Qorvis Communications founder and president Michael Petruzzello has been named by Washington Life as one of the most powerful and influential people in Washington, D.C. Every year, the magazine puts together a roster of journalists, government officials, lawyers, policy advocates, business tycoons, and “outside influencers” who play crucial roles in shaping domestic and international politics, as well as the economy and culture in the nation’s capital.
Petruzzello, who has made the “Power 100” list for the second year in a row, was recognized for leading issues on behalf of his clients, which include financial institutions, enterprises, multi-national corporations, and, most importantly, foreign governments including the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. For this year’s list, Petruzzello joins powerful Cabinet members and White House staffers, some formidable journalists, and various foreign heads of state who influence important security, economic, and trade agreements.
Qorvis, acquired by MSL in 2014, is Publicis Groupe’s premier public affairs and services division. The team of skilled individuals develops strategies that expand beyond traditional public relations, advertising and social media concepts. The group of multi-talented consultants deploys Publicis resources to provide the personal one-on-one service and public diplomacy expertise that is essential for providing positive outcomes to global challenges.
Qorvis’ operational business continues to grow in the Middle East and Europe, building upon the vigorous demand for its unique brand of strategic communications and client offerings. Qorvis’ wide range of services offers clients an integrated approach that yields more efficient, effective public relations and government relations strategies under Petruzzello’s outstanding leadership.