The Minneapolis-St. Paul office of Weber Shandwick today announced the promotions of four colleagues in the technology practice.
JoDee George has been promoted to account group director. George joined Weber Shandwick in October 2008 and has been integral in retaining and expanding business in the agriculture sector. George has been a leader in developing key strategies and programs including new product launches, sales force communication, issues management, media relations and key influencer identification. George previously served as the director of issues management for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. She received a bachelor of arts degree in political science from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.
Sarah Goldthwait has been promoted to senior account executive. Goldthwait joined Weber Shandwick in October 2006 and immediately began demonstrating her project management, media relations and writing skills. Goldthwait has been a leader in crisis preparedness and has become an expert on issues and topics that are important to her clients. Goldthwait led the coordination and execution of a series of crisis drills held in 2009. Goldthwait received a bachelor of arts degree in political science and French from St. Olaf College.
Josh Purdy has been promoted to senior account executive. Since joining Weber Shandwick in 2006, Purdy has been a leader in coordinating media outreach and media relations. Purdy is a leader in building relationships with local and national media. In addition to his work on client accounts, Purdy is a member of the office’s Employee Action Group and Diversity Council. Purdy received a bachelor of arts degree in mass communications/journalism from Iowa State University.
Annette Broner has been promoted to account executive. Since joining Weber Shandwick in July 2008, Broner has played a key role in managing analyst relations programs, helped introduce new innovations in client reporting and excels at traditional media relations and writing for a range of clients. Broner received a bachelor of arts degree in communication studies with a minor in political science from Gustavus Adolphus College.