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Lincoln, Nebraska (December 4, 2021) – Russell swanson recently promoted eight in its Lincoln and Omaha offices: Suzanne Petersen, Justin Klemsz, Kylie Legree, Kristi Leaders, Emily O’Malley, Michael Rudolf, Kaylan Petersen and Liz Dorland.
Suzanne Petersen has been promoted to Accounting Supervisor. Since joining Swanson Russell in 2017 as a Senior Account Manager, Petersen has worked for numerous clients including Badlands, Kimber, Hatteras Yachts, Peak Nano, Nebraska Game & Parks Commission, MemorialCare, OTIS, Bullet Weights and Nosler. The Kearney, Nebraska native received a bachelor’s degree in advertising and communications from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Klemsz has been promoted to vice president – director of experience. He joined the agency in 2012 as a digital producer, and since then he has served as a digital strategist and, more recently, a digital solutions manager. During his tenure, Klemsz worked on clients such as Arctic Cat, EZ-GO, Minn Kota, Humminbird, Badlands and SiteOne. A native of Lincoln, Nebraska, he received a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Legree has been promoted to vice president – director of experience. Since joining Swanson Russell in 2016, Legree has served as a digital strategist and most recently Director of Digital Services. She has worked for clients such as Koch Agronomic Services, Rain Bird, Union Bank and Trust, and Bright Start, among others. Legree is originally from Lincoln, Nebraska, and received a BA in Marketing from the University of Iowa.
Leaders has been promoted to Senior Account Manager. She joined the agency in 2019 as an Account Manager and has worked for various clients including AMVAC, JLG Ag, Beef Quality Assurance, Northeast Community College, and the National Agriculture Education Foundation. Leaders is originally from Elkader, Iowa, and graduated from Arizona State University with a BA in Communication.
O’Malley has been promoted to Senior Account Manager. Joining Swanson Russell in 2017, O’Malley served as a senior project manager and most recently an account manager working on clients such as the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC), Blue Star Gas, Kaman, MemorialCare, Koch Agronomic Services and others. Originally from Raymond, Nebraska, O’Malley received a bachelor’s degree in advertising and public relations from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Rudolf has been promoted to Associate Creative Director. Since joining the agency in 2017, Rudolf has served as Artistic Director and Senior Artistic Director. During his tenure he worked for clients such as Koch Agronomic Services, Vista Professional Lighting, Nebraska Game & Parks, Excalibur Crossbows, the Northeast Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (NEAFWA), National Shooting Sports Foundation and Cannon Downriggers, among others. The native of Grand Island, Nebraska, graduated with an associate’s degree in graphic design from the Creative Center in Omaha, Nebraska.
Kaylan Petersen has been promoted to Senior Strategist. She joined Swanson Russell in 2018 as a digital producer, then moved to the role of senior digital producer. During his tenure, Kaylan Petersen worked for clients such as Arctic Cat, SiteOne, Textron Aviation, MemorialCare and Hoegemeyer, among others. The Omaha, Nebraska native received a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Dorland has been promoted to Senior Public Relations Advisor. Since joining the agency in 2016, Dorland has worked as a public relations associate and, more recently, as a public relations advisor. She has worked for clients such as Briggs & Stratton, Nebraska State Fair, EZ-GO, SiteOne, the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC), NDS, NEST 529 and WOW Watersports. Originally from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Dorland received a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Swanson Russell is a nationally recognized full-service branding, advertising and public relations agency in Lincoln and Omaha, Nebraska. The agency partners with clients in many industries while specializing in agriculture, construction, landscaping / turf, outdoor recreation and healthcare. To learn how Swanson Russell makes a true connection between brands and audiences, visit swansonrussell.com.