JKR Automotive Advertising continues to grow, necessitating additions to our Client Services Department over the past year. Today’s blog profiles our newest employees in that department.
Tara Wally: Tara is in just her sixth month at JKR but has already proven to be a skillful negotiator, putting together the most cost-conscious buys available for her clients. She has more than 10 years of experience as a media buyer, much of it in the clinical research field. “I always want to do a great job for the clients, no matter the task,” she says.
When she isn’t working, there’s a good chance you’ll find Tara doing something sports-related. She is a Florida State University grad who’s into softball and volleyball; and an avid diver who went shark diving in Honduras on just her second certified dive. She and her boyfriend have been together for 12 years and have two cats and “the cutest dog ever”.
Kris VanSpeybroeck: After an ad agency internship and graduation from the University of Central Florida, Kris came aboard last year as an Account Coordinator. His many tasks include ensuring media outlets are running the agreed-upon advertisements, building budgets, running annual budget reports and constructing new client presentation books.
“When it comes down to it, I will stay until the job is done,” Kris says. “It doesn’t matter how long it takes.” He is a self-professed Star Wars fanatic who enjoys traveling to as many states as possible. His relentless work ethic carries over outside of work, as evidenced by the fact that he once completed a grueling 52.4-mile Ultra Marathon.
Christopher Veiga: Chris’ eye for detail serves him well in his role as Account Coordinator. Prior to starting at JKR, he was an intern at Universal Orlando in the Travel Industry Sales Department. “The experience with keeping track of budgets and researching markets prepared me to work at JKR,” said Chris, a graduate of the University of Central Florida.
A fringe benefit of working at Universal is the opportunity to meet notable celebrities, and Chris’ list includes Wayne Brady, Shaquille O’Neal, Robin Thicke and Stan Lee. Chris is always looking to expand his knowledge base, which he does by taking online classes in his spare time; and he describes himself as a “sci-fi junkie and frequent moviegoer”.
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