SunStar Strategic Promotes Bryant and Teklemariam to Partner Status

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Sue Bryant and Hibre Teklemariam have been named partners at SunStar Strategic, a Washington D.C. and New York marketing and public relations firm.

Both Bryant and Teklemariam, who joined the company in 2003 and 2007 respectively, contribute to the quality service SunStar provides its clients.

Bryant received her B.S. and M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology from Towson University in Maryland. Bryant has extensive experience in client service, management, sales and marketing. She is vital to the day-to-day operations at SunStar and provides editorial input for several in-house materials.

Teklemariam comes to SunStar after spending a year in China to explore their business culture. Previous to joining the SunStar team, she worked with financial, insurance and non-profit clients. Teklemariam holds Series 7 and 66 licenses and has experience in personal banking. She received her B.S. in Management from the University of Massachusetts and her MBA with a concentration in international business from Pace University in New York.

"Our focus is on providing exemplary service to our clients," said Kathryn Morrison, SunStar president and chief executive officer. "The only way to take great care of your clients is to have excellent employees. End of story. Hibre has demonstrated excellent client service and a commitment to teaching and mentoring newer SunStar employees. Sue provides operational support essential to employees and client service. Our existing partners are thrilled to welcome these two to their new roles.”

"You build and grow a firm with people like Hibre and Sue," Morrison explained. SunStar has been climbing through the ranks of the Washington Business Journal's ranking of the 'Largest Privately Held Public Relations Firms' in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. SunStar has also made Inc. 5000's list of the fastest growing privately-held firms for the past three years.

Bryant and Teklemariam join Morrison, SunStar Senior Vice President Dan Sondhelm, Director of Operations Robert Brummond, Robert Tebeleff, Melissa Murphy and Seuk Kim as partners.

About SunStar

SunStar energizes the growth of client companies through smart marketing and effective public relations. SunStar assists clients in communicating with their customers through traditional and new media. Never before has there been such opportunity for companies to grow their firms by telling their story and interacting with their shareholders and customers. SunStar has offices in New York, Chicago and near Washington D.C., in Alexandria, Virginia.

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