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Cary, NC — February 26, 2013 – In an era where employee tenure averages 5.4 years*, R+M marches to a different drum. Susan M. Nettles, with 18 years of service, has been named Vice President of Brand Culture and Chris Holleman, with 14 years of service, has been named Executive Interactive Director.

“As a service-based company our success is a direct reflection of our team’s commitment to relentless improvement and service integrity. We’re so fortunate to have such dedicated visionaries on our leadership team,” shared Beverly Murray, R+M’s Founder and CEO. Murray continued, ”Susan and Chris provide stellar leadership helping our clients more effectively mobilize their employees and optimize communications channels, respectively. In their new roles they will aid the agency in its expansion and launch of new services to aid its clients integrate and onboard new technologies to improve sales and marketing alignment and outcomes.”

Susan Nettles and Chris Holleman


Susan M. Nettles joined the agency in 1994 as a Graphic Designer with a focus on translating client strategies into measurable creative. She continues to impact client success today through her leadership on strategic planning and employee-directed communications to ensure agency clients optimize marketing investments. And, as the agency’s second employee, she has been instrumental in fostering the company’s award-winning culture as recognized by TBJ’s award for workplace environment and employee incentives as well as First Citizens Bank Amazing Customer Service Award.

“From the beginning, I knew I was somewhere special. We were encouraged to ask questions and dig for solutions. Everyday I encourage our team, and our clients, to consider both internal and external audiences from a more informed perspective — to find the values they share and the motivations that matter. I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to offer our clients services that will take their brand to the next level,” noted Susan M. Nettles, Vice President of Brand Culture.

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Chris Holleman joined the agency in 1997 as a Graphic and Web Designer. Chris’ blend of technical acumen and boundless curiosity keeps the agency and its clients on their toes. With technology changing by the day, this is definitely not a role for the faint of heart as Chris identifies, evaluates and integrates relevant technologies and creative for each client.

“I have the best job on the planet. I spend everyday with a hilarious group of people I respect, working with clients who are trying to make a difference in their customers’ lives, doing creative that moves hearts and exploring technological channels that others fear. And I still have time for epic UNO games and to maintain my Pac-Man champion status. Here’s to blowing minds,” exclaimed Chris Holleman, Executive Interactive Director.

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About R+M
R+M creates experiences that get people talking about brands that positively impact our health, well-being and social responsibility. The agency’s whole-brand approach leverages traditional tactics alongside unconventional approaches that connect clients with their customers. Though the agency has garnered its share of local and national recognition, it’s most proud of the fact that 80% of its growth comes from referrals. It’s the result of client partnerships built on trust, going above and beyond, delivering, debating and respect. R+M is proud to be Referral Grown. Get activated at

*Employee Benefit Research Institute research reports job tenure in 2012 is 5.4 years.