Shea brings a penchant for process improvement, drive for delivering exceptional client service and ambition for elevating the human experience to Gagen MacDonald. Through comprehensive project management and keen attention to detail, Shea enables her team to focus on client needs and extend their reach in the transformation of major global organizations.
Prior to joining Gagen MacDonald, Shea was a Project Manager at the advertising and media agency Initiative (of Interpublic Group). She launched her career in the national media strategy discipline but quickly developed well-rounded experience, including integrated local media planning and traditional print buying before eventually being recognized for her leadership and influence among her colleagues. Her promotion to the Client Advice discipline gave her experience working for several well-known brands, including MillerCoors, Academy Sports + Outdoors, and a variety of new business pitch work including the winning pitch for CB2’s annual media billings. As a senior agency staffer, she effectively represented a broad range of employee perspectives as she worked with senior agency leadership to elevate the employee experience and protect the workplace culture.
During her undergraduate studies, Shea held an internship in event marketing and concert tour management at Country Financial Insurance. She graduated from Illinois State University’s College of Business with a Bachelor’s of Science in Marketing as an Honors Program Scholar with Cum Laude distinction.