INTERNATIONAL: Senior CBS man made president of US PR body

NEW YORK: America’s Association of Public Relations Firms has appointed broadcaster CBS’s senior vice-president for corporate relations, Jack Bergen, as its first president.

NEW YORK: America’s Association of Public Relations Firms has

appointed broadcaster CBS’s senior vice-president for corporate

relations, Jack Bergen, as its first president.



Bergen will take up his position at the fledgling trade association in

mid-summer. At CBS, he was responsible for public and media relations,

government affairs and employee communications. Prior to that, he was

president and CEO of GCI Group between 1991 and 1995, and president of

US operations for Hill and Knowlton from 1987 to 1991. During the Reagan

administration, Bergen was chief speechwriter for defence secretary

Caspar Weinberger.



The Association has appointed David Drobis, senior partner at Ketchum PR

Worldwide, as its new chairman. Drobis has been a leading spokesman for

the group of firms which founded the association. In addition to Drobis,

three members of the association’s executive committee have joined the

board of directors. Catherine Lugbauer, executive vice-president of

Weber PR Worldwide, becomes vice-chair of the Association; Margi Booth,

president of M Booth and Associates, becomes treasurer and Andy Hopson,

president of Evans Group, becomes secretary.



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