Harris Diamond

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According to the Weber Shandwick Worldwide website: Harris Diamond is chief executive officer of Weber Shandwick Worldwide, the world's leading public relations firm. He became CEO of Weber Shandwick in 2001, when Interpublic acquired his prior company, BSMG Worldwide. Weber Shandwick was named "Agency of the Year 2005" by both PRWeek and The Holmes Report, and was also selected as the highest ranking public relations agency by Advertising Age. Weber Shandwick offers a full spectrum of communications services - corporate consulting, public relations, investor/financial relations, marketing communications, public affairs, government relations, attitudinal research and advocacy advertising.

Mr. Diamond also serves as CEO of the Constituency Management Group of the Interpublic Group of Companies (NYSE: IPG). The group includes IPGs companies in the areas of public relations, public affairs, entertainment marketing and corporate/brand identity. The group’s companies provide services on six continents, in more than 60 major cities and have approximately 5,000 employees. Mr. Diamond is a member of the executive board of The Interpublic Group.

PR Week selected Mr. Diamond as “PR Professional of the Year, 2000” and one of the “100 most influential PR people in the 20th century”. He was also named “1999 CEO All Star” by Reputation Management Magazine.

Regarded as one of the industry’s leading experts in corporate and industry positioning, Mr. Diamond has counseled w: Fortune 500 companies that were undergoing profound changes or facing intense public scrutiny. While specializing in crisis and change management, he also provides ongoing strategic communications counsel to an array of clients, including several industry and trade associations.

Mr. Diamond is a director of Caremark RX (NYSE:CMX), a leading prescription benefits manager. He is also a board member of the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Chairman of the Council of Public Relations Firms, the U.S. trade association for public relations agencies. He is also a trustee of the Arthur W. Page Society. Previously, he served as a political campaign consultant, working on U.S. gubernatorial and senatorial campaigns and advising foreign governments and political parties. He has held senior positions in the public sector, including confidential assistant to the district attorney for Brooklyn, New York. Mr. Diamond holds both MBA and JD degrees, and is a member of the New York State Bar. He frequently speaks on management of corporate reputation and crises at industry and company forums.