AKHIA, a public relations and marketing communications agency, has added six account service representatives, ranging from entry level to day-to-day leads.

AKHIA is constantly searching for and evaluating talent in Northeast Ohio as a way to uphold its high level of account service. The agency’s new additions include:

Katrina Healy – Healy joins AKHIA as a senior account executive with more than five years of industry experience. Healy earned her bachelor’s degree in marketing from Ohio University and her master’s in business administration from Cleveland State University.

Healy works on GrafTech International, AmTrust, Diebold, Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, Premier Physicians Centers and Simon Roofing accounts.

Amber Davis – Davis joins AKHIA as an assistant account executive. Davis is a recent graduate of Marietta College, earning two bachelor’s degrees in both marketing and advertising, and public relations. Davis completed five internships during her undergraduate career, including working for Swagelok Company.

Davis works on Diebold, Fomo Products Inc, Premier Physicians Centers, ForTec, Matco Tools, GrafTech International and PPG Industries accounts.

Carrie Drummond – Drummond joins AKHIA as an assistant account executive. Drummond is a recent graduate of Kent State University, receiving her bachelor’s degree in public relations. Drummond completed three internships and worked part-time at Flash Communications—the student agency arm of Kent State’s communication and marketing department—during her undergraduate career.

Drummond works on Smithers-Oasis, Diebold, Country Pure Foods and Our Lady of the Elms accounts.

Jodee Hammond – Hammond joins AKHIA as an assistant account executive. Hammond completed three internships prior to joining AKHIA and worked as a student journalist for the Country Music Association. Hammond earned her bachelor’s degree from Marshall University and her master’s degree from Kent State University.

Hammond works on Simon Roofing, MACtac, Americhem, GrafTech International and Lauren Innovations accounts.

Holly Kleese – Kleese joins AKHIA as an assistant account executive. Kleese is a recent graduate of John Carroll University, receiving her bachelor’s degree in communications. Kleese completed two internships in her undergraduate career, including an internship with General Electric Lighting. Kleese works on General Electric, AmTrust, ACRT, Mr. Heater and Paylode accounts.

Lukas Treu – Treu joins AKHIA as an assistant account executive, with two years experience in the public relations industry. Treu graduated Magna Cum Laude from Wittenberg University with a bachelor’s degree in communication. Treu works on Diebold, GrafTech International, Our Lady of the Elms and Wausau Paper accounts.

“AKHIA continues to grow and we are fortunate to have the interest of some of the most talented graduates and experienced professionals in the area,” said Jan Gusich, founder and president of AKHIA. “ I look forward to our new employees adding to the AKHIA culture and becoming instrumental in the overall success of our agency and client base.”

About AKHIA
Founded in 1996, AKHIA, Public Relations and Marketing Communications has offices in Hudson, Ohio, and Atlanta, Georgia. 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.