NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jeff Altheide, executive vice president and principal of New York-based Gibbs & Soell, Inc. was appointed Americas Regional Development Group Chair for PROI Worldwide. Altheide, who takes office immediately, will spearhead the North and South American development efforts of the world’s largest partnership of independent integrated communications companies.
“Jeff has extensive experience in our industry, not just in North America but also internationally, and he is ideally positioned to further develop and expand our influence in North and South America,” said Bob Frause, the US-based president of PROI Worldwide. Altheide will be working in close cooperation with PROI Worldwide Vice-President Ciro Dias dos Reis, owner of Imagem Corporativa, a leading communications firm and PROI Worldwide’s Partner firm in Brazil.
A graduate of the University of Illinois and The Keller Graduate School of Management of DeVry University, Altheide has broad experience in communications programs for clients in agriculture/food, advanced manufacturing, financial services and home/building products.
PROI Worldwide, which already includes twenty of the largest and leading communications firms in the US, Canada, Mexico, Colombia and Brazil, has plans to further expand in South America, Canada and the US. In addition to its partner offices in the Americas, PROI Worldwide has 36 partners in Asia-Pacific and Europe, The Middle East and Africa. Some of the firms are the largest in their market and include SPRG in Hong Kong, FischerAppelt in Germany, Inforpress in Iberia, The AGT Communications Group in Russia, Lansons in London, Adfactors PR in India and Mostra in Belgium.
About PROI Worldwide
PROI Worldwide is the world’s largest partnership of independently owned integrated communications firms. Founded in Europe in 1970, it is represented in more than 100 cities in 50+ countries, with 56 leading independent partner companies and more than 3,200 experienced practitioners servicing 4,400+ clients worldwide. PROI Worldwide’s combined fee turnover of its partners exceeds US$382m., positioning PROI Worldwide as the world’s fourth largest communications company by revenue.