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Sarah Shepard Named Business Wire’s Vice President of New York Region

Wednesday, November 16, 2011 8:08 am EST

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"We look forward to seeing Sarah expand the customer base and profitability of the New York Region."

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sarah Shepard has been named Vice President of the New York Region for Business Wire, the company announced today.

Shepard joined Business Wire in 2005 as a Senior Account Manager and was named Director of New York Sales in January, 2009.

"Sarah's dedication, extensive knowledge and experience in the Public Relations and Investor Relations industries make her a natural fit for the position," said Richard DeLeo, Business Wire's Senior Vice President of Business Policies and Procedures. "We look forward to seeing Sarah expand the customer base and profitability of the New York Region." She will continue to report to DeLeo in her new role.

“Business Wire’s commitment to building long-term, consultative relationships with our clients is our primary objective. The company has a proven track record of growth and continues to innovate. I look forward to working closely with our sales and operations teams in the New York Region to help our clientele meet and exceed their communications objectives,” said Shepard.

Shepard is a member of National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) and has served on the board of the New York chapter and participates in several other national and local industry groups, such as the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), The Council of Public Relations Firms, Publicity Club of New York (PCNY), Social Media Club (SMC) and the Entertainment Publicists Professional Society (EPPS).

Prior to joining Business Wire, Sarah spent 12 years in the financial communications and investor relations industry. She was a Vice President of ROI Group Associates, Inc., an investor relations firm. Earlier in her career, she was a Managing Director in the investor relations department of KCSA Public Relations Worldwide, a leading integrated investor relations, public relations and marketing agency.

An alumnus of C.W. Post, Long Island University, Shepard lives in New York with her husband, Robert, and their son, Jacob.

About Business Wire

Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company, celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2011 as the global leader in press release distribution and regulatory disclosure. Public relations and investor relations professionals rely on Business Wire for both broad-based and targeted market reach. A recognized disclosure service in the United States, Canada and a dozen European countries, Business Wire handles XBRL tagging, document formatting and regulatory filing into EDGAR, SEDAR and other systems. Business Wire provides online newsroom hosting and integration services as well as search engine optimization, mobile distribution and detailed measurement on every press release. Its patented NX delivery platform provides simultaneous full-text posting of Business Wire content to news systems and websites in virtually any country or language. With 32 bureaus worldwide, Business Wire offers local service and global reach.

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Business Wire, New York
Richard DeLeo
Senior Vice President of Business Policies and Procedures
+1-212-752-9600
Richard.deleo@businesswire.com

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