Agency announces appointments

Originally published in Business Briefs

The Dayton-based marketing advertising and public relations agency of Penny-Ohlmann-Neiman Inc. has announced the appointment of three new vice presidents to help accommodate its continuing growth.

Bruce D. Geiger, associated with the agency for seven years, has been promoted to vice president, Corporate. Geiger will direct the evaluation and adjustment of operating systems that affect client services and will continue his management and research responsibilities for industrial, commercial and consumer accounts.

A magna cum laude graduate of the University of Cincinnati, Geiger brings a full range of communication experience to his new position. The 1963 graduate of Troy High School now resides on Sheehan Road in Washington Township.

Karen L. Ingle becomes vice president, Creative. She assumes responsibility for the flow and quality of creative services produced by the agency.

Ingle was named art director in 1979, after 10 years with the agency. She holds numerous awards for her design work, including three Hermes by the Dayton Advertising Club, the nationally recognized Addy’s and the renowned “Benny” by printing Industries of America. Active in the community, Ingle designed the 1980 “Victorian Lady” poster for the Victory Theatre and soon will be releasing the first Aullwood Audubon print.

She is a graduate of Covington High School, attended Wittenburg University’s. College of Fine Arts and graduated from the school of Dayton Art Institute. Ingle is a Kettering resident.

Linda Kahn becomes vice president, Meida. She will supervise evaluation, analysis and the purchase of broadcast and print media on behalf of the company’s clients, in addition to the supervision of production of all broadcast materials. Kahn was instrumental in bringing to the agency one of the most sophisticated computer-assisted systems for research and broadcast media buy analysis.

She graduated from Miami University with majors in psychology and political science, and completed courses toward a master’s degree in marketing.
In commenting on the promotions, Walter Ohlmann, president and chief executive officer, said “ This is the first step to pass on additional duties and responsibilities to an expanded management staff”.

Penny-Ohlmann-Neiman, founded in 1949, is a multifaceted communications agency that now renders services to more than 50 local, regional and national clients. The firm is in the final phase of a construction program that will double its facility at 1605 N. Main St.

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The Ohlmann Group has a rich history that began in Dayton, Ohio in 1949, where the agency was founded as Penny and Penny by Bob Penny and his wife Jean. In 1964, Walter Ohlmann joined the firm. Ralph Neiman came on in 1969 and the firm became Penny/Ohlmann/Neiman. In 2011, P/O/N was renamed The Ohlmann Group to better reflect the agency's ongoing evolution and collaborative nature.

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