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December 7, 2017

Dix & Eaton Promotes Lourdes DeSapri and Angela Martin

CLEVELAND – December 7, 2017 – Dix & Eaton announced today the promotions of Lourdes DeSapri to senior account executive and Angela Martin to account executive.

“Both Lourdes and Angela are excellent examples of young professionals whose knowledge and expertise aligns with the ever-changing communication needs of our clients. We are excited and proud to recognize their efforts with these promotions,” said Chas Withers, CEO of Dix & Eaton.

DeSapri, who joined Dix & Eaton in 2015, leads client engagements and applies a wide range of capabilities in crisis communications, corporate communications, investor relations, change management, website development, social media and digital strategy.

DeSapri also leads crisis communications training exercises with clients to help prepare them in advance of crisis situations. She is a regular presenter at trade events in a variety of industries, from banking to aviation and energy to construction.

Her last job prior to Dix & Eaton was at Fairmount Santrol, where she managed various marketing and corporate communications initiatives during a critical time that included the company’s initial public offering, name change and a major corporate rebranding.

Previously, DeSapri was a project manager at MultiVu, a PR Newswire Company. There, she managed online multimedia and digital content sites from conceptualization through design, editing, publishing, distribution and web engagement, and gained experience in SEO, social media and other key business analytics. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Miami University and a Master of Arts degree from Case Western Reserve University.

“In just two years with Dix & Eaton, Lourdes has quickly established her role as a strong generalist with a growing expertise in serving clients in both corporate and crisis communications,” said Withers.

Martin leverages strong capabilities in media relations, marketing communications, social media strategy and analytics for a variety of clients. She joined Dix & Eaton full time in 2016 after completing an internship with the firm.

Previously, Martin was an associate customer content specialist with PR Newswire. There, she edited and distributed client copy to national and international media outlets. She also worked with the Cleveland Indians as a communications intern, where she managed social media, content creation and media monitoring.

A Northeast Ohio native, Martin returned to the area after graduating cum laude from Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism with a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism and specializations in strategic communications and sports management.

Withers added, “Angela brings a positive mindset to every setting and constantly takes on challenging work to continue to learn and grow as a professional. Clients enjoy her easy style and ability to constantly think ahead and bring creative solutions.”

DeSapri and Martin frequently post their thoughts on the Dix & Eaton blog and can be found on Twitter at @ldesapri and @_angelamartin.

About Dix & Eaton

Dix & Eaton is an integrated communications consultancy specializing in media relations, investor relations, crisis communications and marketing communications. Working as partners, we bring deep experience, foresight and creativity to every relationship and help clients realize the full power of communication to drive results.  Founded in 1952, Dix & Eaton is 100 percent employee-owned and has twice been named the nation’s best midsized firm.