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Wendi Taylor Nations '85 Promoted at Porter Novelli

February 22, 2007

Wendi Taylor Nations.jpgFebruary 22, 2007, Greencastle, Ind. - Wendi Taylor Nations, a 1985 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed managing director of Porter Novelli's Chicago office. "Nations, who has more than 20 years of marketing communications experience, brings a diverse background to client work and successful track record for regional growth," according to an announcement at Yahoo! Finance.

"As the public relations industry continues to evolve, gaining strength and credibility within the marketing communications mix, it is an exciting time to be leading the Chicago office of Porter Novelli," says Nations, who was an English composition major at DePauw. "We have a solid base of diverse clients that continue to grow with new and challenging needs. Our client-centered approach allows us to provide the best talent and expertise needed to help our clients reach their business goals."

"In addition to her robust marketing experience, Wendi brings a dynamic and passionate approach to client business and to the office culture," states Julie Winskie, partner and chief client officer. "Wendi's leadership appointment is an important part of Porter Novelli's commitment to growth in the Chicago market."

Nations, who holds an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, joined Porter Novelli in 2001 as senior vice president and Chicago health care practice leader. She is a specialist in new product launch and re-positioning, crisis communications and issues management. Her previous positions include senior managing director of Hill and Knowlton's Midwest health care practice, and director of the marketing planning and advertising programs of Advocate Health Care.

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