More Osborn & Barr Communications people are moving up. The agency says that it has “creative and account service employees that have been with the company almost since its inception 16 years ago, some starting as interns and later becoming senior account executives, others holding top executive positions.” CEO Steve Barr, attributes the retention to a willingness to let employees push their potential: “Our senior people work alongside our junior employees. We believe that development is a key to success, especially in a defined market such as ours. As individuals progress, we promote them to new levels of responsibility.”
Ginger Price came to Osborn & Barr two years ago as an account coordinator and took a fast track to her most recent promotion as senior account executive to lead the Michelin account, American Soil Technologies and Solutia. Ginger also tackles the pursuit of new opportunities in the agricultural and turf markets.
Kari Michalek joined the agency 18 months ago as a computer graphics specialist and was recently named production project manager. Kari has extensive background in production and graphic design with six years of experience in production management.
Recently, Osborn & Barr promoted Fred Thacker to manager of information systems. Fred determines the Internet technology infrastructure solutions that create an efficient flow of information within the agency and provide new electronic communications opportunities for clients. Since he joined the company three years ago, Fred has developed and implemented information technology systems for Osborn & Barr offices within the United States and Canada.