Chicago-based agency Public Communications Inc. has appointed Sharon Dewar to the role of vice president and company officer.

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Dewar comes to PCI from Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo, which she joined in 2008 and served as director of public relations. Prior to that she was a senior PR representative at the Zoological Society of San Diego, and also previously served as a journalist and public affairs specialist in the United States Navy, where she wrote news items for military-targeted publications and assisted news agencies during international events such as the Korean Airlines crash in Guam, the Kurdish refugee evacuation from Iraq and tsunami recovery efforts in Papua New Guinea.

As vice president and company officer, Dewar now uses her experience to support the PCI team with strategic leadership that delivers positive results for the agency’s clients.

PCI CEO Jill Allread in a statement said that Dewar “is deeply committed to doing quality work that helps our clients achieve their goals and improves the wellbeing of communities and people, which aligns with our agency’s values and desire to make a positive difference.”