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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Weber Shandwick has promoted Barb Hemberger to senior vice president od the firm’s healthcare practice

Weber Shandwick today announced the promotion of Barb Hemberger to senior vice president in the firm’s healthcare practice.

Since joining Weber Shandwick in 1998, Hemberger has worked with clients on strategic and integrated communications planning, media relations, corporate communications, internal communications and issues and crisis management.

“Barb has been an important leader in growing the healthcare business, and we are thrilled to announce her well-deserved promotion,” said Sara Gavin, president of Weber Shandwick’s Minneapolis office. “She sets the standard, delivering exceptional service and measurable results for clients.”

Hemberger has led communications efforts for such clients as the American College of Surgeons, Amedisys, Prime Therapeutics, Ecolab and Carlson Wagonlit Travel.

Prior to joining Weber Shandwick, Hemberger worked in public relations for Carlson Companies. She also worked for Business Incentives, WCCO-TV, the Hamline University School of Law and was a reporter/anchor at two radio stations in Wisconsin. She holds a bachelor of arts in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.