CLEVELAND, OH – As part of the integrated marketing agency’s ongoing growth, AKHIA recently added six new employees across its Account Service, Creative and Optimization departments.

From a diverse set of backgrounds, the new employees have already added valuable support to AKHIA’s account service teams and growing client roster.

Dana Wojno joins the Account Service team as account director, supporting brands from the financial services sector to building and construction. Most recently, Wojno served as Account Director specializing in pharmaceutical brands for GSW Worldwide in Columbus.

Kelly O’Brien joins AKHIA as account director. O’Brien has more than 10 years of corporate and agency experience, and comes to AKHIA from Brunner, a full-service advertising agency in Pittsburgh. O’Brien will support several well-known consumer brands.

Cindy Deng joins AKHIA as assistant account executive. Deng is a recent graduate of Kent State University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in public relations and completed numerous internships.

Caroline Bogart joins AKHIA’s growing Optimization Team as content architect. She holds a master’s degree in communications management from John Carroll University, and joins AKHIA with more than five years of technical writing experience.

Mary Flenner joins the Creative team as senior copywriter and will support a variety of accounts. She has more than seven years of professional writing experience, most recently as a senior copywriter with Geometry Global in Akron.

Jason Smith joins the Creative team as art director, transitioning from impressive freelance work to full-time employee. Smith has more than 10 years of professional design and creative strategy experience, and will bring his expertise to various AKHIA client teams.

“The most valuable resource we have? Our people. We work hard to find people who deliver on the service that is consistent with the AKHIA experience. Attitudes are contagious and it’s critical to our success that everyone here brings the right kind of energy and passion to everything we do,” said Ben Brugler, president, AKHIA. “We like to challenge our new team members by asking them if they want to do great work…or do great things. When you have a group of people who are selfless and working on doing something great for our clients and each other, the results are limitless.”

Founded in 1996, AKHIA is an integrated marketing communications firm 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 nearly 60-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.


Patsie Dionise