Michele Markham named president and chief operating officer of EAG Advertising & Marketing in preparation for founder, Paul Weber, lessening his role in the agency’s daily operations.
October 1, 2020 (KANSAS CITY, MO) – EAG Advertising & Marketing, founded in 2003 as Kansas City’s first outsourced marketing department for small businesses, announces today that Paul Weber, CEO, will take a step back from the agency’s daily operations.
Weber named EAG president, Michele Markham, chief operating officer as part of a succession plan that has been underway for the past year. EAG’s leadership team is now comprised of Markham, Jeff Randolph, vice president of planning and Angela Ridpath, vice president of client services who joined the company in March.
Markham joined EAG as executive vice president in 2012. Prior to that, she served as president of Ketchum, one of the nation’s leading directional and digital marketing agencies and was a franchise owner of Title Boxing Club in Dallas, TX.
“Michele and I have worked together since early 2000. I have tremendous confidence in her leadership and experience as we embark on this next chapter of the EAG story,” said Weber. “The entire EAG team has worked diligently toward a smooth and seamless transition for our clients and partners.”
Weber will remain engaged with the agency, focusing on strategic and creative initiatives.
“Paul’s leadership and entrepreneurial focus has left an indelible mark on EAG, as well as Kansas City’s entrepreneurial community,” said Markham. “Our future is bright because of his leadership and legacy. I’m proud to take the helm of this vibrant organization and to continue our work with our valued clients.”
About EAG Advertising & Marketing
Since 2003, EAG Advertising & Marketing (EAG) has provided branding, advertising and outsourced marketing services to nearly 400 small and mid-market companies in Kansas City and across the nation. EAG has been profiled or quoted in numerous national and local publications including the Wall Street Journal and INC. Online. Recognized over the years for award-winning creative, results-based campaigns and brand management, EAG was selected as the 2019 Agency of the Year by the ANA Business Marketing and AMA American Marketing Associations of Kansas City.