R+K ups McClendon to Sr Acc’t Mgr, hires White in AMP

Sara McClendon

Sara McClendon

The Naperville-based agency
promotes an Account Manager
in Public Relations (PR) and
adds a new staffer in
Account Management
+ Planning (AMP).

(Naperville, IL —5 July 2018) Sara McClendon has been promoted from Account Manager, PR, to Senior Account Manager, PR at Rhea + Kaiser (R+K).

McClendon will serve as the day-to-day client contact for PR, primarily on the Bayer account and working with corn and soy markets. Additionally, she will also write and pitch press releases, work with account spokespeople to set up interviews and create content.

“Sara brings so much to R+K, from her ag expertise to her previous agency experience working with customer advocacy programs for Monsanto. We really look forward to her leadership as she moves forward with Bayer and her ability to take ownership of content development and project management,” said agency Account Director and Associate PR Director Amy McEvoy.

McClendon joined R+K in June 2017 as an Account Manager.

R+K welcomes Susie White to the agency as Account Director, AMP.

Susie White
Susie White

White will be a point person on the Bayer account, primarily responsible for providing strategic direction and oversight of integration across brands and initiatives.

Prior to R+K, White was a V.P. at global PR agency MSL, where she led the integrated plan development of brands for KitchenAid and Mazola Corn Oil. She also comes with healthcare and education advertising experience, having worked with Chamberlain College of Nursing. Susie and her family live in Glen Ellyn.

About R+K
R+K is a destination-focused, integrated marketing communications agency with a seamless approach to strategy, ideas and activation that helps 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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