MNPR Blog

Sunday, January 23, 2005

Parker promoted to Senior VP at Weber

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.