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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Shandwick promotes Benbo to Vice President

Weber Shandwick today announced the promotion of Ryan Benbo to vice president in its Corporate, Community and Public Affairs practice.

Benbo directs teams responsible for the planning, managing and execution of strategic communications activities for corporate, B2B and business-to-government clients in a variety of industries. A specialist in defense and military affairs, he has supported many accounts for the Minneapolis office of Weber Shandwick, including leading defense contractor BAE Systems, Inc., which selected Weber Shandwick to be its Agency of Record in 2011.

Benbo also has helped lead corporate strategy for clients in the industrial equipment industry and has led Weber Shandwick’s public affairs work with a leading Twin Cities non-profit healthcare facility focused on children, working to raise awareness and support surrounding child health issues.

Prior to Weber Shandwick, Ryan worked at the Minnesota Department of Agriculture communications office. He holds a bachelor's degree in communications from Northwestern College, and recently completed a Master’s in Theology at his alma mater.