Dennis B. McGrath, longtime Twin Cities public relations counselor, has joined Minneapolis-based Himle Rapp & Company, Inc., a leading public relations and public affairs counseling firm.
McGrath will be a senior counselor with the firm, founded in 1982 by former GOP state representative and Metropolitan Airports Commissioner John Himle.
McGrath is a past president and CEO of Mona Meyer McGrath & Gavin, now the Minneapolis-based office of the international PR firm Weber Shandwick, Inc. He later served as CEO of Weber Shandwick offices in New York and Tokyo, Japan. In more recent years, he and his wife, Betsy Buckley, founded McGrath-Buckley Communications Counseling. During the past ten years, he also served the Catholic Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis in a consulting capacity as director of communications.
A journalism graduate of the University of Minnesota, McGrath has served on the boards of many community and nonprofit organizations, including the Minnesota Zoo, the Community University Health Center, the Minneapolis Aquatennial, DeLaSalle High School and 360 Journalism.
“Dennis has had a uniquely distinguished and successful communications career, and my partner Todd Rapp and I and our colleagues are very enthusiastic about the judgment, experience and talents he can bring to our clients,” said John Himle in announcing McGrath’s addition to the firm.