Qorvis Promotes Lauer and Siegel to Partner

April 12, 2010

Expanded International and Interactive Client Work Leads to Recognition

WASHINGTON, April 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Qorvis Communications, one of the fastest-growing integrated communications firms in the U.S., today announced the promotion of Matt Lauer and Jason Siegel to partner.

“As Qorvis heads into its 10th year, I’m very pleased to promote Matt and Jason–two clear talents who will help lead this company into its second decade,” said managing partner Michael Petruzzello. “Through their contributions, Qorvis has grown in key areas–particularly interactive web design and international services. They are paving the way for Qorvis and our industry.”

Matt J. Lauer is partner of Qorvis’ international and crisis communications clients. His 15 years of public affairs experience, gained from working in the most intimate of American media markets to informing vast international audiences, serves a breadth of Qorvis Communications clients in the fields of crisis communications, international affairs, online search strategy and media relations. Prior to joining Qorvis, Lauer was the executive director of the U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy at the Department of State. The commission, a bipartisan panel appointed by the president, analyzes and evaluates the U.S. government’s international public relations capabilities. Lauer continues to utilize his unique skills at Qorvis to foster understanding between foreign governments and multinational companies and the American people. He brings experience from numerous interest groups, government and political campaigns to provide crisis communications advice and media counsel to a wide variety of foreign governments, corporations and industry coalitions. Lauer has been noted as one of the most influential people in Washington by Washington Life Magazine.

Jason Siegel is an accomplished digital strategist and branding expert with an exceptional record of providing expertise in business development, information architecture, branding, interface design, Flash, technology, web strategy, content management, mobile, email marketing and interactive advertising. Siegel has produced, designed, and built more than 400 interactive projects for clients, and has worked with hundreds of Fortune 500 brands. He has been recognized by many leading industry organizations for his exceptional work supporting Qorvis’ largest public relations-based accounts with creative and interactive components. That recognition includes multiple Addy and Sabre awards for the Virginia Lottery; Smithsonian’s Latino, Craft, and Folk website and advertising campaigns; and a Webby Award for the interactive work that contributed to Qorvis’ “Public Affairs Agency of the Year” award win. Siegel regularly influences the conversation around Web 2.0 and new interactive capabilities by speaking at a number of industry-based forums, webinars, conferences and educational workshops hosted by Interact 2008, PRSA, IABC, MobileMonday, and Social Media Rock Stars, among others.

About Qorvis Communications, LLC
Qorvis Communications is one of the nation’s largest independent, integrated communications firms. Formed in August 2000, Qorvis provides its clients with expertise in the areas of public and media relations, advertising, public affairs, investor relations and financial services communications, grassroots campaigns, Internet-based campaigns, social media strategies, and research and opinion surveys. For more information, visit www.qorvis.com or contact info@qorvis.com.

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