NEW YORK, February 14, 2011 – Weber Shandwick today announced that Charlotte Otto, former global external relations officer at Procter & Gamble, and Douglas E. Schoen, a nationally known political analyst and corporate communications strategist, have been appointed as senior advisers to the firm and key members of the firm’s Corporate Strategic Advisory Board.
Otto will be working closely with Weber Shandwick’s leadership team, providing counsel to the firm’s clients on corporate, executive reputation and governance issues. A P&G veteran, Otto served as its Global Public Affairs and External Relations Officer for 13 years prior to her retirement in 2010. She was responsible for P&G’s external relations activities worldwide including news media relations, product publicity, consumer relations, employee and shareholder communications, regulatory and technical, government and community relations, and philanthropy. During her tenure, she served five P&G CEOs.
I could not be more pleased that Charlotte has joined forces with Weber Shandwick as a strategic resource for our clients. She has been at the forefront of building and leading integrated communications, reputation management and cause-related business initiatives. Charlotte’s counsel will add continued depth to our corporate expertise worldwide.
CEO, Weber Shandwick
Schoen will be advising the firm’s clients on critical corporate and public policy issues. Schoen, a founding partner and former principal strategist for Penn, Schoen & Berland, is widely recognized as one of the co-inventors of overnight polling. He was named Pollster of the Year by the American Association of Political Consultants for his contributions to former President Bill Clinton’s reelection campaign. Schoen has been involved with many high-profile political campaigns including New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Indiana Governor Evan Bayh. His corporate clients have included AOL Time Warner, Procter & Gamble and AT&T.
Diamond added, “Doug is a powerhouse, whose strength in public affairs, corporate reputation, and crisis and issues management, coupled with his strategic insights and leadership skills, will be invaluable to our clients and staff.”
Schoen is the author of 10 books, most recently “Mad As Hell: How the Tea Party Movement Is Fundamentally Remaking Our Two-Party System” in 2010 and is a regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post and various other newspaper and online publications. He is also a Fox News contributor – making appearances on various news programs each week.