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Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Bell and Wotrang Join Himle Horner

Himle Horner, Inc. has welcomed Susie Bell as an Account Supervisor and Jenna Wotrang as an Assistant Account Executive.

In her new role, Bell will assist clients with corporate communications, strategy development, public affairs, crisis management, and reputation and issues management.

Prior to joining Himle Horner, Bell spent several years in corporate communications at SUPERVALU INC., focusing on reputation management, public affairs, issues management and crisis communications for the Fortune 50 grocery company. Prior to SUPERVALU, Bell worked as Director of Public Relations for National Journal Group, a political publishing company in Washington, D.C. In that role, she directed and executed all public and media relations activities for the company’s numerous print and online publications. She also has Capitol Hill experience, having served as Deputy Press Secretary for U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine).

Bell graduated from Princeton University with a bachelor’s degree in politics. A native of the Minneapolis area, Bell currently lives in Minnetonka with her husband and two sons.

As an Assistant Account Executive, Wotrang will assist clients with research, media relations, social media and tactical plan implementation.

Before joining Himle Horner, Wotrang worked at the Minnesota Senate as a Legislative Assistant. In her position, she worked with constituents and legislators on policy issues, crafted materials and managed social media efforts and bill tracking. She also serves on the marketing and promotions team of Breaking Free, a St. Paul non-profit organization, where she helps produce events and coordinate involvement of volunteers, officials and media. She has additional experience in grassroots advocacy, issues campaigns, online and social media advocacy and media outreach.

Wotrang earned a bachelor’s of arts degree in political science, mass communications and sociology from the University of Minnesota. She is a native of Rockford, Minn.