November 9 2023
NEW YORK / LONDON – The Public Relations Global Network (PRGN) announced today the appointment of two new regional vice presidents to lead its Americas and EMEA regions. The appointments were made by the PRGN Executive Committee at the network’s 2023 October Member Meeting and Conference in San Francisco, California, where member agency owners gathered to exchange knowledge and views on the global communications market.
Christina Rytter, managing director and founder of Scandinavian Communications in Copenhagen, Denmark, was appointed the new Regional Vice President for the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. Christina replaces Natacha Clarac, general director of Athenora Consulting in Brussels, Belgium, who will transition as President-Elect of PRGN and prepare for her role as President as of May 2024.
Sean Dowdall, President of Landis Communication Inc. (LCI) in San Francisco, is now PRGN’s new Regional Vice President for The Americas, a region which includes North, Latin and South America. Sean follows Anne Buchanan of Buchanan Public Relations in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, who held the position for five years prior.
In their regional leadership roles, PRGN RVPs support member agencies in their respective regions by playing active roles in knowledge exchange, business development and new member selection.
“We are excited to welcome two senior PRGN leaders back onto the Executive Committee. Christina was a former President and remains active on our Advisory Board, while Sean was a former Treasurer. Their experience and expertise will help strengthen PRGN’s push to solidify its position as an ‘accelerator of growth’ for members, clients and even the communities around our respective PRGN partners,” said Andy See, President of PRGN.
Christina Rytter is Managing Director and Founder of Scandinavian Communications, an award-winning agency that helps companies understand and communicate in Scandinavian markets. Christina’s experience as an advisor spans from strategic communications, through online marketing, social media, crisis communications and media relations to communications training of C-level leaders. She served as PRGN President in 2017-2018.
Meanwhile, President of Landis Communications Inc. (LCI) in San Francisco, California, Sean Dowdall is a 28-year financial services marketing, sales, and public relations executive specializing in the innovation, creation, and successful delivery to market of strategic initiatives, ongoing capabilities, and fully integrated campaigns. Sean has served as President of the Board of ODC San Francisco for five years and served as PRGN’s Treasurer between 2016 and 2019.
Founded in 1992 by a group of visionary public relations leaders, PRGN is one of the world’s largest international public relations networks with more than 50 agency members and 800 employees in 43 countries in North & South America, Europe, The Middle East, Asia and Australasia. PRGN member agencies are independent, local, owner-operated public relations and marketing communications firms that share expertise and resources, while providing broad-based comprehensive communications strategies to clients worldwide.
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Independent agencies interested in joining the network can visit the member recruitment section of the PRGN website for more information.