Angie started at Fruchtman Marketing in 1993 as a design intern for $10 a day after graduating from the University of Dayton with a degree in Visual Communications Design and a minor in English. “When I walked in the door to interview, I immediately knew I found my dream job!” says Angie. She quickly learned the ropes and climbed the ranks to become an art director. In that capacity, she enjoyed working on many projects, from corporate brochures to logos to signage to direct mail pieces and won an ADDY for the brochure design for a local day care facility.
In 2006, Angie made the leap to client services, which she fondly refers to as “the dark side,” where she served as a senior account executive and became entrenched in the jewelry marketing business. In this capacity, she was able to work on projects ranging from new campaign development and execution to managing the everyday needs of clients. Her design background enabled her to give creative input and insight into projects to ensure that all initiatives are executed on brand, on budget, and on time. She loves a good challenge and embraces the opportunity to do something new and different every day. As an account executive, she especially enjoyed working on a television campaign where she was able to write the scripts, pitch them to the client, research talent, and then produce the spots.
Now as the Executive Vice President, Angie oversees the business of several clients, new business initiatives and internal projects and processes. She is one of the busiest persons you will ever meet. In her rare amount of free time, Angie enjoys spending time with her very active family and volunteering as the Board Vice President for The Victory Center, a nonprofit providing nonmedical services for cancer patients at no charge. She has also volunteered for the Northwest Ohio Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® since 1994 and was the Race Chair in 2006. She is the former President of the Board of Directors and currently sits on the Graphics and Marketing Committees, spearheading new initiatives. She is also a member of Chicks for Charity, an officer of the Toledo Club Toastmasters, and is a trainer and certified Spin and On the Ball instructor at St. James Health and Fitness Club in the evenings and on weekends. She actively competes in area triathlons and sporting events, and will never turn down a good physical challenge, including a Tough Mudder and Memorial Day Military Murph, and recently qualified to compete in the national USAT Triathlon age group championships in Milwaukee in the summer of 2015. She’ll whip your business into shape quickly, too.