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MEDC Names New Vice President of Communications

Thursday, December 11, 2003

Jennifer Owens

Michael Shore Brings Extensive Public and Private Sector Experience

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) announced today that MichaelShore has joined the organization as its new Vice President of Communications. Shore brings years of public and private sector communications experience to the MEDC.

In his new role, he will oversee the MEDC’s day-to-day public information strategy and media relations activity. Shore replaces Jennifer Owens who is now the managing director of the MEDC’s business marketing group.

“It’s a great privilege to be joining one of the most effective economic development organizations in North America,” Shore said. “I look forward to working with Don Jakeway in getting the word out about the many innovative things the MEDC is doing to create new jobs in Michigan.”

Shore served as the director of communications for the Michigan Department of Management and Budget immediately prior to joining the MEDC. Governor Jennifer M. Granholm praised Shore’s selection for the position.

“Michael brings a wealth of public relations experience and will be a great asset in getting out the good news generated by the MEDC’s work,” Granholm said.

MEDC President and CEO Don Jakeway said: “Michael’s extensive experience in both the public and private sector will be an excellent asset to the organization.”

Before joining the Department of Management and Budget earlier this year, Shore served for 12 years as the president and CEO of Shore & Co. Strategic Communications. The consulting firm created advertising and public relations campaigns for corporate, association and political clients including AT&T Broadband and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan.

His previous experience also includes serving as press secretary to Attorney General Frank Kelley in Lansing. Earlier in his career, Michael was press secretary to two U.S. Congressmen, Bob Traxler and James Stanton.

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation, a partnership between the state and local communities, promotes smart economic growth by developing strategies and providing services to create and retain good jobs and a high quality of life.

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