Lynnette Hunter (left) and Tristen George (right).
AbelsonTaylor named Tristen George and Lynnette Hunter as shareholders of the company June 6.
George, the senior vice president-experience design, and Hunter, the senior vice president-account director, were named to the 14-member shareholder's group. George and Hunter were also named to the company's Executive Committee.
"I’m very happy announcing this news, because both Lynnette and Tristen have shown the kind of leadership skills that have helped make us all successful and, even more importantly, will help lead us into the future,” Dale Taylor, president and CEO, said in a press release. "I think the agency is stronger when ownership is spread more widely and represents a wider range of experiences and opinions. I also think the agency is stronger when the folks who own the joint also work here."
Hunter has been with AbelsonTaylor since 2000, and George has been with the company since 2008. Hunter began as a traffic coordinator, while George began as a senior art director. Both rose through the ranks rapidly to their current positions.
Hunter joined AbelsonTaylor straight out of college at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in biological sciences. She has also been instrumental in developing the agency's digital marketing and consumer engagement.
Hunter received the 2019 MM&M Hall of Femme award in honor of her "significant personal achievements and ongoing efforts to help other women advance in leadership positions," according to the press release.
George spends her time with the company developing its digital practice. She has won more than 30 creative awards in her career and has even judged several award competitions. She has also been a featured speaker for several events. She also is a mentor and adviser for initiatives like MIT Hacking Medicine.
As shareholders, Hunter and George will participate in important decisions for AbelsonTaylor's business and policies.