MWWPR hired Michelle Rios as EVP of corporate affairs and managing director of its Washington, D.C., office.

Acording to a release from MWWPR, “Rios brings 25 years’ experience in the communications industry and more than a decade spent in progressive agency leadership positions. She spent the last 19 years at Ogilvy, helping clients across a myriad of industries effectively build and manage their brands, mitigate crises and protect their reputations. Rios impressive client roster includes stakeholder engagement and issues management for Fortune 100 companies and leading global brands.

“Rios will lead MWWPR’s Washington D.C. operations and work closely across all practices and office locations to drive the agency’s corporate communications and issues management offering under the firm’s one P&L model. Rios brings deep expertise in agri-business, biotech and financial services that will complement MWWPR’s strengths in food and technology and enhance the firm’s depth in all aspects of corporate reputation management.”

According to PRWeek, Rios replaced Amy Dacey, who left MWWPR last June to become a resident fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics, and she will oversee 20 people at MWWPR.

MWWPR, based in East Rutherford, NJ, has nine offices in the US and the UK.



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