MIAMI: Public Relations Global Network has elected Uwe Schmidt, co-owner of Industrie-Contact in Germany, as its president.
In the leadership role, Schmidt, who succeeds Landis Communications president and CEO David Landis, will oversee a group of 47 independent firms on six continents.
Schmidt has worked at Industrie-Contact since 1989, when he joined as a trainee. Before that, he was a newspaper and radio journalist.
The organization also appointed Ed Stevens, chairman and CEO of Stevens Strategic Communications, as president-elect.