Corder Philips, a creative public relations and marketing firm, is pleased to announce the hire of Shruti Chandra as account coordinator. Before her hire, Chandra interned with Corder Philips in the account services department. (Note to editor: for a photo of Chandra, please visit http://corderphilips.com/pr/shrutichandra.jpg.) “Shruti flourished and exceeded our expectations during her internship,” said Burt Philips, managing director at Corder Philips. “Her project management skills and high energy made her an exceptional asset to our team. We are excited to see her take her development to the next level.” In her new role, Chandra will assist in website development and strategic planning for clients such as Childress Klein and American & Efird. Chandra will also manage social media for the agency as well as support various new business projects. Prior to joining Corder Philips, Chandra most recently worked in marketing communications at HeelHorn Partners, a venture capital firm in Charlotte. Chandra also brings national marketing experience having worked on brands including Kraft, Starbucks, Pfizer and Bristol-Myers Squibb while a project manager at Addison Whitney in Charlotte. An active member of the advertising industry community, Chandra serves as secretary of Ad2 Charlotte, an organization of young media and advertising professionals where she is currently involved in the planning of the Charlotte 2010 ADDY Awards & Gala Show. Chandra received her B.A. in psychology from the University of Missouri and her MBA in marketing from University of North Carolina at Charlotte. About Corder Philips Founded in 1983, Corder Philips has assisted a broad range of clients in supporting critical business and organization goals through creative and targeted marketing programs. The firm offers a variety of communications services tailored to its clients’ needs including research, planning, public relations, interactive, brand development, and media.