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Congrats to our colleagues on their promotions

It’s always one of my favorite days when we get to recognize the great work of high-performing colleagues by promoting them. We recently had the chance to celebrate three members of the D&E team, naming David Hertz managing director, Stephanie Harig account executive and Sarah Hihn director of human resources.

David, a former journalist and Pulitzer Prize-winning editor at The Akron Beacon Journal, has been a member of D&E’s media relations group since joining the firm almost a decade ago. He puts his 20 years of journalism experience to work counseling clients on media relations, crisis communications and corporate communications strategy.

Stephanie is a member of the firm’s investor relations and sustainability practices, though colleagues pull her into projects far beyond those two areas.  She has handled project-management and writing on annual reports, CSR reports, research, press releases and more. She also handles corporate communications, employee communications and social media assignments for clients, and is certified in the Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI) G4 sustainability reporting guidelines.

Sarah, who joined D&E in 2006, helps make the firm work – both as an organization and for each member of the staff. She is a sounding board and advisor to people throughout the firm and manages benefits administration, retirement savings, performance review, succession planning, employee relations and recruitment.

Congrats to David, Stephanie and Sarah and thanks for all you do!

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