Weber Shandwick Names Exec to Head GM

BOSTONInterpublic Group’s Weber Shandwick has elevated Stan Stein, executive vice president of the firm’s Detroit office, to global account director of its General Motors account, the agency said.

Stein, 52, joined Weber Shandwick’s Detroit office in 2004. He reports to agency president Andy Polansky in New York.

“Stan’s experience in the automotive industry is providing a heightened level of insight to Weber Shandwick clients seeking to enhance their image and reputation across diverse stakeholder groups and communications disciplines,” said Polansky, in a statement. “Stan has led our efforts to strengthen our presence in Detroit and is supporting our efforts for General Motors around the globe.”

Prior to joining Weber Shandwick, Stein ran his own firm, Publicity Group in Detroit. Prior to the Publicity Group, he spent 18 years at Publicis Groupe’s Manning, Selvage & Lee.

Stein began his career as a newspaper reporter in Michigan at the Lansing State Journal, Dowagiac Daily News and Hillsdale Daily News. Stein holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a masters in advertising and public relations from Michigan State University.