Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Jeff Patterson, Senior VP / Director of Public Relations

Swanson Russell announces the addition of five employees: Stuart Adams, Ritch Lomeli, Karl Ploeger, Zeth Schlenker, and Kim Whitley.

Adams returns to the agency as a media planner, a position he formerly held from 2008-2012. Adams most recently worked as a media supervisor at Muller Bressler Brown in Leawood, Kansas. The Kansas City native received a bachelor’s degree in business administration and marketing from Truman State University.

A native of Omaha, Lomeli serves as a media buyer/coordinator in the Omaha office. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mass communication from the University of Maryland. Prior to joining Swanson Russell, Lomeli served as a media buyer/coordinator at West Corporation in Omaha.

Originally from Independence, Missouri, Ploeger joins the agency as an account director managing agriculture accounts and new business development in the Omaha office. He holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Missouri Western University. Ploeger most recently served as an account group director at Salva O’Renick in Kansas City.

Schlenker, who hails from Gering, Nebraska, joins the agency’s Lincoln office as an associate interactive developer. He graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in May with a bachelor’s degree in computer science. While at the university, Schlenker worked for Firespring as a web application engineering intern.

Whitley is from Lincoln and serves as a database marketing assistant in the Lincoln office Sheformerly worked as an office manager at Lincoln CountryHouse. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Doane College in Nebraska.