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Thursday, December 08, 2011

Weber Shandwick Promotes Six

The Minneapolis office of Weber Shandwick today announced the promotions of Rachel Camann, Elissa Dingmann, Keith Grauman, Sarah Stakston, Angela Thompson and Jackie Vos within its consumer marketing, corporate, community and public affairs, digital communications, financial services and healthcare practices.

Rachel Camann was promoted to account executive in the consumer marketing practice group. Camann joined Weber Shandwick as an intern in 2009, and her insightful and results-focused work has quickly earned praise from consumer marketing clients and colleagues alike. Before Weber Shandwick, she interned with Minnesota Green Communities and served as special projects manager for Children’s Safety Centers. She holds a bachelor’s degree in strategic communications from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.

Elissa Dingmann was promoted to senior account executive in the corporate, community and public affairs practice. Dingmann began as an intern in 2007 and quickly distinguished herself as an exceptional team member. She has become an integral member of the account team for a major agricultural client and effortlessly manages a client website, plans online webinars and helps execute regional crisis drills. Previously, she interned with Fairview Health Services. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications from the University of St. Thomas.
Keith Grauman was promoted to Account Executive in the financial services practice. Since joining Weber Shandwick in 2010, he has been a critical player in planning and executing crisis readiness drills for a national agricultural trade group. He has also applied his organizational and PR talents to developing a government website, supporting the launches of three additional sites, and preparing cogent reports for financial services clients. Prior to Weber Shandwick, Grauman worked as a reporter with the Hastings Star Gazette. He holds a bachelor’s degree in communication from the University of Minnesota-Duluth.
Sarah Stakston, APR, was promoted to account group manager in the healthcare group. Stakston’s attention to the details of her clients’ work and industry knowledge has helped generate widely recognized successes such as the 13 state and national PR awards won by the American College of Surgeons in 2011. In addition to her accounts work, Stakston has been instrumental in developing potential new business opportunities into current clients throughout 2011. She holds an MBA in marketing from the Carlson School of Management and a bachelor’s degree in public relations and business management from the University of Minnesota.
Angela (Rolle) Thompson was promoted to account group manager in the consumer marketing practice. In the last year, Thompson has stepped forward to take over the account lead position on the Army Social Computing Team and to assume leadership roles on other major client teams. Under her management, her teams have won numerous industry awards with programs that continue to exceed client expectations. She holds a master’s degree in strategic communication from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and a bachelor’s degree from Gustavus Adolphus College.
Jackie Vos was promoted to account supervisor in the healthcare practice group. After joining Weber Shandwick in 2007, she has proven herself to be a media relations expert, an adept social media strategist, a strategic account leader and a detail-oriented event planner, and has become a vital member of the teams working with accounts including the American College of Surgeons. Vos holds a bachelor’s degree in public relations from Northern Michigan University.