The People

Whitemyer Advertising’s core asset is the people who collaborate every day in our historic cabin offices. Drawing upon their unique ideas and talents, they listen intently and then collectively come up with the creativity and strategic thinking that have propelled our continual success over the years.

Lisa Geers

Vice President Media Services

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Ty Simmelink

Vice President Account Services

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Dan Mehling

Vice President Creative Services

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Lisa Geers

Vice President Media Services

lisa@whitemyer.com

Lisa, an agency vice president since 1990, has been recognized by Business Marketing and Ad Age editors as one of the nation's 10 best business-to-business media strategists. She joined the agency in 1985 and has been at the cutting edge of new media technologies, leading our digital marketing efforts. On summer weekends, you may find her at Atwood Lake on her WaveRunner or walleye fishing on Lake Erie.

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Ty Simmelink

Vice President Account Services

ty@whitemyer.com

Working on the client side of our business, Ty spent eight years in marketing at Gradall Industries before bringing his videography capabilities to the agency in 2014. Named vice president in 2015, he now manages the effort to integrate the agency’s capabilities with clients’ strategic planning. In his off-hours, Ty’s busy family keeps him on the go.

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Dan Mehling

Vice President Creative Services

dan@whitemyer.com

Promoted to vice president in 2013, Dan’s creative contributions to Whitemyer Advertising’s client campaigns actually began four years earlier when he joined our staff of art directors. Now, he oversees our entire creative effort from ads and printed materials through web and digital marketing efforts. Depending on the season, you might find Dan and his brother at any of the Cleveland sporting events.

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Jan Smoot

Accounting/Office Manager

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Maranda Berner

Art Director

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Kristi Pickens

Account Executive

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Jan Smoot

Accounting/Office Manager

accounting@whitemyer.com

A former food blogger and professional cake decorator, Jan comes to Whitemyer with 15 years of accounting/management experience in the technology and retail industries. She is an enthusiastic fiber artist who knits, crochets, spins and dyes her own yarn. An avid theatre-goer, Jan loves Shakespearean theatre and was a donor to Dallas’s Shakespeare in the Park until moving to Ohio and becoming a season ticket holder of the Ohio Shakespeare Festival. She loves spending time with the World’s Smartest and Most Adorable Grandchildren!

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Maranda Berner

Art Director

maranda@whitemyer.com

Whitemyer Advertising counts on Maranda for good ideas – whether it’s an ad, a billboard, a digital marketing concept or a theme for an exciting client event. An art director at the agency since 2013, on many weekends Maranda takes her sewing talents to craft shows — branding her pastime on social media as Sew Randa.

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Kristi Pickens

Account Executive

kristi@whitemyer.com

Born in Berlin, Kristi is a graduate of Kent State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management with a concentration in Marketing. She comes to us with an extensive experience in customer service as well as an account management background. Kristi and her husband, Mike, currently live out at Atwood Lake with their furry child Harley. She enjoys boating, interior design and spending time with family and friends.

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