October 01, 2014 4:30 PM ET

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Company Overview of Weber Shandwick Worldwide

Company Overview

Weber Shandwick Worldwide provides public relations engagement services. It offers business marketing, cleantech, consumer marketing, corporate, crisis communications and issues management, digital, financial communications, financial services, food and nutrition, government relations, healthcare, measurement and analytics, Mediaco, public affairs, technology, and travel and lifestyle marketing services. The company also provides agribusiness and food, automotive, education, element scientific communications, emergent China, employee engagement and change management, executive equity and engagement, issues and advocacy advertising, lead media, litigation support, multicultural communications...

909 3rd Avenue

New York, NY 10022

United States

Phone:

212-445-8000

Fax:

212-445-8001

Key Executives for Weber Shandwick Worldwide

Chief Executive Officer
Age: 53
Vice Chairman and President
Founder of Prime
Executive Vice President of Finance and Administration Group
Chief Operating Officer
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Weber Shandwick Worldwide Key Developments

Weber Shandwick Announces Executive Changes

Weber Shandwick appointed Lee Noonan as Global Chief Technology Officer, in addition to the appointment of Luca Penati as general manager, San Francisco and Silicon Valley, and Mediaco Lead for the Western Region, as the firm deepens its expertise in technology development and content creation. Noonan joins Weber Shandwick from Havas Worldwide Digital. A technology expert with nearly two decades of experience in enterprise software, internet infrastructure and web application organizations. He reports to CMG Chief Information Officer Craig Smith and Weber Shandwick Chief Operating Officer Frank Okunak. Penati joins Weber Shandwick from Ogilvy West in San Francisco, where he was Managing Director of Content and Social, and led content marketing efforts for blue chip clients. As general manager, San Francisco and Silicon Valley, and Mediaco Lead for the Western Region, Penati will oversee growth and operations for the firm's Northern California offices in addition to focusing on content creation strategy for new and existing clients. He reports to Weber Shandwick president of North America Sara Gavin and global head of Mediaco Jason Wellcome. Penati succeeds Brad Williams, acting general manager of Weber Shandwick's Northern California operations, after 18 months of strong growth as Williams turns his focus to his core role as leader of the firm's North America Technology practice.

Weber Shandwick Announces Management Changes

Weber Shandwick announced it has named Lee Noonan as Global Chief Technology Officer, in addition to the appointment of Luca Penati as General Manager. Noonan joins Weber Shandwick from Havas Worldwide Digital. Noonan will be based in New York and oversee the application and integration of existing and emerging technologies for both Weber Shandwick and its clients. He reports to CMG Chief Information Officer Craig Smith and Weber Shandwick Chief Operating Officer Frank Okunak. Previously, Noonan built and managed a business development group for Metapa. Penati joins Weber Shandwick from Ogilvy West in San Francisco. As General Manager, San Francisco and Silicon Valley, and Mediaco Lead for the Western Region, Penati will oversee growth and operations for the firm's Northern California offices in addition to focusing on content creation strategy for new and existing clients. He reports to Weber Shandwick president of North America Sara Gavin and global head of Mediaco Jason Wellcome. Penati succeeds Brad Williams, acting General Manager of Weber Shandwick's Northern California.

Weber Shandwick Announces Executive Changes

Weber Shandwick announced a series of leadership appointments to further bolster the agency's fast-growing Los Angeles office. The announcement is spearheaded by the appointment of industry veteran Leslie Capstraw as general manager, Weber Shandwick Los Angeles, effective immediately. Reporting to Weber Shandwick president of North America Sara Gavin, Capstraw will be responsible for day-to-day leadership of the office. Capstraw joins from Ogilvy Public Relations where she most recently served as executive vice president, group director for Brand, and head of the Los Angeles office, focusing primarily in consumer and consumer technology sectors. Capstraw succeeds Arun Divakaruni, who served as interim general manager of the Los Angeles office for the past six months. Divakaruni is senior vice president, Element Scientific Communications, team composed of Ph.D.s, reporters and editors who incite change through science. With a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, he remains a leader in the Healthcare practice in California, helping to drive innovation.

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