Goble & Associates Promotes 8 from Within and Hires 6 New Members to Join the Team

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Growing Client Demand Prompts Need for Promotions and Addition of New Talent

Chicago-based healthcare communication agency Goble & Associates, Inc. (GA), recently announced a number of promotions and new hires in response to growing client demand.

Recent Promotions:

Account Management:
Ryan Van Pelt has been named Senior Vice President, Group Account Director, from Vice President, Group Account Director. Ryan has been with GA for 8 years as part of the account management and senior management teams. He earned his degree in marketing from Miami University in Ohio.

Bob DeBartolo has been promoted to Vice President, Integrated Strategy from Senior Director, Integrated Strategy. Bob joined the GA team last year and brings more than 25 years of healthcare experience to GA. Bob is a graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

Chad Smith was promoted to Account Director. Chad joined the GA team in 2006 as an Account Supervisor. Chad earned a BS in journalism from Southern Illinois University.

Steve Dumas was promoted to Account Executive. Steve came to GA in 2007 as an Account Manager. Steve is a graduate of Butler University in Indianapolis and has a degree in journalism.

Emily Ray was promoted to Account Executive. Emily joined GA in 2008 as an Account Manager. Emily is a graduate of Indiana University with a double major in broadcast journalism and psychology.

Kate Pierce was promoted to Account Manager. Kate joined GA in 2007 as a Receptionist, then became an Administrative Assistant, and is now learning the ropes of Account Management by working across several account teams. Kate is a graduate of Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan, and has a degree in advertising.

Digital Services:
Cori Diller-Dante was promoted to Webmaster and Senior Developer. Cori joined GA in 2002. She earned a BFA in graphic design from Iowa State University.

Chris Bystrom was promoted to Digital Project Manager. He joined GA’s Digital Services department in 2007. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas, where he earned a BS in strategic communication with a minor in film.

New Hires:

Account Management:
Pete Densmore joined GA as an Account Supervisor. He comes with several years of healthcare marketing experience, most recently with Purohit Navigation. Pete earned his BA in English from the University of Iowa.

Brook Stensgaard joined the GA team as an Account Manager. She is a graduate of Marquette University with a degree in advertising. Prior to GA, Brook was in advertising sales for Oprah.com.

Leah Fergus recently joined GA as Administrative Assistant. Leah was previously doing administrative work for The Willow Group. Leah earned a bachelor’s degree in organizational communication from Ohio University.

Creative:
Ben Blount recently joined GA as a Senior Art Director. Previously, he worked at Williams-Labadie and Abelson-Taylor. Ben earned his MFA in book and paper arts from Columbia College in Chicago and his BFA in graphic design from Washington University in St. Louis.

Sara Cabin joined the company as an Art Director. Prior to joining the GA team, Sara was at Proof, an internal agency at Beam Global Spirits & Wine, and prior to that at Wrigley. Sara earned her BA degree in graphic design from Columbia College in Chicago.

Digital Services:
Sharlene King joined the agency as a Digital Designer. Prior to joining GA, Sharlene was a Graphic Designer at Kaplan Financial. Sharlene holds a BFA in visual communications and print media from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

About Goble & Associates (GA) Healthcare Communication
Founded in 1982, Goble & Associates is an independent, full-service communication agency specializing in healthcare—providing expertise and support across the entire media spectrum. Clients of GA represent virtually every sector of the healthcare industry.

The agency employs 70+ senior-level professionals with expertise in account management, creative and digital services, and strategic planning. Clients of Goble & Associates include pharmaceutical and specialty pharma companies, OTC and nutritional marketers, as well as manufacturers of diagnostic products and devices.

For more information, visit http://www.goble-assoc.com.

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