FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 2, 2012
Preston-Osborne welcomes two to Lexington office
LEXINGTON, Ky.- Preston-Osborne Marketing Communications and Research is pleased to welcome two new staff members. Jennifer Larkin has accepted the position as Vice President of Marketing Services, and Katie Dent has been hired as a project manager for Energy Banc, an energy efficiency consulting division within the firm.
Larkin brings more than 20 years of experience in marketing, advertising, event planning and account management to Preston-Osborne. A graduate of Transylvania University, Larkin started her career at WKYT-TV in accounting and then moved to sales. Since then, she has worked as an account executive for local advertising agencies, with clients such as Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Lexington Legends and Southern Belle.
For the past three years, Larkin has been with Central Baptist Hospital, launching and managing the Spirit of Women program. Larkin will assist with account management and business development.
³Jen will be a tremendous asset for us as we expand our presence in the more traditional Œad agency¹ operating space,² said Phil Osborne, CEO of the Lexington-based consulting firm. ³She has a breadth of experience across various industry sectors that will fit our needs extremely well.²
Katie Havelda-Dent joined the company as manager of the newly created Energy Banc consulting division. She received her bachelor¹s degree from Transylvania University and her master¹s degree from the University of Kentucky. For the past several years Dent has been in education.
³Katie will be a great fit for Energy Banc,² said Osborne. ³It¹s a new and novel approach to helping homeowners reduce energy consumption while saving them money in the process. Katie¹s background in education is perfectly suited for helping explain complex information in a manner that takes the mystery out of home energy decision making.²
Preston-Osborne is a full-service marketing communications and research firm located in Lexington and Somerset The firm has a particular niche in strategic marketing planning and execution. Specific services include copywriting, design, market and public opinion research, public and government affairs counseling, and public relations.