Oliver Russell recently added a few new team members. In addition to Sienna George, who we previously covered, the announcement in the Idaho Business Review puts the spotlight on Dave McKay and Alyssa Stephens.
Dave McKay now serves as Oliver Russell’s Design Director. Based in Bozeman, Montana, he brings branding, strategy, and inclusive design experience from the likes of Hypermatter, PartnersCreative, SAP, Oracle, PayPal, saltStudio, J. Walter Thompson Worldwide and JWT INSIDE.
Alyssa Stephens has taken the role of Junior Graphic Designer. She is a recent MFA graduate of Montana State University at Bozeman.
In December the Idaho Business Review released their list of the 2020 Women of the Year. 50 individuals were recognized out of the 220 nominations and applications, and included those in a wide range of industries and professions, from education and health care to science, government and fine arts.
Among this year’s honorees were a few familiar names in and around the advertising world:
Rhea Allen, Peppershock Media (Circle of Excellence)
Kate Holgate, Stoltz Marketing Group
Maria Walker, Drake Cooper
Congratulations go out to these three, and to all of the honorees.
This year’s gala will be held on Wednesday, March 11th at the Boise Centre, where the Idaho Business Review will also name the 2020 Woman of the Year — the overall top winner based on scores from the judges and staff.
The 2020 gala will celebrate women leaders from Salmon to Idaho Falls and Coeur d’Alene to Pocatello who have made their mark as healers, warriors, storytellers, trailblazers and connectors. It will also recognize women from Idaho’s history who have paved the way for leaders of today and will recognize women who are building on that legacy for the future. Tickets are available online, and the full list of honorees can be found on the Idaho Business Review’s site.
As noted in the Idaho Business Review, Aletia Flaherty has joined Rizen Creative as an Account Manager. She was previously a senior customer success manager at Jelli, and was with Adapt Management as senior project manager and media marketing manager prior to that.
Flaherty holds a bachelor’s degrees in communications and Spanish from Santa Clara University.
It’s been entirely too long since we’ve made the rounds and checked in on shops around the state, so let’s remedy that. Starting with Fahlgren Mortine in Boise.
In July of 2016, David Jenson joined Fahlgren Mortine in their Boise office as managing director and senior vice president. He was previously a co-founder of Allan & Jenson, a marketing research and strategy consulting firm with offices in Boise and Los Angeles. Jenson is a familiar face around Boise, serving as Oliver Russell’s managing director from 2007 to 2012.
At the same time, Shea Andersen was also promoted to a vice president role in the Boise office. In the two years since joining the company, Anderson has been influential in the growth of the business through new and existing client relationships, as well as development and mentorship of the Boise team.
From here we fast forward to October, when senior account executive Sophie Sestero was named BYP Young Professional of the Year.
Then, in December, Sestero was also named one of the Idaho Business Review’s 2017 Women of the Year. She, along with 49 other finalists, will be recognized at a reception, dinner and awards gala at the Boise Centre in March, where one of the 50 will be honored as the Idaho Business Review Woman of the Year.
We’ll catch up with others as time allows.
While looking through this year’s 40 under 40 – also known as the 14th annual Idaho Business Review Accomplished under 40 list – several familiar names were among this year’s honorees, including:
Karianne Fallow, Red Sky Public Relations
John Hardesty, Bodybuilding.com
Carolyn Lodge, DaviesMoore
Jennie Myers, Drake Cooper
Amanda Watson, Red Sky Public Relations
These, and the other 35 of this year’s Accomplished under 40 will be recognized at an awards ceremony on June 13th, and the 2013 Accomplished under 40 magazine will be published in the June 14th edition of the Idaho Business Review.
Congratulations to all.