The Twin Cities office of Weber Shandwick announced it has promoted Walter Parker to senior vice president.
"Walt has been a tremendous asset to both our staff and our clients," said Sara Gavin, president of Weber Shandwick's Twin Cities office. "His years of experience as a journalist provide invaluable insights and make all of us better and more effective at what we do."
Parker joined Weber Shandwick in 1998 as a senior consultant. He works with executives nationwide to prepare them for media interviews and formal presentations in connection with product launches, crises and other developments. Parker is also a crisis strategy consultant and executive speechwriter.
Prior to Weber Shandwick, Parker was a metropolitan daily newspaper reporter and editor for more than 20 years. His final assignment was as senior editor of the St. Paul Pioneer Press in St. Paul, Minn.