SEATTLE — Boosting its West Coast presence, Global Strategy Group has opened a Seattle office that will serve as the agency’s CSR hub and regional base.

Josh Chaitin, co-founder of the boutique CSR firm PRPose, will lead the operation as senior VP and MD. Chaitin brings with him a team from PRPose, which is still up and running under other management, according to GSG.

With more than 20-years in the industry, Chaitin’s experience includes creating and promoting purpose-driven initiatives for companies including REI, Norsdtrom, Starbucks and Alaska Airlines. Before launching PRPose, he led Edelman’s Seattle business and social purpose practice as a senior VP.

Among Chaitin’s tasks will be working with managing partner Marc Litvinoff on further expanding the Seattle team and West Coast-based clients roster, which currently includes Vulcan, the Gates Foundation, and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.