We pride ourselves on a few things here at Performance Marketing – our stellar roster of clients and the mind-blowing work we do for said clients, the fact that we are slowly but surely taking over the entire penthouse floor of our building, and our popcorn machine - just to name a few. But what we are most proud of at PM has always been our people. Today’s post is a tribute to the newest members of the PM family – in no particular order.
Lori Strum: Media Services
A Prairie City, Iowa native, Lori has been with us since late last year and has jumped in head first to putting together some great media plans for our clients. When she’s not doing that, she’s doting on her two dogs, two cats, gerbil, rabbit, or one of her six fish. Blessed with a beautiful singing voice, Lori sings at her church and has even been asked to sing at a handful of I-Cubs games. Oh yeah, did we mention she used to be a race car driver? No joke.
Ryan Johnson: Account Services
Ryan hails from the exotic and faraway lands of Johnston, Iowa. He’s been part of the family for about 5 months and is rocking and rolling on the account service team. Ladies and gentlemen, Ryan is a specimen, and a heck of an athlete. Oddly enough, as addicted as Ryan is to sports, he has never been skiing. We’re thinking that maybe we should change that for the next PM holiday outing.
Ashley Ellingson: Account Services
One of the newest members of the team is Ashley Ellingson, from right here in West Des Moines. The lovely and talented Ashley actually came into this world at a whopping 24 inches long. Her height has aided her in her volleyball career as she had the opportunity to play in Scotland while she was at Central College. Go Dutch!
Sean Neugent: Public Relations
Sean Neugent is all about tomfoolery. One of the first things we learned about Sean is that he can fit an entire grain of rice in his “butt chin” (his words, not ours). A Hawkeye sports fanatic, Sean covered basketball and football for hawkeyesports.com, and was also a color analyst for basketball, baseball, and softball games on the Big Ten Network. Were you ever wondering who is the owner of the sultry, engaging voice behind the play-by-play Drake football games on the radio? Yeah, us too – that’s Sean! He also completed the Chicago Marathon in 2008. No big deal.
Rachel Bowley: Account Services
From Malvern, Iowa, Rachel Bowley is another brand new member to the account service team. A self-proclaimed “tattoo addict” blames her vice on her dad, who has about 15 tattoos total. She only has five, so there are big shoes to fill. We heard through the grapevine that Rachel plans to get the PM logo tattooed on her forehead in the near future – you know, Mike Tyson style. She is also the only member of the PM team who can claim to have bitten through their tongue twice in freak softball accidents. She still loves softball to this day.
Well, there you have it – the newest members of the PM family. Oh yeah, the Shift team has also been growing like gangbusters, so stay tuned – we’re going to feature (see: embarrass) the new folks at Shift in next week’s post.