Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Kimberly Merk

Swanson Russell announces the promotion of four senior management team members: Brent Schott, Dick Placzek, Greg Wiley and Lisa Lorraine. 

Schott now serves as executive vice president/managing director. He oversees day-to-day operation of both the agency’s Lincoln and Omaha offices. Schott joined Swanson Russell in 1990. Prior to his promotion, he held the position of executive vice president/group account director.

Placzek’s new position is executive vice president/director of client services. He manages client service activities in the Lincoln and Omaha offices, including account service, media, public relations and database marketing. Placzek joined Swanson Russell in 1996. He most recently served as executive vice president/group account director. 

Wiley moves to executive vice president/executive creative director—Lincoln. He previously worked as a creative director and most recently as executive vice president/director of creative development. Wiley joined Swanson Russell in 1990.

Lorraine joins the senior management team as senior vice president/director of creative development. She works with the creative team in Lincoln, with responsibility for talent assessment and development. Lorraine, who came to Swanson Russell in 2001, was a vice president/creative director prior to her promotion.

Other members of the senior management team remain in place, including Dave Hansen, chief executive officer, and Brian Boesche, chief creative officer.

“These promotions solidify the future leadership of Swanson Russell and ensure that our short- and long-term management needs are in the best possible hands,” said Boesche and Hansen in a joint statement. “We are excited to move forward with our plans for continuous improvement and growth in 2018 and beyond.”