Jessica Bickett has been hired as a finance specialist. Prior to joining L&S, Jessica worked as an internal auditor with the City of Sioux Falls. A Sioux Falls native, Jessica graduated from Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall, MN.
Amanda McCord has joined L&S as a Media Specialist. Previously, Amanda worked as a media buyer for Moore & Scarry Advertising. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota at Mankato.
Ralph Lawrence has been hired as a Consumer Insight Coordinator. Ralph was previously a lead banker at Great Western Bank in Sioux Falls. Ralph is currently pursuing a master’s degree in history and economics from his alma mater, the University of South Dakota.
Emily Murtha has been promoted to Director of Media. She earned her BS degree in Journalism and Advertising from South Dakota State University and joined L&S in 2010.
Amy DesLauriers has been promoted to Director of Media. She holds a BS from Minnesota State University, Mankato and a MBA from the University of South Dakota. DesLauriers joined L&S in 2011.
Ryan Gardner has been promoted to Director of Finance. A Sioux Falls native, Gardner graduated from Augustana College (now University). He joined the L&S team in March of 2010.
Michael Mazourek has received the Marketing and Advertising Professional award of the quarter. Nominated by his peers and selected by team leaders as well as members of the Executive Team, Mazourek was selected for his high-energy, high-quality contributions to client campaigns and agency promotion. Mazourek is originally from Lennox, SD and is a graduate of SDSU. He works as a production artist at Lawrence & Schiller.