7 Hires and 4 Promotions at Preston Kelly


By the minneapolis egotist / /

Preston Kelly continues its hiring boom by bringing on Associate Creative Director Sarah Hoehn, Executive Producer Lisa Thotland, and five others agency-wide. Sarah is an eleven-year advertising industry veteran, most recently serving at Martin Williams. There, she won awards on a wide variety of clients including Finnegans Beers and Ales, Thrivent Mutual Funds, Kubota Construction Equipment and Syngenta. At Preston Kelly, Sarah will be working on a variety of accounts such as Grande Cheese, UCare, Northstar Canoes, Mercy Health Network, Par Aide and the YMCA. Lisa Thotland has produced award-winning broadcast and content for Best Buy, Target, Carmichael Lynch and was Executive Producer at Martin Williams.

“Sarah is the rare art director who began with a talent for elegant design and evolved it into a strong conceptual ability as an ACD,” said Chris Preston, “And Lisa is among the best and most supportive producers of championing great ideas in the business.”

In addition to Sarah and Lisa, five other roles have been filled at Preston Kelly to support a wave of steady growth and increasing client work, and four other agency superstars have been promoted because of their outstanding efforts.

New hires include:

  • Ben Proell, Designer
  • Alexa Harney, Account Manager
  • Jessica Thompson, Account Manager
  • Christine Sammons, Controller
  • Kim Nelson, Accounting Manager

Recent promotions include:

  • Melissa Tresidder to Creative Director
  • Charlie Tournat to Associate Creative Director
  • Yuliya Crevier to Vice President, Digital Director
  • Chris Winebrenner-Palo to Senior Project Manager


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