LOS ANGELES: Rogers & Associates, one of California’s few remaining independently owned public affairs agencies, has promoted long-time EVP and partner Lynne Doll to president.
LOS ANGELES: Rogers & Associates, one of California’s few remaining
independently owned public affairs agencies, has promoted long-time EVP
and partner Lynne Doll to president.
Doll, who has worked at Rogers for 16 years and heads the firm’s public
sector practice, effectively replaces agency founder Ron Rogers, who has
shifted into the CEO seat. The promotions enable Rogers, who founded the
firm in 1979, to devote more of his time and efforts to client strategy
and overall agency direction.
Doll, named one of PRWeek’s Top 50 women in PR last year (PRWeek, August
9, 1999) and ’outstanding professional of 1999’ by the PRSA’s Los
Angeles chapter, takes over day-to-day agency management and new
While her firm may seem a promising takeover target for a multinational
lacking a significant California presence, Doll insisted that a sale is
not in the cards for Rogers. ’We are committed to remaining
independent,’ she said. ’Neither Ron nor I ever want to work for anyone
besides our clients.’
Running neck-and-neck with fellow California public affairs independent
Stoorza, Ziegaus & Metzger, Rogers boasts about 80 full-time employees
and posted dollars 8.2 million in fee income in 1999, a 15% jump over
About half (49%) of the agency’s income stems from public sector/social
issues work, while the remaining 51% is generated from more traditional
consumer and corporate clients.