HB Agency’s Mark O’Toole Named IPREX’s New Chair of Marketing, Member of Executive Committee


On the heels of IPREX’s new global president appointment, the international PR partner network elects new members to its global board and committee




Newton, MA – June 19, 2015: HB Agency’s Managing Director of PR & Content Marketing Mark O’Toole has been selected as the chair of marketing for IPREX, the global network of communication agencies.

O’Toole has more than 20 years of experience solving communications challenges for national and international organizations. He also serves as chairman for the iconic Freedom Trail Foundation and a member of OpenHUB, a professional group that welcomes, informs and connects Boston-area businesses.

In addition to O’Toole’s appointment and the recent election of Michael Schröder as IPREX global president, Nick Vehr, president of Vehr Communications based in Cincinnati has been elected Americas president and joins the IPREX global board. Prior to Vehr, Renzi Stone of Saxum served as president.

Vehr’s strategic communications consultancy joined IPREX in 2008. For the last two years, Vehr has served as chair of the Partner Relations Committee, overseeing among other things the development of the network’s new intranet.

In addition to O’Toole’s and Vehr’s appointments, Carolyn Grisko (Grisko, Chicago) becomes secretary/treasurer-elect and Helga Tomaschtik (Lang & Tomaschtik, Vienna) takes over as chair of partner relations.

For more information about IPREX, please visit www.iprex.com.

Read HB’s newest blog series, Sip and Share, which features interviews with IPREX partners.



IPREX is a $250 million network of communication agencies, with 1,800 staff and 120 offices worldwide working across the spectrum of industry sectors and practice disciplines.

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