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Meet the Callafam

Diversity and Inclusion are core to Callahan’s purpose.

We are committed to maintain a culture reflective of the real world. In fact, it’s a critical part of our business model

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Each person is recognized for individual perspective and contribution to our shared pursuit of aha

Chris became owner and CEO in 2015. Chris works with the leadership team to help the company, our culture and our clients thrive. During his ownership, Callahan has been recognized in back-to-back years as one of Ingram’s fastest-growing companies and one of the best places to work. In his 25-year career, Chris has led the initial launch of Michelob Ultra and the Jordan Brand at retail, as well as multimedia campaigns for Nike, Elanco Animal Health, and more.

Chris Marshall

CEO

As President, Jan-Eric’s curiosity and passion inspires ideas that propel immediate and long-term client growth. His previous analytics and media planning experience at the world-renowned Starcom Mediavest Group along with his more recent strategic work informs his leadership style, which focuses on team integration and synergy. Jan-Eric witnessed the value of synergy when he supervised the integrated account and media team for Sonic Drive-Ins’ award-winning Two Guys campaign. An avid basketball fan, Jan-Eric lives in a house haunted by the inventor of basketball.

Jan-Eric Anderson

President

As SVP, Client Experience, Shelly is constantly evolving Callahan’s capabilities to meet fast-changing marketing dynamics. Her previous experience as Group Account Director ignited a passion for her clients’ success that shines through in her current role. Brands she has worked with include Elanco Animal Health, Westar Energy, Hill’s Pet Nutrition and Sprint. A farm girl at heart, Shelly’s strong work ethic has grown into advocacy and mutual support for women in leadership.

Shelly Deveney

SVP, CLIENT EXPERIENCE

Sarah oversees the financial, IT and administrative functions at Callahan. She makes sure our clients and vendor partners are happy, our employees are challenged and rewarded, and that we provide competitive benefits to attract the best talent. Sarah crosses every “t” and dots every “i,” from budgeting and cashflow to contracts and legal agreements. Her processes ensure accurate billing and timely payments, and her team supplies monthly reports to clients. When not following paper trails, Sarah loves exploring the outdoors via bike or on foot.

Sarah Etzel

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

With more than 20 years of human resources experience, Dee strives to ensure that everyone at Callahan loves it here as much as she does. She’s a champion for providing top resources in the areas of employee relations, competitive salaries, compliance and benefits. Dee leads our recruitment efforts, working with management to hire talented people who fit our values. Dee is a member of the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) and a certified professional in human resources (SHRM-CP). In her spare time, Dee bakes gluten-free recipes for her family, particularly her grandkids.

Dee Myers

DIRECTOR, EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE

Mark understands the challenges of sifting through the mounds of information that today’s connected consumers generate. He also recognizes its power to drive insightful actions that build a brand’s modern blueprint for success. Mark’s experience spans retail, CPG, financial services, pet, fashion, QSR and energy sectors, including brands such as Walmart, Tyson Foods, Petsmart, Commerce Bank, Cicis Pizza and others. When he’s not at the office, Mark can be found slinging “mud” for his little brother’s stone masonry business or out coaching his daughter’s competitive fastpitch team.

Mark Tribble

VP, BRAND MANAGEMENT

Danny’s childhood was a blur of science kits, logic puzzles and countless attempts to hack the source code of his Magna Doodle. His affinity for math and science has delivered negative ROI in his social life, but it’s doing wonders for Callahan clients today. Danny brings a performance-focused perspective to data, with an extensive background in digital media, search, CRM, and user behavior analytics for brands like Bayer, Kellogg’s, T-Mobile, US Bank, Wendy’s, Ford, Gatorade and Hill’s.

Danny Schumann

DIRECTOR, MARKETING SCIENCE & PERFORMANCE

Give Matt Slider a target audience and he’ll slide right into their emotional DMs* with content that captures hearts. A born leader, Matt approaches his work with a passion that ignites the metaphorical Bunsen burner fueling Callahan’s creative minds. Matt’s work has been recognized by the Cannes Lions, One Show, Clio Awards, Communication Arts, Adweek, National Addy’s, WARC and his parents. His brand experience includes MGP, Sonic, Dairy Queen, Elanco Animal Health, Cicis Pizza and more. In his free time, Matt goes spelunking through the stars seeking intergalactic inspiration.

*Platonically. Unless they ask nicely.

Matt Slider

EXECUTIVE CREATIVE DIRECTOR

As leader of the channel team at Callahan, Ben is responsible for ensuring the strategic, integrated, and innovative delivery of content across online and offline media as well as in-house media buying and management. Key areas of personal interest for Ben include online community, social and digital innovation, and emerging technology.

Ben Smith

DIRECTOR, MEDIA AND EMERGING TECHNOLOGY

Kim is a communication and optimization guru who specializes in providing cross-functional solutions spanning every department in the agency. She manages project workflows to maximize agency resources and client budgets while helping ensure teams have what they need to create exceptional work every time. Her diverse background of leadership experience includes managing projects in all forms of media, from social to print, video, digital and app development. In her spare time, Kim enjoys going on new culinary adventures in her home kitchen or satisfying her wanderlust abroad.

Kim Millsap

DIRECTOR OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Eric brings more than 30 years of marketing, advertising, digital and print experience to Callahan’s Creative and Print Services team (CAPS). He leads a team of strong creative and print professionals that support Toyota in all aspects of marketing and communications, with a focus on the development of impactful, strategic creative solutions and cost containment through volume purchasing. Eric has worked on brands like State Farm, Hilton Worldwide, Wells Fargo, IBM, ExxonMobile and Regus. Eric is a married father of two boys and enjoys music, sports and coaching in his free time.

Eric Brickler

MANAGER, TOYOTA CREATIVE AND PRINT SERVICES

A well-seasoned creative with big branding chops, Bill leads the way in developing and executing ideas that make brands stand out. Prior to Callahan, Bill helped build the Interstate Batteries visual identity system for the brand and developed work for partners like Toyota, Lexus, Honda, Mercedes, Kia, Hyundai, Nissan, Kubota, Tractor Supply Co and Costco as well as Gaylord Resorts, LaQuinta Inns & Suites and others. In his spare time, Bill can be found smoking something on his small collection of Weber grills or taking a cross-country trek to his next culinary destination.

Bill Yi

CREATIVE DIRECTOR, TOYOTA CREATIVE AND PRINT SERVICES

OUR AGENCY VALUES

We believe that culture is born from values

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COURAGE

We are in the business to make our clients successful. So we have the courage to make our best strategic recommendations, even when they may not be what people want to hear, may be unpopular or may cost us business.

CURIOSITY

We believe that to be successful we can never stop learning. So, we dedicate a portion of our budget to training/education. We expect Callahan employees to take it upon themselves to be constantly learning about our industry, technology, trends and the consumers and shoppers we’re striving to reach.

OPTIMISM

We believe in the unbelievable. Dream big and big things will happen, personally and professionally. Positive people create a fun culture because anything is possible. So, we hire people who love what they do and whose enthusiasm for big ideas is contagious.

GENEROSITY

We’re not ashamed to care. About each other, our profession and the community. So, we’re always there for each other. And we share a percentage of our profits, our talent and our time with the community, others in our profession and our staff.

EXCELLENCE

We expect the best from ourselves and from those around us. Quality work is expected. Excellence is hard, but the fire in your belly compels you to plow through negative inertia and go for it. There’s no better feeling than to say, “we did it.”

RESPECT

We acknowledge each person’s greatness and value. So we don’t tolerate big egos or bullies. We respect the time, needs and ideas of others. We listen with full attention and respond with open minds.

TRUST

Trusting relationships enable us to take risks. So, we are transparent. We share our numbers. We keep our word. We’re comfortable expressing opinions and engaging in healthy debates with our clients and each other.

Jennifer Anshutz

ASSISTANT DIGITAL PRODUCER

Samantha Barefield

ASSISTANT ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE, TOYOTA CREATIVE AND PRINT SERVICES

Jordan Boedeker

BRAND MANAGER

Serena Bowers

PRINT ADVISOR, TOYOTA CREATIVE AND PRINT SERVICES

Sonya Collins

DIGITAL DESIGNER

Joe Cox

DIRECTOR, COMMUNICATION STRATEGY

Todd Gauthreaux

PRODUCTION ARTIST / DESIGNER, TOYOTA CREATIVE AND PRINT SERVICES

Jon Hardesty

CREATIVE PRODUCER

Jackie Harmon

DIRECTOR, STRATEGY

Lindsey Ingram

GROUP BRAND DIRECTOR

Max McNutt

SR. ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE, TOYOTA CREATIVE AND PRINT SERVICES

Jessica Phillips

SR. COPYWRITER

Dan Rood

ASSOCIATE CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Rachel Rubin

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, MEDIA PLANNING

Leslie Samuels

SUPERVISOR, CLIENT ACCOUNTING

Mary Schuler

SENIOR BRAND DIRECTOR

Megan Spreer

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, SOCIAL & DIGITAL MEDIA

Charlene Stone

ART DIRECTOR

Kennedy Stout

DIRECTOR, AGENCY MARKETING

Join our pursuit of aha

We’re always looking for diverse minds that think both critically and creatively. If that sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you.

VIEW OPEN POSITIONS

Ben Burghart

DIGITAL DESIGNER

Talia Millhoupt

PROJECT MANAGER, TOYOTA CREATIVE AND PRINT SERVICES

Christy Clock

PRINT MANAGER, TOYOTA CREATIVE AND PRINT SERVICES

Evan Bennar

CONTENT STRATEGIST, TOYOTA CREATIVE AND PRINT SERVICES

Jim Smith

PRINT ADVISOR, TOYOTA CREATIVE AND PRINT SERVICES

Chrissy Taylor

SENIOR COPYWRITER

Paige Campbell

ASSISTANT BRAND MANAGER

Ray Swopes

ASSISTANT BRAND MANAGER

Mike Brachtenbach

PROJECT MANAGER

Kylie Smith

SENIOR BRAND MANAGER

Candice Schulz

OFFICE MANAGER

Abby Wineinger

MARKETING ANALYST

Rose Huff

ASSISTANT BRAND MANAGER