Public Relations Global Network Elects Alexandra Dinită as President
(NEW YORK-LONDON, May 11, 2021) – The Public Relations Global Network (PRGN) has announced the slate of new officers for one of the world’s largest networks of independent PR and communications agencies. The appointments were announced during PRGN’s recent bi-annual Spring member conference, held virtually due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Following a vote from PRGN member agencies, Alexandra Diniță, general manager of Free Communication in Bucharest, Romania, stepped up to lead the worldwide network of 50 independently owned firms as its president for the next 12 months.
Scott Hanson, APR, PRSA Fellow, president of Phoenix-based HMA Public Relations, a founding member of PRGN, said the organization remains strong.
“The leadership we have in place will ensure the PRGN’s continued success,” Hanson said. “I know from experience how daunting the task of leading an international PR network can be, but we are confident that we have selected the right team for the job.”
As the 30th president of PRGN, Diniță follows the footsteps of former president Robert Bauer, managing partner of accelent communications of Vienna, Austria, who assumes the duties of immediate past president and chair of PRGN’s Advisory Board.
“Taking the lead of a global agency network in a year when the world is hopefully coming out from under Covid-19 is a true challenge of leadership and I like challenges as well as the opportunities that come with this unique situation,” said Diniță, an architect by training who turned communications professional and agency owner, also an avid athlete and a mother of a 12-year-old son. “A quick survey among our members recently showed the resilience of independent agencies who landed more than 170 new client contracts in the first three months of 2021. This shows the outstanding quality of member agencies in PRGN and an ability to collaborate and exchange knowledge globally, which sets our tight network apart. Approaching the 30-year anniversary of the PRGN in 2022, I am committed to grow the special spirit and values that PRGN can offer to its members and their clients on all continents.”
Other PRGN officers elected by owners of member agencies include:
President and CEO
Xenophon Strategies, Inc.
Amanda Hill, APR
Three Box Strategic Communications
Andy See Teong Leng
Principal Partner and Managing Director
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Founded in 1992 by a group of visionary public relations leaders, with approximately 1,000 professionals in 54 locations, PRGN is one of the world’s largest international public relations networks.
PRGN partners are independent, local, owner-operated public relations and marketing communications firms that share expertise and resources, while providing broad-based comprehensive communications strategies to clients worldwide.
Companies or organizations interested in the services of PRGN’s local agency network can visit the Agency Directory or contact PRGN’s executive director Gábor Jelinek at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Independent agencies interested in joining the network can visit the member recruitment section of the PRGN website for more information or email its membership chair, David Wills, Senior Vice President of Media Profile at email@example.com.