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Preston Kelly Hires 8 – and Is On the Lookout for More Talent

Agency News | April 17, 2018 | 3 min read

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota (April 16, 2018) – Preston Kelly, an independent branding agency in Minneapolis, is in a growth mode, bringing on eight new talented team members – and looking to continue improving and expanding its team in the coming months. The growth comes following three AOR wins including UCare, a Minnesota health plan provider, as well as ongoing work for current clients and a robust new business pipeline.

“Finding diverse thinkers in our team members is part of how we want to move our agency forward,” according to Jennifer Spire, President, Preston Kelly. “We search for originality, and the kinds of people who really inspire us. Then, in our positive and open environment, they are able to inspire our clients to do amazing things.”

New hires include:

Charlie Tournat, Senior Copywriter
Charlie is back at Preston Kelly after a three-year hiatus working at neighboring agencies. In his previous seven-year span at Preston Kelly, Charlie helped create the much lauded “orange campaign” for HealthPartners, directed John Goodman for Be The Match, and laid the groundwork for
Erika Mayerle, VP Account Director
Erika recently joined Preston Kelly after stints in London, New York and San Francisco where she was most recently a group account director for Havas helping to lead marketing efforts for the agency’s health and wellness clients. At Preston Kelly, Erika will lead Catholic Health Initiatives, UCare, and NoDoz accounts.
Dan Ryan, Account Director
Dan has recently rejoined Preston Kelly for his second tour of duty during his near ten years in the industry. Dan has a wide range of experience in retail, finance, insurance, grocery, entertainment, home goods, CPG, food service, and medical industries.
Olivia Boone, Junior Copywriter
Before being hired on as a Junior Copywriter at Preston Kelly, Olivia was sharpening her skills for clients like Irish Setter, Rapala, Key Surgical, and Royal Golf Club. After many months of hard work, Olivia brought her skills to Preston Kelly where she writes for a variety of clients, including NoDoz, Catholic Health Initiatives, and various new business pitches.
Elinor Bradbury, Digital Strategist
Digital advertising and content marketing have been the basis of Elinor’s career to date. Leading up to her role at Preston Kelly, she worked publisher side spearheading the native advertising movement at a local news aggregator. She also led owned media integrations for the meals and snacks brands for CPG giant General Mills, and outlined strategic partnerships for Walmart’s influencer campaigns.
Lucas Weaver, Digital Content Specialist
Making an impact early in his career, Lucas uses his passion for authentic storytelling and creative problem solving to help brands break free of thinking within the conventional modes of storytelling. Main client work includes Catholic Health Initiatives, Ameriprise and NoDoz.
Chris Winebrenner-Palo, Digital Project Manager
Chris is always in his element when helping brands turn their most engaging and memorable opportunities into reality. His background in web development and game design underscores a deep expertise in digital project management.
Fernando Palomino, Designer
Fernando is a vital member of the team developing new brand identities and campaigns. He previously worked at ICF Olson on a range of accounts including Belize Tourism, United Healthcare, and Hisense.

Currently, there are an additional 8 open positions at Preston Kelly including roles in digital, creative, and account management. Interested in applying? Learn more about us at and email your resume and portfolio to