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Friday, January 28, 2005

Pehle Promoted to Executive VP

The Twin Cities office of Weber Shandwick announced today that Eric Pehle has been promoted to executive vice president.

Pehle, who joined Weber Shandwick 13 years ago, manages the corporate, community & public affairs group in the agency's Twin Cities office. He specializes in crisis communication, community relations and public affairs and directs the agency's work for clients including United Defense, Polaris Industries, Dairy Management Inc., Prairie Island Indian Community and The Toro Company.

"Eric leads by action, providing superior leadership to our team and offering invaluable expertise and service to our clients," said Sara Gavin, president of Weber Shandwick's Twin Cities office. "His dedication to exceptional counsel has not only resulted in significant award recognition, but has also deepened and strengthened client relationships."

Pehle has led several award-winning campaigns for the firm including a community relations program for the Mall of America; a nationwide public information and public affairs program for the National Indian Gaming Association and the National InterTribal Public Relations Network and public affairs campaigns for the Prairie Island Indian Community.

Prior to joining Weber Shandwick, Pehle was a television reporter and anchor at KAAL-TV, Austin-Rochester. He began his career as a radio reporter.