You hire an agency for its expertise. Whether that’s in brand strategy and creative development or in research, media, PR, content marketing, or 1:1 marketing, the experts should be put in a position to lead. But no individual or partner can do their job in a vacuum without a high degree of collaboration. At Nelson Schmidt, we believe the best client/agency relationship’s are founded on a mutual understanding of goals, clearly defined roles and responsibilities, and accountability for the quality of the input each individual contributes. And when such partnerships click, there’s nothing else like it! Below is a sampling of the people that comprise the NS team — professionals that offer you a diverse set of capabilities and draw upon different points of view to help enhance your team’s marketing efforts.

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Daniel H. Nelson, Jr.
Daniel H. Nelson, Jr.President & CEO
Cody Pearce
Cody PearceChief Operating Officer
Mike Fredrick
Mike FredrickChief Creative Officer
Chris Vitrano
Christopher VitranoChief Marketing Officer
Lynne Chamberlain
Lynne ChamberlainHuman Resources Director
Spencer Allen
Spencer AllenIT Director
John BehnDeveloper
Aidan BoboOffice Administrator
Erin ChristmanContent Specialist & Writer
Becky DavidsonAccount Planning & Management Senior Director
Allysa DefatteOffice Administrator
Emily Trier
Emily DriscollSenior Account Executive
Sarah Duchemin
Sarah DucheminAccount Supervisor
Jeff Ericksen
Jeff EricksenGroup Creative Director
Julie Ferris-Tillman, Ph.DPublic Relations Director
Kristi FreidelProduction Director
Jason Gantner
Jason GantnerMarketing Operations Director
Olivia GilbertVideographer
Maria Halverson
Maria HalversonMedia Manager
Sarah HandSenior Designer
Laura HinrichsenDirector of Media Services
Ted HollandMedia Strategist
Sabrina Karani
Sabrina KaraniUX Design Director
Marko Knezic PR Account Supervisor
Robert Knuth
Robert KnuthDesigner
Clay Konnor
Clay KonnorGroup Creative Director
Cheyenne LangkampAccount Supervisor
Sarah Lockwood
Sarah LockwoodSenior Project Manager
Daniel H. Nelson
Daniel H. NelsonChairman
Kimberly PanagisAccount Executive
Sara PetersonAccount Planning & Management Director
Jared Poppert Digital Media Manager
Kelsey PuleraPR Account Executive
Cristy Schuenke
Cristy SchuenkeController
Alex Wehrley
Alex WehrleySocial Media Producer