BigWigs & New Gigs: Marketing & Public Relations 

Dittoe Names Gray Business Director

Dittoe Names Gray Business Director

Dittoe Public Relations has named Lauryn Gray director of business development. She joined the firm in 2015 and most recently served as client success manager. 

Dittoe Adds AE, Promotes Two

Dittoe Adds AE, Promotes Two

Indianapolis-based Dittoe Public Relations has added Sara Owens (pictured) as an account executive. She previously served as communications officer for the International Committee of the Red Cross in Washington, D.C. Also, Kaitlyn Beck and Natalie Weber have been promoted to account executives. 

Bose Public Affairs Group Names Director

Bose Public Affairs Group Names Director

Bose Public Affairs Group LLC has named Ellen Fern as managing director of federal relations. Fern previously served as managing director of Washington Partners LLC before merging with Bose. She also served as director of national and corporate partnerships at the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. Fern holds a bachelor's degree from Harvard University. 

Bradley and Montgomery Add Director

Bradley and Montgomery Add Director

Creative agency Bradley and Montgomery has hired Patrick Brown as its new director of media and analytics. Brown will build a new media planning and analytics unit within the agency. He will work with creative, account and tech teams to find media opportunities. He holds a degree from Purdue University. 

Well Done Adds Two

Well Done Adds Two

Indianapolis-based Well Done Marketing has added Cathy Kightlinger (pictured) as a writer/producer and Caitlin Flowers (pictured) as content specialist. Kightlinger most recently served as the first-ever lifestyle communication manager for the IndyCar Series. Prior to that, she served as a news reporter and columnist with The Indianapolis Star and The Chronicle-Tribune in Marion. 

Dittoe Announces Promotions

Dittoe Announces Promotions

Indianapolis-based Dittoe Public Relations has promoted Mallory Sturgeon (pictured) to director of accounts and Madisen Petrosky to senior account manager. Sturgeon most recently served as senior account manager. Petrosky previously served as account executive.

Coles Hires Social Media Manager

Coles Hires Social Media Manager

Coles Marketing in Indianapolis has hired Caroline Voelz as social media manager. She most recently served as marketing and social media coordinator at Riverview Health. Voelz holds a bachelor's degree in public relations from Ball State University.

PLAID AGENCY Hires Two

PLAID AGENCY Hires Two

THE PLAID AGENCY in Indianapolis has hired Eddy Gilfilen as campaign manager and Mary Welch as copywriter. Gilfilen has served in notable roles for High Return Real Estate, VEGA Americas, and Tier1 Performance Solutions. He earned his bachelor of business administration in marketing and information systems from the University of Cincinnati.   

Vibenomics Names CSO

Vibenomics Names CSO

Fishers-based Vibenomics Inc. has hired a former senior vice president of Indianapolis-based Emmis Communications Corp. (Nasdaq: EMMS) as it launches its new advertising marketplace. The company, which provides custom voice announcements, music playlists and imaging for businesses, says Paul Brenner will serve as chief strategy officer. 

Willow Marketing Hires Manager

Willow Marketing Hires Manager

Willow Marketing in Indianapolis has hired Bradley Carter as operations manager. He previously served as client and project manager with Indianapolis-based Element Three. Prior to that, Carter spent six years in nonprofit association marketing management for Alpha Tau Omega.

Matchbook Adds VP, Promotes Three

Matchbook Adds VP, Promotes Three

Matchbook in Indianapolis has added Craig Lile (pictured) as vice president of market development. He previously served as vice president of production at Mortenson Kim Raidious. Also, Ali McNichols (pictured) has been promoted to director of communications, Jenny Dexter to vice president of business development and John Cavanaugh has been named account strategist.

Coles Hires Full Stack Developer

Coles Hires Full Stack Developer

Coles Marketing has hired Jed Ratliff as full stack developer.  He recently earned a bachelor's degree in science and new media from IUPUI. 

KM&A Hires Executive Director

KM&A Hires Executive Director

Indianapolis-based Klipsch Marketing & Advisors has hired Jerry Kauth as executive director to lead account services. He previously served as client success manager at Cvent in Indianapolis. Prior to that, Kauth was director of operations at CMCGlobal.

Coles Hires Coordinator

Coles Hires Coordinator

Coles Marketing has hired Morgan Rowe digital marketing coordinator. She most recently interned at Mason-Nordgauer Fine Arts Gallery. Rowe graduated from the University of Southern Indiana with a bachelor's degree in marketing.

Borshoff Expands Team

Borshoff Expands Team

Borshoff has named Carrie Wood (pictured) senior media planner and buyer and Sydney Fish (pictured) digital account coordinator. Jeremy Albert has also been added to the video team. Wood previously served as senior media planner at Blue 449, while Fish served as social media manager at ZergNet. Albert worked at Think Ahead Studios and has over a decade of film and animation experience.

Dittoe Promotes Stepanek

Dittoe Promotes Stepanek

Dittoe Public Relations has promoted Vanessa Stepanek to senior account manager. She most recently served as an account executive. Stepanek has been with the company since 2016.

PLAID Expands Team

PLAID Expands Team

THE PLAID AGENCY has added Mallory Doyel (pictured) and Emily Hammer (pictured) as account executives. Doyel most recently served as account executive at MilesHerndon, while Hammer previously served as marketing manager at Under Armour. The company also hired Taylor Jessup as visual designer. She most recently held the position of art director at Three Sixty Group.

Willow Makes Staff Changes

Willow Makes Staff Changes

Willow Marketing has promoted Leslie Lewis (pictured) to director of client service. Also, the company hired Stephanie Michael (pictured) as a senior account manager and Lizzie Jackson as an account coordinator. Lewis was previously a senior account manager, while Michael previously served as program marketing manager at MEMO Marketing.  

Dittoe Hires Account Executive

Dittoe Hires Account Executive

Dittoe Public Relations has added Sarah Cox as an account executive. She previously served as director of marketing for the Behavior Analysis Center for Autism.

KM&A Adds Two Managers

KM&A Adds Two Managers

Klipsch Marketing & Advisors has hired Katie Foley as the public relations and communications manager and Liz Giffen as an account manager. Foley most recently served as an account manager at Hirons, while Giffen most recently worked at the Michigan Lottery.

PLAID Adds Visual Designer

PLAID Adds Visual Designer

Carmel-based THE PLAID AGENCY has hired Aaron Sherman as visual designer. He has previously worked at Sells Group, Video Impact Productions and Tour Design, where he created advertisements and illustrations for globally renowned musical artists.

Viral Launch Hires Senior VP

Viral Launch Hires Senior VP

Indianapolis-based Viral Launch has hired Blake Rodgers as its new Senior Vice President of Marketing. Rodgers will lead the marketing strategy, branding and lead generation. He has over 20 years experience in brand development, integrated marketing management  and product management, including as Senior Vice President at SiteLock. He holds degrees from Indiana University and Franklin University. 

Well Done Marketing Adds Two

Well Done Marketing Adds Two

Well Done Marketing has added Jennifer Welch as account executive and Jane Sellers as account coordinator. Welch has previously worked as art director of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and communications coordinator with VMS BioMarketing. Sellers most recently served as the marketing director for East Coast Divers in Brookline, Massachusetts. 

Villing & Company Adds Accounting Manager

Villing & Company Adds Accounting Manager

South Bend-based Villing & Company has hired Sara Fizer as accounting manager. She previously served as senior service specialist for Gibson Insurance. n addition to managing accounts payable and receivable, Fizer will support the financial officer.

PLAID Hires Two

PLAID Hires Two

Carmel-based THE PLAID AGENCY has added Lindsey Bridge as senior graphic designer and Casey McKean as digital marketing associate. Bridge brings more than 10 years of design experience from ExaroMed, CNO Financial Group, and DWA Healthcare Communications Group. McKean served as communication coordinator at Lawrence Township School Foundation and Collective Alternative.

Well Done Marketing Promotes Sirkin Vielee to President

Well Done Marketing Promotes Sirkin Vielee to President

Indianapolis-based Well Done Marketing has promoted Lisa Sirkin Vielee to president. The decision comes as part of a comprehensive succession plan that began when Ken Honeywell, who founded the agency in 2005 with his now wife Becky, and Sirkin Vielee merged companies in 2015 to become a full-service marketing agency.

Hedges Promotes Snell to VP

Hedges Promotes Snell to VP

Hedges has promoted Jodi Snell to Vice President. She joined Hedges in 2014 as Director of Operations and brings 12 years of leadership experience in addressing effective and sustainable solutions to pressing community issues.  In her new role, Jodi will oversee capacity building services for nonprofit organizations and continue to help manage the company’s growth. She holds a Bachelors Degree from Murray State.

Lev Hires Managing Director of Operations

Lev Hires Managing Director of Operations

Lev, a Salesforce partner, has named Valerie Osinski managing director of operations.  She has spent the last year consulting on initiatives from the integration of companies after acquisition, acting CTO, and lean process improvement at the US Army. Prior to her consulting, Osinsksi was CTO at Project Lead the Way.

Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis Announces Hires

Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis Announces Hires

The Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis has named Han Jacobs Meadway director of planning and Andrea Hirsch communications manager. Meadway joins JFGI after serving at the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia. Hirsch most recently worked at architecture and design firm Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf.

Well Done Marketing Adds Designer

Well Done Marketing Adds Designer

Indianapolis-based Well Done Marketing has added designer Alex Pesak to its team. Pesak will work directly with the creative team and account executives to create visual concepts for print and digital materials that communicate clients’ ideas to consumers. She has served as lead designer and junior developer at Recon Media, and was art director for One14 Design. Pesak holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Indianapolis. 

Pivot Hires Public Relations Specialist

Pivot Hires Public Relations Specialist

Pivot Marketing has added Ellen Neiers as public relations specialist. She recently worked at Capture Sports Marketing. Neiers was responsible for coordinating the marketing efforts for the Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation. In just three-and-a-half years, Neiers earned her dual degree in Public Relations and English Writing at Marquette University.  She is involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters.

THE PLAID AGENCY Hires Account Executive

THE PLAID AGENCY Hires Account Executive

Jordan Dillon has been named an account executive at THE PLAID AGENCY. She will oversee projects, manage teams, and work directly with clients. Dillon comes to PLAID with over 10 years of experience in marketing. She has held positions with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, USA Synchro, and most recently, USA Gymnastics.

Collective Alternative Hires Four

Collective Alternative Hires Four

Indianapolis-based Collective Alternative has hired Denise Praul (pictured) as an account executive. Clayton Maddox (pictured) has been named marketing automation & reporting specialist. Sam Elliott has been appointed a content specialist. Also, Alexis Loyd has been appointed administrative coordinator.

Well Done Marketing Announces Promotions, Hire

Well Done Marketing Announces Promotions, Hire

Indianapolis-based Well Done Marketing has promoted Melissa Sunsdahl (pictured) to director of account service. The firm has also promoted Kristin Baxter and Tori Walker to senior account executives. Also, Marcella Hoard (pictured) has been named a senior account executive.

Collective Alternative Hires Two

Collective Alternative Hires Two

Indianapolis-based Collective Alternative has hired Dave Strantz as director of account services and Derek Heim as content specialist. Strantz previously served as digital media specialist and project manager for Ball State University. He has more than 20 years of communications and account management experience in agency and nonprofit sectors. Heim is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in public relations at Ball State University and is set to graduate in May.

Well Done Marketing Hires Two

Well Done Marketing Hires Two

Indianapolis-based Well Done Marketing has named Rachel Leininger public relations manager. She most recently held positions with IU School of Nursing and the Columbus Area Arts Council. Also, Alexandra Williams has been hired as an account coordinator. She most recently served as an experiential marketing manager with The Infinite Agency in Dallas, Texas.

Well Done Marketing Names Kruger Director

Well Done Marketing Names Kruger Director

Indianapolis-based Well Done Marketing has named Molly Kruger director of sales and marketing. She most recently served as director of corporate development for Indy Eleven. Kruger was part of Indy Eleven since its founding in 2013.

BPS Marketing Adds PR Assistant

BPS Marketing Adds PR Assistant

Kylie Money has joined BPS Marketing Inc. as a public relations account assistant. She is a graduate of Indiana University, where she majored in journalism, public relations and advertising and studied apparel merchandising. Money manages day-to-day public relations activities for a variety of clients including IndyVet Emergency & Specialty Hospital, the Eagle Creek Park Foundation and Suburban Indy Shows.

THE PLAID AGENCY Adds to Team

THE PLAID AGENCY Adds to Team

THE PLAID AGENCY has named Sara Strothmann senior account executive and Lily Michal account associate. Strothmann has eight years of experience managing accounts at Avant Healthcare. She most recently served as account director. Michal has more than two years of experience in account services, project management and new business development at Element Three and Mortenson Kim.

Pivot Marketing Names Art Director

Pivot Marketing Names Art Director

Pivot Marketing has named Adam Johnson art director. He previously served as senior art director at Borshoff. Johnson has spent more than 10 years in advertising. He has a keen attention to detail and has created illustrations on beer cans of local brewery Metazoa, travel posters for Disney and consumer packaged goods.

CVR Makes Promotions, Hires

CVR Makes Promotions, Hires

Caldwell VanRiper has promoted: Katie Clements (pictured), Eric Gray, Jared Plew, Kara Shaw and Dustin Thompson (pictured). The firm has also hired: Caroline Cox, Amanda Fruland and McKenze Rogers.

MatchBook Creative Hires Senior Designer

MatchBook Creative Hires Senior Designer

Matchbook Creative has hired Dustin Wood as its new Senior Designer. Wood has decades of design, animation, photography and videography experience. Wood holds a degree from Parkland College. He recently won two Addy awards for print and multimedia campaigns.

Well Done Marketing Hires Art Director

Well Done Marketing Hires Art Director

Indianapolis-based Well Done Marketing has hired Andrew Griswold as art director. He previously served as a designer and art director at Element Three and designer for the Heartland Food Products Group. Griswold is also co-founder of the Instagrammers Indianapolis group, #igersindy, with more than 20,000 followers on Instagram.

Farmhouse Creative Adds to Team

Farmhouse Creative Adds to Team

Muncie-based Farmhouse Creative, a print & digital marketing firm, has hired Candice Gill as digital marketing coordinator. She previously served as an intern at the Evansville Bar Association and at the Muncie Civic Theatre.

Matchbook Creative Hires Account Executive

Matchbook Creative Hires Account Executive

Indianapolis-based Matchbook Creative, a full-service marketing agency, has hired Shelby Barrett as an account executive. She previously worked on the sales staff with the Indianapolis Indians.

TrendyMinds Promotes Dell to Senior VP

TrendyMinds Promotes Dell to Senior VP

TrendyMinds has promoted Spencer Dell to senior vice president. He most recently served as vice president of marketing services. His previous seven years of experience in marketing communications at Cummins kicked off his career in the marketing industry and gave him insight into enterprise-level business operations.

Collective Alternative Adds to Team

Collective Alternative Adds to Team

Indianapolis-based Collective Alternative has hired Jessi Robbins as an implementation coordinator. She previously served as a marketing and event specialist for Tilson, a comprehensive HR management firm.

Klipsch Marketing & Advisors Hires VP

Klipsch Marketing & Advisors Hires VP

Chris Ratay has been named vice president at Klipsch Marketing & Advisors in Indianapolis. He most recently served as general manager at the Le Meridien Indianapolis Hotel. Ratay graduated from Purdue University in 1986 with a bachelor's degree in Restaurant, Hotel and Institutional Management. He started his career with Hyatt Hotels and Resorts, working 13 years in several locations including Lake Tahoe, Miami, Palo Alto and Sacramento.

Coles Marketing Promotes Lytle

Coles Marketing Promotes Lytle

Indianapolis-based Coles Marketing has promoted Veronica Lytle to director of creative content. She most recently served as creative content specialist.

Matchbook Creative Adds Social Media Manager

Matchbook Creative Adds Social Media Manager

Matchbook Creative has hired Ali Norman as social media manager. She previously spent three years at Borshoff. Norman also previously managed social media and the intern program for the Indiana House of Representatives.

Collective Alternative Hires Account Coordinator

Collective Alternative Hires Account Coordinator

Indianapolis-based Collective Alternative, a full-service marketing, advertising and public relations firm, has hired Jaimie Harris as an account coordinator. She previously worked as a traffic manager for Wingard, a marketing and advertising firm in Jacksonville, Florida.

Pivot Marketing Hires Digital Strategist

Pivot Marketing Hires Digital Strategist

Pivot Marketing has hired Nicole O’Neal as a researcher and digital strategist. She previously served as online content manager for the Indianapolis Museum of Art.

Matchbook Creative Hires Account Executive

Matchbook Creative Hires Account Executive

Matchbook Creative has hired Kara Boonstra as an account executive. She previously managed nationwide partnerships for clients at a firm in Chicago. Her clients included Gatorade and Propel electrolyte water. Boonstra also previously worked with the Chicago Blackhawks.

Pivot Marketing Promotes Three

Pivot Marketing Promotes Three

Pivot Marketing has promoted: Libby Simmons (pictured), public relations director; Jonathan Allinson (pictured), head of strategy and Derek Hulsey, art director. Simmons most recently served as a public relations specialist. Allinson also serves as a strategist and helps companies advance their brands. Also, Hulsey previously served as a graphic designer.

Dittoe PR Adds to Team

Dittoe PR Adds to Team

Dittoe Public Relations has added Haley Williams (pictured) as an account executive. She has nearly six years of experience in branding, storytelling and communication. The firm has also added three account coordinators: Ashlea Alley, Kait Karr and Ashley Shuler.

Collective Alternative Hires Director

Collective Alternative Hires Director

Indianapolis-based Collective Alternative has hired Brett Schubert as director of business development. He previously served as vice president of sales for Window Makeover. His experience also includes running and owning his own company, Fidelity Builders Inc., where he served as president for 22 years.

Hirons Makes Leadership Change

Hirons Makes Leadership Change

Indianapolis-based Hirons & Co. is transitioning its leadership team. Founder Tom Hirons (pictured) says he will move to a chairmanship role with fewer day-to-day activities, while Jim Parham will take over as chief executive officer. Parham is the former chief operating officer for the company. He will be succeeded in that role by Deana Haworth, a longtime senior vice president at Hirons.

StrataBlue Hires EVP

StrataBlue Hires EVP

Indianapolis-based StrataBlue has hired Ben Cheek as executive vice president of growth & partnerships. He is a graduate of Ohio University and has an MBA with a focus on marketing from the University of Phoenix. Cheek started his career as a tour manager and driving a 40-foot-long 1982 Eagle across the country for K2 Skis. He created his first startup SYNC Marketing, then started FASEN8.

THE PLAID AGENCY Names Lee Vice President

THE PLAID AGENCY Names Lee Vice President

Gretchen Lee has been named vice president at THE PLAID AGENCY. She joins the firm with more than a decade of marketing and account management experience, most recently serving as executive director at Avant Healthcare.

Well Done Marketing Makes Hire, Promotion

Well Done Marketing Makes Hire, Promotion

Indianapolis-based Well Done Marketing has hired Casey Cawthon as public relations manager. She previously worked for the city of Fishers, most recently as  assistant director of public relations. Also, Abbie Spahn has been promoted to operations manager.

DWA Promotes Three Women Leaders to Key Executive Roles

DWA Promotes Three Women Leaders to Key Executive Roles

DWA Healthcare Communications Group has promoted: Kat Barrett (pictured), Trina Stonner (pictured) and Becky Crumley. Barrett has been promoted to chief operating officer. She most recently served as president of Avant Healthcare. Stonner has been promoted to president of Avant Healthcare. Also, Crumley has been promoted to senior vice president of AVAIL.

Coles Marketing Adds Two to Digital Team

Coles Marketing Adds Two to Digital Team

Coles Marketing has named Broden Chapman digital marketing coordinator. With a bachelor's degree in marketing from Marian University, as well as Google Partner badges in both AdWords and Analytics, Chapman can help clients develop digital advertising campaigns that target audiences with pinpoint accuracy. Adam Woerz has been appointed web developer. He will assist with website development and maintenance, helping the company build sturdy digital homes for clients' brands.

Well Done Marketing Adds to Team

Well Done Marketing Adds to Team

Indianapolis-based Well Done Marketing has named Jenny Tod senior art director. She previously served as design lead at Lessonly and as an art director for Element Three. Also, Taylor Streeter has joined the agency as a graphic designer.

Coles Marketing Promotes Whisner

Coles Marketing Promotes Whisner

Indianapolis-based Coles Marketing has promoted Tiffany Whisner to vice president of public relations. She most recently served as director of public relations & social media. Whisner will continue to lead Coles Marketing public relations efforts.

Zahora Joins MEK Group

Zahora Joins MEK Group

Carmel-based MEK Group has added Aimee Zahora as a strategic content specialist. She will help lead the digital marketing services and further develop the firm’s MARCOM capacity for data-driven service offerings. Zahora previously served as national retail programs manager at Dow AgroSciences.

Matchbook Creative Adds to Team

Matchbook Creative Adds to Team

Matchbook Creative has hired David Gittinger as an account executive. He most recently served in a similar role for Epsilon in Tennessee. Gittinger has also worked as project manager and marketing coordinator at Crowd Surf.

Well Done Marketing Promotes Two

Well Done Marketing Promotes Two

Indianapolis-based Well Done Marketing has promoted Robin Beery to senior writer/producer. He joined the firm in 2014 as a copywriter and has been involved in aspects of writing throughout his 12-year career. Also, Brittany Mason has been promoted to senior art director. Prior to joining the firm in 2016, Mason worked as an art director at Third Street and as a creative intern at TBWA\Chiat\Day in Los Angeles.

Carmel Marketing Agency Adds to Team

Carmel Marketing Agency Adds to Team

Carmel-based THE PLAID AGENCY has hired Leah Richards (pictured) as marketing coordinator. Amy Zoellner (pictured) has been named marketing project manager. Also, Tori Farr has been appointed digital designer.

Willow Marketing Makes Promotion, Hires

Willow Marketing Makes Promotion, Hires

Indianapolis-based Willow Marketing has hired Anne Holden (pictured) as a senior account manager and Dylan Stone as an account manager. Also, Maggie Hendrickson (pictured) has been promoted to senior project and events manager. Holden previously served as supervisor of account planning for Comcast Spotlight. Stone was previously self-employed, focusing on marketing, photography and design work. Also, Hendrickson previously served as a project manager.

Coles Marketing Adds Social Media Manager

Coles Marketing Adds Social Media Manager

Indianapolis-based Coles Marketing has added Meagan Hook as social media manager. She previously served as an account executive at Dittoe PR. Hook is a graduate of Ball State University with a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations.

Dittoe PR Promotes Maccagnone

Dittoe PR Promotes Maccagnone

Dittoe Public Relations has promoted Sophie Maccagnone to account executive. In addition to taking on more clients and responsibility in her new role, Maccagnone will take the lead on design projects for the firm. She started at the firm as an account coordinator in June 2017.

Dittoe PR Adds to Team

Dittoe PR Adds to Team

Dittoe Public Relations has added Shelby Kaiser as an account executive. She previously served as publications and marketing specialist at Alpha Gamma Delta headquarters.

LABOV Marketing Hires Creative Director

LABOV Marketing Hires Creative Director

Fort Wayne-based LABOV Marketing Communications and Training has hired Cory Johnson as creative director. Throughout his 30 years in the automotive industry, he has worked with leading brands that include Audi, Toyota, Kia, Mitsubishi, Mazda and Lexus. He has written and directed product and executive videos, produced brand documentaries, created technical training materials, managed advertising for dealership networks and helped produce product launch events.

Well Done Marketing Hires Account Executive

Well Done Marketing Hires Account Executive

Luke Burkhart has joined Well Done Marketing as an account executive. He has worked in the advertising and marketing industry since 2011. Burkhart is a certified partner of Yext and Buffer.

Dittoe PR Adds Account Executive

Dittoe PR Adds Account Executive

Dittoe PR has hired Madisen Petrosky as an account executive. She previously served as marketing manager at the Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation. 

Matchbook Creative Hires Public Relations Manager

Matchbook Creative Hires Public Relations Manager

Matchbook Creative has named Josh Rattray public relations manager. He began his PR career in collegiate athletics during Butler University's back-to-back appearances in the NCAA Final Four, where he co-coordinated the team's media exposure campaigns.

Matchbook Creative Names Account Director

Matchbook Creative Names Account Director

Matchbook Creative has hired Caleb Bailey as an account director. He previously worked for USA Track & Field helping maintain strategic relationships with athletes, stakeholders and executives.

CSM Sport & Entertainment Appoints Senior VP

CSM Sport & Entertainment Appoints Senior VP

CSM Sport & Entertainment has appointed Sean Downes senior vice president of business development. He previously served as chief executive officer of Medallion Sports Properties, which served as the primary sponsorship arm for Richard Petty Motorsports. Downes was at NASCAR in various senior roles including managing director of business development and director of partnership marketing.

PERQ Names Yasin VP of Marketing

PERQ Names Yasin VP of Marketing

PERQ has promoted Muhammad Yasin to vice president of marketing. He joined the tech firm as director of marketing & demand generation in 2013. Yasin previously served as director of marketing at BizProps and marketing director at HCC Medical Insurance Services.

Coles Marketing Adds to Team

Coles Marketing Adds to Team

Coles Marketing has hired Adam Harness as full stack developer/technical lead. He has a computer graphics technology degree from IUPUI and more than 12 years of web experience, including running his own digital consulting agency. Also, the agency has named Veronica Lytle creative content specialist. Her professional background is in broadcast television, including stints at several Indianapolis stations where she filled a number of roles, helping build audiences and engagement.

Element Three Names Falconer VP

Element Three Names Falconer VP

Indianapolis-based Element Three has named Danielle Falconer its first vice president of brand strategy. She most recently served as senior vice president of marketing and communications for Field & Main Bank in Kentucky. Prior to that, Falconer was a vice president at PR agency Borshoff, where she spent more than 15 years.

Collective Alternative Hires Misencik as Director

Collective Alternative Hires Misencik as Director

Indianapolis-based Collective Alternative, a full-service marketing, advertising and public relations firm, has hired Nicole Misencik as director of client services. She previously worked for nine years as a meteorologist at WTHR-TV in Indianapolis.

Centric Appoints Executive Director

Centric Appoints Executive Director

Centric has named Jason Williams its first full-time executive director. He previously worked as a global workshop coordinator for The H(app)athon Project. Williams also founded SPYCOMPS, a system that provides data for manufacturers.

Downtown Indy Names Manager

Downtown Indy Names Manager

Downtown Indy Inc. has hired Jacqueline Cromleigh as community engagement manager. She most recently worked as communications and community relations manager for Indiana Humanities. Cromleigh also previously served as public relations and marketing manager at Conrad Indianapolis.

Torchlite Brings in Big Name Expertise

Torchlite Brings in Big Name Expertise

Indianapolis-based Torchlite has named two tech industry veterans to leadership roles and closed on a $2 million round of seed funding. Scott McCorkle (pictured), former chief executive officer of Salesforce Marketing Cloud, is now executive chairman and Jeffrey Rohrs, chief marketing officer of New York-based Yext, has been added to the board.

Coles Marketing Adds to Team

Coles Marketing Adds to Team

Coles Marketing has selected Diana Zukerman to head up its business development and outreach. She most recently was co-owner and sales director for Sophisticated Living Magazine Indianapolis. The firm has also named Christy Stewart digital advertising strategist. She has led traditional and digital ad buying teams working at the national, state and local levels, and has also created advertising strategies for major companies across a broad spectrum of industries.

Dittoe PR Makes Promotions

Dittoe PR Makes Promotions

Dittoe Public Relations has promoted Kate Shambrook and Rachel Huffman to senior account managers. They both previously served as account executives. Shambrook came from another public relations agency in Indianapolis and Huffman came from one in North Carolina.

Farmhouse Creative Adds to Staff

Farmhouse Creative Adds to Staff

Muncie-based marketing firm Farmhouse Creative has added Amy Leffingwell as project manager. She previously worked in professional sales and media consulting and has extensive experience in creative writing and editing.

Stiver Joins TrendyMinds as Senior VP

Stiver Joins TrendyMinds as Senior VP

Catherine Stiver has joined TrendyMinds as senior vice president of marketing strategy. She has more than 15 years of leadership and marketing experience. With a portfolio that includes work with brands such as Unilever, Eli Lilly and Co., Harrison College and Butler University, Stiver maintains an extensive background in brand development, market research and lead generation.

Dittoe Public Relations Promotes Three

Dittoe Public Relations Promotes Three

Dittoe Public Relations has promoted: Meagan Hook (pictured), Vanessa Staublin and Skylar Whitney (pictured) from account coordinators to account executives. They will now take on more clients and responsibility in their new roles. Hook will lead social media initiatives, while Staublin will take on design projects and Whitney will enhance company culture.

Bradley and Montgomery Names CSO

Bradley and Montgomery Names CSO

Independent creative agency Bradley and Montgomery has named Gavin Johnston chief strategy officer.  He will be responsible for managing strategy for clients across the agency and brings more than 19 years of strategic experience to the role. Johnston previously led strategic teams and initiatives resulting in award-winning work for clients like Bayer, Gatorade, GSK, Kellogg’s, Chrysler, Kimberly-Clark, Wells Fargo, H&R Block and LG.

THE PLAID AGENCY Names Communications Specialist

THE PLAID AGENCY Names Communications Specialist

Carmel-based THE PLAID AGENCY, a full-service marketing, advertising and public relations firm, has named Amanda Clark a communications specialist, driving the agency’s public relations operations. Clark is a public speaker and advocate for cancer caregivers. She recently was awarded the prestigious Angels of Grace award from the Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center in Indianapolis.

Fat Atom Marketing Has New Leadership

Fat Atom Marketing Has New Leadership

Carmel-based Fat Atom Marketing has new leadership and is pursuing the designation of being a “woman-owned business.” Jen Fox (pictured) is president and Adam Fox (pictured) is vice president after purchasing the remainder of the company from founder Todd Muffley. Both Jen and Adam have been with the company for many years in various capacities.

Well Done Marketing Adds Traffic Manager

Well Done Marketing Adds Traffic Manager

Indianapolis-based Well Done Marketing has named Abbie Spahn to the newly-created traffic manager position. She previously held positions at deZinnia Inc., Target and RRM Financial Services Inc.

Well Done Marketing Makes Promotion & Hire

Well Done Marketing Makes Promotion & Hire

Indianapolis-based Well Done Marketing has added Lucy Smith in a newly-created senior account executive position. She held various marketing and communications positions at Indiana Blood Center. The agency has also promoted Shelby Walton to account executive. She has been with the agency for two years. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations and Bachelor of Arts in French from Butler University.

Willow Marketing Promotes Singh to Account Manager

Willow Marketing Promotes Singh to Account Manager

Indianapolis-based Willow Marketing has promoted Kendal Singh to account manager. She joined the firm's client services team in December 2014 and was then promoted to account associate.

DMS Inc. Adds to Sales Team

DMS Inc. Adds to Sales Team

Crown Point-based Diversified Marketing Strategies Inc. has named Tiffany O’Donnell an account executive. She previously worked as an account manager with Staples Corporate. O’Donnell brings more than five years of sales experience to the firm.

SmarterHQ Promotes Holthaus to VP

SmarterHQ Promotes Holthaus to VP

SmarterHQ has promoted Kara Holthaus to vice president of client services. She previously served as director of client success. Her responsibilities include managing an eight person team to increase retention rates and work closely with sales organization to expand revenue within accounts.

Dittoe PR Appoints Two Directors

Dittoe PR Appoints Two Directors

Dittoe Public Relations has named Ashley Eggert and Greta Snell directors of accounts. Eggert and Snell have more than 15 combined years of public relations and leadership experience for a wide array of clients. Eggert joined the firm as an account executive in 2009, and Snell in 2010.

Balance Digital Marketing Hires Two

Balance Digital Marketing Hires Two

Balance Digital Marketing, a leading service provider and certified partner for Salesforce Marketing Cloud, has named Toye Begbaaji senior director, integrated solutions and Eric Kramer digital marketing specialist. Begbaaji previously worked for a variety of Salesforce partners as an architect, consultant and integration specialist for over five years. Kramer is a recent graduate of the Indiana University Kelley School of Business.

Torchlite Adds to Team

Torchlite Adds to Team

Torchlite has named Curt Olson vice president of enterprise and channel sales. He previously spent 13 years with Salesforce, formerly ExactTarget. Olson is a 20-year veteran of the SaaS industry with deep experience in software sales, services and product. The firm also named Leigh Hamer senior director of professional services. She brings 10 years of experience in journalism, public relations, reputation management, change management to the team.

Coles Marketing Names Social Media Strategist

Coles Marketing Names Social Media Strategist

Coles Marketing has promoted Sam Watermeier to lead social media strategist. He previously served as a copywriter. Watermeier is a graduate of Ball State University with a degree in telecommunications.

Dittoe PR Makes Three Promotions

Dittoe PR Makes Three Promotions

Dittoe Public Relations has named Lauryn Gray (pictured) client success manager. She previously served as an account executive. The firm has also promoted Mallory Sturgeon (pictured) and Kasie Sturm to senior account managers.

Hirons Welcomes New Account Manager

Hirons Welcomes New Account Manager

Advertising and PR agency Hirons has added Ana Kotchkoski as an account manager. Formerly the executive director of the Indiana Latino Expo, Kotchkoski will broaden Hirons' outreach to the Spanish-speaking community and assist with government affairs efforts.

Andretti Autosport Hires Marketing VP

Andretti Autosport Hires Marketing VP

Andretti Autosport has named Jody Bennett vice president of marketing and strategic partnerships. She previously served as vice president of operations for CHARGE, formerly known as U/S Sports Advisors. 

LABOV Appoints VP

LABOV Appoints VP

Fort Wayne-based LABOV Marketing Communications and Training has promoted LuAnn Erickson to vice president of HR and Operations. She previously served as human resources/operations director.

Well Done Marketing Hires Two

Well Done Marketing Hires Two

Well Done Marketing has named Christine Hudson digital strategist. She was most recently employed at IU School of Medicine. Also, Tori Walker has been appointed assistant account executive. She was most recently employed at The Speak Easy.

Sells Group Adds to Leadership Team

Sells Group Adds to Leadership Team

Sells Group has added Marcia Barnes and Gregg Albacete to its leadership team. Barnes was appointed president and chief marketing officer. Albacete was named chief operating officer.

LST Marketing Names Zirkle COO

LST Marketing Names Zirkle COO

LST Marketing has named Wesley Zirkle chief operating officer. He previously served as executive vice president and general counsel at Just Marketing Inc. Zirkle is also a member of the board of directors of the North American division of JMI's parent company, CSM Sport & Entertainment. 

3 Hawks Consulting Hires Director of Client Success

3 Hawks Consulting Hires Director of Client Success

Indianapolis-based 3 Hawks Consulting has named Sally Fillbrunn director of client success. She previously worked more than 12 years for Inside INdiana Business. Fillbrunn graduated from Butler University with a B.S. in Public and Corporate Communications and currently serves on the board of Integrating Women Leaders Conference.

LST Marketing Hires Two

LST Marketing Hires Two

LST Marketing has hired: Nicole Shackelford, senior director of sales and Nick Wilhoit, account manager. Shackelford has more than 15 years of experience with industries including the NFL and MLB. Wilhoit has a background in professional sports, event planning, museum content production and executing experiential marketing.

DemandJump Names CRO

DemandJump Names CRO

DemandJump has named Julie Lyle chief revenue officer and chief marketing officer. She previously served as chairwoman of the global retail marketing association, as well as chief marketing officer at Walmart. Lyle has more than 20 years of executive and board-level experience.

Dittoe PR Hires Two

Dittoe PR Hires Two

Dittoe Public Relations has added Rachel Huffman (pictured) and Vanessa Staublin to its team. Huffman was named an account executive. Staublin was appointed account coordinator.

THE PLAID AGENCY Expands Team

THE PLAID AGENCY Expands Team

THE PLAID AGENCY has hired two team members: Mary Miller and Michael Skoog. Miller was named graphic designer. She previously served as graphic designer at Gallery 249 in Ohio. Skoog was appointed copywriter. He previously worked as a freelance copywriter and professional blogger for a year while traveling throughout Eastern Europe.

Villing & Co. Hires Graphic Designer

Villing & Co. Hires Graphic Designer

Amy Wallock has joined Villing & Co. as a graphic designer. She previously worked as paraprofessional designer for the SoFAD department at the Ivy Tech Community College South Bend campus. Wallock graduated from Ivy Tech in 2015 with an associate’s degree in visual communications.

Well Done Marketing Announces Promotion and Hire

Well Done Marketing Announces Promotion and Hire

Well Done Marketing has promoted Stephanie Feller to senior digital art director and hired Sean McCarthy as account executive. Feller has been with the company for five years and is a co-founder of Adventure Mamas. McCarthy has previously worked at TrendyMinds and Tactic.

Torchlite Hires Director

Torchlite Hires Director

Torchlite has hired Claire Couch as director of strategic marketing. She also has experience working in digital marketing with the Orr Fellowship and ExactTarget.

Statwax Announces Executive Vice President of Sales

Statwax Announces Executive Vice President of Sales

Fishers-based Statwax has hired Jim Brown as executive vice president of sales. He previously served as president of Haven, which he co-founded, along with four other companies. Brown is a former sergeant in the Marine Corps.

Willow Marketing Hires Director

Willow Marketing Hires Director

Dawn Sparks has been named director of business development at Willow Marketing. She has more than 20 years of marketing and media experience.

Indiana Business Advisors Adds to Team

Indiana Business Advisors Adds to Team

Indiana Business Advisors has hired Eric Lynch as a professional business broker and advisor in west central Indiana. He will focus on expanding IBA’s deal portfolio in the manufacturing and supply chain industries.

Bose Public Affairs Group Hires Account Executive

Bose Public Affairs Group Hires Account Executive

Bose Public Affairs Group LLC has hired Chris Wilson as an account executive. He was previously an executive producer at WISH-TV in Indianapolis. Wilson also previously served as a producer at WANE-TV in Fort Wayne.

Dittoe Public Relations Names Partner

Dittoe Public Relations Names Partner

Eric Kokonas (pictured) has been named a partner at Dittoe Public Relations. He is vice president of strategy. Also, Skylar Whitney has been hired as a junior account executive. She graduated from Indiana University's new media school with a degree in Journalism, a minor in Marketing and a specialization in Public Relations.

Bose Public Affairs Group Names Senior Policy Advisor

Bose Public Affairs Group Names Senior Policy Advisor

Bose Public Affairs Group LLC has named Jim Davis senior policy advisor. He is a former FBI special agent in charge of the Denver Division and past executive director of the Colorado Department of Public Safety. Davis will utilize 30 years of criminal investigative, intelligence and homeland security experience at both the state and federal level to advise clients on risk management, crisis communications and reputation management.

Red Cross Appoints Indiana PR Executive

Red Cross Appoints Indiana PR Executive

The American Red Cross has named Duchess Adjei public relations executive/communicator of its Indiana Region. Adjei most recently served as manager of marketing and public relations for Special Olympics Indiana.

Well Done Marketing Hires Art Director

Well Done Marketing Hires Art Director

Well Done Marketing has hired Brittany Mason as art director. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Media Communications from Indiana University. Mason most recently held a similar position at Third Street.

BPS Marketing Hires PR Specialist

BPS Marketing Hires PR Specialist

Haley Williams has joined Indianapolis-based BPS Marketing Inc. as public relations specialist. She previously worked at Cummins Crosspoint, a distribution unit of Cummins Engine, where she was marketing project manager. Williams holds a BS degree in Public Relations from Ball State University.

Well Done Marketing Hires Director

Well Done Marketing Hires Director

Indianapolis-based Well Done Marketing has hired Andy Teipen as director of business development. He holds a Bachelor of Science in K-12 Music Education from Butler University and a Master of Science in Music Technology from Indiana University.

Imavex Announces Director of Agency Strategy & Client Services

Imavex Announces Director of Agency Strategy & Client Services

Keriann Rich has joined Indianapolis-based Imavex as director of agency strategy & client services. She is a proven business and marketing leader and brings nearly two decades of experience, leadership, and commitment to client relationships.

Delivra Hires Sales Development Manager

Delivra Hires Sales Development Manager

Delivra has hired Eric Purnell as sales development manager for its Fort Wayne office. He previously served as director of investor development for Greater Fort Wayne Inc., where he oversaw and worked daily with member investors and prospective members. Purnell has more than 16 years of sales and business development experience in the technology and finance industries.

Willow Marketing Makes Promotions

Willow Marketing Makes Promotions

Willow Marketing has promoted three of its employees: Sue Richardson (pictured), Kayla Carmichael and Molly (Nolden) Fohrer. Richardson was promoted to director of operations. Carmichael is now manager of client services. Fohrer has been named digital strategist.

Delivra Hires Business Development Manager

Delivra Hires Business Development Manager

Delivra has hired Wayne Robbins as business development manager. He has more than 15 years of sales experience and most recently served as vice president of sales for Indianapolis-based Bloomerang since its founding in 2012.

Torchlite Adds to Leadership Team

Torchlite Adds to Leadership Team

Torchlite Digital Marketing has added to its leadership team. Dustin McCormick (pictured), co-founder and chief technology officer, previously worked at Teradata and ExactTarget. Taylor Ring has been appointed senior director, account management. Ring previously worked at Smarter HQ. Joe Chen has been named senior software engineer. He previously worked at Salesforce.

Dittoe Public Relations Makes Promotion

Dittoe Public Relations Makes Promotion

Britny Kalule has been promoted to senior account manager at Dittoe Public Relations. She was previously an account executive at the firm. Kalule earned a B.S. from Ball State University where she majored in public relations and minored in entrepreneurship.

WhiteHot Marketing Hires Vice President

WhiteHot Marketing Hires Vice President

Indianapolis-based WhiteHot Marketing has hired Kevin Doyle (pictured) as vice president. He most recently worked at Hopebridge Pediatric Specialists and USA Football. Doyle is a graduate of Indiana University.

Delivra Selects Business Development Manager

Delivra Selects Business Development Manager

Delivra has selected Roger Grabner as a business development manager. He will work in the company's Fort Wayne office. Grabner previously worked as a solutions business analyst for Perry proTECH.

May Communications Announces CEO

May Communications Announces CEO

May Communications Group LLC has announced Conrad May is now president and CEO. He takes over following the death of his wife Glee Renick-May in January. Glee Renick-May launched the Northwest Indiana Business Quarterly in 1991. She formed May Communications Group in 2009 and became the sole owner and publisher of the magazine.

Downtown Indy Inc. Hires Marketing Manager

Downtown Indy Inc. Hires Marketing Manager

Downtown Indy Inc. has hired Brian Bokhart as marketing manager. He is responsible for producing print and digital communication tools to market Downtown.

Well Done Marketing Welcomes Designer

Well Done Marketing Welcomes Designer

Well Done Marketing has hired designer Marco Boulais. He previously worked as a designer at MilesHerndon. Boulais earned a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Visual Communication from Ball State University.

Element Three Adds to Executive Team

Element Three Adds to Executive Team

Element Three has hired Brent Archambault as director of digital strategy. Archambault was previously vice president of services at Relevance, a digital marketing firm.

Willow Marketing Hires Two

Willow Marketing Hires Two

Willow Marketing has hired Keyon Whiteside as senior web developer and Luke Burkhart as account coordinator. Whiteside was previously employed at Hallmark Homes Inc. as director of information technology.

Delivra Expands Louisville Team

Delivra Expands Louisville Team

Delivra has hired Rebecca Derringer to work as a sales development representative in its Louisville office. In her new role, Derringer will be responsible for increasing the company's sales.

Poly-Wood, LLC Announces New Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Poly-Wood, LLC Announces New Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Poly-Wood, LLC has promoted Megan Pierson to vice president of sales and marketing.  Pierson is also a 2016 International Casual Furnishings Association (ICFA) board member representing Poly-Wood.

Bose Public Affairs Promotes Three

Bose Public Affairs Promotes Three

Bose Public Affairs Group LLC has promoted Patricia Power, James Brown and Trenton Hahn (pictured) to senior vice president. All three most recently served as vice presidents.

VOX Global Promotes Jarosz Brady to VP

VOX Global Promotes Jarosz Brady to VP

VOX Global in Indianapolis has promoted Francesca Jarosz Brady to vice president. She has been with the communications and public affairs firm since 2014 and previously led policy and communications for The Mind Trust.

FlashPoint Promotes Three

FlashPoint Promotes Three

Indianapolis-based FlashPoint has promoted three of its members: Bill Mugavin (pictured) senior consultant, account lead; Megan Crowley, consultant, project manager; and Kristin Hess, marketing and brand manager. 

U.S. Vet Joins PR Firm

U.S. Vet Joins PR Firm

Matt Scotten has joined McFarland PR & Public Affairs in Indianapolis as a senior public-relations specialist. He's a former Marine and Army National Guard publicaffairs specialist. He served in Iraq and Japan and worked for the American Forces Network.

TrendyMinds Adds VP of Business Development

TrendyMinds Adds VP of Business Development

Indianapolis-based TrendyMinds has hired Jeremy King as vice president of business development. He will head up sales for the full-service marketing agency and its partners, Tactic and Think Ahead Studios. King has more than 20 years of sales consulting experience and led sales and marketing for several local companies.

TrendyMinds Hires Associate Vice President of Client Service

TrendyMinds Hires Associate Vice President of Client Service

Spencer Dell has joined Indianapolis-based TrendyMinds as associate vice president of client service. He previously served as an advertising and public relations manager at Columbus-based Cummins Inc. 

McFarland PR & Public Affairs Announces New Hire, Promotion

McFarland PR & Public Affairs Announces New Hire, Promotion

Indianapolis-based McFarland PR & Public Affairs Inc. has hired Haley Vannarsdall as a public-relations specialist. The firm has also promoted Abby Saylor to associate public-relations specialist. 

Bohlsen Group Hires Director of IT & Web Development

Bohlsen Group Hires Director of IT & Web Development

Tyler Tetzloff has joined Indianapolis-based Bohlsen Group as director of IT and website and development. He previously contributed to website programming and design integration for several Bohlsen Group client projects.