ZPRG: Dominik Allemann takes over presidency from Christian Wick

The members of the Zurich PR Society ZPRG confirmed the board of directors at the analogue general meeting on Tuesday. Pascale Lehmann and Annette Pfizenmayer are stepping down, and Christian Wick is handing over the presidency to Dominik Allemann after many years of commitment.

Christian Wick (left) hands over the ZPRG presidency to Dominik Allemann.

The Zurich PR Society, with over 400 individual and collective members, offers networking and further education to communications professionals and collective members from companies in formats such as events, talks, workshops or new a podcast. In the pandemic year, the ZPRG responded to the restrictions with various online events. "The great commitment to the online meetings and workshops showed us the members' desire to meet and benefit from each other - regardless of the channel. It is nice that it was now possible to meet again from person to person at my 14th and last General Assembly," says President Christian Wick.

Farewell to Christian Wick

The Transfer of Office Christian Wick, the outgoing president, already announced at the 2020 AGM. For 14 years he developed the association further and represented the regional society on the central board of PR Suisse. Under the leadership of Wick and his board team, well over 100 events took place. Among other things, Wick shaped the cooperation of the PR and media industry with the annual "Communication Summit" event at the ETH Zurich in cooperation with the Zurich Press Association ZPV.

The board and the members thanked his work with applause and elected Dominik Allemann as his successor. The 47-year-old is co-CEO and owner of Bernet Relations, speaker and lecturer at various universities of applied sciences, blogger and digital expert, and has been involved in the PR and communications scene for over 20 years. As a long-standing ZPRG board member and former vice president, he is very well connected in the association and the industry.

"Solid communication from well-trained professionals is becoming increasingly important - and demanding. With networking and exchange, we contribute to professionalization. That's what I want to be involved in," says Dominik Allemann. The existing board members Marie-Françoise Ruesch, Priska Spörri, Roland Baumann and Raphael Bühler were confirmed for a term of office of one year. In addition to Wick, board members Annette Pfizenmayer and Pascale Lehmann were also thanked. The latter was honored for her special commitment as a board member and treasurer for more than 20 years.

The ZPRG Board 2021: Priska Spörri, Raphael Bühler, Dominik Allemann (new President) Marie-Françoise Ruesch and Roland Baumann (from left to right).
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