Rhea + Kaiser adds three to growing roster

The “slightly rebellious”
integrated shop
finishes a busy year
by hiring two
new staffers and
welcoming the
return of a third

(NAPERVILLE, Ill — 20 December 2018)   Rhea + Kaiser (R+K) welcomes Account Supervisor Cheryl Winkelman, Senior Copywriter Ryann Flynn and Public Relations Assistant Account Manager Erica Ballmer.


Cheryl Winkleman
Cheryl Winkleman

Agency veteran Cheryl Winkelman has returned to R+K as an Account Supervisor, Account Management + Planning. Cheryl will oversee the agency’s Indiana Soybean Association and Indiana Corn Marketing Council accounts and select brands of the Bayer CropScience business. She began her career with both R+K and Bayer shortly after graduating from the University of Missouri.

After four years here, Cheryl transitioned to positions with Leo Burnett and Gyro, before returning to Missouri. She has been in agricultural sales for the last several years with Timac Agro, gaining additional experience in the seed treatment market. Cheryl will be based remotely in Alexandria, Missouri.


Ryann Flynn
Ryann Flynn

Ryann Flynn joins R+K as a Senior Copywriter. An award-winning creative with a background in ag marketing, Ryann was previously a copywriter with Bader Rutter and Jacobson Rost.

She has worked with clients including Comcast Sports Net, MillerCoors, Pfizer Animal Health and Dow AgroSciences. Ryann has a bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University and is a certified art director from the Chicago Portfolio School.


Erica Ballmer
Erica Ballmer

Erica Ballmer joins R+K as an Assistant Account Manager, Public Relations. Erica is responsible for coordinating projects, managing timelines, creating content and communicating with clients. She is working with Bayer CropScience, the Indiana Soybean Association and the Indiana Corn Marketing Council.

Prior to joining R+K, Erica was a graduate research assistant with the Purdue University Department of Agricultural Sciences Education and Communication. She completed internships with the Office of the Wisconsin State Assembly, Representative Amy Loundenbeck, CNH Industrial, and the University of Wisconsin Extension: Wisconsin Dairy Youth Program.

She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and a master’s degree from Purdue University.

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About R+K
R+K is a destination-focused, integrated marketing communications agency with a seamless approach to strategy, ideas and activation. We help visionary marketers get where they want to go. To learn more about R+K, visit rkconnect.com or contact us at 630-505-1100. For career opportunities, visit the R+K website or check out our LinkedIn profile. Follow R+K on Facebook or on Twitter at @RheaKaiser.

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