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Friday, January 16, 2004

New Hires at Weber Shandwick

The Twin Cities office of Weber Shandwick today announced the hiring of employees in the consumer marketing, healthcare and financial services groups. The consumer marketing group hired Donna Egan as an account director and former intern Josh Carter as an assistant account executive.

Egan previously worked for The Food Group in Chicago as the director of consumer marketing. She is a native of Phoenix, and holds a journalism degree from the University of Missouri. She currently works with clients Jim Beam and Microsoft.
Carter, a native of St. James, Minn., graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College and was a marketing/public relations intern with the Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis before joining Weber Shandwick. He currently works with clients General Mills, The Coca-Cola Company, Jim Beam and Patak’s Indian Food.

The healthcare group hired Molly McMillen as a senior account executive. She previously worked for the Echo Press newspaper in Alexandria, Minn. as a lifestyles reporter and photographer. McMillen has a degree in broadcast journalism and French from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. She is originally from Mound, Minn., and currently works with clients Froedtert Hospital, Gilead Sciences and Case Western Reserve University.

The financial services group hired Lida Poletz as an account supervisor and former intern Laura Kennedy as an assistant account executive.

Poletz previously worked for Reuters in New York as a financial correspondent and is originally from St. Anthony, Minn. She received a master’s in business administration from Columbia University and currently works on the Internal Revenue Service account.

Kennedy previously worked for Ogilvy Public Relations as an assistant account executive and is a native of Edina, Minn. She has degrees in journalism/public relations and communications from Iowa State University and currently works with clients Case Western Reserve University, Internal Revenue Service and Professional Association of Treatment Homes.