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Meet your A-team.

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Tons of experience.
Lots of specialties.
One team.

Finding the right mix of people is a vital part of Asher’s success. While experience and expertise are requirements, it’s just as important that everyone has the Asher attitude – a dedication to serving our clients, the ability and willingness to deep dive on projects to find unexpected solutions and an excitement about coming to work each day. Perhaps the most important characteristic of our team members is an intrinsic can-do spirit that defines Asher.

our leadership

Setting the tone for the whole team.

Kara Kelley

Kara Kelley headshot, Asher Agency Owner and President
Yoga-posing, golf-swinging, guitar-learning owner and president

Owner and President

Kara Kelley

Owner and President

Kara joined the Asher team in 2007, where she quickly rose to a key member of the management team. In 2016 she was named president, and in 2022 became a co-owner of the now women-owned agency. An imaginative thinker and decisive problem solver, Kara is regarded as one of the country’s leading retail franchise experts. Her vision and leadership are respected and in-demand at the corporate level and with franchisees across the country. Kara is an astute team builder who works tirelessly to grow her clients’ business and the Asher brand. Kara graduated from the University of Dayton with a degree in Marketing Management.

Megan Bennett

Megan Bennett headshot, Asher Agency Owner and Chief Financial Officer
Number-crunching, miracle-working, toddler-chasing owner and CFO

Owner and CFO

Megan Bennett

Owner and CFO

Megan is a results-driven financial leader. She has a proven track record of excellence in strategic financial management, corporate development and team leadership. With a career spanning diverse industries, Megan has consistently and reliably delivered measurable results, while also fostering collaborative and efficient environments. In 2022 she became a co-owner of the now women-owned agency. Able to juggle multiple roles, Megan leads the finance, administrative and human resources teams at Asher. A CFA Charter Holder, Megan holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance & Marketing from Boston College, as well as an MBA from Indiana University.

Jill Brown

Jill Brown headshot, Asher Agency Traditional Media Director
Softball-throwing, tomato-planting, Cubs-loving director of media

Sr. Vice President, Media Director

Jill Brown

Sr. Vice President, Media Director

Jill has been a vital part of the Asher team for 30 years. She has extensive experience in the purchase of local, regional, national and international media, including television, radio, print, outdoor and digital. An expert in the art of media strategy and negotiation, Jill oversees the development of effective and attention-getting media plans. Jill is a graduate of Ball State University.

William Coles

William Coles headshot crossed arms, Asher Agency Digital Media Director
Pet-loving, adventure-seeking, state-hopping director of digital media

Digital Media Director

William Coles

Digital Media Director

When it comes to marketing, William focuses on one question—WHY. This enables him to find solutions and develop strategies that lead to growth. Over his 20+ year career, he’s mastered everything from analyzing data and streamlining paid media to dissecting digital footprints and plotting customer journeys. He also brings an ability to build and lead high-performing teams. William has a BS in media arts/multimedia from Platt College.

Margaret Davidson

Margaret Davidson headshot, Asher Agency General Manager of Indianapolis
Fast-talking, family-focused, fact-finding general manager

Vice President, General Manager: Indianapolis

Margaret Davidson

Vice President, General Manager: Indianapolis

Margaret specializes in the development of branding campaigns, highly responsive media, PR initiatives and public media relations. Her professional experience with state agencies has given her a deep understanding of the psyche of Hoosiers. Margaret brings her experience with state agencies, along with franchise operations and retail marketing, to her role, forming strong, trusted relationships with clients. She is a graduate of DePauw University.

David Goode

David Goode headshot, Asher Agency Director of Digital Media
Disc jockeying, deal-chasing, dog-loving director of integrated marketing

Director of Integrated Marketing

David Goode

Director of Integrated Marketing

David has been involved with media and brand strategy for more than 25 years, including 15 years in the field of digital marketing. He oversees Asher’s digital media strategy and paid media campaigns. His career experience includes building digital media strategy for a variety of clients, including franchise operations, state-run organizations, B2B companies and retail businesses. David holds a degree from Southern Illinois University.

Anthony Juliano

Anthony Juliano headshot, Asher Agency General Manager of Fort Wayne
Marathon-running, chowda-eating, podcast-hosting general manager

Vice President, General Manager: Fort Wayne

Anthony Juliano

Vice President, General Manager: Fort Wayne

An expert in marketing and social media strategy, Anthony has more than 20 years’ experience. He approaches his work with one simple goal: to help others understand our changing communication environment. Anthony also teaches college courses in communication, marketing, productivity and social media. He is a graduate of Salem State University, Indiana University and Indiana Tech.

Molly Link

Vice President, Director of Account Service

Molly Link

Vice President, Director of Account Service

Molly is a seasoned problem-solver with proven skills in client relations, strategy development and leadership. She established her career in public relations and communication in the non-profit sector and her agency work has focused on consumer communications and B2B messaging with a variety of target audiences. Molly holds a BA in media and public communication and a master’s in professional communication from Purdue University.

Steve Morrison

Steve Morrison headshot, Asher Agency Vice President and General Manager of Charleston, WV
Par-chasing, dog-loving, southern gentleman and general manager

Vice President, General Manager: Charleston

Steve Morrison

Vice President, General Manager: Charleston

Steve is a leader focused on providing results for an array of agency clients who appreciate his candid style and knowledgeable opinions. He has made listening to clients, effectively communicating their needs and evaluating details into an art form. Over his 35-year career in marketing, Steve has built extensive expertise in financial services, retail, food service and B2B marketing. He is a graduate of West Virginia University.

Brandon Peat

Brandon Peat headshot, Asher Agency Director of Web Development
Video game-playing, choir-singing, dad-joking director of web

Director of Web Development

Brandon Peat

Director of Web Development

Brandon oversees Asher’s internal web development team, working hands-on with all stages of projects, from technical discovery and wireframes to launches and client training. As a creative who’s also an analytical thinker, Brandon believes web design and development offers the perfect left brain/right brain synergy. He graduated from the University of Saint Francis with a degree in Fine & Commercial Art.

Jennifer Roberts

Jennifer Roberts headshot, Asher Agency Creative Director
Dog-whispering, kid-wrangling, prank-pulling director of creative

Vice President, Executive Creative Director

Jennifer Roberts

Vice President, Executive Creative Director

A multidisciplinary designer and problem solver, Jen has returned to Asher where she was an art director early in her career. While away, she won numerous awards for her work and grew into collaborative leader and respected creative director, managing teams for national in-house marketing teams and a Detroit-based agency. Jen holds a degree in Graphic Design & Illustration from Indiana University.

ASHER’S CAST OF CHARACTERS

Everyone plays their part.

Emily Bartrom

Emily Bartrom, Asher Sr Account Supervisor, Marketing Manager

Senior Account Supervisor, Marketing Manager

Jamie Black

Jamie Black, Asher Agency Staff Accountant, leaning back in a chair

Staff Accountant

Glenda Brown

Glenda Brown, Asher Agency Administrative Assistant, resting chin in hand

Administrative Assistant

Beth Chester

Beth Chester, Asher Agency Controller

Controller

Jeanie Creekmur

Jeanie Creekmur, Asher Agency, Web Project Manager, wearing a blue dress with collar

Web Project Manager

Caitlin Dearth

Caitlin Dearth, Asher Digital Media Buyer, hand on hip

Digital Media Buyer

Tina French-Willis

Tina French-Willis, Asher Agency Media Billing Manager, crossing arms

Media Billing Manager

Mike Fulton

Mike Fulton, Asher Agency, Director of Public Affairs and Advocacy

Director of Public Affairs & Advocacy

Vaughn Gallagher

Vaughn Gallagher, Asher Agency UI/UX Designer, crossing arms

UI/UX Designer

Melanie George

Melanie George, Asher Agency Account Supervisor, leaning on chair

Account Supervisor

Tessa Gochtovtt

Tessa Gochtovtt, Asher Agency Senior Planner/Buyer, hands on hips

Senior Planner/Buyer

Jenn Grush

Jenn Grush, Asher Agency Digital Media Buyer, wearing a light orange blazer and floral blouse

Digital Media Buyer

Kirsten Hamrick Hinkson

Kirsten Hamrick Hinkson, Asher Agency Production Manager, wearing a fun printed blouse

Production Manager

Emily Harmeyer

Emily Harmeyer, Asher Agency Senior Art Director, in blue blazer and blue floral collar

Senior Art Director

Christi Hille

Christi Hille, Asher Digital Media Buyer, crossing arms

Digital Media Buyer

Jenna Jacobs

Jenna Jacobs, Asher Agency Project Manager, hands on hips

Project Manager

Noah Kilby

Noah Kilby, Asher Agency Account Coordinator, with crossed arms

Account Coordinator

Mary Kinder

Mary Kinder, Asher Agency Senior Copywriter, laughing wearing bright pink sweater

Senior Copywriter

Chris Kindlesparger

Chris Kindlesparger, Asher Art Director

Art Director

Marina McQueary

Marina McQueary, Asher Agency Senior Planner/Buyer wearing bright orange blouse

Senior Planner/Buyer

Ashley Miller

Ashley Miller, Asher Account Executive, with pink blazer and resting hand against chin

Account Executive

Sean O'Leary

Sean O’Leary, Asher Agency Senior Art Director, crossing arms

Senior Art Director

Ben Reynolds

Ben Reynolds, Asher Agency Web Developer, wearing a blue tie

Web Developer

Lydia Riggers

Lydia Riggers, Asher Agency Media Coordinator, leaning back on a chair

Media Coordinator

Mariah Schall

Mariah Schall, Asher Agency Senior Account Supervisor, crossing arms

Senior Account Supervisor

Shannon Simon

Shannon Simon, Asher Agency Strategic Communications Director

Strategic Communications Director

Alice Talarico

Alice Talarico, Asher Account Coordinator

Account Coordinator

Gabriel Tucker

Gabriel Tucker, Asher Agency Social Media Manager, crossed arms

Social Media Manager

Ashley Willard

Ashley Willard, Asher Account Supervisor, crossing arms and wearing a lavender blazer

Account Supervisor