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Alumna to lead national operations for global PR firm

Sara Hietpas Gavin ’77 was named president of North American operations by Weber Shandwick, one of the world's leading global public relations firms. The announcement was featured in Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal and Twin Cities Business.

Effective immediately, she will have responsibility for the firm's operations across the U.S. and Canada. Previously president of Weber Shandwick's Minneapolis office, Gavin has been with the firm nearly 30 years.

"Sara's keen focus on strategically marshaling our firm's talent and resources on behalf of clients, and her strong track record in building a vibrant culture and business environment are qualities she will bring into this expanded role. She embodies the collaborative spirit that binds our teams and sets our firm apart," says Weber Shandwick CEO Andy Polansky in a press release issued earlier today.

A former trustee of St. Catherine University, Gavin was named one of the Centennial 100 and was honored with a 2012 Alumnae Award.

Sep. 10, 2013 by Sharon Rolenc

See also: Alumnae/i, Business, Leadership