Tracy Hitchcock promoted to COO at Stoltz Marketing Group

Tracy Hitchcock

Stoltz Marketing Group recently announced the promotion of Tracy Hitchcock to Chief Operating Offer.

Tracy is now an executive member of the woman-owned and -led agency’s leadership team, which also includes President & CEO Jaime Ekman, Chief Creative Officer Kate Holgate, Chief Financial Officer Julie Stevens, Associate Creative Director Crissie Hoskins, and Director of Business Strategy Katherine Johnson.

Prior to joining Stoltz Marketing Group as Director of Business Development in the fall of 2019, Tracy spent four years as CEO of Boise-based nonprofit Create Common Good, and 17 years in various technical, marketing and global innovation leadership roles at the J.R. Simplot Company. She also supports many social justice and community organizations, serves on the Board of Directors for S H E (Style Her Empowered), and is a member of the Boise Police Department’s Chief’s Community Advisory Panel.

A title befitting talent and tenure

Just over a decade ago we wrote about Thomas Walsh joining Carew Co. as a fresh-out-of-school designer.

Fast-forward to today, and he’s still with the shop, though his skills, experience and leadership have all evolved considerably since 2010.

And now, so has his title.

Carew Co. recently announced that Thomas has been promoted to Associate Creative Director. As Paul Carew noted when sharing the news of the promotion, “Thomas is truly the lifeblood of the agency.”

With this expanded role, Carew continued, Thomas will “lead more projects and take on more responsibility in creative direction, interactive and web projects, and project management.”

Congratulations, Thomas.

People on the move

Catching up on recent (and possibly not so recent) new hires and promotions.

Foerstel shared – via Instagram – that they’ve added Abbi Page to their team as their newest Art Director.

We also got word that Max White has been promoted to Creative Director and Jessica Holmes to Associate Creative Director over at CLM, following the departure of John Liebenthal earlier this year. Separately, they’ve also added Morgan Weber to their team as a Digital Designer.

New hires, new titles

Quick spin around (somewhat) recent new hires and related news:

Over the summer, DaviesMoore added a few new folks to their team: Account Coordinator Andrew Greenblatt, Digital Marketing and Media Specialist Shannon Reilly, and Account Coordinator Nick Kuzio.

Stoltz Marketing Group recently announced the addition of Content Strategist Jake Smith, and Account Coordinator Erick Gutierrez.

Elsewhere, Marc Cowlin was promoted to VP of Content and Digital Marketing at Duft Watterson.

New hire and promotion at Oliver Russell

Oliver Russell recently added a new face to their team, and promoted another.

Brandon Stoker

Brandon StokerBrandon Stoker joined Oliver Russell as a graphic designer. He brings experience in app design, paper goods, branding, illustration, video editing, print design and sculpture. He’s helped clients like Yard House, Olive Garden, Scholastic, Boise State University, Corkcicle, Full Sail University, as well as a string of startups. Most recently, Brandon worked as a Junior Art Director at Push, a digital creative agency based out of Orlando, Fl. He also spent nine years at Apple, teaching customers how to use Apple products and gaining valuable insight into the mind of the American consumer.

Shawna Samuelson

Shawna SamuelsonShawna Samuelson has been promoted to Account Services Director. Previously, Shawna worked as a Senior Producer at Oliver Russell. In the new role, she will apply her 10-plus years of client experience to handling all aspects of contract execution, managing the agency’s account services team, and playing a greater role in business development. Shawna graduated from Brigham Young University-Idaho in 2006.