Callahan, a brand strategy and digital marketing agency, has promoted Jan-Eric Anderson to President. Anderson, who previously held the title of Chief Strategy Officer, has been a key member of Callahan’s leadership team since 2014.
In his time at Callahan, the agency has grown to the 7th largest in the Kansas City region and was recognized in 2019 as a Best Company to Work For, as reported by Ingram’s magazine.
As President, Anderson will broaden his leadership responsibilities by providing strategic leadership and business planning across the agency, ensuring continued growth for current client engagements as well as new business efforts. Jan-Eric’s natural curiosity and passion for challenging the status quo inspire ideas and innovation that enable our staff and client partners to better navigate the ever-changing world of digital-driven marketing. He possesses a unique combination of strategic marketing skills, creativity, and technology experience that is the foundation for driving Callahan’s vision moving forward.
Chris Marshall, who previously held the title of President and CEO, will remain CEO, “This is one of the easiest, and most popular, decisions I’ve ever made. Since the day he joined Callahan, he has pushed us all to be better, while never wavering from our values. Our clients and staff naturally gravitate toward Jan-Eric because he inspires curiosity and demands excellence. I believe strongly that the future of our industry is data, technology and creativity all integrated together in practice, and there’s no one better to lead us into the future than Jan-Eric.”
“Callahan is poised to excel, and I’m excited for the opportunity to play my part. We have the right building blocks: great clients, talented people, and a company culture rooted in values. My intention is to be a catalyst for positive change in how we meet the evolving needs of our clients, develop our staff, and carry forward Callahan’s reputation established by those who came before me,” says Anderson.
Prior to joining Callahan, Jan-Eric was at Starcom Mediavest Group in Chicago for 11 years — one of the largest media agencies in the world — and at Barkley in Kansas City.
Callahan is a brand strategy and digital marketing agency. Founded in 1982, the company is headquartered in historic downtown Lawrence, Kansas, with satellite offices in Plano, Texas and Rancho Dominguez, California. Clients include Cicis Pizza, Elanco Animal Health, Evergy, MGP, NDS, Pet-Ag, SERIOUS Bean Co, Sprint, Toyota Motor North America, Uinta, and Yummy Combs.