Finn Partners Announces Marketing And Public Relations Firm Healy & Schulte, Inc. Joining Its Chicago Office

 Finn Partners Announces Marketing And Public Relations Firm Healy & Schulte,
                       Inc. Joining Its Chicago Office

John Healy, H&S Staff Join Finn Partners' Growing Chicago Office, Continue
Expanding the Agency's Integrated Marketing, PR and Research Capabilities

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Jan. 23, 2013

NEW YORK, Jan. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Finn Partners today announced that it
has acquired the business of Healy & Schulte, Inc., a Chicago-based marketing
and public relations firm founded in 1990 as Healy Communications, Inc., for
the Finn Partners' Chicago office.

Founder and principal John Healy has been appointed senior partner at Finn
Partners, reporting to Dan Pooley, managing partner and Chicago office lead.
Healy will support the continued expansion of the agency's Midwest integrated
marketing, PR and research capabilities.

"John is a leader in research-based public relations and marketing strategy as
well as program execution, and I'm excited to welcome him to the partnership,"
said Peter Finn, founding partner, Finn Partners. "He and his team will
continue to build on our Chicago office's 50+ percent growth rate in 2012 and
further strengthen our ability to deliver senior leadership on every account
and a best place to work for our staff."

Healy's career spans more than 30 years in both Chicago and Washington, D.C.
In Chicago, Healy was senior vice president at Ruder Finn and held positions
at the Walgreen Company and Signode Corporation. In Washington, D.C., Healy
served in two roles: as deputy to the director of public affairs of the U.S.
Department of Commerce; and as the assistant secretary for public affairs of
the U.S. Department of Transportation.

"I've known Peter Finn for nearly my entire career, and I'm extremely excited
to join Finn Partners and help build what is a very compelling new agency
model for both clients and the professionals who serve them," said John Healy.

Healy offers his clients proven experience in public relations, trade and
consumer marketing, public affairs and international communications, which has
included myriad successful marketing and PR programs for such clients as the
National Automatic Merchandising Association, Citicorp/Citibank, the Academy
of General Dentistry, No nonsense®, the Miss America Organization and a
variety of professional services firms and trade associations.

"The acquisition of Healy & Schulte's business absolutely deepens our bench
strength and creative and research capabilities, which helps us continue to
expand our offerings to clients," said Pooley. "In addition, with our network
and their experience, we'll have an unmatched ability to service industry,
association and professional services clients."

Among the team joining Finn Partners is seven-year Healy & Schulte veteran Ann
Morris, who will join as a partner. Morris brings more than 20 years of
experience in the consumer, B2B, professional services and association
sectors. Industries served include consumer packaged goods, healthcare,
restaurant/foodservice, children's publishing and toys, law and direct
marketing.

Her client experience includes: McDonald's, Citibank Mastercard and Visa, the
Glad Products Company, Allied Van Lines Chicago law firm Much Shelist and
PowerSecure, Inc. In addition to agency work, Morris is a "mom-trepreneur" who
co-managed a children's toy store with locations in the Chicago suburbs. She
will be responsible for ongoing client service, strategy and execution at Finn
Partners.

Other members of the Healy & Schulte staff joining Finn Partners include Amy
Magro, as managing associate, and Kara Kristoff, as senior associate.

About Finn Partners, Inc.
Finn Partners builds on the outstanding legacy ofRuder Finnwhile shaping a
bold new future in which innovation and partnership are strong drivers of the
brand. Finn Partners specializes in the full spectrum of public relations
services, including digital and social media. The Agency specialty areas
include technology, consumer, travel/economic development, global issues, arts
and public/corporate affairs, professional services and trade association
marketing. Headquartered inNew York City, the company has regional
operations inChicago, Ft. Lauderdale, Jerusalem, London,Los Angeles,San
Francisco andWashington D.C. and leverages additional international
capabilities viaFinn's global affiliate network. Find the agency
atwww.finnpartners.comand follow them on Twitter @finnpartners.

Contact:
Dan Pooley
312.329.3900
dpooley@finnpartners.com

SOURCE Finn Partners

Website: http://www.finnpartners.com
 
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