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Monday, November 08, 2010

Weber Shandwick hires four new employees in financial services

The Minneapolis office of Weber Shandwick today announced the hiring of four new employees in the financial services practice.

Jill Lewis joined the financial services practice as an account supervisor, working on government and financial services accounts and industry thought leadership activities. Before joining Weber Shandwick, Lewis worked for the Maccabee Group, where she worked as a senior counselor for the past four years. Her previous work experience also includes working with Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life in Washington, D.C. and at Bennett Media Group, a boutique agency in the D.C. area. A Chicago, Ill. native, Lewis graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Wisconsin at Madison with a bachelor’s degree in journalism.

Robin Morgan joined the financial services practice group as a senior account executive, working on government, financial services and insurance accounts. Before joining Weber Shandwick, Morgan worked for Linnihan Foy Advertising where she developed printed materials, web content, earned media coverage, promotions and special events. Morgan’s prior experience also includes working as a technical writer, an independent communications consultant, an adjunct English instructor at Bismarck State Collage and a reporter and editor for several newspapers in North Dakota. A Littleton, Colo. native, she received a bachelor’s degree in English and journalism from Dickinson State University (N.D.) and an MA in English and journalism from the University of Minnesota-Duluth.

Upon completion of her internship, Katherine Hannon joined the financial services practice as an assistant account executive. Hannon is an integral member of an award-winning national campaign to promote electronic payments for federal benefit check recipients, supporting partner outreach, materials development, strategic media monitoring and reporting and media relations. Prior to joining Weber Shandwick, Hannon spent time as a public relations intern at OLSON, the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Charities Review Council. A native of Edina, Minn., Hannon graduated Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude from the University of Minnesota with a bachelor’s degree in journalism with an emphasis in public relations. While at the U of M, Hannon was also president of the university’s PRSSA chapter.

Keith Grauman was hired as an assistant account executive in the financial services practice upon completion of his internship. Grauman is a valued member of several teams, working on several reporting and measurement initiatives, media monitoring, crisis preparedness, coordinating website updates and video production. Prior to joining Weber Shandwick, Grauman worked for the Hastings Star Gazette where he was a reporter covering Hastings City Hall and other community news. A native of St. Paul, Minn., Grauman received a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Minnesota-Duluth. While at UMD, he served as news editor/reporter for the University of Minnesota Duluth Statesman and as an on-air host for KUMD-FM.