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Jacobs Agency Makes Big Move in Additions to Account Team

CHICAGO, August 1, 2016 —Jacobs Agency began heating up last summer, adding five members to the team, but the momentum isn’t stopping any time soon. Ten new account members have joined the agency, ready to hit the ground running.

Recent new hires include Susan Saltwell, Laura Chaparro, Tracy Linnane, Sam Rasnak, Elaine Pyles, Ashley Slovinski, Adam Azzaro, Laura Harvey, Nora DiSanto and Kathleen Yahner.


Susan Saltwell, Vice President of Client Services and Strategy

Susan has made a career out of marrying strategic planning and consumer insight to deliver inventive marketing campaigns. Her breadth of agency experience at Tom, Dick & Harry, Marc USA and others make her a force to be reckoned with at the helm of the Jacobs account team.

Laura Chaparro, Account Director

Laura brings her experience from work at Energy BBDO on Bayer Global, Aleve, Alka Seltzer and Aspirin brands, along with time at Tom, Dick & Harry Creative, managing multiple large accounts. Her passion and tenacity are what will make her shine at Jacobs Agency.

 Tracy Linnane, Account Director

With brands like Kia, Boeing and Under Armour under her belt, Tracy brings a diverse skill set to the Account side at Jacobs Agency. Her broad background in account management and planning make her a vital part of the team.

 Sam Rasnak, Senior Account Executive

Sam brings energy, enthusiasm, and the ability to maintain strong client relationships. Her experience before joining Jacobs Agency included a wide array of clients at Noble, Intouch Solutions and AbelsonTaylor.

Elaine Pyles, Senior Account Executive

Her years of marketing experience with major foodservice industry accounts made Elaine fight right in at Jacobs Agency. Since graduating from Rutgers, she worked as an account executive at CSSI Marketing + Culinary.

Ashley Slovinski, Account Executive

Her experience with multiple foodservice accounts, including Smithfield, at CSSI Marketing + Culinary made Ashley a perfect fit for Jacobs Agency. A Loyola grad and Peace Corps volunteer, Ashley is both tenacious and tireless in her client service.

Adam Azzaro, Account Executive

Adam joins Jacobs Agency after spending time at VML and Ogilvy on big name brands like Kleenex and SC Johnson. He will focus on the Nathan’s Famous account at Jacobs and is already working to get the brand active on Snapchat.

Laura Harvey, Assistant Account Executive

Laura is a versatile and proactive marketer with experience in brand strategy, project management, market research and more. She joins Jacobs Agency after working on Kraft and MARS brands with The Food Group.

Nora DiSanto, Assistant Account Executive

Fresh out of Marquette where she earned he Bachelor’s in Advertising, Nora is passionate about building brands. She worked previously as a marketing assistant at Rogan Corporation and brand strategy intern at BlackPaint Studios.

Katheen Yahner, Assistant Account Executive

Previously working to completer her degree at Elon University, Kat was brought on full-time after her internship with Jacobs Agency to work on the Baird & Warner, Amtrak and IAA accounts.


Said, Tom Jacobs, President of Jacobs Agency, “we’ve doubled our staff this past year and I know that our newest members will be great assets in helping us to produce amazing work and make communication with our clients even more seamless.”


Jacobs Agency is 35 strong and still growing, with a full service offering for top brand name local and regional clients including Smithfield Foods, Amtrak, Insurance Auto Auctions and Baird & Warner.


Now as then, Jacobs Agency remains a fiercely independent Chicago based full service agency.


About Jacobs Agency

Fiercely independent, Jacobs Agency believes that great results are the product of great ideas. Born from their clients’ objectives, Jacobs Agency creates targeted advertising that cuts through today’s tangled marketing landscape and reaches consumers with engaging messages that move hearts and products.  To find out how, visit


If you would like more information about this press release, or to schedule an interview with Tom Jacobs, please contact:

Tom Jacobs at 312.664.5000 extension 113 or email


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