NEW YORK and SAN FRANCISCO, March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- WeissComm Partners, Inc., the fastest growing independent public relations firm in the United States, today announced the promotion of Diane Weiser to President and Chief Operating Officer. She will continue to report to WeissComm's founder and CEO, Jim Weiss, who also will become Chairman.
Since Weiser joined WeissComm in August 2004, the firm has quadrupled its revenues to $16.5 million and the number of employees to more than 75, grown its New York office, opened offices in Chicago and Washington, D.C., and established an international presence and capability.
"Diane has successfully applied more than 20 years of healthcare communications experience to WeissComm's diverse portfolio of innovative biotechnology, pharmaceutical, healthcare services, device and diagnostic clients," Weiss said. "She has taken WeissComm to a higher level with her commitment to quality and preservation of our unique independent, entrepreneurial culture, her no-nonsense, direct management style, attention to detail and thoughtful infrastructure development. In this much-deserved new role, Diane will help lead WeissComm into our next exciting phase of growth and expansion."
Prior to joining WeissComm, Weiser was director of the healthcare practice in the San Francisco office of Ketchum. In that position, she led the Genentech Avastin(R) business, managing a multi-office Best Team for the account, as well as providing counsel to other Genentech product teams. Prior to Ketchum San Francisco, Diane ran Ketchum's New York healthcare practice, which was the lead agency for the global Lipitor(R) business. She has developed and managed strategic, high-profile programs for leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies including Pfizer, Roche, Bayer Diagnostics, Allergan, Aventis, Celgene Corporation and Pharmacia.
About WeissComm Partners
WeissComm Partners, Inc. is a full-service public relations agency focused exclusively on serving the corporate and product communications needs of leading biotechnology, pharmaceutical, device and diagnostic companies. WeissComm's team of seasoned professionals specializes in healthcare marketing, corporate and product PR, investor and advocacy relations, clinical trial recruitment and grassroots direct-to-patient PR programs. Ranked among the top independent PR firms in the United States, WeissComm serves clients globally with offices in San Francisco, New York, Chicago, and Washington, D.C., and in London via a strategic alliance with Resolute Communications. For more information, please visit http://www.wcpglobal.com.
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