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Friday, January 20, 2017

Preston Kelly Announces New Leadership



PrestonKelly, long-time and award-winning Minneapolis branding agency, today announced that Jennifer Gove has assumed the position of President, effective immediately. 

“Jennifer’s fanatical passion for our industry and born leadership abilities make her the ideal candidate to help guide our evolving agency,” said Chuck Kelly, Chief Executive Officer, Preston Kelly. “With Jennifer’s brand success stories and client relationship skills, we are strategically aligned for exceptional work and growth into 2017 and beyond.”

As President, Jennifer will serve as key leader of the agency, helping to drive evolution and next-generation thinking, including fostering breakthrough and strategic brand and digital work. Among her responsibilities will be leading business development and account management.

“I was born into an advertising agency owning family, literally learning the business at my grandfather’s knee,” according to Gove. “This step into an up and coming agency like Preston Kelly is what I’ve been planning my career toward. Preston Kelly’s Iconic Ideas approach and the results they’ve been getting for growth-minded clients is nicely aligned with what I believe and how I like to work.”

Jennifer has more than 20 years of agency experience in consumer and business-to-business marketing and branding.  For the past nine years, Jennifer has been leading a newly formed division at Olson with her most recent title Vice President, Managing Director. She is a sought-after industry speaker and has been leading teams internationally and domestically on some of the world’s most successful Lottery campaigns. Recent clients have included the Minnesota Lottery, Fifth Third Bank, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota, University of Virginia, St. Luke’s Health System and Allen Edmonds, to name a few. 

Prior to Olson, Jennifer was Account Director at Colle+McVoy where she worked on Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Nestle Purina and Minnesota Lottery. In addition to account management, her early career consisted of media planning, public relations and production as well. Originally from Syracuse, NY, Jennifer left the east coast to attend the advertising school at Southern Illinois University, making the great Midwest her home.