Two people with whom we’re proud to work

IversonB-newPR News named Barb Iverson, president of Weber Shandwick’s Financial Services industry practice, Financial Communications Executive of the Year yesterday (free registration required). Barb was recognized as “an innate problem solver,” according to PR News. “In the midst of the worst global financial crisis since the Great Depression, this talent has put her in great demand.” She is a regular contributor to this blog.

As the financial services industry has been brought to its knees over the past couple years, communication, transparency and advocacy have become paramount to those in the industry who will come out of the current environment even stronger. Barb knows this and works with many of the leading brands in the industry to help them tell their stories and win in the marketplace. As a colleague for more than 10 years, I am proud to work beside her.

Congratulations, Barb. Your colleagues and clients learn from you every day.

PR News also recognized another colleague, Dr. Leslie Gaines-Ross, Weber Shandwick’s chief reputation strategist, as PR Executive of the Year. Check out her blog to keep a pulse of reputation management issues, news and discussions.

Kudos to you, Leslie.

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