January 20, 2015 Last Updated 7:37 am

Business Wire announces four promotions within US and European sales divisions

Kim Deonanan in London, Meghann Johnson in Chicago, Garrett Henricksen in L.A., and Gioia Ziegler in San Francisco get promotions

Press Release:

NEW YORK, NY – January 20, 2015 — Today Business Wire announced four key promotions within their US and European sales divisions, including Kim Deonanan, Business Wire’s new Regional Vice President, Northern and Central Europe, Meghann Johnson, Regional Manager, Chicago, Garrett Henricksen, Senior Account Executive, Los Angeles and Gioia Ziegler, Manager, Sales Administration.

BW-400These promotions reflect Business Wire’s commitment to pursue greater business opportunities within the United States and around the globe.

The four promoted include:

Kim Deonanan – Promoted to Regional Vice President, Northern and Central Europe. A 13-year veteran, Kim joined Business Wire as an Account Executive, quickly rising through the ranks as a Regional Manager and Director. With a background in media, finance, and sales, Kim joined Business Wire’s London office in 2002 and was named Regional Manager for Northern Europe in 2011.

Meghann Johnson – Promoted to Regional Manager, Meghann first joined Business Wire as a client services representative and later account executive. After three years at Edelman Public Relations, as a member of the firm’s Corporate Affairs practice, Meghann rejoined Business Wire’s Chicago office in 2013 as regional sales manager leading Chicago’s sales efforts. Meghann is a summa cum laude graduate from the University of Pittsburgh.

Garrett Henricksen – Promoted to Senior Account Executive, Garrett is a five year veteran of Business Wire Los Angeles with a well proven track record for overcoming challenges to deliver results. Prior to working at Business Wire for six years, Garrett was an Account Executive for AEG and the Los Angeles Kings. Active in local community organizations, Garrett currently sits on the board of the NIRI LA chapter.

Gioia Ziegler – Promoted to a new role within the organization, Manager, Sales Administration combining her deep knowledge of sales processes and technology to increase overall revenues and client communications, globally. Gioia joined Business Wire in 2002 as a member of the Silicon Valley client services team.

“These promotions reflect Business Wire’s ongoing commitment to our talent and customer base. These individuals represent Business Wire within key markets, resulting in deeper customer relationships and increased revenues around the world,” said Gregg Castano, President.

Over the past 50 years, Business Wire has become the global leader in news release distribution. Business Wire distributes a wide range of corporate, non-profit, business, and entertainment news to media outlets, reporters, journalists, analysts and consumers worldwide. Business Wire is where news is made.

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