Washington, D.C., November 13, 2007 – Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide (Ogilvy PR) announced today two significant senior hires to the Washington, D.C. office. Andrew Schacht and Angie Montes recently accepted key positions within the organization.
"We are very excited about the new talent coming into Ogilvy PR, and these hires are a great asset to the Ogilvy PR network as a whole," says Robert Mathias, Managing Director of Ogilvy PR/Washington. "The depth of their talent and the wide range of their skills reflect the needs of our clients — and our clients will benefit from their knowledge and expertise."
Schacht joins Ogilvy PR as Senior Vice President and Director of Operations for the Creative Studio. He has more than 20 years of brand management experience and was previously the General Manager of three Washington area advertising agencies. Reporting to John Bell, Managing Director 360° Digital Influence, Schacht will lead and manage the overall operations of the Creative Studio, the in-house advertising unit of Ogilvy PR. His responsibilities include budget and financial management, staffing, business development and overseeing the media and production departments.
Schacht most recently was the Senior Vice President/General Manager at BatesNeimand, Inc., a social marketing firm, where he was responsible for agency business development and implementing integrated marketing programs for organizations and advocacy groups such as the American Heart Association, the Center for Nonprofit Advancement, the Outdoor Industry Foundation, The Council on Foundation and The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Prior to that Andy headed up the Washington office of McCann Erickson Worldwide.
Montes joins Ogilvy PR as a Vice President in the Health Policy Group. Most recently, she led the federal lobbying team at the American Diabetes Association (ADA), where she built a successful lobbying group and expanded the association's presence and reputation on Capitol Hill. At ADA, Montes was the architect of innovative and award-winning message campaigns on a wide range health advocacy issues. In addition, she was responsible for the legislative work surrounding private health insurance, Medicare and Medicaid, federal appropriations, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health, embryonic stem cell research and disproportionately impacted communities. With more than 13 years of experience, she specializes in the strategic coordination of communications, grassroots and public policy campaigns. She will draw on these skills to further the health policy goals as well as consult on advocacy aspects for some of Ogilvy PR's largest pharma clients.
"We are very pleased to have these professionals join the Ogilvy PR team. Each of them share what it takes to be an Ogilvy Person — they are smart, curious and will challenge all of us so to be the absolute best we can be. That's good for our clients and good for us." added Mathias.
About Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide
Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide (Ogilvy PR) is a leading global marketing communications firm, with offices in more than 60 cities around the world. In its 26th year, Ogilvy PR provides strategic public relations counsel to a variety of clients across its consumer marketing, corporate, healthcare, technology, public affairs, social marketing and entertainment practices. The agency also offers biotechnology and government affairs expertise through its subsidiaries Feinstein Kean Healthcare and Ogilvy Government Relations, respectively. Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide is part of the WPP Group, one of the world's largest communications services organizations (NASDAQ: WPPGY, www.wpp.com). For more information, visit our Web site at www.ogilvypr.com.