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Thursday, September 14, 2006

WEBER SHANDWICK ANNOUNCES SEVEN NEW HIRES IN TWIN CITIES OFFICE

The Twin Cities office of Weber Shandwick today announced the hires of new employees in the technology, consumer marketing, healthcare and corporate, community and public affairs practices.



Upon completion of an internship, Alison Baker has joined the consumer marketing group as an assistant account executive. Prior to joining Weber Shandwick, Baker worked on Iowa Congressman Jim Nussle's gubernatorial campaign. A native of Bettendorf, Iowa, she is a University of Iowa graduate with a bachelor's degree in journalism and political science.



Jenny Kramer was hired as an assistant account executive in the consumer marketing group upon completion of an internship. Kramer was previously employed by Christopher Cardozo Fine Art and completed a communications internship with the American Heart Association. A native of Roseville, Minn., Kramer has a bachelor's degree in international management and Spanish from Gustavus Adolphus College.



Upon completion of an internship, Rachel Lonsdale has joined the healthcare group as an assistant account executive. Prior to joining Weber Shandwick, Lonsdale completed an internship with WKOW-TV in Madison, Wis. A native of Eau Claire, Wis., Lonsdale graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has a bachelor's degree in communication arts and political science.



Aaron Masterson has rejoined the technology practice of Weber Shandwick as an account supervisor. Prior to returning to Weber Shandwick, Masterson managed technology accounts for Haberman & Associates, providing strategic public relations counsel for clients including MTS Systems and Stratasys. In his previous position in the technology group at Weber Shandwick Masterson implemented media and industry analyst relations programs. A native of Richfield, Minn., Masterson has a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication from Drake University.


Becky Musolf joined the technology group as an assistant account executive after completing an internship with GolinHarris, Weber Shandwick's sister agency in Chicago. Musolf has a bachelor's degree in strategic communication, with an emphasis in public relations, from the University of Minnesota and hails from Rogers, Minn.



After completing an internship, David Ratz has joined the technology group as an assistant account executive. Prior to joining Weber Shandwick, he was a public relations assistant for North Dakota Wellness Center. A native of Red Wing, Minn., Ratz is a graduate of the University of North Dakota and has a bachelor's degree in communications with minors in aviation management and political science.



Deanna Petersen was hired as an account supervisor in the corporate, community & public affairs group. Petersen will serve significant public affairs and corporate clients. Prior to joining Weber Shandwick, she was the marketing director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. A native of Cold Spring, Minn., Petersen received her bachelor's degree in communications and public relations from the University of St. Thomas and her master's degree in cultural and media studies from the University of Natal, Durban in South Africa.