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Thursday, September 07, 2006

Keiser joins Risdall McKinney as VP

Risdall McKinney Public Relations announces the addition of Eva Keiser, APR, vice president.

"Clients increasingly look to their public relations firm to deliver results that matter beyond media coverage," says Rose McKinney, APR, president of Risdall McKinney. "Eva's addition expands the agency's depth and experience across a wide range of industries and disciplines."

Keiser has a proven track record of success and expertise in business-to-business marketing communications. Prior to joining Risdall McKinney, Keiser spent more than a decade at Padilla Speer Beardsley where she held positions of increasing responsibility and maintained a portfolio of clients, including Rockwell Automation, SUPERVALU, Johnson Controls and Oshkosh Truck.

"Having worked with a clients with varying sizes and unique business challenges, my goal has always been to help organizations strategically and effectively communicate to the audiences important to their success," says Keiser. "I¹m excited to be a part of an organization that delivers a truly integrated communication approach."

Earlier in her career, Keiser gained a wealth of tactical and strategic communication experience through working on political campaigns, with grassroots organizations and at various print and broadcast media outlets.

Recognized in the industry for her work, Keiser has won numerous national and local awards including two Bronze Anvils from the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and two ProComm awards from the Business Marketing Association. She also serves as a senior judge for the national PRSA Silver and Bronze Anvil competitions.

An accredited member of PRSA since 2001, she is active in the Minnesota public relations community chairing numerous Minnesota PRSA committees and serving as editor for the chapter¹s newsletter for five years. She is currently helping the chapter develop a member mentorship program.

Keiser holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the Southern Illinois University and a master's degree in mass communication from the University of North Dakota.

She resides in Northeast Minneapolis with her husband and two sons.