LANE PR Adds CFO to Management Team

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PORTLAND, Ore. – Sept. 8, 2011 – LANE PR, an independently owned national public relations agency, has hired Brian Nakashima as chief financial officer. Nakashima, who has 19 years of finance and accounting experience, will be responsible for the financial leadership of the agency.

“This is a new position at LANE,” said Wendy Lane Stevens, president and founder of LANE PR. “Hiring a CFO at this point in the agency’s development is a significant step that will help solidify our systems and prepare us for continued future growth.” LANE PR’s 2010 revenues grew 37 percent from 2009 levels. “Having worked in the marketing industry and with larger firms, Brian brings experience and insights that will be extremely valuable to us as we move forward.”

Prior to joining LANE, Nakashima was the CFO of Euro RSCG Edge, a provider of full-service direct response television and digital marketing services to national clients, including Fortune 500 companies. While at Edge, he participated in five corporate merger and acquisition transactions, designed and implemented compensation plans, developed a comprehensive budgeting system, created accounting systems, held operational responsibilities, and prepared reporting in compliance with generally accepted accounting principles and International Financial Reporting Standards. Nakashima also spent six years, two as a manager, with Ernst & Young where he was responsible for multiple audits and consulting projects.

Nakashima is a certified public accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.  He has a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Linfield College.

LANE PR is a national, independent firm specializing in public relations-driven marketing strategies with offices in New York and Portland, Ore.  Founded in 1990, LANE PR provides integrated marketing communications and public relations for a host of industries, including consumer, food and beverage, technology and financial services.  The agency has won several awards during its 20 years, including the 2009 PR Week Young PR Professional of the Year, 2008 PRSA Bronze Anvil Award for outstanding public relations tactics, the 2008 Gold Bulldog Award for excellence in media relations and the 2010 Bronze Bulldog Award for best new product launch. For more information about LANE PR, visit www.lanepr.com.

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