WASHINGTON: Fannie Mae brought its lengthy search for a head of
communications to a conclusion last week, as a change of heart had
Porter Novelli MD Chuck Greener accepting the job he had turned down
only weeks before.
As SVP of communications, Greener will preside over Fannie Mae's twofold
PR function, which includes public affairs and corporate
The job was vacated by Republican PR mainstay John Buckley early this
year for a post with AOL Time Warner.
In Greener, Fannie Mae has found someone of equal stature to Buckley,
who had been communications director for Bob Dole's '96 Presidential
campaign, deputy press secretary for the Reagan/Bush '84 campaign, and
press secretary for the Republican National Committee.
Greener, who will be succeeded at PN by director of global healthcare
Rob Gould, previously served as an aide on the Hill and in the Reagan
White House, as well as press secretary for the RNC prior to the '94
Republican takeover of Congress, which he is largely considered to have