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Thursday, May 19, 2011

4 New Hires at Weber Shandwick

The Minneapolis office of Weber Shandwick today announced the hiring of four new employees in its Consumer Marketing, Technology and Healthcare practices.

Travis Thompson has been hired as an account supervisor in the Consumer Marketing practice. Thompson has nearly nine years of experience planning and executing non-traditional PR campaigns for clients spanning the healthcare, consumer electronics, consumer packaged goods and business-to-business fields, including UnitedHealthcare, Audio-Technica, Kawai, Shure and ÜBER Pretzels. Prior to Weber Shandwick, he worked at Morsekode and as an editor with CarTech Books. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English and philosophy from the University of Minnesota.

Kristen Pittenger has been hired as an account executive in the Technology practice group. Pittenger’s experience with diversified manufacturing makes her a great asset to the agency’s technology clients. Prior to Weber Shandwick, Pittenger worked with a local agency’s manufacturing team and as a marketing coordinator at DataSync. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business communications and French from Augustana College, Sioux Falls, S.D.

Tiffany Jungers has joined the Healthcare practice as an account executive. She brings excellent media relations and writing skills paired with extensive experience in the healthcare field to Weber Shandwick’s clients. She holds a bachelor’s degree in strategic communications with an emphasis in public relations from the University of Minnesota.

Andy Post has joined the Healthcare practice as an assistant account executive. Post brings his analytical and copywriting skills to numerous clients, including the American College of Surgeons. Prior to joining Weber Shandwick, Post worked as a professional services analyst at The Nielsen Company. He also developed messaging and writing for State Rep. Marty Seifert’s gubernatorial campaign last year. Post holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of Minnesota.