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Continuing to Grow WRL – Adding to our Expertise

We take great pride in our staff here at WRL because we know that having the right people makes all the difference. Having positive and collaborative team members helps WRL continue to foster a creative environment where employees can Think. Create. Design. We are pleased to welcome two new members into our family.

As our Agency has advanced with technology and innovative marketing techniques over the last 64 years, one tradition has always remained – a solid foundation of exceptional individuals. We depend on each other to deliver daily, consistent work that creates results for our customers.” ~Jeff LeBeau, WRL President.


Laura Speakman – Senior Art Director

It’s a homecoming for Laura, who worked at Wern Rausch Locke in the early years of her career and we are pleased for her return. This award-winning artist joins WRL Advertising after serving Desidara, formerly Grabowski & Co., as an art director for the last four years. Previously, she worked for eight years as a senior art director at Innis Maggiore. Her creative career also includes stints at other Northeast Ohio agencies including Crowl, Marketec and Malone.

Laura will contribute to the creative team by bringing a mix of artistic, marketing and business expertise to the position to help promote WRL’s valued clients.

“I’m excited to join the WRL Advertising team,” said Laura. “With a natural eye for design and a passion for delivering dynamic ideas that connect with target audiences, I hope to inspire and be inspired by others to take our creative efforts to the next level.”

The Canton native attended Miami University studying accounting and graphic design and graduated from The University of Akron with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design. Laura is an avid basketball fan and enjoys Broadway shows. She is also a proud mom to son, Tanner, a graduating senior at Miami University, who is heading to Baldwin Wallace this summer to continue his studies in the Physician Assistant Program.


Brandon Livengood – Director of Digital Marketing

Brandon joins WRL Advertising after working in a variety of industry-related professions for more than 14 years. A man of many interests, Brandon’s career has focused on web development and e-commerce roles at The Karcher Group, Arthur Middleton Capital Holdings and most recently as the Digital Communications Manager at Kent Displays. This entrepreneur also founded his own company, Keystroke Media, in 2007.

Brandon will contribute to the WRL team by delivering on all digital marketing tactics – from SEO/SEM, PPC, conversion optimization, lead generation, site audits, analytics reviews and other forms of digital media campaigns.

“I’m excited to join the WRL Advertising team,” said Brandon. “This new position will allow me to spread my wings and branch off into other forms of digital marketing/media to help grow the business, not only here in Northeast Ohio, but throughout the rest of the country as well.”

He graduated from Stark State with a degree in Interactive Media and he currently lives in Uniontown, Ohio with his wife, Ashley and two sons, Hendrick and Hayden. When he has spare time, Brandon is an energy broker and also enjoys building barn doors from reclaimed wood.


WRL Advertising is thrilled to expand our skills and services by continuing to add new members to our team. If you’d like to connect with our newest additions, or anyone else on our team to see how we can help you  Think. Create. Design., just navigate to our Contact Us page or click on the “Talk with Us Today” button today!


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