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Monday, November 09, 2009


The Minneapolis-St. Paul office of Weber Shandwick today announced the promotions of three colleagues in the Health Care practice.

Leslie Williamson has been promoted to account director. Williamson’s expertise includes issues and crisis management, thought leader program development, data publicity and product communications. Williamson graduated from the Honors College at the University of Michigan with a bachelor’s degree in art history and completed graduate coursework at New York University’s Wagner School of Public Administration. Williamson joined Weber Shandwick in 2007.

Jackie Dummer has been promoted to senior account executive. Since joining Weber Shandwick in 2007, Dummer has led media relations efforts, provided account management support, managed a client’s social media presence on Twitter, and executed public affairs and public awareness campaign tactics. Dummer is an active member of the Minnesota chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and volunteers on the planning committee for the Alzheimer’s Association of Minnesota-North Dakota’s annual Memory Walk fundraiser. She graduated from Northern Michigan University with a bachelor’s degree in public relations and a minor in sociology.

Rebecca Wright has been promoted to account executive. Wright also joined Weber Shandwick in 2007. With strong media relations and special event planning skills, Wright has expanded her professional skill set to include coordinating executive visibility initiatives and managing projects. Wright holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication and communication studies from the University of Iowa.