Global public relations leader Porter Novelli announced today that Darlàn Monterisi has joined the agency as executive vice president, managing the global HP business as client relationship leader.
Monterisi offers more than 13 years of experience overseeing U.S. and global communications and public affairs programs. Prior to joining Porter Novelli, she was the global PR director for Rockstar Games, conceiving, developing and executing integrated communications programs for such brands as Grand Theft Auto IV and Midnight Club: Los Angeles. Before that, she was an account director with Mullen, working on clients including the Department of Defense, BBN Technologies, H&R Block, Embarq and Wachovia. Prior to that, Monterisi served as a captain in the U.S. Marine Corps, working as a public affairs officer providing strategic public affairs guidance to top Marine commanders and serving as a spokesperson for the First Marine Expeditionary Force in Fallujah, Iraq during Operation Vigilant Resolve in 2004.
“Darlàn brings an outstanding track record to Porter Novelli across a broad range of communications programs, having spearheaded blockbuster new product launches, documentary productions and social media-based communications platforms,” said Julie M. Winskie, global president, clients. “Through her diverse experience she has a keen eye for the kind of content that will inspire audiences and establish lasting relationships. We are delighted to have her guiding our global HP account.”
“Porter Novelli is at the forefront of creating sophisticated, integrated marketing communications programs that engage audiences and transform behaviors,” said Monterisi. “I am excited to pair my skills with Porter Novelli’s innovative approach in order to drive the HP business forward globally.”
Monterisi earned her Bachelor of Arts in political science and Italian language and literature from the University of Chicago in 2001. She was named to PRWeek’s “40 Under 40” in 2008.