The Public Relations Global Network (PRGN), an international network of independent PR firms, has elected Francine Robbens, a partner at Belgium’s Public Relations Partners, as its president.  The previous president was Patricia Pérez, partner at L.A.’s VPE PR. Mark Paterson, MD at Melbourne, Australia’s Currie Communications, has been selected as president-elect.

PRGN has also added three firms: YesWeCan, located in Paris; Cabinet Privé de Conseils (CPC) in Geneva, Switzerland; and LVBA Comunicação in Sao Paolo, Brazil.