Chicago, IL, June 20, 2005 — Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide announced today that Betsy Neville has been named Managing Director of its Chicago office. Neville has been with Ogilvy PR for the past two years, most recently leading the team for Hudson Highland Group.
Ms. Neville replaces Brad Wilks, who had served as head of the office since 1999. Neville assumes the position as head of the office effective July 1st.
“While we wish Brad the best of luck in his new adventure, we look forward to Betsy continuing to manage the great growth that the Chicago office has seen lately,” said Marcia Silverman, CEO, Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide. “I know she will be a success in her new role.”
Prior to joining Ogilvy PR, Betsy spent 14-years of her career as the founder/president of the Neville Group, a marketing communications agency providing public relations and marketing communications services for business consulting, financial, legal, marketing and other corporate and consumer brands.
Neville is on the Board of Directors of the Illinois Branch of the International Dyslexia Association. She holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University.
“I have had the opportunity to work with top talent both within Ogilvy PR and our client accounts during my two-year tenure with the agency,” said Neville. “I look forward to teaming with these outstanding individuals in my new role to continue to deliver great work and build on the Chicago office’s strong momentum.”
About Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide
Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide is a global marketing communications firm, with offices in more than 60 cities around the world. Entering its 25th year providing public relations solutions, Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide has specialties in consumer marketing, corporate (B2B), healthcare, social marketing, technology, public affairs and entertainment. Through its subsidiary Feinstein Kean Healthcare, Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide provides communication consulting to biotechnology companies. The Holmes Report has named Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide “2003 International Agency of the Year”; marking the fourth consecutive year the firm has been awarded “Agency of the Year.” Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide is part of the WPP Group, one of the world’s leading communications services groups (NASDAQ: WPPGY, www.wpp.com). For more information, visit our Web site at www.ogilvypr.com.