Innis Maggiore Group Hires and Promotes Associates

CANTON, Ohio (May 23, 2002) - Innis Maggiore Group, Inc., a leading regional integrated communications firm, today announces the hiring of two new associates and promotions of three others on our administrative team.

"We're strengthening our administrative and support team to provide an even deeper level of client service," explains Kathi Maggiore, Vice President of Administration. "We want to be the best at serving and supporting our clients."

Lisa Leffler has been hired as receptionist. She is responsible for front desk customer service and client relations. A North Canton resident, she was formerly an administrative assistant at Millennial Group in Akron. Prior to that, Leffler was with Diebold and American Cancer Society.

Karen Brackney, of North Canton, is administrative coordinator for the client services department. She is responsible for providing administrative support, meeting planning and research. Brackney was previously at Republic Technologies International for 28 years.

Debbie Costigan has been promoted to office manager. She has been with the agency since 2001 as public relations administrator. In this new position, Costigan is responsible for human resources, front office operations, and overseeing administrative support for both client services and public relations departments. Costigan was previously the office manager at Polysort in Bath, Ohio. Prior to that, she was executive assistant with NetGenics in Cleveland, Ohio and Astra Merck Pharmaceuticals in Bath. She lives in Wadsworth.

Stacie Albrecht has been promoted to financial coordinator. In this new position, she is responsible for accounts payable and receivable, media tracking and invoicing. Albrecht, who lives in North Canton, had been the agency's receptionist/administrative assistant since 1999.

Brenda Sparhawk takes on the role of proofreader/public relations administrative coordinator. She is responsible for proofreading, administration of client accounts, database management and media analysis. Sparhawk has been with Innis Maggiore since April of 2001 as proofreader/client services administrative assistant. Prior to that, she was with Summit Racing as an e-commerce and catalog proofreader. She resides in North Canton.

With offices in Canton and Youngstown, Ohio, Innis Maggiore Group is an advertising and public relations firm employing more than 45 associates. The company has tripled in size since 1997, with 2001 capitalized billings of more than $19 million. Key clients include Aultman Health Foundation, Brewster Dairy, Louisiana-Pacific, NancyLopezGolf, NEOUCOM, Nickles Bakery, Parker Hannifin, Progressive Foam Technologies, Rainbow Rentals, Republic Technologies International, Smithers-Oasis Co., Square Two Golf and Waikem Auto Group. Innis Maggiore is a member of the American Association of Advertising Agencies, the Public Relations Society of America and the National Investor Relations Institute. The company maintains a website at

For more information contact:

Jim Cyphert
PR Director
Innis Maggiore
P: 330-492-5500
C: 330-501-9886
Email Jim Cyphert

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