Congratulations to our friends over at Linhart Public Relations who won a national PRSA Silver Anvil Award in employee communications. Linhart won for its own employee communications program — “Linhart Public Relations: Culture Matters for People and Business” — that helped build workplace culture, team collaboration and firm capabilities.
Linhart PR has named senior account director Tim Streeb as the firm’s seventh partner and promoted Amanda Meyer to account director. Streeb, who joined the firm in 2003, joins the firm’s other six partners: Sharon Linhart, founder and managing partner; Paul Raab, senior vice president and partner; Dawn Doty, vice president and partner; Kelly Womer, vice president and partner; Carri Clemens, chief financial officer and partner; and Kelly Janhunen, senior account director and partner.
Linhart PR has promoted Danielle Feldman to account director and hired Amber DiGiallonardo as an account associate. Feldman joined Linhart PR from Edelman in Chicago in 2011 and works with consumer brand clients such as Ancient Harvest and DSM. Prior to joining Linhart, DiGiallonardo was part of the firm’s JumpStart internship program and was a PR director for a local event production company.
- Cactus has hired Jenny Topolosky as PR manager. Topolosky joins the agency from IMA.
- The City of Arvada has hired Maria VanderKolk as communications manager. VanderKolk previously was the PIO at Adams County School District 14.
- dovetail solutions has hired Mary Kusek as a client services associate. Kusek most recently was assistant director for media relations at the Univiersity of Texas at Austin.
- Avnet has hired Julie Wagoner as web & social media specialist. She previously was a social media specialist at Bellco.
- Linhart PR has promoted Tim Streeb to senior account director.
- Barefoot PR has added Jamie Bradley as a senior associate.
Congratulations to Sharon Linhart, who was named the 49th most powerful person in Denver.
Ben Kunz of Mediassociates took great offense in a Digiday column at having his website plagiarized. In that spirit, I took a look at some Denver area websites, and I quickly found one – Linhart PR – that appears to be the victim of some online theft.
If you need a website, I bet Jennifer Wezensky at JW Public Relations can cobble one together for you pretty quickly.
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Linhart Public Relations has been named to PR News’ Top Places to Work in PR 2013 list. The list recognizes the top 50 PR firms and organizations nationwide based on excellence in workplace culture, benefits, training and professional development, retention, leadership and other employee engagement best practices. Linhart PR also made the Top Places to Work in PR list in 2011.