Both join Russo as brand developers.
Kelley Anderson and Mandie Pierce have joined the Russo agency as brand developers.
Anderson has more than 10 years of managerial experience in Lafayette's nonprofit sector, specializing in community outreach, recruitment and programming. She has worked for Southwest Louisiana Area Health Education Center, Girl Scout Council Of Southeast Louisiana, Prevent Child Abuse Louisiana, American Cancer Society, and Louisiana Public Health Institute - Tobacco-Free Living.
The Lafayette native graduated from UL Lafayette in 2008 with a bachelor's degree in general studies and is pursuing a master's degree in public administration at Stephen F. Austin State University.
Pierce, who for the past three years worked for Potenza as a campaign manager, has more than four years of media/marketing experience in the Lafayette area. She worked as a liaison between the agency and clients from Lafayette, Memphis and Birmingham. Pierce's skills range from copywriting to social media management and managing large-scale brands.
The Abbeville native graduated from UL in 2010 with a bachelor's degree in mass communication (public relations) and a minor in business. While in school, she interned in Washington, D.C., getting an up-close look at legislative issues on the federal level.