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Sullivan Higdon & Sink Starts 2018 with a Bang, Promoting Seven

Agency continues growth and momentum in the New Year.

  • January 18, 2018

Sullivan Higdon & Sink Starts 2018 with a Bang, Promoting Seven

In recognition of their leadership and commitment to securing results for clients, Sullivan Higdon & Sink (SHS) rang in the New Year by announcing the promotions of seven SHSers in our Kansas City office. Their experience drives strategic, collaborative and client-focused initiatives across the entire agency.

Those promoted are:

  • Jake Peppiatt, Account Director
  • John Fuchs, Associate Account Director
  • Julie Vollertsen, Senior Brand Manager
  • Maggie Hylton, Brand Manager
  • Mary Crawford, Senior Art Director
  • Mary Marty, Assistant Brand Manager
  • Maureen Hill, Project Management Director

“We are incredibly proud to have so many passionate and demanding SHSers,” said Ali Mahaffy, co-CEO. “These promotions recognize the impeccable work they’ve done and will continue to do for our clients.”

Jake Peppiatt, Account Director – Jake came to SHS in February 2017 as Associate Account Director for the Boehringer Ingelheim team. As Account Director, Jake leads management of the account team, providing clients with the right resources from disciplines across the agency. With the experience he gained previously working in animal pharmaceuticals and on the farm, he delivers industry expertise and exceptional results for clients.

John Fuchs, Associate Account Director – John started with SHS in June 2017 as Senior Brand Manager for the Boehringer Ingelheim equine portfolio, and has now been promoted to Associate Account Director for the team. In this role, John ensures the team is utilized as a go-to resource, while partnering with the client to lead strategic development.

Julie Vollertsen, Senior Brand Manager – Julie started at SHS as a Brand Manager in September 2017 and has quickly been promoted to Senior Brand Manager on the Boehringer Ingelheim team. Julie will continue collaborating with the client, leading them through the creative process and positioning their brands as industry leaders.

Maggie Hylton, Brand Manager – Maggie began her journey with SHS in March 2015 as team coordinator for the SONIC®, America’s Drive-In® team, was then promoted to Assistant Brand Manager and has now been promoted to Brand Manager. She has proven to be an extraordinary team member with an intense focus on SONIC’s on-lot experience and in particular, still photography. Maggie will continue to mentor members of the growing SONIC team, while leading brand initiatives for the client.  

Mary Crawford, Senior Art Director – Mary came to SHS October 2013 as an Art Director working with the SONIC team. Her contributions to the evolution of menu design, packaging and other aspects of the on-lot experience have led to her new role as Senior Art Director for SONIC. She will expand her mentorship role on the SONIC team and continue to serve as a trusted resource for both the team and client.

Mary Marty, Assistant Brand Manager – Mary joined SHS in February 2017 as team coordinator for the Boehringer Ingelheim equine portfolio. As Assistant Brand Manager for various equine brands, Mary is taking on more responsibility for the projects from start to finish, developing expertise in strategy and brand planning.

Maureen Hill, Project Management Director – Maureen started at SHS in August 2015 as a Project Manager with the SONIC team. With her new role as the Project Management Director for SHS, Maureen’s role has expanded to encompass all agency work, raising the visibility and importance of the project management discipline across the Kansas City and Wichita offices. She will continue to streamline processes that inspire fellow SHSers to better serve clients.

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