Hunt Adkins Names Shanna Apitz President and Chief Creative Officer
Independently owned agency celebrates 30 years with notable growth
(Minneapolis, Minn.) January 19, 2021 —Top 25 MN Agency Hunt Adkins announces Shanna Apitz as new president and chief creative officer, effective immediately. Apitz, a 15-year veteran at Hunt Adkins, has been recognized throughout her tenure for her vision, leadership and dedication to digital innovation.
“For years, I worked to define the traits we saw necessary for the next leader who would take Hunt Adkins down the path of success for the next 30 years,” said Patrick Hunt, founding partner and chief executive officer at Hunt Adkins. “Shanna’s business acumen, commitment to strategically smart and breakthrough creative on behalf of our clients, thought leadership on all things digital and steadfast belief in our culture makes her the ideal candidate.”
During a year of unprecedented challenges worldwide, Hunt Adkins has managed to grow significantly in spite of ongoing uncertainty. In addition to Apitz’s promotion, the agency celebrates naming Alex Denholm and Sarah Kearin as partners, three promotions and six new hires, including Joe Soucheray as chief technology officer and Luke Prosser as creative director, both of whom will greatly expand the agency’s technology capabilities.
“I’m thrilled and honored to expand my leadership role at HA,” said Shanna Apitz, president and chief creative officer at Hunt Adkins. “A global pandemic, escalating social unrest and economic volatility created an uncertain operating environment for our industry this last year. Additionally, the unexpected loss of Doug Adkins in May was unfathomable. Our growth and success in 2020 are a testament to our team and our client partners’ dedication, talent, creativity and resiliency. I look forward to new challenges and successes in the years to come.”
Hunt Adkins’ current clients include Duke Cannon, Great Clips, Hayward Industries, NorthRock Partners, Pinnacle Technologies, Sever’s Festivals, Skotch Kooler, University of Minnesota Athletics and more.