Eric Pehle Named Executive Vice President and General Manager of Weber Shandwick's Minneapolis Office

    Eric Pehle Named Executive Vice President and General Manager of Weber
                        Shandwick's Minneapolis Office

PR Newswire

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 14, 2013

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Weber Shandwick today announced the
promotion of Eric Pehle to executive vice president and general manager of the
firm's Minneapolis office.

In this new role, Pehle will take on broader responsibilities within and
across the office, working closely with Sara Gavin, president of the
Minneapolis office.

Since 2006, Pehle has led one of the agency's largest accounts, supporting the
U.S. Army's recruitment efforts. In his role as the U.S. Army public relations
account team leader, Pehle oversees a team of more than 100 colleagues from
across the country, responsible for developing award-winning outreach efforts
in social media, community engagement and media relations. He has also worked
with the Mall of America since its opening in 1992, as well as many other
local, regional and national accounts, including BAE Systems, Dairy Management
Inc., Prairie Island Indian Community and Manitoba Hydro. During his 20 years
at Weber Shandwick, Pehle has worked on a variety of issues and crises for

"Eric's steady leadership has boosted dozens of people up the career ladder
from their first jobs to positions of influence in the Minneapolis office and
elsewhere," Gavin said. "Respected throughout our company and his clients,
Eric brings judgment, expertise, a cool head, inventiveness and a strategic
mindset to any situation."

Pehle is a graduate of the University of Minnesota with a degree in journalism
and began his career as a broadcast reporter and anchor.

About Weber Shandwick
The Minneapolis office of Weber Shandwick is the leading public relations
office in the upper Midwest, offering consumer, corporate, digital, design and
development, financial services, health care, public affairs, and technology
communications and marketing expertise. The office represents a variety of
national and local clients, including BAE Systems, Children's Hospitals and
Clinics of Minnesota, Honeywell, the Internal Revenue Service, the Mall of
America and Polaris Industries. Follow us on Twitter @WSMpls.

WeberShandwick is a leading global public relations firm with offices in 81
countries around the world.The firm has won numerous awards for innovative
approaches and creative campaigns including being named both The Holmes
Report's2012 Global Agency of the Year and the "Most Creative PR Firm in the
World," based on the agency's first-place finish in its "Creative Index," as
well as PR News' 2012 Digital PR Firm of the Year.Major practice areas
include consumer marketing, healthcare, technology, public affairs, financial
services, corporate and crisis management. The firm has deep, award-winning
expertise in social media and digital marketing that helps drive engagement.
WeberShandwick is part of the Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG). For more
information, visit

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