New York, NY, April 6, 2005 – Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide announced today that Shellie Winkler has been promoted to a newly created position within the company to focus on the firm’s internal organizational development needs. Her responsibilities will include deepening the firm’s programs in people development and strengthening the agency’s client service offering on a global level. Ms. Winkler assumes the title Managing Director, Organizational Strategy & Development, reporting to CEO Marcia Silverman. Winkler will partner with Ogilvy PR leaders throughout the company to create approaches that will improve client service and satisfaction, and enhance senior public relations professionals’ career paths within Ogilvy PR.
“As Ogilvy PR continues to grow, we are devoted to deepening our commitment to provide excellent client service and enhance the opportunities for our staff by offering challenging, long-term career paths,” said Marcia Silverman, CEO, Ogilvy PR Worldwide. “Shellie Winkler is the perfect individual to lead this charge – an Ogilvy PR veteran with a proven track record of unparalleled client service and commitment to staff development.”
Winkler most recently served as Group Director of the firm’s Corporate Communications Practice in New York. Shellie joined Ogilvy PR in early 2001 as an Executive Vice President in the Healthcare Practice.
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Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide is a foremost global marketing communications firm, with offices in more than 60 cities around the world. Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide has specialties in consumer marketing, corporate (B2B), health & medical, social marketing, technology, public affairs, government relations and entertainment. Ogilvy. 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, the world’s largest marketing communications company (NASDAQ: WPPGY, www.wpp.com). For more information, visit our Web site at www.ogilvypr.com.