Centerliner News: New Leadership Hires
Feb 2, 2017
We’re excited to announce we’ve added three new senior-level hires to the Centerline Team. Get to know Associate Creative Director Aaron Thaddeus and Account Managers Kelsey Atkins and Anastasia Pankow.
Aaron Thaddeus joins Centerline’s Creative team as an Associate Creative Director.
Thaddeus comes to Centerline all the way from Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, where he worked as a creative director at his own production house. He has experience doing video and animation work for multinational corporations like Nissan, Petronas and Intel.
He’s starting his second week with Centerline, but it took about two years to get Thaddeus here.
“When I talk to people about my experience getting here, people are amazed. Some have said to me, ‘You’ve been in the process of getting to Centerline longer than I’ve worked here!’ It took about 14 months for me to actually move here, but the whole interview process and everything took close to two years,” said Thaddeus.
Now that he’s here, what’s his favorite part?
“The free bananas every morning. I’ve saved a ton of money,” he joked. “What I love most is all of the people I’ve met here. Emily (Gamiel, Recruiting and Onboarding Specialist) especially, she’s one of the main reasons I stuck out the process of moving here for as long as I did.”
Thaddeus likes to eat in his spare time, and can cook some sick Asian food. He’s also a drummer – and is looking for a band in the Raleigh area to jam with. Hit him up with leads on LinkedIn.
Kelsey Atkins joins Centerline’s Account team as an Account Manager.
Atkins is a North Carolina native who majored in Journalism and Mass Communications at UNC-Chapel Hill. She started her career in trade show and corporate event planning, before moving into public relations and marketing for her hometown’s regional health system.
Most recently, she worked on the healthcare account management team at Capstrat, planning and implementing integrated communications campaigns for clients like Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina and UVA Health System.
Atkins is a travel junkie, and has visited more countries than U.S. states. Her go-to spot stateside? New Orleans. Laissez les bons temps rouler!
Anastasia “Tassy” Pankow joins Centerline’s Account team as an Account Manager.
Pankow comes to Centerline with a rich background in consulting and account management, having worked for companies like Method Savvy and Deloitte Consulting. She graduated from NC State with degrees in Political Science and Russian, and is fluent in both Russian and German.
“I loved the working environment, and the collaboration that really encourages growth from everyone,” Pankow said, when asked about why she joined Centerline.
Pankow has a puppy, Chloe, that takes up most of her free time. She also lived in Dortmund, Germany for two and a half years, working as an English Language Instructor for corporate executives at the top energy firm in the country.
You can reach out to her on LinkedIn.