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    Source: Swanson Russell news release

    LINCOLN, Neb. - Swanson Russell recently promoted seven people in its Lincoln and Omaha offices: Jaylyn Armstrong, Brooke Behrendt, Liz Dorland, Meghann Kennedy, Kimberly Merk, Morgan Nebbia and Ryan Stoner.

    Armstrong was promoted to associate digital producer. Since her start as a digital production coordinator in 2017, Armstrong has become a go-to resource for multiple processes and platforms such as Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager. The Omaha native earned a bachelor's degree in communication studies from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

    Behrendt was promoted to public relations counsel. Behrendt joined the agency in 2015 as a public relations associate focusing on the Propane Education and Research Council's agriculture market. Hailing from Gibbon, Nebraska, Behrendt graduated with a bachelor's degree in psychology, advertising and public relations from UNL.

    Dorland was promoted to public relations counsel. Since joining the agency as a public relations associate in 2016, Dorland has worked on high-profile brands such as Briggs & Stratton and E-Z-GO. The Aurora, Colorado, native graduated from UNL with a Bachelor of Journalism degree.

    Kennedy was promoted to associate motion designer. The Huntsville, Alabama, native originally joined the Lincoln office in 2017 as a motion editor. Since then, Kennedy has created video content for clients such as Koch Agronomic Services, the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) and SiteOne Landscape Supply. She earned a bachelor's degree in motion graphics from Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia.

    Merk was promoted to social media community manager. She first joined the Lincoln office in 2015 as the agency's public relations intern and was subsequently hired full-time as the public relations/social media coordinator in 2017. The San Jose, California, native has served on client accounts such as Blue Star Gas, Oregon Products and the Propane Education and Research Council. Merk graduated from UNL with a bachelor's degree in advertising and public relations.

    Nebbia was promoted to account manager. Since joining the Omaha office in 2016 as a project manager and subsequently senior project manager, Nebbia has served as the go-to lead on accounts such as AMVAC, the National Cattleman's Beef Association - Beef Quality Assurance, Reinke Manufacturing, Inc. and Northeast Community College. The Lincoln native graduated with a bachelor's degree in marketing from UNL

    Stoner was promoted to senior account manager. Since his start in the Lincoln office in 2016 as an account manager, Stoner has led a number of teams for clients including Briggs & Stratton, Greenlee and Gerber Gear. A Lincoln native, he graduated from UNL with a bachelor's degree in communication studies.

    About Swanson Russell

    Founded in 1962, Swanson Russell is a Nebraska-based marketing communications firm with offices in Lincoln and Omaha. In addition to working with local and regional clients, the full-service agency is nationally recognized for expertise in agriculture, health care, outdoor recreation, construction and the green industry. For more information about Swanson Russell's Real Connection™ approach to advertising, public relations, digital and branding services, visit

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