PITTSBURGH — June 7, 2023 — Gatesman has welcomed talented new leaders in both Pittsburgh and Chicago, adding years of knowledge, experience and innovative thinking to teams across the agency. 

Sarah Gladd, VP, group account director, brings over 17 years of experience driving exceptional results for her clients. As a relationship builder, strategic marketing leader and team mentor, Sarah is well versed in delivering remarkable work through brand and consumer research, custom content development, personalized campaigns and supporting media plans.

Courtney McCrimmon, account supervisor, joins Gatesman’s PR and Social Media team with an extensive background in marketing communications. Courtney’s passion for creativity and superior writing skills enable her to deliver large scale impact for clients across industries. 

Kelly Currie, senior media manager, joins Gatesman’s media team with an extensive background in public relations, fundraising, and digital marketing gained from her work supporting a range of accounts, including Mayo Clinic, The Salvation Army and The Ellis School. Kelly’s robust agency experience enables her to create streamlined media plans that complement each element of client campaigns. 

Matt Lawrenson, senior graphic designer, joins Gatesman with an extensive background in illustration and animation. Throughout his career he has lent his creativity to clients such as AccuWeather, The Philadelphia Inquirer and The Empire State Building, and since joining Gatesman has added Pace Suburban Bus, SHOP ‘n SAVE and The History Center to his portfolio.

Nathan Tufano, SEO & digital marketing analyst, provides exceptional strategies that bring about substantial results for his clients. Nathan’s ability to expertly overcome technical challenges enables him to implement impactful solutions for clients like PowerSchool, Avantax and FedEx Ground. 

Brian Abzanka joins Gatesman as operations assistant/vendor coordinator following a long career in the broadcast industry where he held a number of positions producing a variety of television programs. He has vast experience overseeing onsite activations and sponsorships including events for clients such as General Motors, H.J. Heinz, Coca-Cola, Diageo and SiriusXM. Brian’s expertise will be instrumental in managing client deliverables including design, vendor coordination and production.

Molly Mykich, designer, is a recent graduate from California University of Pennsylvania whose passion for creativity enables her to bring fresh thinking to her work for clients including Pace Suburban Bus, National Vision, SHOP 'n SAVE and more.  

Sydney Easton, assistant account executive joins the agency full time following an internship supporting Gatesman’s account management team. Sydney’s ability to immerse herself in ranging topics and quickly become an expert in new areas allows her to stay nimble in supporting both the agency and her clients. 

“The continued success of Team Gatesman has enabled us to bolster every department of the agency over the past few months,” said Shannon Baker, president, Gatesman. “We are thrilled to be experiencing such exciting growth with both new team members and new projects, and look forward to continuing this momentum throughout the year.”

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About Gatesman:

With offices in Pittsburgh and Chicago, Gatesman offers expertise in strategy/branding, advertising, public relations, social media, digital and analytics. Gatesman is a partner in AMIN Worldwide, an alliance of over 50 independent marketing agencies, and IPREX, a global communications network. Gatesman acquired Quest Fore in 2014 and Noble Communications in 2017.