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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.

Tom Simmelink

President

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Lisa Geers

Vice President Media Services

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Ty Simmelink

Vice President Account Services

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Tom Simmelink

President

tom@whitemyer.com

President of Whitemyer Advertising since 2002, Tom’s responsibilities include collaborating on client campaign strategies in addition to agency management and planning functions. A native of the Cleveland area, and now a longtime resident of New Philadelphia, Tom joined the agency in 1988 after a successful newspaper career. Away from work, Tom and Jill like to spend time with their grandchildren.


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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 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.

Dan Mehling

Vice President Creative Services

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Charlene Bigler

Secretary/Treasurer

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Chris Baio

Account Executive

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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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Charlene Bigler

Secretary/Treasurer

accounting@whitemyer.com

Charlene joined the agency in 2012, and manages a variety of operational functions including office management, bookkeeping and human resources responsibilities with heavy involvement in strategic planning. Always on the run, in her off-hours you might find her setting the pace on 5 or 10Ks – or even tracking through a muddy obstacle course.

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Chris Baio

Account Executive

chris@whitemyer.com

Chris was welcomed back to our agency in 2014, to become involved in account management and media services, helping to create integrated marketing strategies for many clients. Earlier, she was a production coordinator and account associate at the agency from 1997-2003. In her off-hours, she likes to spend time with family, friends and her lovable but ornery goats.

Maranda Cunningham

Art Director

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Kevin Marmet

Web Developer

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Samantha Eckert

Marketing Services Coordinator

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Maranda Cunningham

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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Kevin Marmet

Web Developer

kevin@whitemyer.com

Kevin successfully held similar positions for Apple and American Greetings before he became primary Web Developer at Whitemyer Advertising in 2016. Military service included deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Among co-workers who are Browns fans, he encounters some good-natured banter about his family’s loyalties.

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Samantha Eckert

Marketing Services Coordinator

sami@whitemyer.com

Sami is a frequent contributor in many areas – not the least of which, bringing fresh, contemporary ideas to the table. She joined the agency in 2016 as marketing services coordinator with responsibilities that range from digital marketing and social media to conventional print media planning. She also shares her passion for dance, teaching young children.