Robert Grupp to be replaced by Frank Ovaitt as head of IPR

Marketing, PR

US Institute for Public Relations (IPR) announced leadership changes, with Robert Grupp, who served as IPR’s President and CEO for nearly two years, returning to his consulting business and former President and CEO Frank Ovaitt reassuming the roles he held from 2004-2009, starting May 1st.

“Bob Grupp assumed presidency of the Institute in 2009, expanding our global platform and providing important leadership through a challenging economic environment for all not-for-profit institutions,” said Matt Gonring, IPR Co-Chair.

“We are fortunate in having someone of Frank’s caliber whose track record with the Institute makes him ideally suited to take the helm, after having recently served in this capacity for five years.”, he added

Ovaitt is currently Executive Vice President Makovsky + Company and is an adjunct lecturer of public relations research at The George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management.

IPR is an independent non-profit foundation that answers the need for evidence and accountability in public relations. IPR plays a critical role in bridging the academic world with the profession to ensure that the best thinking and knowledge are applied for the benefit of today’s demanding business world.