MarketInk: J. Walcher Communications Rises to 2 on Staff, Creates New Hires

Ashley Bendas (left), Olivia Stafford and McKenna Ryan.

San Diego Marketing and Public Relations Agency J. Walcher Communications has announced the promotion of two staff members and a new hire.

Ashley Bendas has been promoted from Senior Account Executive to Account Supervisor. Bendas first joined the agency in 2013 as an intern and returned in 2015 as an account coordinator. He will continue to manage a number of clients from real estate, hospitality, nonprofit organizations and professional services. Bendas graduated from San Diego State University with a BA in journalism.

Olivia Stafford has been promoted from Account Executive to Senior Account Executive. Stafford joined JWC in 2015 after working at Focuscom, a San Diego public relations and public relations firm. She graduated from Point Loma Nazarene University with a BA in Spanish and a specialization in writing and public relations.

McKenna Ryan joined JWC as an account coordinator after interning at Havas Formula, a San Diego public relations agency. JWC said it will help professional services, retail, hospitality, and non-profit clients. Ryan graduated from California State University Chico with a BA in Journalism and an emphasis in Public Relations and a minor in Marketing.

“Ashley and Olivia have proven to be excellent client campaign managers and continue to demonstrate excellent results for our clients. They both express and maintain a wealth of experience across multiple industries, ”said JWC President Jean Walcher. “And McKenna has already demonstrated a willingness to be involved in a wide range of clients and projects.”

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