Global marketing and communications firm Finn Partners today announced that Mike DeVilling, one of Detroit's longstanding public relations professionals, has joined the agency as Senior Partner.
Reporting to Finn's managing partner, Dan Pooley, DeVilling will serve as senior partner in the Detroit office. He will lead new business development, client service and counsel, and will provide a variety of content, media relations and issues management services.
"Mike brings entrepreneurial energy, senior leadership, marcomm expertise, strong community and industry knowledge to our growing Detroit team," Pooley said. "His background in multiple industry sectors is a great match for our Detroit office and his automotive experience adds to our strength in the technologies that are driving the future of vehicle autonomy and mobility. Mike will be a catalyst for both our Detroit office and for Finn Partners' automotive tech expertise around the globe."
For more than nine years, DeVilling ran his own boutique agency in metro Detroit, servicing clients across the country in the automotive, nonprofit, real estate and personal finance sectors. His firm specialized in media relations, social media and content marketing services.
DeVilling was previously on the management team at John Bailey & Associates, Detroit, rising to executive vice president in 2006. While there, he led several automotive client relationships, including the North American International Auto Show. Prior to that, DeVilling was director of corporate communications for Cars.com. He also served on the management team at Eisbrenner Public Relations after launching his career at Casey Communications.
"Finn Partners has quickly become one of the most respected global marketing and communications firms, and I've found out very quickly, the Detroit team reflects that reputation by doing amazing work for its clients," DeVilling said. "The Agency has a growing operation here, and is uniquely positioned to counsel clients at the intersection of the automotive and technology sectors. I look forward to helping the team continue to grow, both in Detroit and across the agency's network of offices."
About Finn Partners
Founded in 2011 on the core principles of innovation and collaborative partnership, Finn Partners has more than tripled in size in six years, becoming one of the fastest growing independent public relations agencies in the world. The full-service marketing and communications company's record-setting pace is a result of organic growth and integrating new companies and new people into the Finn Partners world through a common "work hard-play nice" philosophy. With over 550 professionals, Finn Partners provides its clients with global access and capabilities in the U.S., Europe and Asia, in addition to its PROI Worldwide affiliates. Headquartered in New York, Finn Partners' other offices are in: Chicago, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Frankfurt, Jerusalem, London, Los Angeles, Munich, Nashville, Paris, Portland, San Francisco, Shanghai, Singapore and Washington D.C. Find them at finnpartners.com and follow them on Twitter and Instagram at @finnpartners.
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