Three new hires with unrivaled expertise in media, sales, digital and social media have been announced by Rooster Strategic Solutions, LLC: Pat Reese, Sue Lee and Chandler Bruns.
Reese joins Rooster as chief media officer. After media stints in New York City on bluechip brands such as Nabisco, Nissan and Mastercard, she transitioned to agriculture and led media planning and strategy efforts for Pioneer, Elanco Animal Health, Monsanto and John Deere, among others. Reese most recently was senior vice president and media director at Sandbox in Kansas City.
Lee, a marketing and sales leader in agriculture since the mid-1980s, is partnering with Rooster as a business development advisor. Lee currently operates Sue Lee AgCom 343, an agricultural business advisory service in Kansas City, serving most recently as national accounts strategist with Fastline Media Group. Lee had previous stints with Brownfield, Farm Journal, Farm Progress, Hoard’s Dairyman and Webb Publishing.
Chandler Bruns joins Rooster as the company’s social media project manager after stints with Growmark, Bayer Crop Science and Agrible. Bruns holds both a B.A. degree in agricultural leadership education and a Masters degree in agricultural production from the University of Illinois. She grew up on a family grain farm in Champaign County, Ill., and has also worked with USDA Rural Development.
“Adding Pat Reese to our roster and working directly with Sue Lee continues Rooster’s plan to support the industry with the brightest minds available,” says Josh Turney, founder and chief strategist for Rooster. “They aren’t just really good at what they do. They are solid people who have had their customers’ backs for years.”
James Arnold, Rooster’s chief digital officer, says: “Chandler Bruns will be a brilliant talent guiding social strategy for Rooster and its clients.”
Rooster Strategic Solutions is a consultancy firm serving companies in food and agriculture. Based in Clinton, Ill., the firm has satellite offices in Kansas, Virginia and Tennessee.