09 Jan Lambert, Edwards & Associates Adds to Investor Relations Team
GRAND RAPIDS, MICH., Jan. 9, 2017 – Lambert, Edwards & Associates (LE&A), a top-15 investor relations firm nationally and a 2016 finalist for M&A Advisor Communications Firm of the Year, today announced the firm has added Mike Houston as senior director and Morgan DeBoer as associate.
Houston’s responsibilities include supporting LE&A’s investor relations and financial communications efforts for a wide variety of publicly traded and private equity clients. He brings a balanced financial and marketing perspective to the firm with nearly a decade of professional experience in investor relations, marketing, sales, product development and corporate communications.
Prior to joining LE&A, Houston served as the vice president of commercialization, leading all sales, marketing and communications strategies at Amedica Corporation, a publicly traded biomaterial company that develops and commercializes silicon nitride as a platform for biomedical applications. Additionally, he was responsible for the company’s product development, clinical and business development efforts.
Houston also previously managed the investor relations activities at Ancestry, the global leader in family history and consumer genomics. At Ancestry, he led the corporate communications and public relations efforts relating to science and technology. He began his career in the IR agency world with multiple stops, including LE&A for three years.
Houston earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a focus in finance from the University of Utah.
DeBoer joins LE&A as an associate and supports a number of the firm’s investor relations clients, covering a variety of industries. Her responsibilities include investor targeting and data analysis, as well as message development, corporate communications and financial media relations.
Prior to joining LE&A, DeBoer served as a communications intern at leading regional health system Spectrum Health where she supported day-to-day efforts including system-wide communications and message consistency. Additionally, she worked as a digital marketing intern at national retailer Meijer and was responsible for managing ongoing improvements to the Meijer website and mobile app.
DeBoer holds a bachelor’s in marketing with minors in general business and event management from Western Michigan University. She is currently involved with the Wolverine Worldwide YMCA board of directors and is a member of Club Red for Gilda’s Club of Grand Rapids.
About Lambert, Edwards & Associates
LE&A (www.lambert-edwards.com) is a top-10 Midwest-based PR firm and a top-15 investor relations firm nationally with clients based in 20 states and six countries. As Michigan’s largest PR firm LE&A serves middle-market companies and national brands across a wide array of industries and is the state’s largest bipartisan public affairs firm. LE&A has posted 17 years of growth, been named PR Week and PRNews Small Firm of the Year, honored as an Edward Lowe “Michigan 50 Companies to Watch,” and earned Crain’s “Michigan’s Healthiest Employers” and “Coolest Places to Work” awards. LE&A is also a global partner in PROI Worldwide, the largest partnership of independent PR firms in the world spanning 120 cities on five continents. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter @LambertEdwards.
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