CREVE COUER, MO: Edward J. Presberg, a Fleishman-Hillard SVP and senior partner, died yesterday. He was 58.
Presberg joined the agency in 1995 after working in the media in the St. Louis area and serving as VP and director of communications for Mark Twain Bank. Presberg, who co-founded Fleishman's internal communications practice, was the long-time lead on Fleishman's AT&T account.
"No one personified our firm's values of client service, teamwork, and commitment to excellence more than Ed Presberg," said Fleishman-Hillard chairman John D. Graham, in a statement. "He was not just a great team leader and counselor, he was a loyal and generous friend and colleague to literally hundreds of people he worked with over the years - both at our firm and at the client companies he served."
His obituary ran in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, which said that Presberg was a long-time advocate of rights for people with disabilities.