News : YA Strengthens Team with Two New Hires
Minneapolis, MN, USA, July 11, 2016 -- YA, a provider in delivering omni-channel marketing promotions, announced two new staff appointments.
"As our business continues to grow, we’re adding the right team members to ensure we’re consistently delivering superior account management, operational and client results," said YA President and CEO Chris Behrens.
Ken Thompson has joined YA as a Senior Software Engineer on the company’s Digital Services team. He brings with him eight years of experience as an Engineer and Manager. Thompson’s most recent experience was with Digital Marauders as a Technical Lead. In previous roles, he served as a Technical Lead at Civic Eagle and a Web Programmer at the University of Minnesota.
Thompson graduated from the University of Minnesota–Twin Cities with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Mathematics.
Jackie Johnston has joined YA as an Account Manager with the company’s Sales and Account Development team, where she will specialize in working with consumer packaged goods (CPG) clients. She brings with her six years of experience in sales management, account management and as a buyer analyst. Johnston’s most recent position was with Lucy Activewear. In previous roles, she was an Assistant Buyer at Calvin Klein Performance & Marc New York Active–AM Retail group; an Assistant Buyer at Christopher & Banks; and a Merchandise Assistant and Buying Operations Coordinator at Urban Outfitters.
Johnston graduated from the University of Minnesota-Duluth with a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Psychology, with a Minor in Art.
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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