and aggressive plans in that market.'
In addition to expanding in select US state capitals and major markets throughout the world through acquisitions, McGinn said WPRW is looking to hire several prominent individuals to expand certain practice areas.
McGinn founded Ryan McGinn in 1987. The company was purchased by WPRW in the spring of 1998. Previously, McGinn spent 15 years working on Capitol Hill, where he served as a Congressional aide and a staff member on the House Ways and Means committee.