Hudson, Ohio (February 3, 2014) – AKHIA has named Angela Bachman general manager and April Wonsick director, account services.

The Hudson-based strategic communications agency is two months removed from naming Jan Gusich to CEO and Ben Brugler to president. And according to Brugler, these appointments are equally as important to proactively managing the agency’s ongoing growth.

“As exciting as it was to name our first CEO and only our second president, these positions are just as critical to our growth goals, as well as upholding our service model,” Brugler said. “Angela and April both ‘get it’; they understand how important our service model is to our growth and how important it is to bring value to our clients, every day—in many ways.”

Bachman has more than 10 years of experience, all within the agency side of marketing communications. She has been with AKHIA for nearly six years, holding several account service positions prior to being named director, account services, in 2012. In her role as general manager, a newly created position, she will be responsible for managing operations, working closely with the agency’s group leads to improve efficiencies and work toward seamless growth.


Wonsick has been with AKHIA since 2011 when she joined as an account director backed by nearly 15 years of experience in journalism and marketing communications. Now in the position of director, account services, she will be responsible for the management, development and growth of the account services team, ensuring that strategy and service are delivered with the same passion and excitement clients have come to expect from AKHIA.

“We are committed to growing and promoting from within, which is another reason why these promotions are so exciting for us. Angela and April are proof that AKHIA offers countless opportunities to realize personal and professional growth,” Brugler said.

Both promotions were effective December 2, 2013.

Founded in 1996, AKHIA is a business integrations agency that distinguishes itself by focusing on a company’s business objectives and providing strategic solutions, including marketing, sales lead generation, public relations, social media and reputation management. AKHIA is located in Hudson, Ohio. The 50-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.