CHICAGO—Liz Van Lenten, most recently managing director of brand marketing, for Burson-Marsteller’s Midwest region, has joined Manning Selvage & Lee’s Chicago office as senior vice president and consumer practice leader. She will provide senior counsel to the office’s consumer clients, including Procter & Gamble, Reynold’s Consumer Products, Blistex Inc. and General Mills and will play a key role in new business development.
Van Lenten has more than 20 years of consumer marketing and brand-building public relations experience with clients in a variety of business sectors, including consumer packaged goods, food and spirits. In her most recent role at Burson-Marsteller, she was the global client leader for Ross Products and McDonald’s and oversaw the Midwest brand marketing practice team and its clients, including projects for Coca-Cola USA and Unilever’s Wisk brand.
Earlier, she held management positions with Golin-Harris International, including executive vice president of the consumer brands group in Chicago.