Neuger Communications Group, a full-service strategic communications firm specializing in marketing communications and public relations, announced the addition of Wendy Placko as web specialist. Placko joins the web and data services team where she will be responsible for helping to develop and manage client websites and to support database management efforts.

Prior to joining Neuger Communications Group, Placko served as an administrative assistant at St. Olaf College where she worked with the TRiO Educational Talent Search, Upward Bound and GEAR UP programs. At St. Olaf, she managed three different websites, designed and edited newsletters and brochures, and administered databases for the TRiO programs. She has also served as the webmaster for the Monarch Gift Shop and The Measuring Cup, local retailers in Northfield, Minn.

David Neuger, president and CEO of Neuger Communications Group, said, “Wendy’s talents are a wonderful addition to our team. She shares the firm’s values of integrity, excellence and success, and she has a can-do spirit that will serve our clients well.”

Placko is a graduate of St. Olaf College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in interdisciplinary fine arts with an emphasis in visual arts. She and her husband reside in Northfield, Minn.

Neuger Communications Group also announced that it has promoted Daniel Edwins to senior web design and development specialist. Edwins joined the firm in June 2008 as technology specialist. Edwins manages data and information systems, designs and builds websites, and troubleshoots a broad array of technological issues.

Neuger commented, “Daniel is a terrific human being and he has been a tremendous asset to our firm. His expertise in all things web has benefited our clients tremendously. We are delighted to recognize his contributions with this announcement.”

Edwins is a graduate of St. Olaf College with a degree in mathematics. He has extensive computer science experience including research on stereo vision as part of a project funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. He was raised in Northfield, Minn., and currently resides in St. Paul, Minn. His parents are Steven and Jennifer Edwins.

Neuger Communications Group, founded in 2002, is a full-service strategic communications firm that specializes in marketing and public relations. The company was founded to provide comprehensive marketing and communications services that blend main street values with innovative and traditional communications tools and methods.