Drake Cooper Welcomes New Employee Owners with Enthusiasm for the Year Ahead

Press Release +++ For Immediate Release

Boise, Idaho – March 26, 2024 – Employee-owned advertising agency Drake Cooper is thrilled to announce ten new additions across creative, account management, media, and strategy and analytics disciplines, fueled by the acquisition of new clients and organic growth among current clients.

Joining us in order of hire is Kelsie Clegg, who takes on the role of Creative Director, bringing a wealth of innovative ideas to the team. Tyler Penner, a talented Designer, is set to elevate our visual storytelling. Gabe Silva Trevino, our new Sr. Integrated Producer will ensure seamless execution across diverse platforms. Lauren Nopar joins as Project Manager, providing invaluable organization and efficiency. Our Human Resources Generalist, Nari Bowie, will foster a positive and collaborative work environment. Dee Marunde, as Production Artist, adds flawless execution to our projects. Kara Boonstra assumes the role of Account Supervisor, providing superb client management. Jamie Levey, Sr. Copywriter, brings her creative writing prowess to our campaigns, and her partner Mario Bibian, Sr. Art Director, will bring concepts to life visually. Harry Orton joins as Creative Director, enhancing our creative leadership. Ginny Guzmán joins as Creative Resource Manager, ensuring optimal workflow. Mandy Waldorf Graham steps in as our Executive Director of Strategy & Analytics, guiding our campaigns with strategic insights. Amanda Yoon, Sr. Strategist, and Ben Ducey, Media Buyer, contribute their expertise to our strategic planning and execution. Additionally, we warmly welcome Corina Luna, our newest Account Supervisor, who will help strengthen client relationships. Last but not least, we are excited to introduce Alyssa Hiller, our latest addition to the team, who brings her exceptional skills as a Designer to further enrich our creative endeavors.

Mindy Stomp, CEO of Drake Cooper, said about the recent hires, “When I look at these new hires, the diversity of experience excites me. By rough count, these ten new employees bring experience at 18 recognizable agencies, 32 recognizable brands, and education from eight universities previously not represented at Drake Cooper. They enrich Drake Cooper’s talent pool and reflect our commitment to embracing a wide range of perspectives and skills to better serve our clients.”


About Drake Cooper:
Drake Cooper is an advertising agency that builds brands for the ambitious. We work with clients around the country and have developed a reputation for having one of the most collaborative work styles in the industry.

We are a 70-person shop specializing in working with mid-market brands and have tailored our services to be of maximum value to that size of an organization.

Drake Cooper was founded in 1978, and we are very proud to be one of the few independent (no holding or parent company) 100-percent employee-owned agencies in the United States.

Media Contact:
Dylan Amundson, Director of Marketing

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