Advertise on MNPR

Friday, January 07, 2011

Weber Promotes Five PR Pros

The Minneapolis office of Weber Shandwick announced the promotions of five employees in the Healthcare, Financial Services, Public Affairs and Digital practices.

Lisa Shepherd was promoted to account group manager in the Healthcare practice. Shepherd plans, manages, implements and evaluates media relations and advocacy efforts for clients in the healthcare industry. Since joining Weber Shandwick in 2005, Lisa has worked with a variety of clients, including the American College of Surgeons and Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota.

Courtney Finn was promoted to account supervisor in the Financial Services practice. Finn joined the agency two years ago. She manages materials development for the award-winning Go Direct® campaign, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Treasury. She is a member of Weber Shandwick’s business-to-business social media group.

Cameron Potts was promoted to account group director in the Corporate, Community and Public Affairs practice. Since joining the agency in 2007, Potts’s background in healthcare and public affairs has made him a vital member of the practice. He co-led the HealthEast account team, developed and executed an award-winning grassroots outreach campaign for the U.S. Army account team and helped secure a new public affairs account.

Erika Frederick was promoted to senior account executive in the Corporate, Community and Public Affairs practice. Over the past year, Frederick has taken on additional responsibilities for a number of key clients, including Dairy Management Inc., BAE Systems, Prime Therapeutics, Ecolab and the U.S. Army. Most recently, she played a critical role during the U.S. Army grassroots training workshop.

Doug Hamlin was promoted to account executive in the Digital Communications practice. Since joining Weber Shandwick in 2008, Hamlin has worked on digital strategy for accounts including the U.S. Army and Syngenta Seeds. He recently provided critical support for the U.S. Army presence at BlogWorld and the rollout of the U.S. Army-branded IMV “skin” for Yahoo Messenger, and his comprehensive knowledge of emerging social and mobile technologies has been a valuable asset to the agency and its clients.