Rhea + Kaiser announced the promotions of Patty Blystone to Senior Accountant and Michelle Nickrent to Account Manager, Public Relations.
Blystone has been contributing to the success of R+K since 2012. Her primary responsibilities include accounts receivable, accounts payable and client invoicing, in addition to billing and reporting for R+K’s video production facilities. In her promotion, she will now take on the agency’s Bayer account, as well as reporting and coordinating with the agency’s Account Management + Planning department.
“Patty’s willingness to take on new tasks and master them, her dedication to accuracy, her always helpful attitude and her many professional skills make this a very merited promotion,” said Director of Finance Angel Kelpsas.
Nickrent recently celebrated her second year at R+K. Michelle joined R+K as a recent graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She quickly took on responsibilities within the agency’s Bayer account in their Cereals and Horticulture divisions, as well as coordinating Bayer’s Grain for Good program and running R+K’s Farm and Food Kids Camp. In addition to pitching and arranging interviews, Michelle produces content, maintains client communications and will now take the lead on internal and client-facing projects and initiatives.
“Michelle has embraced cross-department integration. She exhibits an eagerness to learn that one doesn’t often see. With her infectious laugh, positive attitude and ability to talk with anyone, she is also one of the most receptive people I have ever met,” said Associate Public Relations Director Amy McEvoy.