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Napier named president
of Wolf Winterkorn

Sharon Napier is leaving Eric Mower & Associates to become president of Wolf Winterkorn Lillis Advertising Agency Inc.
The appointment is effective July 1.
Napier was a senior partner at Eric Mower responsible for managing two key accounts, Eastman Kodak Co.’s Consumer Imaging unit and Bausch & Lomb Inc.

Napier named president
of Wolf Winterkorn

Sharon Napier is leaving Eric Mower & Associates to become president of Wolf Winterkorn Lillis Advertising Agency Inc.
The appointment is effective July 1.
Napier was a senior partner at Eric Mower responsible for managing two key accounts, Eastman Kodak Co.’s Consumer Imaging unit and Bausch & Lomb Inc. She also served on the agency’s new business team.
“The appointment of Sharon responds to the agency’s continued expansion of capabilities beyond the traditional business-to-business focus it has maintained over the past two decades,” said Thomas Bolling, president of the Wolf Group, an international partnership of agencies including Wolf Winterkorn.
“Her experience and expertise with local and national clients and her aggressive new business approach will better secure the Wolf Group’s position as a leading regional agency,” he said in a prepared statement.
Napier will assume the position vacated by William Lillis, who founded the agency in 1975 and served as president for 20 years. Lillis became an agency consultant in 1995.
Napier will be responsible for managing all operations within the Rochester marketing-communications agency office, as well as driving the agency’s expansion into new services.
She will partner with Jack Pilarski, the agency’s senior vice president and managing director. Pilarski, who joined the agency in 1990, will now devote more time to his role as day-to-day manager of account services and strategic planning for the agency.
Napier lives in Rochester and serves on the boards of the American Red Cross Greater Rochester Chapter and the Visiting Nurse Service of Rochester & Monroe County Inc.
Wolf Winterkorn was 12th on the Rochester Business Journal’s 1996 list of the top 25 area advertising agencies. Eric Mower was fourth.
Annual billings for Wolf Winterkorn exceed $14 million. The Wolf Group as a whole reports annual billings of more than $60 million having just completed its most successful fiscal year ever.
The Wolf Group provides consumer and business-to-business marketing, advertising, sales promotion and public-relations services to clients including ABB Kent-Taylor Inc., Citibank, Kodak, PSC Inc. and Xerox Corp. It also has agencies in Buffalo and Toronto.

RBJ Daily 6-27-96

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