Brittany Bunkers has been hired as a Media Specialist. With prior experience as a marketing coordinator for ARAMARK and a consultant for Frank N. Magid Associates, a consumer research and consulting firm in Minneapolis, she’ll fit right in and immediately begin planning, executing and analyzing media plans for several clients in the healthcare, public safety and retail industries. A Lake Benton, MN native, Brittany holds an undergrad degree from the University of Minnesota and a master’s from South Dakota State University.
Brett Summers has been promoted to Associate Creative Director. Since 2011, he has honed his copywriting and creative concepting skills at L&S and will now play a significant role in determining both traditional and digital creative for foodservice and education clients. Brett earned his BS in English with a minor in Sociology from the University of South Dakota.
Sam Gotham has been promoted to Account Executive. Originally joining L&S in the finance discipline in May 2013, Sam made a seamless transition to account service last year and handles day-to-day communication and project management for a number of key clients. He grew up in Eden Prairie, MN, and earned a BA in Business Administration and Spanish with an emphasis in Management at Augustana College in Sioux Falls.
Carly Hegstad has been promoted to Digital Strategist. A native of Littleton, CO, Carly has been guiding digital, social media, email and mobile marketing for numerous clients since January 2014. She earned her BA in Public Relations and Business Administration from Northwestern College in Orange City, IA.
Tracy Saathoff has been promoted to Vice President of Insights and Research. Since starting in 2010, Tracy has risen through the research ranks and will shape the way we gather insights for clients across the agency. A Sioux Falls native, Tracy earned her Communications degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
Ryan Gardner has been promoted to Vice President of Finance. Since joining L&S in 2010, he’s used his formidable finance management skills to make sure every project is on track and on budget. Ryan grew up in Sioux Falls and earned his BA degree in Business Administration and Accounting from Augustana College.