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akhia communications bolsters leadership team with two executive promotions
HUDSON, Ohio—Oct. 29, 2020—
, a Northeast Ohio communications agency, has announced two executive appointments. April Wonsick, previously vice president of client services, has been named executive vice president, overseeing the agency’s core service offerings. Jamie Gyerman, previously associate director of strategy and channel planning, has been promoted to director, channel strategy, and will join akhia’s executive committee.
“akhia remains committed to two things—client counsel and team development. Naming April and Jamie to these roles is an example of that,” said Ben Brugler, CEO and president. “For the past decade, April has demonstrated what it means to be dedicated to our clients’ businesses. She has overseen teams and programs that have directly impacted clients’ ROI. I’m looking forward to her applying these talents to the agency as a whole—and to have even greater exposure to our clients and their business goals.”
“Our clients should be excited about the impact Jamie’s promotion will have on their business. She has been entrenched with so many of our clients already, leading the effort to quickly integrate marketing and sales strategies into their digital footprint. She has grown our digital business and position in the industry in a way that is consistent with our culture—by counseling and growing our clients’ businesses. This is an exciting time for akhia as we continue to develop our business through proven and tested leadership.”
April Wonsick joined akhia in 2011 and has served as account director, director of account services and vice president of client services. Prior to joining akhia, she spent eight years at Liggett-Stashower in roles of increasing responsibility and began her career as a reporter and producer for WTOV-TV in Steubenville, Ohio. She holds of Bachelor of Science degree in journalism from Ohio University.
Jamie Gyerman has been with akhia since 2016 and has held the positions of account director and associate director prior to her appointment as director, channel strategy. She has 18 years of agency experience, including five years as account director at Meredith Xcelerated Marketing and two years as director of marketing at Susan Davis International based in Washington, D.C. Gyerman holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Dayton and several digital certifications.
akhia communications is based in Hudson, Ohio, and serves large local and national consumer and business-to-business brands. It is a full-service agency with core areas of focus in business communications strategy, digital, content, visual communications and public relations. Visit
about akhia communications
Founded in 1996, akhia communications is an integrated communications firm that distinguishes itself by focusing on a company’s business objectives and providing strategic solutions, including marketing, sales lead generation, public relations, social media and reputation management. akhia is located in Hudson, Ohio. The organization was founded on a philosophy of message integrity and best-in-class account service. Today, that philosophy remains in the form of the agency’s dedication to strategic execution for its clients, spanning a wide range of industries in the business-to-business, service and consumer sectors.