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Thursday, February 16, 2006

WEBER SHANDWICK ANNOUNCES TWIN CITIES PROMOTIONS

The Twin Cities office of Weber Shandwick today announced the promotion of employees in the financial services and consumer marketing practices.



Rebecca Lechner has been promoted to senior account executive in the financial services practice. Lechner joined the agency in 2004 as an account executive and works on an award-winning national campaign to promote direct deposit. Prior to joining Weber Shandwick, she spent nearly four years as a television reporter and producer for WEAU-TV in Eau Claire, Wis. A native of Eau Claire, Wis., Lechner earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism with a broadcast emphasis from the University of Minnesota.



Delia Spears has been promoted to senior account executive in the consumer marketing practice. Spears joined the agency in 2005 as an account executive and manages diverse public relations programs in the food and beverage and financial services industries. Before joining Weber Shandwick, she worked as a Promotions Manager for Burt’s Bees, Inc. in Durham, N.C., started her own business, CITY DOG, Inc. and was a Program Director for PAWS Chicago in Chicago, Ill. A native of Oklahoma City, Okla., Spears holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism with a public relations and advertising emphasis from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas.

Kris Oleson has been promoted to senior account executive in the consumer marketing practice, which she joined in 2005 as an account executive. She specializes in retail marketing programs and works with clients in the beverage and outdoor industries. Prior to joining Weber Shandwick, Oleson worked as an account executive for Gibbs & Soell, Inc. and an assistant account executive for Rubenstein Associates in New York City, N.Y. A native of Montevideo, Minn., Oleson earned her bachelor’s degree in sociology from Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Mass.