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AbelsonTaylor Promotes Kaelin Dezelan and Paul Tursky to Account Director

Chicago, Ill., Feb. 2, 2011 – AbelsonTaylor, the largest independent advertising agency in the healthcare field, has promoted Kaelin Dezelan and Paul Tursky to account director.

Kaelin Dezelan, 34, previously senior account supervisor for the agency, will be working on products in the areas of omen’s health and testosterone replacement therapy. She reports to Jeanine Koch, vice president, account director.

Dezelan, who joined AbelsonTaylor in 1998, has over a decade of experience in branding, positioning and message strategy across all professional channels. During her tenure at the agency, she has played a key role in the launch of seven new campaigns and developed strategies for brands across multiple therapeutic categories.

She also co-chaired AbelsonTaylor’s annual Winter Fest charity event, a local holiday program that gets gifts and needed supplies to needy children and adults. The event is part of the agency’s “Hearts AT Work” corporate social responsibility initiative.

Dezelan received her B.A. in Communications from Denison University, Granville, Ohio and lives in Chicago.

Paul Tursky, 40, previously senior account supervisor, will be working on a product for the treatment of hemophilia. He reports to Laura Bartmess, vice president, account director.

Since joining AbelsonTaylor in 2000, he has worked with the agency’s creative, brand and interactive teams, responsible for both professional and consumer programs. His work spans a wide range of therapeutic categories, including diabetes, allergy, oncology and insomnia.

He was also finance committee co-chair of the annual Hearts AT Work programs.

Tursky received an M.B.A. from DePaul University, Chicago. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Brandeis University, Waltham, Mass. and lives in LaGrange, Ill.

AbelsonTaylor is the largest independent healthcare agency in the world. During the past 10 years, its staff has quadrupled to more than 400 employees. The agency currently has a roster of 40 accounts, including some of the most powerful brands in history. AbelsonTaylor is located at 33 West Monroe, Suite 600, Chicago, Ill. 60603. Phone: 312.894.5500. Fax: 312.894.5658, email:, website:

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Posted: February 2011