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Friday, July 19, 2013

Gage Welcomes Wealth of New Talent

Gage is pleased to announce several news hires: Steve Solmonson, management supervisor; Alli Tsatsos, senior project manager; Mary Ann Tackett, senior user experience architect; Todd Lintner, web content writer and Katlynn Amstadt, human resource assistant. Gage drives consumer and channel behaviors by creating experiences that lead them toward the results clients need to achieve business objectives. The agency’s solutions are made up of marketing, communications and technology.

Steve Solmonson has been hired as a management supervisor, leading Gage’s new public relations team. Most recently, Solmonson was a media relations strategist with Carmichael Lynch Spong, where he worked on some of the agency’s largest clients including Trane and other Ingersoll Rand brands. Prior to joining Carmichael Lynch Spong, he spent 10 years with Carlson Companies, primarily in its marketing group. Solmonson brings a wealth of public relations knowledge to Gage along with deep experience in home and garden, consumer brands, sports marketing and military.

Also joining the Gage team is Alli Tsatsos as a senior project manager. Prior to joining Gage,
Tsatsos was with MotivAction, where she worked on programs with a global technology leader, a
Fortune 100 healthcare company, large financial institutions and a Fortune 500 agriculture, construction and forestry company. Tsatsos brings more than 15 years of experience in product management, project management and account management to her new position at Gage.

Most recently, Mary Ann Tackett was a principal user experience designer at The Nerdery, where she directed a cross-disciplined team executing across more than a dozen client projects. In this role, she provided team-focused leadership, guidance and mentorship for several practice areas, including: project definition, user research, information architecture, interaction design and visual design. Tackett also provided support to the sales team, assisted the agency’s recruiting efforts and provided thought leadership at various industry events.

Todd Linter has joined Gage as a web content writer. Lintner brings more than six years of experience writing strategic B2C and B2B copy to his new role and was most recently with space150. His specialties include digital (from desktop experiences to mobile apps to social media), video, and print.

Lintner has written for a variety of Fortune 500 clients, including American Express, 3M, Dairy Queen, UnitedHealth Group and Land O’Lakes.

Joining Gage as a human resource assistant is Katlynn Amstadt, a recent graduate from the
Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Human Resources and Industrial Relations. While in school, Amstadt was involved in the Society for Human Resource Management, serving on the executive board. She also interned with Gopher sports marketing.

“We are delighted to have such great people joining us,” says Tom Belle, president & CEO, Gage.
“They bring a tremendous amount of experience, leadership and track records of success to our agency; but most importantly to our clients. We are designed around clients and always try to stay ahead of what’s next. We can only do that by attracting and retaining the best people.”