The Interpublic Group announced today that Andy Polansky has been named Chief Executive Officer of Weber Shandwick, one of the world’s leading public relations companies.
Polansky has served as President of Weber Shandwick since March 2004. The company in 2012 was named Global Agency of the Year by The Holmes Report, topped The Holmes ReportGlobal Creativity Index and was named PR News Digital Agency of the Year.
“Weber Shandwick is one of the leading brands in marketing services and public relations, with a strong reputation for superior client service, creativity and social media and digital expertise,” said Michael I. Roth, Interpublic’s Chairman and CEO. “Andy has been a key driver in the company’s success for many years, and he is recognized as a valued strategic counselor for clients and as someone who creates a great work environment for the firm’s people.”
Polansky for the past two years has served as Chairman of the Council of PR Firms. He also sits on the Board of Trustees of the Institute for Public Relations (IPR) and is a member of the Arthur W. Page Society.
“I look forward to continuing to partner with Weber Shandwick Chairman Jack Leslie and our firm’s global management team,” Polansky said. “This is an exciting time in our business, as we transform our offerings across practice areas to meet client needs in a changing world.”