Walk West Talent: Meet Our Growing Team

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Walk West

Walk West was founded on the principle of forging a new path where innovation, enthusiasm, and experience merge. What started out as a company building websites in 2007, has now grown into a full-service digital marketing agency. A one-man crew has expanded to a team of over 35 professionals with a wide range of capabilities, and additional job opportunities on the horizon. With this growth comes new members to the team, building on our diverse set of backgrounds and skills.

We’re excited to announce the four recent hires to our Walk West team as we continue our rapid ascension. Mike Iannelli joins us as the Vice President of Marketing, Jen Stone as our Senior Digital Strategist and Marketing Team Lead, Kristie Davis as our Director of Operations, and Kate White as our Public Affairs Client Services Manager. We’re confident these leaders will move initiatives forward on our journey to client success.

Mike Iannelli – Vice President of Marketing

Mike is a senior level marketing executive with 20 years of data-driven, multi-channel direct marketing experience. He is a best practice digital marketing expert with hands-on experience leading the strategy, execution and optimization of paid search, display advertising, video, affiliate marketing, email marketing, SOLOMO & SEO channels. With a proven track record of success, Mike’s greatest strength lies in his desire to build successful business relationships based on mutual respect and a deep passion for elevating his team, colleagues, and brands.

Jen Stone – Senior Digital Strategist and Marketing Team Lead

As a Senior Digital Strategist, Jen leads strategy and drives implementation of strategic integrated marketing programs to support new business growth and customer acquisition goals. Jen comes from Bronto Software, running the social strategy and paid lead generation. Her experience managing a $20M budget, leading teams and hands-on execution across all aspects of digital marketing brings immediate value to our team.

Kristie Davis – Director of Operations

Kristie has been a leading thinker in corporate finance for over twenty years. She received her undergraduate degree in Accounting from St. Augustine University and MBA from Campbell University. Kristie serves on several committees within the community, such as the Clarence E. Lighter Y Achievers, Raleigh Elite Diamonds Cheerleading, and New Bethel Baptist Church. She is a devoted wife and mother who counts world traveling, theater, and spending time with family and friends among her myriad of interests.

Kate White – Public Affairs Client Services Manager

Kate joined Walk West in February as the Public Affairs Client Services Manager. In this role, she manages a portfolio of accounts in the public affairs speciality of our agency. Prior to joining Walk West, she worked on clean energy policies and campaigns in the Southeast as a Senior Program Associate at the Energy Foundation, and as a fellow at Environmental Defense Fund. She earned a B.A. in Political Science and a Masters in Public Administration from North Carolina State University.

Growth can occur in two different ways – new hires and promotions. While we are thrilled to welcome these four new Walk Westies to the agency, we are also proud of our emphasis on developing our internal team. Three members of the team were recently promoted to new roles.

Kurt Merriweather – Vice President of Strategy

Previous Role – Director of Strategy

Melanie Sanders – Director of Video Production

Previous Role – Video Producer

Andrew Prince – Marketing Strategist

Previous Role – Marketing Intern

Walk West is still growing! If you connect with our vision and believe you have what it takes to be a Walk Westie, please visit our Careers page to see the open positions we have to offer.

 

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