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Friday, January 14, 2011

Weber Shandwick promotes of JoDee George to VP

The Minneapolis office of Weber Shandwick today announced the promotion of JoDee George to vice president in its Farm and Food Advocacy group.

George’s deep knowledge of agriculture issues and passionate dedication to her clients’ success make her a driving force behind Weber Shandwick’s rapidly growing Farm and Food Advocacy practice. Since joining Weber Shandwick in October 2008, she has worked with dozens of food, beverage, and agribusiness clients on business-to-business marketing, consumer education campaigns, crisis and issues preparedness and response and other agriculture-related topics. She led the high-profile launch of Syngenta Seeds’ new Agrisure Viptera corn trait which has won multiple regional, national and global marketing and product awards.

“JoDee’s depth-of-experience and subject matter expertise related to agribusiness and modern agriculture is an asset in serving our growing portfolio of Farm and Food Advocacy clients,” said Sara Gavin, president of Weber Shandwick’s Minneapolis office.

Across the agricultural community, George also represents Weber Shandwick as vice president of the North Central Chapter of the National AgriMarketing Association. Her work helps Weber Shandwick Minneapolis connect with and meet the needs of agricultural clients throughout the Midwest.

Prior to Weber Shandwick, George worked as the director of issues management for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. She graduated from Northwestern University with a bachelor’s degree in political science.