PR firm Weber Shandwick hires new digital chief for Baltimore office - Baltimore


Jan. 7, 2016 7:17 am

PR firm Weber Shandwick hires new digital chief for Baltimore office

Jodi Swartz joins the firm as a senior vice president.

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Weber Shandwick has a new leader of its digital operation in Baltimore.

Jodi Swartz.

Jodi Swartz. (Courtesy photo)

Jodi Swartz was named Senior Vice President of the global public relations firm’s digital practice at its Canton office, according to the company.

In the role, Swartz will be one of the leaders of Weber Shandwick’s digital practice, which stretches across multiple offices. Overall, the digital practice is made up of about 700 developers and creatives that produce digital content for regional, national and international clients, including several Fortune 100 firms. The work is specific to clients, rather than a specific geographic area.

A graduate of the inaugural class of Towson University’s Professional Leadership Program for Women, Swartz previous worked as VP of Corporate Communications at Double Positive. Along with other clients around the region, she has worked with the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development and the Kennedy Krieger Institute.

Stephen Babcock

Stephen Babcock is the lead reporter for Baltimore. A graduate of Northeastern University, he moved to Baltimore following a stint in New Orleans, where he served as managing editor of online news and culture publication NOLA Defender. While there, he also wrote for Times-Picayune. He was previously a reporter for the Rio Grande Sun of Northern New Mexico.


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