Grow & Fortify Founder & CEO Kevin Atticks recently announced staff promotions. “We have an incredibly talented team, and they are working wonders for our company and our clients,” said Atticks.
Janna Howley has been promoted to Chief Operations Officer, Kelly Dudeck has been promoted to Chief Strategy Officer, and Abby Casarella has been promoted to Director of Events.
In highlighting some of their successes, Atticks noted the diverse responsibilities of the team.
Casarella has managed over 20 events across the state for Grow & Fortify and its clients, which range from intimate, upscale gatherings to large outdoor festivals with thousands of attendees. “Abby has created incredible events that benefit our clients and provide engaging consumer experiences,” Atticks said.
Dudeck produced the Grow & Fortify Summit in December, which brought together 200 agricultural professionals and entrepreneurs for learning and networking. “Kelly is a master of composing compelling results from complex projects, including multi-industry conferences and publications,” Atticks said.
In addition to managing the company’s finances, administrative and compliance functions, Howley supports startup value-added agricultural businesses by walking them through the licensing and permitting process. “With Janna, we have a top-level controller for our company, and staunch advocate for entrepreneurs in the startup phase,” Atticks said.
Jim Bauckman is the newest member of the team, managing all marketing, promotions and communications for Grow & Fortify and its clients.
“I am impressed with what our small team has accomplished, and look forward to their incredible achievements in 2019,” Atticks said.
Grow & Fortify is celebrating its fifth anniversary this January.