(Washington, D.C.) — Full-service creative agency NJI Media announced today the appointment of Lara Kline as Chief Strategy Officer for the award-winning firm.
Joining Nathan Imperiale and Josh Shultz as a member of the executive leadership team, Kline brings nearly two decades of experience to her new role.
Kline will assume responsibility for the agency’s growing global portfolio and provide leadership across the creative and strategy teams for NJI.
“Lara’s commitment to creative excellence and business strategy is highly valued by our clients and partners,” said Nathan Imperiale, CEO of NJI Media. “She is a trusted advisor and respected colleague always willing to go the extra mile. We are excited for her to step into this new global role.”
NJI’s commitment to client service will be further enhanced with Kline in her new role, bringing increased resources to both U.S. and international clients. In early 2020, NJI will open a London office to better serve its clients across Europe, Africa, MENA, and Asia under her leadership.
“Thoughtful and innovative in her approach to communications, Lara brings a fresh perspective to the future of NJI,” remarked Josh Shultz, President of NJI Media. “I know firsthand how transformative her perspective can be in shaping a successful campaign in service to our clients. She will be an asset to our team.”
Kline brings deep experience in supporting organizations with complex, knowledge-rich goals. As the founder of Little Tomato Marketing, she advises leadership teams from MPAA to the Kennedy Center on key strategic initiatives, blending her expertise in marketing, public relations, and creative strategy. Previously, Kline served as the Vice President for Marketing and Communications at the White House Historical Association and has held communications and marketing leadership roles for American University’s Kogod School of Business, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, and the Corcoran Gallery of Art & College of Art + Design. She began her career at Omnicom’s Fleishman Hillard International Communications.
Her work with NJI to-date has supported a range of clients in the agency’s diverse portfolio including Facebook, The Business Roundtable, Airlines for America, PATH, Jolt Cola, among others. Together with Imperiale and Shultz, Kline will continue to lead business development efforts for the company and expand the agency’s global footprint.
About NJI Media
Dedicated to challenging the status quo, NJI Media is an award-winning creative agency that prioritizes client service in every aspect of its work. Founded by Nathan Imperiale and Josh Shultz in 2008, the agency partners with organizations across the public and private sector to create impactful, relevant campaigns. Headquartered in Old Town Alexandria, VA the agency has a strong digital core that unites its in-house team of strategists, designers, developers, videographers, and editors. Client success is the measure of NJI’s success. Learn more at www.njimedia.com