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Wednesday, December 08, 2010

LaBreche Hires Design Director, Adds Three to PR Team

LaBreche announced the expansion of its team with the addition of four new employees - a design director and three new public relations professionals - in the fourth quarter of 2010.

Jes Lahay joins LaBreche as Design Director after nearly a decade at Soho Joe as founder and creative director. Lahay drives traditional and digital design initiatives for LaBreche and its clients. Her work focuses on social media, micro-sites, awareness campaigns, brand development and digital engagement. Lahay looks forward to taking the design division to the next level and building LaBreche’s design reputation. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point with an emphasis in advertising and graphic design. Lahay is also a member of the Minnesota Interactive Marketing Association (MIMA) and AdFed Minnesota.

Senior Account Executive Natasha Woods comes to LaBreche with a specialty in social media and background in strategic planning. Her client roster includes 3M, Faegre & Benson and AECOM. Woods earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in communications with an emphasis in media relations from California State University, San Marcos.

Account Executive Dustin Sadnick joins LaBreche with both nonprofit and agency experience, particularly in the legal, higher education and financial industries. Sadnick’s clients include Faegre & Benson, Bercom, WoodWorks and MicroCare Medical. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in public relations and political science from Winona State University. In his free time, Sadnick volunteers with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities.

Account Executive Kate Rogers comes to LaBreche with a strong media relations background and a vast knowledge of the hospitality, consumer and retail industries. Rogers is also a contributing writer for Mpls. St. Paul Magazine, where she contributes to dining stories and writes a monthly “brunch beat” column reporting on local restaurants. Her client list includes Computype, Hearth & Home, Meritas and Ascent. Rogers earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Minnesota.