Blog New Hires March 2018
R+K welcomes five new employees

Agency adds depth to public relations and account management + planning groups.

Dawn Smith, Principal Writer and Editor, Public Relations

Dawn Smith comes to R+K as a Principal Writer and Editor, Public Relations. Dawn provides all areas of content development across all accounts for the agency. She has spent over 20 years in communications for clients including Oakton Community College, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Paramount Home Entertainment and Sony Pictures Entertainment. She most recently served as the Director of Communications for the University of Illinois Cancer Center. Dawn has a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University and a master’s degree from Boston University.

Bailey Harmon, Assistant Account Manager, Public Relations

Bailey Harmon joins R+K as an Assistant Account Manager, Public Relations.  Bailey is responsible for maintaining client communications, media relations and contributing to content development. Prior to her employment, she completed public relations internships with imre, Largemouth Communications, and Bayer CropScience in Raleigh, North Carolina. Bailey is a graduate of North Carolina State. 

Grace Morgan, Assistant Account Manager, Account Management + Planning

Grace Morgan comes to R+K as an Assistant Account Manager, Account Management + Planning. Grace provides daily client communications, timeline planning and coordinates with the agency’s PR and creative studio teams. She interned at Energy BBDO Chicago and a public relations agency in Cape Town, South Africa, prior to her employment at R+K. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Savanah Waller, Assistant Account Manager, Account Management + Planning

Savannah Waller joins R+K as an Assistant Account Manager, Account Management + Planning. Savannah is responsible for team planning with clients, project management, ad monitoring and competitive ad reviews. She interned with DuPont Pioneer, Filament Marketing and MillerCoors in Milwaukee, prior to joining R+K.  Savannah was the chapter president of the National Agri-Marketing Association at the University of Wisconsin, where she earned her degree.

Jennifer York, Account Supervisor, Account Management + Planning

Jennifer York comes to R+K as an Account Supervisor, Account Management + Planning. Jennifer provides strategic direction and account oversight. Prior to joining R+K, Jennifer, a native of the Midwest, has spent over ten years in the digital marketing space in the Phoenix and San Diego markets and worked with brands including McDonald’s, the Arizona Diamondbacks, Quiksilver, and Bumble Bee Seafoods. Jennifer has a bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.

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