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Business Wire Promotes Ken Bouton to Executive Vice President, Global Sales; Names Four New Group Vice Presidents in Anticipation of Robust Growth Opportunities in the U.S. and Abroad

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Ken
Bouton
has been named Business Wire's executive vice president,
global sales, part of a broader organizational realignment that
positions the company to capitalize on future growth opportunities.

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https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180326005776/en/

Ken Bouton, Business Wire executive vice president, global sales (Photo: Business Wire)

Ken Bouton, Business Wire executive vice president, global sales (Photo: Business Wire)

Bouton has risen through the ranks in his two-decade Business Wire
career, most recently serving as senior vice president, global sales.
Bouton is responsible for managing sales activities in Business Wire's
29 offices throughout North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific region.

Since joining Business Wire in 1997, Bouton has served as manager of
Business Wire's Dallas and Chicago offices, before being named regional
vice president, Midwest region in 2007. He was elevated to group vice
president, central U.S. & Canada sales, in 2009. He is based in Chicago.

"Ken's industry knowledge, experience, and leadership skills epitomize
the core values of Business Wire," said Geff
Scott
, the company's chief executive officer, in making the
announcement. "I look forward to the future with great anticipation,
anxious to witness Ken's many great accomplishments in his new role."

Business Wire also announced four group vice presidents, providing
Bouton with a solid sales management infrastructure to support the
company's strategic goals.

Sarah
Shepard
, group vice president, New York, most recently served as
regional vice president, New York, since September 2011. Sarah joined
Business Wire in 2005 as a senior account manager and was named director
of New York sales in January 2009. Sarah is a member of the National
Investor Relations Institute and participates and speaks at several
national and local industry events. She is on the executive board of her
son's high school and served on the Board of Trustees for Professional
Children's School in New York City.

Elaine
Stiles
, group vice president, is responsible for sales and
operations for the Toronto, Calgary, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland,
Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. offices. Elaine is based in
Cleveland, and most recently served as a regional vice president since
January 2013. Elaine joined Business Wire as an account executive in the
Chicago office in 2005. She was promoted to a senior account executive
in 2008 and appointed Chicago regional manager in 2010.

Matthew
Policastro
, group vice president, is responsible for sales and
operations for the Los Angeles, Newport Beach, San Francisco, Silicon
Valley, Seattle, and Phoenix offices. He has been regional vice
president, California, since January 2012. Based in Los Angeles, Matt
joined Business Wire as an account executive in 2003 and was appointed
regional manager of Los Angeles in 2008. Matt is an alumni of Rutgers
University and received his MBA from Pepperdine University. He is a
member of the National Investor Relations Institute and The Public
Relations Society of America.

Brenda
Bell
, group vice president, is responsible for sales and operations
for the Atlanta, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Miami, and Nashville offices.
Based in Denver, Brenda previously served as regional vice president
since January 2014. She joined Business Wire as a senior account manager
in the Denver office in 2006 and was later named regional manager,
Denver, in 2011. Brenda is graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a
Bachelor degree in Journalism/Public Relations. She is a member of the
National Investor Relations Institute and The Public Relations Society
of America.

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Hathaway
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