The right path
To your destination

Our philosophy

The age of business accountability leaves little room for error. We know you are under a lot of pressure to hit your numbers. And there are no second chances. So we immerse ourselves in your business, its challenges and the myriad things that keep you up at night. Then, we propose strategies and metrics accordingly. There’s a lot at stake on the path toward realizing your vision. We’re here to help you nail it.

Our people

Meet the R+K team.

Erica Ballmer

Erica Ballmer

Account Manager, Earned Media

Patrick Barkley, Rhea+Kaiser Video Production Specialist

Patrick Barkley

Video Production Specialist

Patty Blystone, Rhea+Kaiser Accountant

Patty Blystone

Senior Accountant

Grant Cassiday, Rhea+Kaiser Associate Media Director

Grant Cassiday

Executive Director, Paid Media

Debbie Cozzi

Debbie Cozzi

Senior Buyer, Paid Media

Angie Escobar, Director, Planning + Integration

Angie Escobar 

Director, Planning + Integration

Ryann Flynn

Ryann Flynn

Associate Creative Director

Francesca Fracassa, Planner, Paid Media

Francesca Fracassa

Planner, Paid Media

Stephanie Heusuk Chief Operating Officer at Rhea+Kaiser

Stephanie Heusuk

Chief Executive Officer

Erin Hickey, Planner, Paid Media

Erin Hickey

Planner, Paid Media

Pete Hlavach, Rhea+Kaiser Digital Strategist

Pete Hlavach

Digital Strategist, Planning + Integration

Mary Hull, Rhea+Kaiser Production Supervisor

Mary Hull

Integrated Producer

Mike Hurt, Rhea+Kaiser Associate Media Director

Michael Hurt

Activation Director, Paid Media

Jeannie Johnston | Buyer, Paid Media

Jeannie Johnston

Buyer, Paid Media

Afsha Iqbal - Digital Traffic Coordinator

Afsha Iqbal

Digital Traffic Coordinator, Paid Media

Angel Kelpsas, Director of Finance

Angel Kelpsas

Chief Financial Officer

Paul MacNerland

Paul MacNerland

Associate Creative Director

Gina Yoder, Associate Director, Paid Media

Gina Yoder

Associate Director, Paid Media

Amy McEvoy, Rhea+Kaiser Account Director-PR & Associate Public Relations Director

Amy McEvoy

Head of Earned Media

Marcy Miller, Rhea+Kaiser Senior Media Planner

Marcy Miller

Supervisor, Paid Media

Randy Norman, Assistant Account Manager, Planning + Integration

Randy Norman

Account Manager, Planning + Integration

Toni Richards, Rhea+Kaiser Senior Administrative Assistant

Toni Richards

Business Operations Coordinator

Courtney Schnarr, Media Assistant, Planning, Paid Media

Courtney Schnarr

Planner, Paid Media

Elizabeth Smith, Rhea+Kaiser Senior Account Supervisor, PR

Elizabeth Smith

Director, Planning + Integration

Gino Tomaro - Business Development Director

Gino Tomaro

Business Development Director

Ashley Tuma, Media Planner

Ashley Tuma

Planner, Paid Media

Jeff Walter Executive Director of Account Management and Planning at Rhea+Kaiser

Jeff Walter

President/Chief Integration Officer

Susie White

Susie White

Director, Planning + Integration

Our clients

We’re proud to have partnered with these incredible brands.

AAD American Academy of Dermatology | Client and Brand Served
AAOSAmerican Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons | Client and Brand Served
ADM | Client and Brand Served
Adventist Health System | Client and Brand Served
AGCO | Client and Brand Served
Agrium | Client and Brand Served
Alltech | Client and Brand Served
Amdro | Client and Brand Served
ASA American Soybean Association | Client and Brand Served
Aurora Health Care | Client and Brand Served
Aventis | Client and Brand Served
Bayer | Client and Brand Served
Case IH Agriculture | Client and Brand Served
CAT Caterpillar | Client and Brand Served
Central Garden & Pet | Client and Brand Served
Challenger | Client and Brand Served
DCM Detroit Medical Center | Client and Brand Served
ENH Evanston Northwestern Healthcare | Client and Brand Served
Evolve BioSystems | Client and Brand Served
FarmProgress | Client and Brand Served
FS Growmark | Client and Brand Served
GastroGard Omeprazole | Client and Brand Served
Hammes Company | Client and Brand Served
Indianan Corn Marketing Council
Indiana Soybean Alliance
Ingalls | Client and Brand Served
Merial | Client and Brand Served
Moss Out | Client and Brand Served
NM Northwestern Medicine | Client and Brand Served
Novus | Client and Brand Served
Over 'n Out! Fire Ant Killer | Client and Brand Served
Pfizer | Client and Brand Served
DTN The Progress Farmer | Client and Brand Served
RDI logo - Responsive Drip Irrigation
Rhone-Poulenc | Client and Brand Served
Riverside Senior Life Communities | Client and Brand Served
Sandvik | Client and Brand Served
Garden Tech Sevin Bug Killer | Client and Brand Served
Logo Teralytic
UlcerGard Omeprazole | Client and Brand Served
Valley Irrigation
VPL Veterinary Products Laboratories | Client and Brand Served
Zimecterin | Client and Brand Served
Steve Rhea, Chairman of the Board
Steve Rhea, Chairman of the Board

Client-focused from day one

When Steve Rhea and the late Van Kaiser opened the doors of Rhea + Kaiser in 1978, they had one client, four employees and a spirited sense of independence. They believed in the power of building relationships and, over the years, it served them well. Today, though offices and leadership—not to mention the entire marketing landscape—have changed, our focus remains the same. We are an integrated agency committed to growing client businesses by putting the customer first.