Monday, July 20, 2015
Jeff Patterson, Senior VP / Director of Public Relations

Swanson Russell announces the addition of five employees to its Lincoln office: Claire Abelbeck, Brooke Behrendt, Paul Rankin, Neale Stadler, and Peter Worth.

Abelbeck joins the agency as an interactive producer. The Omaha native received a Bachelor of Journalism degree in advertising from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Abelbeck is currently pursuing a Master of Arts degree in Journalism from her alma mater. Prior to joining Swanson Russell, Abelbeck was the director of digital communications for the University of Nebraska Alumni Association.

Originally from Gibbon, Nebraska, Brooke Behrendt serves as a public relations associate. She graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a Bachelor of Journalism degree in advertising and public relations. Prior to employment at Swanson Russell, Behrendt worked as a public relations and media coordinator at SCORR Marketing in Kearney, Nebraska.

A native of Omaha, Paul Rankin returns to the agency as a senior writer/producer. While working as a writer/producer at the agency from 1997 to 2008, Rankin produced work on behalf of clients Leupold, Humminbird, Bryan LGH, Hornady and others. Rankin most recently worked as a creative director for Lawrence & Schiller in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He holds a Bachelor of Journalism degree from Loyola University of New Orleans.  Rankin also serves as a Sergeant First Class in the United States Army Reserve.

Neale Stadler, who hails from Minden, Nebraska, joins the agency as a project manager. Stadler graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a Bachelor of Journalism degree. She was previously employed as a marketing coordinator at Home & Closet in Lincoln.

Peter Worth is from Lincoln and comes to the agency as a graphic designer. Worth formerly worked as a designer at PLAY Creative in Lincoln. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a minor in art history from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.