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Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide Strengthens Washington

Washington, DC, September 30, 2002 — Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide/Washington has strengthened its award-winning Health & Medical Practice and Creative Group with the addition of 11 new staffers.

“During the past quarter, we have been pleased to make 11 talented additions to our already deep staff,” said Robert Mathias, managing director, Washington. “Each has a different set of skills that will enhance our ability to provide high-quality service to both our long-term clients and our recent wins.”

The 11 new staffers include:

Lee Lynch, vice president—Health & Medical: Lynch has a decade of expertise that extends across a variety of industries, including marketing, public relations, issues management and journalism. Prior to joining Ogilvy PR, Lee worked for Dowling, Langley & Associates, an Atlanta-based firm, where she worked for a variety of clients including Kaiser Permanente, the American Academy of Pediatrics and Coca-Cola. She works on Ogilvy PR’s GlaxoSmithKline account.

Sally McDonough, account director—Health & Medical: A long-time Washington veteran and national award winner, McDonough has worked on Capitol Hill, for the Advertising Council, at Mount Vernon and for The Martin Agency’s public relations firm. She currently works on the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute’s “Star Sleeper” and high blood pressure campaigns and the Sister to Sister Foundation.

Kimberly Ocampo, account director—Health & Medical: Another industry veteran, Ocampo joined Ogilvy PR from FitzGerald Communications and has worked in New York and Washington for Porter Novelli and Edelman Public Relations. Over her career, she has worked for clients including Novartis, Johnson & Johnson and Bristol-Myers Squibb. Ocampo currently works on Ogilvy PR’s GlaxoSmithKline account.

Imani Greene, media director—Creative: Greene has more than seven years of experience planning and buying advertising media at worldwide agencies including McCann-Erickson and Saatchi & Saatchi. She has worked on a variety of accounts including Toyota Motors, Smith Barney and Cingular Interactive. At Ogilvy PR, she works for clients including the Pew Initiatives on Food and Biotechnology and the District of Columbia’s HIV/AIDS Administration.

Alvaro Puig, senior account executive—Health & Medical: Before joining Ogilvy PR, Puig had five years of experience in bilingual marketing with several Washington area public relations and advertising firms, most recently The Media Network. A graduate of The American University’s MBA program, he will be working on various aspects of Ogilvy PR National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases’ (NIAID) AIDS vaccine awareness campaign.

Dave Whelan, senior ui designer/Interactive—Creative: A veteran of several local creative firms, Whelan has worked on usability, interactive and print design for clients such as Manugistics, Johnson & Johnson and Sallie Mae’s WiredScholar program. At Ogilvy PR, he works for a variety of clients including the Marine Corps Museum and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Cara Roethel, account executive—Health & Medical: A five-year veteran of the non-profit and agency world, Roethel joined Ogilvy PR from Laubach Literacy International, where she oversaw media relations for the organization and its literacy programs. She has also worked at Ruder Finn Public Relations and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. Roethel works on Ogilvy PR’s GlaxoSmithKline account.

Lisa Glassberg, production designer/Print—Creative: Prior to joining Ogilvy PR, Glassberg spent the last three years working as a freelance graphic designer for several firms. Prior to this, she worked as a production artist for HC Creative Communications and at firms in Pittsburgh and New York City. She has worked on Ogilvy PR’s NIAID, GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer accounts.

Christopher Margelis, designer—Creative: A graduate of the University of Michigan with a degree in Graphic Design and Photography, Margelis is a three-year industry veteran. While at Ogilvy PR, he has done work for the firm’s District of Columbia’s HIV/AIDS Administration, Marine Corps Museum and United Way clients.

Emily Dammeyer, assistant account executive— Health & Medical: A recent graduate of the University of Maryland, Dammeyer has public relations experience as an intern for Ketchum, Citigroup Asset Management and the Baltimore Orioles. She currently works on a number of Ogilvy PR accounts, including the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute and the Leadership to Keep Children Alcohol Free.

Freya Leff, assistant account executive—Health & Medical: A recent graduate of The George Washington University, Leff has held internships with Ketchum, APCO Worldwide and the Society for Women’s Health Research. She currently works on Ogilvy PR’s GlaxoSmithKline account.

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About Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide
Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide was named “Agency of the Year” in 2000 and 2001 by The Holmes Report and PR Week respectively. Headquartered in New York, Ogilvy PR partners with clients throughout the world from its offices in 60 markets across the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia, and Africa and through global affiliate relationships as part of WPP Group, the world’s largest marketing communications company. Ogilvy PR has specialty practices in Corporate, Entertainment, Health & Medical, Marketing, Public Affairs, and Technology. Its Technology Practice operates under the Alexander Ogilvy brand; the Entertainment Practice operates under the B|W|R brand. Feinstein Kean Healthcare is the firm’s wholly owned healthcare and biotechnology subsidiary. For more information, visit the Web site at www.ogilvypr.com.