Computer center company on hunt for head PR exec

VERNON HILLS, IL: CDW Computer Centers, a dollars 2 billion, 15-year-old company that only last year decided to create a PR department, is in the market for someone to head up its fledgling communications operation.

VERNON HILLS, IL: CDW Computer Centers, a dollars 2 billion, 15-year-old company that only last year decided to create a PR department, is in the market for someone to head up its fledgling communications operation.

VERNON HILLS, IL: CDW Computer Centers, a dollars 2 billion,

15-year-old company that only last year decided to create a PR

department, is in the market for someone to head up its fledgling

communications operation.



The executive search follows the departure of former PR manager Ann

Fahey-Widman, who left CDW to work at Corporate Technologies

Communications (CTC), a fast-growing hi-tech PR shop in Chicago.



CDW is not using a search firm to fill the post, according to a

spokesperson.



The company has, however, advertised in the Chicago Tribune.



The successful candidate will likely boast more than eight years of PR

experience, with an emphasis in internal communications. Duties include

supervision of all of the company’s internal and external

communications.



CDW’s PR department has only two staffers, which is paltry given the

company’s overall size. Previously, the company had used Edelman

offshoot PR21 for media relations assistance.



Since arriving at CDW in June 1998, Fahey-Widman has created a company

media kit and senior executive bios, as well as worked on internal

communications projects. She made the move over to CPC in order to have

the opportunity to do strategic counseling.



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