Shandwick's loss is another Qorvis gain

WASHINGTON: One of Shandwick Washington's most recent and senior

losses became Qorvis Communications' newest executive last week.

David Whitmore, who spearheaded the purchase of the Cassidy Companies as

the head of Shandwick's North American acquisition team, has resurfaced

at the DC agency led by fellow ex-Shandwick exec Michael Petruzello.

Whitmore will work side by side with Petruzello overseeing the daily

financial operations of the agency as part of the senior management


"This company is on the fast track for growth and it wanted a financial

leader to come in and help chart the course," said Whitmore, who added

that his departure from Shandwick was a friendly one. "Gerry Cassidy is

a good friend and will continue to be. It was just time to move on," he


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