We are so excited to announce a handful of promotions within our executive and sales management teams!
Brenda Bell assumes the role of regional vice president. Based in the Denver office she will be responsible for the company’s operations in Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming. With 28 years in the newswire industry, Business Wire clients will benefit dramatically from Brenda’s extensive IR, PR and marketing communications experience. She is currently a member of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) and the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).
Warner Boutin is our new regional manager of Business Wire’s Seattle office. Warner demonstrates an exceptional consultative sales ability that will be an invaluable resource for mentoring his new team. Warner is accountable for overseeing the Pacific Northwest region including revenue and operations. Responsibilities include leading the business development team, steering client relations and overseeing the newsroom bureau – across five states. Warner is also the producer of the documentary film Roll Out Cowboy which won numerous accolades at film festivals nationwide including best documentary from the Seattle True Independent Film festival. Warner possesses a talent for being personable and will be greatly missed in the Los Angeles office.
Meghann Johnson ,who was an Account Executive in 2010, has rejoined Business Wire in 2013 as Regional Sales Manager for the Chicago office. Her responsibilities include overseeing sales operations in Illinois, Wisconsin and Michigan. She will assist clients with crafting and implementing a wide range of communications strategies from PR to IR to marketing to digital to content and social – ensuring our clients successfully meet their objectives. Before returning to Business Wire, Meghann worked as a Senior Account Executive handling multiple accounts for clients including Humana, GE Transportation and Bosch at Edelman Chicago.
Danny Selnick has been named Senior Vice President, Strategic Markets. Danny has more than 25 years of industry experience working directly with communicators on Capitol Hill, at government agencies, national associations, corporations, non-profits and public affairs/relations agencies. He continues to be the driving force behind Business Wire’s Public Policy and LatinoWire services, but now also focuses on new business development opportunities across many sectors that would clearly benefit from Business Wire’s innovative portfolio of products and services.
David Slothower has been named regional sales manager of Business Wire’s Silicon Valley office. The native Silicon Valley resident has witnessed the city change from a modest town into a global high- tech hub. David will use his rich background in technology and sales to manage Business Wire’s local team. David says,”Silicon Valley is such an exciting place to be. You never know if that small five-person office you are walking in to is going to be the next Apple.”
Congratulations to all of our team members taking on new challenges this year. Their expertise and experience are key components of the Business Wire operation that spans over 32 offices worldwide.
For more information about the team, please contact us.