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Monday, May 03, 2010

Preston Kelly Promotes Two Employees

Spurred by organic growth with existing clients and on the new business front, Preston Kelly promoted two employees within different departments. Both Sherri Carmichiel and Jaime Westlund have worked with the advertising agency for several years and welcome the opportunity to deepen their responsibilities.

The new promotions include:

With her 13-year tenure at the agency, newly promoted Accounting Manager, Sherri Carmichiel, knows a thing or two about Preston Kelly’s history. Originally hired as a Production Accountant at the agency—then called Kerker—Carmichiel has had ample opportunity to flex her muscles in client accounts payable, billing and fee analysis, and general year-end auditing. In her new role with Preston Kelly, she will also focus on month- and year-end account reconciliations, manage all types of client billing and forecasts, and handle fixed asset management. Carmichiel is a seasoned accounting professional, with more than 20 years of experience gained in the world of advertising.

Newly appointed Senior Connections Planner, Jaime Westlund, has spent the last four-and-a-half years working on various Preston Kelly accounts, including Roundy’s Supermarkets, Inc., Mall of America, Nickelodeon Universe, National Marrow Donor Program and Baker Tilly. With 11 years of media planning and buying experience under her belt, Westlund juggles media placement opportunities across a range of disciplines, such as broadcast, print, out-of-home, digital and nontraditional media. Prior to joining Preston Kelly as a Connections Planner, she studied journalism, advertising and public relations at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and worked for TeleRep, Inc. in Minneapolis and Mindshare in Chicago.

As Preston Kelly looks to the future, the agency views the promotions as a vital step in its ambition to gain national recognition for its work with a large roster of clients, including new additions Grand Casino, operator of two top gaming facilities in Minnesota, and Baker Tilly, a national accounting firm.