Kami Wert Named Partner, Shareholder at GodwinGroup

Co-manager of Agency’s Gulfport Office Joins Board

Kami WertJACKSON, Miss. – January 7, 2013 – Kami Wert, senior vice president and executive management team member, has become a partner and shareholder of GodwinGroup, a branding and integrated marketing firm with offices in Gulfport and Jackson.

Wert co-manages the agency’s Gulf Coast office, which oversees work for clients including  Hancock Bank, Mississippi Power, the Gulf Coast Regional Tourism Partnership, as well as pro bono and project work for community nonprofits such as INFINITY Science Center at NASA Stennis Space Center, Mississippi Gulf Coast YMCA, South Mississippi Chapter of the American Red Cross and Excel By 5.

“Kami has been an integral part of Godwin’s success in recent years, especially on the Gulf Coast,” said Philip Shirley, Godwin chairman and CEO. “She is energetic and passionate about partnering with clients to further enhance their brands and grow their business. Kami is also actively engaged as a volunteer in the Gulf Coast community.”

A native of Magee, Wert graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a Bachelor of Arts in speech communications. She joined GodwinGroup in 1997 as a brand coordinator. She moved to the Gulf Coast in 2004 and is a member of the Junior Auxiliary of Gulfport, The Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce, the Krewe of Nereids and Trinity Methodist Church.

GodwinGroup, the largest and oldest marketing firm in Mississippi, is celebrating its 75th anniversary and 20th year on the Gulf Coast. The agency serves clients nationwide, primarily in healthcare, banking, finance and insurance, utilities, tourism, manufacturing, food and consumer goods. It has been recognized numerous times among the nation’s leading agencies as measured in revenues by AdAge and AdWeek. GodwinGroup provides branding, advertising and reputation management services, as well as web marketing services through its digital arm WebMetro/Godwin.

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