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7 Mar 2022

The Mars Agency continues to ride a growth wave, adding great new talent across teams and elevating our veterans into challenging new roles.

The agency welcomed 13 new Martians hailing from California all the way to Nova Scotia in February, when it also announced 19 internal promotions.

Among the new employees:

The Walmart Canada team continued to grow with the addition of Mari Schuster and Amanda Rosado-Leung (at right) as Designers, as well as Abhishek Sharma as Ad Ops Specialist.

The Customer Development teams were bolstered this month with the hiring of Carmela Pitzer and Brittney Pauls as Managers on the Regional Grocery team for Campbell, Katie Schwartz as Director on the BlueTriton team, Ross Jeffrey as Manager on the Regional Grocery team for Conagra, and returning Martian Diane Dobson as Director on the Albertsons team.

The Client Leadership team welcomed Lori Ryan as Director on the Bayer business, Alex Vitale as Creative Director on The Mars Wrigley business, and Thera Rego (below) as Senior Designer for Campbell Canada.

Finally, the agency’s internal Support Services ranks have been strengthened through the addition of Kayla Gilmore as People & Culture Coordinator.

Recent agency promotions included:

Customer Development:

Target team leader Meghan Heltne to Senior Vice President, taking on responsibility for developing a Best Buy customer proposition and partnering with the Retail Solutions team.

Victoria Van Dusen to SVP, to take leadership of the Walmart, Sam’s Club, and Club Channel Customer Development teams.

Karlie Lower to Senior Account Executive on the Mars Wrigley Walmart team.

Client Leadership:

Alex Bock to Senior Account Executive on Truvia.

Carrie Baker (right) to Senior Manager on Campbell’s Canada.

Laura Janka to Senior Director on the Bob Evans and Pompeian businesses.

Kahli Small to Senior Director for Conn’s Home Plus on the Retail Solutions team.


Melissa Barton (below) to VP, Group Creative Director for the Walmart Connect and Hudson’s Bay Company accounts.

Jordan Dixon to Art Director on Mars Wrigley.

Wesley Dorr to Senior Art Director on Conagra.

Alyssa Papachristos to Senior Art Director on Mars Confection.

Cathy King to Associate Creative Director for Conn’s Home Plus.

Kelly Drummond to Associate Creative Director for Walmart Canada and Hudson’s Bay.

Production Services:
Dave Freytag to Senior Finisher.

Gus Nietes to Senior Production Designer.

Media Strategy:

Julia Miller to Group Vice President on the Mars Wrigley Consumer Promotion business, taking on responsibilities for leading the team and institutionalizing thought leadership and innovation.

Regan Watts to Senior Manager on the Mars Wrigley Consumer Promotion team.

Lauren Henderson to Project Manager supporting the BlueTriton and Mars Canada businesses.

Support Services:

Sylvia Carrier to Senior Director in Finance.

The Mars Agency continues to look for the best talent to fill an ever-growing number of roles. Interested in joining? Current job openings can be found here.

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