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Erica Swerdlow

Managing Director, Agency Growth and Strategy

Erica Swerdlow, serves as Managing Director for agency growth and strategy.  She has 30+ years of experience building agencies, leading teams and executing successful, award-winning PR and communications programs for clients across a variety of industries.  Her relationship first philosophy is proven successful by her long-standing success and collaboration with employees, teams, clients, partners and agencies.  ​


Her prior experience includes serving as CEO for Wye Communications, a Stagwell company focused on communications for transportation, financial, technology and hospitality industries.  In 2021, Wyecomm merged into partner agency KWT Global where she led new business and key accounts.​


Erica has also  served as Executive Vice President at Burson Marsteller,  heading global new business and  the Midwest market leading key accounts  for companies such as Discover Financial, TGI Fridays and Hormel Foods. 


From 2000 – 2010, Erica served as Executive Vice President at Porter Novelli leading B2B and B2C accounts including, McDonald's and​


In 1993, Erica founded, EBS Public Relations, the largest high-tech PR firm in the Midwest serving technology and growth companies with PR and communication needs. EBS was acquired in 2000 by Omnicom. ​


Erica has been recognized with a Sliver Anvil, PCC Trumpet Awards and a Top Women in PR honor.  She remains passionate about leveraging communications to solve business and societal challenges. 

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