Independent communications company LaBreche recently announced the promotion of two current employees.
Sara Cziok, an employee of LaBreche since 2004, will now serve as Director of Communication Strategy. Prior to her promotion, Cziok served as Marketing Communications Manager, and before that, held positions as Account Manager and Senior Account Executive at LaBreche. Cziok works closely with clients such as Ascent, AECOM and Wausau Paper. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism with an emphasis on public relations from the University of St. Thomas. Cziok has received both a Bronze Quill Award from the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) and a Classics Award from the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA.) She was also selected as an emerging leader as part of Deloitte’s 100 Wise Women program in Minneapolis and is president-elect of Minnesota Women in Marketing Communications (MWMC.)
Andrea Buzzell, who has been at LaBreche since 2008, has been promoted to Business Manager. Previously, Buzzell served as the human resource generalist at LaBreche, where she developed and implemented human resource initiatives, coordinated finances and sought new talent for the LaBreche team. In her role as Business Manager, Buzzell also handles LaBreche’s technology needs. Prior to joining LaBreche, she worked in human resources at Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union and Bethel Care Center. Buzzell has a master’s degree in business administration from Hamline University and a bachelor’s degree in human resource management from Minnesota State University. She also serves as president of the local chapter of the National Association of Women MBA’s (NAWMBA.)