Team

THE TSMGI TEAM


Our team is comprised of talented, passionate, and knowledgeable individuals who are driven by the desire to help our clients succeed.

Click our profiles below to learn more.

Amanda Anderson

Creative Designer

Amanda Anderson


Amanda joined The Studio at TSMGI in 2018 as a Creative Designer.

A graduate of Western Illinois University with a degree in Graphic Communication, Amanda began her career designing marketing collateral for her Alma Mater. Amanda is responsible for creating visual content by translating data into engaging, informative graphics. She utilizes brand guidelines and standards to cultivate designs tailored to communicating a client’s goal.

Outside of the office Amanda likes to catch the latest action movie at her local theater. She also enjoys exploring new cities and trying different cuisine with her fiancé.

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Elena Ballara

Senior Designer

Elena Ballara


Elena joined the TSMGI team in 2014 and serves as the Senior Creative Designer of “The Studio”—TSMGI’s creative team.

Elena has created work across a wide spectrum of media including apparel design, product design and packaging; publication, environmental, presentation, web and information design, as well as studio photography; video production, color-grading and editing, brand graphic identity development, advertising art direction, copy writing and proofreading. She has also played roles in pre-press and print production, focusing on digital print and silkscreen. With a degree in Art and Design from Columbia College of Chicago, Elena brings a trained eye and keen sense of style to all internal and client creative projects.

Fine art, craft coffee, good food and hilarious people inspire her interest. Elena and her husband live in Wheeling, Illinois.

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Ramsey Baya

IT Specialist

Ramsey Baya


Ramsey joined TSMGI in 2019 from Secant Healthcare in Tinley Park.

Ramsey has a MS in Computer Science from Lewis University and 5 years of experience in IT and Healthcare IT. Hailing from the South Suburbs, Ramsey enjoys movies, video games, and football. Don’t ask him how the Bears are doing.

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Linda Bisceglia

Account Manager

Linda Bisceglia


Linda joined TSMGI in 2018 as part of the Promotional Products team adding a new industry to her diverse background in real estate, media sales and office administration.

Linda is a graduate of Loyola University with a degree in Communication and Media Studies. Linda’s organizational skills and efficiency allow her to serve the agency’s clients with a high level of professionalism and attention to detail.

A mother of 4, Linda loves having a full house and spending time golfing and skiing.

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Jeff Braun

IT Director

Jeff Braun


Jeff joined TSMGI in 2014 as the IT Manager having spent nearly 3 decades in the IT field.

With a degree in Computer Science from the University of Maryland, Jeff began his career as a Cobol programmer for the U.S. Army and has worked in many aspects of the computer/IT world. Jeff served as the global network manager for several large companies and completed projects such as information security assessments for businesses, including banking institutions and credit unions.

At TSMGI, Jeff is responsible for all technology related programs including the building and maintenance of dozens of brand specific e-commerce sites, accepting orders and payment from around the world. Jeff has taught classes in computer security, business applications, Microsoft and Cisco products.

When Jeff is away from the computer, he enjoys golf, horseback riding, and is an avid Harley Davidson rider.

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Jordan Bressler

President and CEO

Jordan Bressler


As the President and CEO of TSMGI, Jordan established the company in 2000 as an agency committed to its clients by excelling as a truly integrated business partner never settling for “good,” never becoming complacent, and never taking clients’ business for granted.

Since then, Jordan has built the company into a leading international sports, promotional, and event marketing agency. With more than 30 years of sports marketing and promotional experience, Jordan negotiated and executed one of the most prestigious international sports sponsorships in 2009 when he secured the global naming rights for England’s high-profile Manchester United Football Club on behalf of the Chicago-based Aon Corporation, which he renegotiated in 2014. More recently, Jordan and his team created a unique sponsorship on behalf of Chicago-based Abbott as the title sponsor of the Abbott World Marathon Majors which takes place on 3 continents each year.

Jordan’s strategic mindset coupled with his attention to detail has been the catalyst in the agency’s growth. Under his leadership, the Deerfield, Illinois-based company has established innovative marketing and business-building programs for notable brands such as Valvoline, Abbott, and McDonald’s to name a few.

The University of Kansas graduate strives to constantly provide clients the personalized attention, agility and passion of a small business, while showcasing the cutting-edge capabilities of a large agency. Jordan empowers his leadership team to foster a family-like culture by encouraging innovate thinking, efficient problem solving, creativity and ownership in a safe and accepting environment.

In his limited free time, Jordan enjoys spending time with his family, of course a passion and following for sports internationally and personal fitness to support well-being for himself and his extended family.

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Cassie Burnside

Account Manager

Cassie Burnside


Cassie joined TSMGI in 2016 as part of the Sports Marketing, Motorsports team leading initiatives for Valvoline and Cummins.

Since then, Jordan has built the company into a leading international sports, promotional, and event marketing agency. With more than 30 years of sports marketing and promotional experience, Jordan negotiated and executed one of the most prestigious international sports sponsorships in 2009 when he secured the global naming rights for England’s high-profile Manchester United Football Club on behalf of the Chicago-based Aon Corporation, which he renegotiated in 2014. More recently, Jordan and his team created a unique sponsorship on behalf of Chicago-based Abbott as the title sponsor of the Abbott World Marathon Majors which takes place on 3 continents each year.

Cassie has worked on various NASCAR sponsor programs, including initiatives for Bosch, Auto Zone, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Advance Auto Parts, AARP and ditech Home Loans. With a degree in Sport Communication from Indiana University, Cassie began her sports marketing career in sponsorship and relationship management for the Chicago Bears and Chicago Fire. During that time, Cassie managed and executed sports and lifestyle events that revolved around the Clubs’ revenue-generating and customer-focused initiatives.

Cassie enjoys cheering on her alma mater in basketball (Go Hoosiers!), the Chicago lakefront, and spending time in California visiting with her niece and nephew.

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Diane Ciepiela

Account Director

Diane Ciepela


Diane joined TSMGI in 2018, bringing with her more than a decade of promotional products experience including conceptualization and presentation of product ideas, web store management, global sourcing and warehousing oversight, and supplier negotiations.

Diane currently leads the Abbott global promotional products program working closely with the client to align on and lead the vision, strategy and execution to help drive the brand and the business. As a certified Human Resources professional, Diane applies her entrepreneurial mindset and quest for continuous improvement to all client initiatives and relationships. A finalist in the 2018 ASI Distributor Salesperson of the Year awards, Diane also represents TSMGI at trade shows and other industry events. Her strategic mindset and good-nature have enabled Diane to identify and grow client initiatives.

Diane enjoys riding her Harley on a warm Spring day.

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Tom Crawford

VP & General Manager

Tom Crawford


Tom Crawford is Vice President and General Manager, responsible for day-to-day operations, strategic planning and business development. Crawford’s career spans decades managing global brands and their sports partnerships and entertainment alliances.

Prior to joining TSMGI, Crawford was Brand Manager of Sports & Entertainment Marketing for MillerCoors. His responsibilities included development of sports marketing strategy, acquisition and execution for a number of alliances, such as NFL and NASCAR. In addition, Crawford had management responsibilities for a variety of brand sponsorships with professional football, basketball and baseball teams; professional rodeo, poker, mixed martial arts and endurance sports.

Crawford spent 17 years with Motorola, Inc., in a variety of marketing and communications positions. As Director of Global Sponsorship Marketing, he was responsible for strategic planning, marketing, and execution of Motorola’s corporate sponsorship and event marketing programs. Crawford effectively increased Motorola’s visibility via sponsorship of motorsports, golf, tennis, baseball, basketball, football and the Olympics, including highly visible programs with Wimbledon Champion Maria Sharapova, Andretti Green Racing and an MLB first- wireless communications integration in Wrigley Field with the Chicago Cubs.
Some of Motorola’s most innovative partnerships that Crawford oversaw included wireless communication integration with Burton snowboarding apparel and Oakley sunglasses.

Crawford began his career with Proctor & Gamble in sales and marketing. He is a graduate of Illinois State University, and currently resides in the suburbs of Chicago with his wife and enjoys spending time with his adult twin daughters.

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Matt Dlugie

Account Executive

Matt Dlugie


Matt became a full-time team member of TSMGI in 2016 after spending one summer in the company’s internship program – which today, he oversees.

Matt graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Sports Communications, where he was also an Evans Scholar and most recently, he received a Masters degree in Sports Administration from Northwestern University

As part of the Sports Marketing team, Matt works in Motorsports while sharing his social media and esports expertise with other teams and assisting with the company’s internal communications, leading TSMGI’s social media channels and mentorship program.

During football season, Matt also works with the Chicago Bears activating in-stadium fan engagement programs. In his free time, Matt enjoys exploring National Parks, photography, and keeping up-to-date with the latest movies.

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Kim Dupor

Account Manager

Kim Dupor


Kim joined TSMGI as a member of the Promotional Products team in 2018 working on the Abbott global promotions program.

A graduate of Loyola University with a degree in Advertising, PR and Marketing, Kim brings with her nearly a decade of experience in the promotional products industry. Kim uses her depth of knowledge to bring innovative products and approaches to clients to help them build their brands and drive their businesses.

Kim enjoys reality TV and spending time with family and friends during the Summer, her favorite time of year.

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Dan Elias

Vice President

Dan Elias


Dan joined TSMGI in 2012 as Vice President, leading the Promotional Marketing division in the Milwaukee office. Dan brings more than 30 years of experience in promotions, event merchandise and brand marketing, having developed and executed successful marketing programs for many domestic and global clients.

During the summer months, Dan runs the TSMGI Summerfest Stores at The World’s Largest Musical Festival held in Milwaukee, as well as our event merchandise operations at the Wisconsin and Indiana State Fair and The Big E.

Dan graduated from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University with a degree in Marketing and Advertising and lives outside Milwaukee, Wisconsin with his wife, three children and dog. Dan’s favorite color combination is green and gold. He throws left and bats right for more power. He enjoys golf and hopes to one-day shoot his age (in about thirty years).

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Lauren Ettin

Account Manager

Lauren Ettin


Lauren joined TSMGI in 2015 on the Promotional Products team. A seasoned marketing professional, Lauren brings more than a decade of promotional products experience to TSMGI along with meeting and event planning expertise.

Lauren manages a variety of endurance sports initiatives both within the Chicago community and around the world. Lauren’s career has enabled her to work on well-known consumer products such as Dove, Suave and The French’s Food Company, as well as pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly.

Lauren holds a Communications degree from the University of Iowa, and when she is not with her two sons, you can find her traveling and training for her next race.

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Laura Felker

Account Executive

Laura Felker


Laura joined TSMGI’s Sports Marketing division in 2017 as an Account Coordinator, working specifically on the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin account.

She is a University of Wisconsin – Whitewater sports marketing graduate, who spent her undergraduate career working in marketing and events for UW-Whitewater Athletics. Laura was also a corporate sponsorship marketing intern for the Milwaukee Brewers and spent time working in fundraising and alumni events at Marquette University.

Laura likes to spend weekends cooking, following Wisconsin sports teams and particular enjoys the summers in Milwaukee.

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Lindsey Gerba

Account Director

Lindsey Gerba


Lindsey joined TSMGI’s Sports Marketing team in 2015, working on the Abbott account which she leads today.

An experienced marketing and communications professional, Lindsey brings more than a decade of experience to her role including partner sponsorships, event activation and promotion management for clients such as the U.S. Army, Kraft, and Microsoft.

Most of Lindsey’s career has been working at agencies helping clients drive their businesses through event marketing and activation. Lindsey holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Her favorite things include laughing with her two daughters, cheering on the Cubs and Tar Heels, and running marathons, of which she’s completed 10.

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Taylor Goddard

Account Coordinator

Maggie Speirs


Maggie joined TSMGI in 2018 from the Waukesha Pewaukee Convention and Visitor Bureau as part of the Promotional Products team in Milwaukee.

With a degree in Hospitality Management from the University of Wisconsin-Stout, Maggie assists many clients across a wide range of industries. A resident of Milwaukee, Maggie likes to travel, cook and needs a good cup of coffee to start her day.

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Eileen Horgan

Account Manager

Eileen Horgan


Eileen joined TSMGI in 2016, on the Promotional Products team.

She previously spent 16 years at Baxter Healthcare holding various project roles while raising four very active children. Eileen is a Marquette University alumnus, and loves to run, as long as coffee is the end goal.

When she is not at work, Eileen is carpooling her kids to sporting activities and in her “spare” time, she loves to replicate HGTV’s DIY shows.

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Mike Humlan

Account Manager

Mike Humlan


Mike joined TSMGI in 2015 as part of the Sports Marketing team, specializing in Motorsports. Prior to joining TSMGI, Mike worked for a top-tier NASCAR race team managing numerous accounts, with a particular focus in performance product partnerships.

As a 14-year veteran of the NASCAR industry, he also brings previous sports marketing agency experience having worked on the Sprint/NEXTEL sponsorship. With a degree in Sports Marketing from James Madison University, Mike lives with his wife and two children in Davidson, North Carolina, where he can quickly access NASCAR’s hub for resources.

His favorite outdoor activities include mountain biking, trail running, and the occasional DIY house project.

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Dawn Jacks

Purchasing Manager

Dawn Jacks


Dawn joined TSMGI in 2004 and holds the record for longest tenured employee. As the Purchasing Manager for the company, Dawn uses her career-long expertise in promotional products to accurately forecast inventory needs for catalog and warehouse programs with TSMGI’s clients leading to a near 100% “serviceability” rate on customer orders.

She’s a top-notch negotiator ensuring competitive pricing across all client teams. In addition, Dawn collaborates with IT and The Studio to maintain and update client e-commerce sites with new and refreshed items on a regular basis.

If you can’t find Dawn at the office you most likely will find her at the hockey rink cheering on the Milwaukee Admirals or practicing her love of photography and spending time with her daughter.

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Ismael Joseph

AP/AR Clerk

Ismael Joseph


Ismael joined TSMGI’s accounting team in 2018 focusing on accounts receivable and accounts payable.

A graduate of Harper College with a degree in Accounting, Ismael helps ensure all invoicing runs smoothly and accurately across all client partners.

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Christine Leskovar

Sr. Account Manager

Christine Leskovar


As a member of the Promotional Products team, Christine splits her time between the Milwaukee and Deerfield offices and has extensive experience in all aspects of promotional marketing.

A 20+ year veteran of the industry, Christine helps manage client accounts and provides merchandise options for programs, events, trade shows, employee incentives, and more. Christine has an undergraduate degree in Social Work and a master’s degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.

She appreciates the balance between working in marketing and utilizing her educational background at volunteer activities working with youth and helping to run a food pantry.

Christine also enjoys watching sports, theater, learning new languages, and traveling – even the commute between offices from Milwaukee to Chicago.

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Ed Levy

Account Director

Ed Levy


Maggie joined TSMGI in 2018 from the Waukesha Pewaukee Convention and Visitor Bureau as part of the Promotional Products team in Milwaukee.

With a degree in Hospitality Management from the University of Wisconsin-Stout, Maggie assists many clients across a wide range of industries. A resident of Milwaukee, Maggie likes to travel, cook and needs a good cup of coffee to start her day.

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Miguel Lumbreras

Staff Accountant

Miguel Lumbreras


Miguel joined TSMGI in 2017 as an Accounts Receivable Clerk after receiving his degree in Business Administration and Management from Northeastern Illinois University

He’s spent the last seven years as a Store Manager at Grand Prix Car Wash in Deerfield, Illinois, where he enjoys working part-time.

In his spare time, Miguel likes to play and watch soccer. His favorite place to travel is his parents’ hometown in Mexico located in the state of Jalisco.

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Kristin Makowski

AP/AR Clerk

Kristin Makowski


Kristin joined TSMGI in 2019 as part of the Accounting team.

With a degree from Loyola University in Information Systems Management, Kristin brings a unique background of technology, business management and accounting to the agency. Kristin lives in Arlington Heights with her husband and two teenagers and in her spare time likes to bake and travel.

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Andrew McCarthy

Account Executive

Andrew McCarthy


Andrew joined TSMGI in 2017 as part of the Sports Marketing team, focusing specifically on Abbott’s global sponsorship of the Abbott World Marathon Majors.

A former sales executive with the Indiana Pacers, Andrew also brings experience from his roles as a data analyst with Vivid Seats and as a ticket manager for Ball State University Athletics.

Andrew is a 2014 Indiana University graduate, with a degree in Sport Marketing and Management. While an undergrad, Andrew was an intern with the Indiana Golf Foundation and taught a class designed to improve academic performance through effective motivational strategies.

A devoted Hoosiers, Colts, and Pacers fanatic, Andrew is most often found on a golf course during his time outside the office.

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Judy Messer

Office Administrator

Judy Messer


Judy joined TSMGI in 2014 as the Office Manager and continues to run the office today.

Along with the answering phones and greeting clients, Judy manages the day-to-day office activities and assists the Ticket Management team. Judy has extensive experience as a professional assistant across different industries.

With a degree in Elementary Education from the University of Illinois, Judy taught primary school in Chicago for several years, as well as acted as a Site Supervisor for a Montessori School in the northern suburbs for 10 years.

Some of Judy’s favorite things to do are play golf, tennis and spend countless hours with her three granddaughters.

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Dianne Michels

HR Manager

Dianne Michels


Dianne is on her second stint with TSMGI, having helped establish the agency as its first HR Director in the early 2000s.

Dianne is a Human Resources professional who flawlessly combines her communication and relationship skills with organizational and human development to unleash the potential in company team members. Dianne’s breadth of expertise allows her to create strategic plans, practical infrastructures, efficient processes, and holistic systems that help drive an organization’s success. With a strategic and thoughtful approach, Dianne creates a culture of empowerment where individuals are confident, authentic, and agile, enabling team members to unleash their purpose and potential as they fulfill TSMGI’s mission and vision.

Most recently, Dianne served as the Chief Possibility Officer at YWCA Metropolitan Chicago and prior to that held various HR roles within the Public Relations industry at multi-national agencies such as Ketchum and Fleishman Hilliard.

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Tara Miller

Sr. Account Manager

Tara Miller


Maggie joined TSMGI in 2018 from the Waukesha Pewaukee Convention and Visitor Bureau as part of the Promotional Products team in Milwaukee.

With a degree in Hospitality Management from the University of Wisconsin-Stout, Maggie assists many clients across a wide range of industries. A resident of Milwaukee, Maggie likes to travel, cook and needs a good cup of coffee to start her day.

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Devan Mueller

Account Coordinator

Devan Mueller


Devan joined TSMGI in 2017 as part of the Valvoline Promotional Products team.

Devan assists in managing the company store located at the world headquarters of Valvoline in Lexington, Kentucky. With more than ten years of experience in retail, Devan enjoys helping customers in the onsite Valvoline store.

Devan and her husband enjoy participating in volunteer work in their local community, being outdoors, and watching the occasional hockey game.

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Irene Ochoa

Controller

Irene Ochoa


Irene joined TSMGI in 2012 as a Staff Accountant and today serves as the company’s Controller.

. While working, Irene worked tirelessly to complete her CPA requirements and added her certification to her more than 17 years of experience in the accounting field. Irene oversees all aspects of accounting, billing and finance for the company.

In addition to her CPA degree, Irene holds degrees in Accounting and Finance from Northeastern Illinois University. In her spare time, Irene enjoys spending time with family and friends.

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Jeff Opalach

Account Supervisor

Jeff Opalach


Jeff joined the TSMGI Sports Marketing, Motorsports team in 2014 on the Valvoline account bringing with him more than 20 years of sports marketing and communications experience, many of which were dedicated to Motorsports.

Jeff’s managed programs for brands such as 3M, Acxiom, Best Buy, Chevrolet, Computer Associates, Craftsman, Ford Motor Company, Sherwin Williams, Sprint and Valvoline also having worked for Randy Moss Motorsports, Circle Bar Racing, Octagon Sports Marketing on behalf of Sprint, Greg Biffle Inc. and Best Buy. A lifelong motorsports fan, Jeff brings his passion and experience of marketing and public relations experience to the TSMGI team.

Jeff plays a key role in managing the McDonald’s account and serves as the day-to-day client contact. Jeff earned his degree in Public Relations from Western Michigan University and spends time with his wife chasing after their overly energetic toddler daughter.

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Jeanette Ostovich

Account Director

Jeanette Ostovich


Jeanette is the Director of the Promotional Products team, splitting her time between the Deerfield and Milwaukee offices.

She has more than 25 years of experience in global promotional marketing and has worked with blue-chip clients such as Valvoline, Ashland, Aon, Manchester United, Abbott, McDonald’s, Coca-Cola, Wells Fargo and American Airlines, among many others.

Jeanette holds a degree in Marketing and Finance from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and worked for other multi-national marketing agencies prior to joining TSMGI.

When she is not busy assisting her clients with their event and promotional needs, she enjoys spending time with her family, attending sporting events, kickboxing, shopping and traveling.

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Michele Samuels

Sr. Account Supervisor

Michele Samuels


Michele joined TSMGI in 2010 to help lead the Promotional Products team.

Overseeing a variety of clients across multiple industries, Michele manages e-commerce and direct fulfillment programs as well as custom merchandise for clients such as Valvoline, Solenis and OCC. With a background in publishing and sales, Michele works closely with her clients to deliver innovative and creative merchandise at competitive pricepoints.

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Rebecca Seldin

Account Coordinator

Rebecca Seldin


Maggie joined TSMGI in 2018 from the Waukesha Pewaukee Convention and Visitor Bureau as part of the Promotional Products team in Milwaukee.

With a degree in Hospitality Management from the University of Wisconsin-Stout, Maggie assists many clients across a wide range of industries. A resident of Milwaukee, Maggie likes to travel, cook and needs a good cup of coffee to start her day.

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Kim Smith

Account Manager

Kim Smith


Kim joined TSMGI in 2014 on the Promotional Products team and is based in the Milwaukee office

She brings more than 15 years of promotional products experience to the agency and oversees a wide range of the promotional business for the agency including Froedtert Health System and helping manage the four TSMGI retail outlets at Summerfest, the world’s largest musical festival.

Kim attended the University of Kansas and Alverno College. In her spare time, Kim enjoys riding her bike on a long country road.

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Cheryl Smith

Account Supervisor

Cheryl Smith


Cheryl joined TSMGI in 2007 as part of the Promotional Products team.

Cheryl manages the day-to-day operations of the company store at Valvoline’s corporate headquarters. Cheryl works closely with the Deerfield team to identify and offer innovative and exciting products to her customers.

Cheryl earned her degree from the University of Kentucky and when she is not working, she enjoys traveling with her husband and teenage boys and also relaxing at the spa.

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Maggie Speirs

Account Coordinator

Maggie Speirs


Maggie joined TSMGI in 2018 from the Waukesha Pewaukee Convention and Visitor Bureau as part of the Promotional Products team in Milwaukee.

With a degree in Hospitality Management from the University of Wisconsin-Stout, Maggie assists many clients across a wide range of industries. A resident of Milwaukee, Maggie likes to travel, cook and needs a good cup of coffee to start her day.

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DeAnnna Tenney

Account Coordinator

DeAnnna Tenney


Maggie joined TSMGI in 2018 from the Waukesha Pewaukee Convention and Visitor Bureau as part of the Promotional Products team in Milwaukee.

With a degree in Hospitality Management from the University of Wisconsin-Stout, Maggie assists many clients across a wide range of industries. A resident of Milwaukee, Maggie likes to travel, cook and needs a good cup of coffee to start her day.

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David Zlotnik

Senior Director

David Zlotnik


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