For the first time since the agency's founding 32 years ago, a new leader is at the helm of Rhea + Kaiser in Naperville. Diane Martin, a 24-year veteran of R + K, has been named president and chief executive officer. She succeeds agency co-founder Steve Rhea, who will remain as chairman of the board. Rhea and agency co-founder Van Kaiser retain full ownership of the agency.
Additionally, Wes Meador has been named director of digital experience at the agency, and Cheryl Muzinic has been named director of client services. Stephanie Soesbe will become the agency's first chief operating officer.
Of her new role at the agency, Martin said: "I am fortunate to inherit a rich history in R + K, but I understand that the client service business is about continually looking forward and anticipating the new. My top priority is anticipating and managing change, while also painting a vision of the agency's future and empowering employees to get there."