Media Director Kelley Kent was introduced as the seventh winner of the coveted JEANIE Award during RSE’s annual 2016 holiday lunch in mid-December.
The award was created in memory of the late Jean Runyon, who founded the agency in 1960. Names of candidates are put forward by employees, and each year, a winner is selected from among nominees by the firm’s owners.
Kelley joined the RSE staff in May of 2009, bringing with her more than 28 years of advertising, marketing and media experience.
During the presentation, agency owners noted that Kelley’s co-workers credit her with great integrity and professionalism. “She is an employee who leads by example and inspires others to maintain those same high standards…,” said one nominator.
Kelley, who unfortunately was only able to work with Jean for a few months, noted that in that short time she recognized clearly why Jean was so revered.
About receiving the award, she said she was “emotional and honored to be chosen.”