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
Lynne Chamberlain
Lynne ChamberlainHuman Resources Director
Spencer Allen
Spencer AllenIT Director
Zach BaniaDigital Developer
Erin ChristmanContent Specialist & Writer
Becky DavidsonAccount Planning & Management Director
Amanda DeCockSenior Account Executive
Allysa DefatteOffice Administrator
Tony DiZinnoPublic Relations Senior Account Executive
Jeff Ericksen
Jeff EricksenCreative Director
Jason Gantner
Jason GantnerMarketing Operations Director
Olivia GilbertVideographer
Maria Halverson
Maria HalversonMedia Manager
Sarah HandSenior Designer
Laura HinrichsenDirector of Media Services
Robert Knuth
Robert KnuthDesigner
Daniel H. Nelson
Daniel H. NelsonChairman
Kimberly PanagisSenior Account Executive
Taylor PatePublic Relations Account Executive
Jared Poppert Digital Media Manager
Cristy Schuenke
Cristy SchuenkeController
Jeanne SiejkowskiAccount Supervisor
Emily SlawskiMarketing Communications Manager
Anna WardDesigner
Dan WolfProduction Director
Sarah Lockwood
Sarah ZweifelSenior Project Manager