Sturges Elected Officer of International Agency Network

SWC Principal Melissa Sturges continues leadership role in the Worldcom Group

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (June 11, 2010) – Sturges Word Communications, a Kansas City, Mo.-based integrated communications firm that builds brands, moves product and manages reputations, today announced that Melissa Sturges has been elected secretary-treasurer of the board of directors for the Worldcom Group. Worldcom is the world’s leading network of independent public relations and integrated marketing communications agencies, boasting 104 partner firms across six continents.

Other board members include leaders of agencies in Bangkok, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Minneapolis, Munich, New York, Sydney, and Washington.

In addition to her role on the board, Sturges was also elected co-chair of Worldcom’s Sustainability Practice Group, which includes agencies with significant experience serving clients in the energy and public affairs sectors.

Sturges has held a variety of leadership posts in the Worldcom Group since the firm joined the network in 1999, including chair and treasurer of the Americas Region and a previous term as secretary-treasurer.

Sturges Word Communications is a full-service integrated marketing communications agency with special expertise in the development/real estate, financial/professional services, public involvement/public affairs, retail/hospitality, and utility sectors. The agency helps clients get results with experience and creativity applied to the right mix of communications tools including advertising, branding, community engagement, creative, crisis communications, event planning, public relations, social media strategy, and Web design. The firm’s work does what matters to clients – builds brands, moves product and manages reputations. Sturges Word is a member of the Worldcom Group, the largest network of independent integrated and public relations firms in the world.

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