Paul Massey

President, Powell Tate and Global Lead, Social Impact

Paul Massey

To paraphrase Albert Einstein, I’m passionately curious — always seeking new knowledge and experiences — and focused on how to be a force for good in the world.


How long have you worked at Weber Shandwick?

I started in 2000. It’s been 18 years and many roles, and each day still feels like the start of something new.

In five words or less, how would you describe your Weber Shandwick colleagues?

Smart, entrepreneurial, collaborative and fun.

What is the best restaurant / your favorite meal in DC?

Some favorites: The eggplant parm (“Jersey style”) at All Purpose, the scallops at Le Diplomate—and Maydan, for the inspired space and cooking.

What’s your passion outside of the workplace? What are three things it has taught you that transfers to the office?

Travel. I want to see and experience as much of the world as possible—to explore, meet people, and understand cultures and ways of living. It’s taught me to embrace the unknown, seek the unexpected and be open to different ideas and ways of thinking.

What’s the coolest (or weirdest) place a project has taken you?

I’ve seen the world as part of my work—from the infield of Dodgers Stadium in my first year to launch a literacy program, to Haiti and Indonesia to see economic empowerment initiatives in action, to Ethiopia for community events on global health. What other job offers that kind of range?