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PAN Communications Names Heather Riva Director of Business Development

ANDOVER, Mass. – January 19, 2011 – PAN Communications, one of the nation’s leading innovative public relations agencies with deep expertise in the technologyconsumer and professional services sectors, today announced that Heather Riva has joined the firm as its Director of Business Development.

Riva brings a proven track record in business development and strategic planning, as well as a keen understanding of relationship management, drawing on 13 years of sales and marketing experience. She joins PAN Communications from TD Garden in Boston where she held the position of Director of Premium Sales. In that role, Heather was responsible for growing the client base within the Garden’s luxury seating area.

In her new role, Riva will be responsible for creating new business opportunities across the agency’s three portfolios, while expanding the firm’s footprint within growing market opportunities such as mobile and healthcare, to name a few.

“Heather brings a wealth of experience and leadership to PAN at a very critical point in our agency,” said Mark C. Nardone, executive vice president at PAN Communications. “She joins at a time when the firm is preparing for a big move into Boston (255 State Street) and strategically focusing on its next important phase of growth. Her understanding of our business, where we are headed and relationships she has established over the last several years align perfectly to that vision and direction.”

“I’m thrilled to be joining PAN at a time of such change in the communications industry,” said Heather Riva, director of business development at PAN. “The firm’s reputation speaks for itself – and my ability to align services to relationships make this a natural partnership. I look forward to sharing PAN’s creative, results-driven approach to PR with new partners, and watching those partners’ businesses grow.”

Riva graduated from Boston College’s Carroll School of Management with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing.

About PAN Communications

The world of public relations has changed. Communications initiatives cross more marketing channels than ever before – traditional media, social media, and video production all play a role in successful campaigns. With an expertise in content creation, PAN Communications is an award-winning public relations agency that utilizes all media and disciplines to increase awareness and opportunities that impact our clients’ bottom line. As an integrated communications partner to companies that lead their industries or those that aspire to, PAN delivers strategic, high-impact public relations across technology, professional services and consumer brands. For more information on how PAN can help your business, visit our website atwww.pancommunications.com or call 978.474.1900.

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