Three new hires at Rhea + Kaiser

R+K Welcomes three to growing roster

Agency talent continues to develop

Rhea + Kaiser welcomes Account Supervisor Cheryl Winkelman, Senior Copywriter Ryann Flynn and Public Relations Assistant Account Manager Erica Ballmer.

Cheryl Winkelman

Agency veteran Cheryl Winkelman has returned to R+K as an Account Supervisor, Account Management + Planning. Cheryl Winkelman will oversee the agency’s Indiana Soybean Association and Indiana Corn Marketing Council accounts and select brands of the Bayer CropScience business. Cheryl began her career with both R+K and Bayer shortly after graduating from the University of Missouri. After four years here, she transitioned to positions with Leo Burnett and Gyro, before returning to Missouri. She has been in agricultural sales for the last several years with Timac Agro, gaining additional experience in the seed treatment market. Cheryl will be based remotely in Alexandria, Missouri.

Ryann Flynn

Ryann Flynn joins R+K as a Senior Copywriter. An award-winning creative with a background in ag marketing, Ryann was previously a copywriter with Bader Rutter and Jacobson Rost. She has worked with clients including Comcast Sports Net, MillerCoors, Pfizer Animal Health and Dow AgroSciences. Ryann has a bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University and is a certified art director from the Chicago Portfolio School.

Erica Ballmer

Erica Ballmer joins R+K as an Assistant Account Manager, Public Relations. Erica is responsible for coordinating projects, managing timelines, creating content and communicating with clients. She is working with Bayer CropScience, the Indiana Soybean Association and the Indiana Corn Marketing Council. Prior to joining R+K, Erica was a graduate research assistant with the Purdue University Department of Agricultural Sciences Education and Communication. She completed internships with the Office of the Wisconsin State Assembly, Representative Amy Loundenbeck, CNH Industrial, and the University of Wisconsin Extension: Wisconsin Dairy Youth Program. She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and a master’s degree from Purdue University.