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   Sahlman Williams Promotes Two Associates
by Lynn Peterson, Sahlman Williams
Posted: Wednesday, November 11, 2009 at 12:01PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (November 10, 2009) – Sahlman Williams, the Tampa-based food-focused public relations firm promoted two key associates recently. Jennifer Velasquez has been promoted to account executive from associate account executive, and Meredith Holland has been promoted to associate account executive from account associate.

Velasquez works on media relations and event coordination for the Chilean Avocado Importers Association and the Georgia Peach Commission. She maintains the social media programs for key Sahlman Williams clients.

“With extensive agency experience, superb event management skills and a Hispanic marketing background, Jennifer is an excellent resource for our clients,” notes John M. Williams.

Holland works in the fast-paced retail world with Florida-based Sweetbay Supermarket. She coordinates a bi-monthly newsletter distributed to the retailer’s more than 8,500 associates. She works directly with the client’s marketing department to ensure corporate and key store public relations programs are well-implemented.

“Meredith’s detail-oriented skill set is just perfect for the retail world,” adds Williams. “She brings much to the Sahlman Williams team and helps our work run smoothly.”

Founded in 1983, Sahlman Williams is a food-focused public relations and marketing firm with offices in Tampa, Fla. and Westlake Village, Calif. The firm currently represents Bolthouse Farms, the Chilean Avocado Importers Association (CAIA), Georgia Peach Commission, Georgia Pecan Commission, Southeast Produce Council, Sweetbay Supermarket chain and Vidalia Onion Committee.

Also, Sahlman Williams recently completed a crisis communications management project for the Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association.

Source: Sahlman Williams

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