Following the election of Michael Schröder as IPREX Global President, Nick Vehr (Vehr Communications, Cincinnati) has been elected Americas President, taking over from Renzi Stone (Saxum, Oklahoma City) and joining the IPREX Global Board.
Nick Vehr’s strategic communications consultancy joined IPREX in 2008 and Nick has for the last two years served as chair of the Partner Relations Committee, overseeing among other things the development of the network’s new intranet.
In addition Carolyn Grisko (Grisko, Chicago) became Secretary/Treasurer-Elect, Helga Tomaschtik (Lang & Tomaschtik, Vienna) took over as chair of Partner Relations and Mark O’Toole (HB Agency, Boston) became chair of Marketing.
Michael T Schröder, Managing Director of ORCA Affairs, the Berlin-based company, has been elected Global President of IPREX, the global network of communication agencies.
He succeeds John Scheibel, CEO of Trefoil Group in Milwaukee, whose two-year term ended at the network’s Annual Meeting in Berlin, May 7-9.
"I see this presidency a great challenge and honor. But, after working with Ketchum, ABC/EURO RSCG and Hill & Knowlton for 15 years before founding my own agency, it feels like a very natural development.” Said Schröder.
“I really look forward to leading a communication network in which partnership, cooperation and collegiality, rather than margins and profit pressure, characterize our client service.
"My executive colleagues from over 70 partners worldwide are entrepreneurs in the classical sense, defined by a deep understanding of the realities, opportunities and challenges faced by companies in regional, national and international markets. The constant sharing of this knowledge seems to me to be the most important intellectual resource that we can provide to our clients. It is worth far more than the network positioning cliché `think global, act local’!"