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Source: Osborn & Barr news release

Six new faces are laced through numerous Osborn & Barr (O&B) departments, including account service, administration, creative, digital, financial and public relations.

"While staff growth indicates O&B is successfully growing client's work, we must have the foresight and experience to sustain and build on that growth," says Michael Turley, O&B's chief executive officer. "Adding the right people throughout the organization supports necessary process and service to produce high-quality work our clients deserve and expect."

Anna Bethmann and James Coston support O&B's Monsanto team
Bethmann and Coston, both public relations assistant account executives, are exclusively working on Monsanto's diverse corporate initiatives and product-specific campaigns. Bethmann, a University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate, formerly worked at the Babcock Institute for International Dairy Research and Development. Coston comes to O&B from GolinHarris on the consumer brands team. He earned a bachelor's degree from University of Missouri-Columbia.

Jim McWilliams joins digital team
As senior digital account executive, McWilliams manages digital projects for multiple accounts, including AgraQuest, GAMeyeD, Merck Animal Health and SFP. He joins the team with more than nine years of creative and agency experience and earned a graphic design bachelor's degree from Southeast Missouri State University.

Kelsey Phelps is added to creative team
Phelps is the newest production artist on the creative team and is contributing to many O&B accounts, including AGCO, Asgrow, DEKALB and Monsanto. She is a University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign graduate and comes to O&B from IMPACT365's graphic design team.

Financial Services welcomes Sheryl Melton
Melton joins Osborn & Barr as financial manager, who worked at Waylon Advertising as an account manager prior to joining O&B.

Nancy Lester-Dean strengthens corporate administration support
Lester-Dean is executive assistant to O&B's executive management. She comes to O&B with more than 10 years of experience; most recently as office manager at Gateway Marketing Solutions.

Osborn & Barr concentrates on relationship-driven branding communications for the agriculture, rural- lifestyle and outdoors markets to maximize the image and profitability of its clients. Its staff of more than 170 professionals provides brand management, strategic planning, event planning and marketing, creative services, public relations, media services, social marketing, digital marketing and channel marketing. Osborn & Barr is located in St. Louis and Kansas City, and can be contacted via phone at 1-888-235-4332 or 314-726-5511, or at

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