DENVER, CO—Linhart Public Relations has changed its ownership and name. The firm, formerly known as Linhart McClain Finlon Public Relations, will do business as Linhart Public Relations and has added two new partners—Carri Clemens, chief financial officer, and Paul Raab, senior vice president—who will work alongside founder and managing partner Sharon Linhart.
“The change to Linhart PR is an important step in the firm’s evolution,” says Sharon Linhart, managing partner. “My partnership with Cathey Finlon and McClain Finlon Advertising over the past 11 years has been rewarding. We will continue to collaborate where appropriate, but this new step allows both firms to continue building on our outstanding growth and success.”
Cathey McClain Finlon, owner of McClain Finlon Advertising and originally a minority owner when Linhart McClain Finlon was founded in 1996, has withdrawn as a minority partner. Linhart founded the firm in 1996, with Finlon as a minority owner.
Over the past year, Linhart PR has won national assignments from clients including Frontier Airlines, Wild Oats Natural Marketplace and the United States Ski and Snowboard Association, among others, in competition with large national and international PR firms.
Clemens has worked closely with Linhart and guided the firm’s financial management since the firm’s inception in 1996. Raab joined the firm in April 2006 from A.T. Kearney, the Chicago-based global management consulting firm, where he was director of communications.