OK 13: Marketing Professionals

OK 13

The members of OK 13 are marketing professionals and owners of marketing companies.

Meeting time: Third Thursdays from 2 to 5pm

Facilitators

Brenda Speirs
Brenda Speirs

Brenda Speirs is the Queen Bee at Buzztag, a boutique corporate gift and brand merchandising agency with big-firm capabilities. Most days you’ll find her searching tirelessly for standout promotional products that tell her clients’ brand stories. Because to Brenda, it’s not just about slapping logos on stuff. It’s about how people feel when they receive a branded item. It’s about providing customers with a new favorite coffee mug that will hold their morning fuel or an unbelievably comfy hoodie that they wear around the house every single weekend. It’s about making people say “I love this.”

Molly Renner
Molly Renner

Molly owns Sublime Creative Agency and is responsible for Marketing Strategy and Planning. With over 24 years of marketing, advertising and sales experience, Molly has contributed to a number of small to large companies in the areas of marketing, business and media plan strategy, marketing communications, product development, and creating advertising campaigns for both consumer and business marketing. She is very active in the Central Oregon community through various non-profits and business associations. In her spare time, she loves yoga, reading a good book, running the trails of Central Oregon, skiing in powder at Mt Bachelor and golfing with her husband Ken and son Sam.

Members

Amber Caisse
Amber Caisse

Before joining Kollective in 2015, Amber worked at Getty Images in Seattle as the Contributor Services Supervisor overseeing the on-boarding and royalty payment processes for all content contributors. Before that, Amber worked as the Director of Administration for Republic Parking Northwest in Seattle. Prior to working in Seattle, Amber spent 4 years living and working in Paris, France as a senior technical writer for Alcatel-Lucent. She holds an MBA from Concordia University and a BA in English from Boston University.

Dan Cawdrey
Dan Cawdrey

I am an energetic and passionate marketing professional with over 15 years of experience in consumer marketing. I have had the fantastic opportunity to work on some of the leading brands in the financial, digital entertainment, and gaming industries. I am a proven leader with a track record of successful product launches. Most of all, I enjoy collaborating with partners, both internally and externally, to achieve business goals.

Casey Lamont
Casey Lamont

I earned my degree in Communication Studies in 2011. I have worked in office management positions for the last several years where my tasks have included a broad spectrum of tasks including client tracking, writing, advertising, and social media. In 2013 I started my own calligraphy company and in 2014 started working for Wanderlust Tours as the office manager. In 2015 I became the marketing manager.

Leanne Champion
Leanne Champion

I am a 20 year marketing veteran with experience from NIKE, Ruff Wear, Gaiam, Smart Wool and Hydro Flask. My expertise is building corporate, brand, and product momentum through storytelling that authentically connects to buyer hearts and minds. I am a "challenge junkie” who thrives on coalescing teams, ideas, opportunities, and tactics to create captivating consumer experiences and authentic brand content.

Chris Hanson
Chris Hanson

A marketing professional with a proven background in agency and client-side marketing disciplines. My experience ranges from marketing and communications management, product positioning, brand and identity development, copywriting, account strategy, business development and agency operations. Chris moved to Bend in Aug ' 15 as a partner with TMBR creative agency to start a satellite office and recently joined HYDAWAY as the marketing manager for a fun and growing water bottle startup.

Sarah Casson Rush
Sarah Casson Rush

In 2005 I began my career as an Admissions Counselor at a wilderness program, then becoming an Admissions Director in several highly regarded therapeutic settings including wilderness and residential programs. My background is in customer service and marketing, with extensive experience and an exceptional reputation in the treatment community. I have had years of experience and opportunities to grow and learn while working in the mental health industry. Doing those years I have learned the ability to listen, and support families through challenging circumstances.

Lukas Conant
Lukas Conant

I got a BA in marketing at Western Washington University up in Bellingham Washington. I first went into the world of sales because I enjoyed the thrill of selling quite a lot. I moved to San Francisco and worked for a few tech startups in sales. After that, I moved with my wife to Bend because we wanted to get away from the city. My first position in Bend was with an electrical distributor managing their eCommerce and general marketing efforts. I now work in downtown Bend at G5 as a Digital Advertising Analyst managing search, display, social, and remarketing campaigns for various clients.

Kelly Utley
Kelly Utley

Kelly is a young, driven marketing professional at Mazama Media with a passion for social media marketing. Kelly's digital marketing and communications experience allows her to develop and execute successful campaigns with clients. Her creative mind and go-getter spirit brings a positive energy to any task at hand.

Jaime Harmon
Jaime Harmon

Jaime is an energetic, creative, and accomplished marketing executive with expertise in marketing strategy, branding, strategic partnership collaboration, and event marketing tactics to effectively drive B2B and B2C efforts. As a respected leader, she motivates teams and creates efficient systems to ensure long-term organizational impact resulting in visibility and growth. She is recognized as a passionate brand and relationship cultivator with a superior ability to effectively craft strategies influencing the broader community.