AKHIA, a Hudson, Ohio, PR firm and full-service public relations and marketing communications agency, recently announced the promotions of following employees in the agency’s account service department: Angela Bachman, Tracy Burt, Megan Becka and Olivia Mihalic.

“Angela, Tracy, Megan and Olivia are great assets to the AKHIA team and have each been key to the agency’s growth and success,” said Jan Gusich, AKHIA’s founder and president.

Angela Bachman has been promoted to Account Director, providing high-level strategy on several of AKHIA’s B2B accounts including GE Lighting, Diebold, Matco Tools and Fomo Products. Bachman has been with the agency for three years with responsibilities including client counseling, message development, project management and tactical execution.

Also promoted to Account Director is Tracy Burt , who joined AKHIA four years ago. Burt supports several of the agency’s service and B2B accounts, including AmTrust Financial Services, Inc., PPG, ForTec Medical and National Center for Safety Initiatives (NCSI). Her role also includes client counseling, message development and project management and tactical execution.

Megan Becka was promoted to Account Executive for her work on AKHIA’s Diebold, Wausau Paper and ForTec Medical accounts. She joined the agency two years ago and has responsibility for marketing communication, account development and client service.

Also promoted to Account Executive is Olivia Mihalic. Mihalic supports the agency’s Oasis Floral and Diebold accounts, leading efforts in wholesale communication, marketing communication and e-communication, as well as promotion and customer outreach.

“We’re fortunate to have some of the best and brightest talent in the industry who always strive to exceed our clients’ expectations,” Gusich says. “These promotions are much deserved, and we’re looking forward to seeing these individuals grow in these new roles.”

Founded in 1996, AKHIA, Public Relations and Marketing Communications has offices in Hudson, Ohio and Atlanta, Georgia. Headquartered just south of the Cleveland area, the 30-person organization was founded on a philosophy of message integrity and best in class account service. Today, that philosophy remains in the form of the agency’s dedication to strategic execution for its 30 clients spanning a wide range of industries in the business-to-business, service and consumer sectors.