Michele Markham assumes CEO role upon announcement of Paul Weber’s retirement.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., October 26, 2021 – EAG Advertising & Marketing (EAG) today announces that Michele Markham assumes the role of CEO and president effective October 1, 2021. Paul Weber, agency founder and long-time CEO, will officially retire on December 31, 2021.
Coinciding with the leadership change, EAG announces an expansion and five-year renewal lease commitment to their headquarters at 2029 Wyandotte. The expansion and recently completed remodel bring the agency’s Crossroads office space to more than 6,000 square feet.
Weber founded EAG in 2003 after a 20-year career at large national advertising agencies. It was his vision to create an agency model that would strictly serve small businesses and entrepreneurial cultures, a segment he believed was severely underserved by quality marketing resources. Today, EAG is recognized as one of the most successful agencies serving this segment both in the Kansas City market and nationally.
Markham joined EAG in 2012 after a 13-year career at Ketchum Advertising where she rose to the position of president. It was after her first child was born that Markham decided the career that best suited her was one that would lessen her extensive travel schedule. Weber and Markham met early in 2000 when the two worked together at Ketchum.
“Michele is the best person to write the next chapter in EAG’s history,” said Weber. “She led the agency through our most significant period of growth and maturity. Our clients, employees and the entire community are in the best possible, capable hands with Michele’s leadership.”
About EAG Advertising & Marketing
From its headquarters in Kansas City, Mo., EAG has served more than 500 clients, helping them expand their marketing capacity by becoming their full-service outsourced marketing department. In-house seasoned marketing professionals conduct services in all disciplines, including brand development, consulting, media placement, creative design, content development, channel management, website design and search engine optimization.
EAG is a winner of numerous small business and creative advertising awards, including Kansas City’s Best Places to Work, Fountain Awards, Philanthropic (Philly) Awards, Kansas City’s Fastest Growing Companies and 2019 Agency of the Year.