Benztown Makes Four New Additions to Operations Team


Benztown adds four to the company's operations team with the hiring of Marketing Coordinator Susan Aksu, Imaging Producer Matt Anderson, Office Manager/Executive Assistant Laura Keeney and Commercial Production Creative Director Teddy Shrader. The new team members will be based in Glendale, CA, at Benztown's North American Headquarters.

Aksu is a digital marketing and content development specialist who was previously Senior Marketing Coordinator for Goldman Marketing Group in Burbank, and public affairs writer for KPFK-FM. She holds B.S. degrees in Broadcast Journalism and Sociology from Humboldt State University and is the creator of the adventure travel website adriftanywhere.com.

Anderson joins the company from iHeartMedia, where he was Creative Services Director for WXKS-FM (KISS 108) in Boston. Prior to that, he was a programming/production assistant for iHeartMedia's Providence stations Coast 93.3 and WHJY-FM. An audio production specialist and air talent, Anderson holds a B.S. Degree in Communications and Sports Journalism from Springfield College.

Keeney was formerly an associate with Starbucks in Los Angeles. She has also held positions as Development and Acquisitions Coordinator for VMI Worldwide in Los Angeles, and as Social Media Coordinator for Quiver Events in Los Angeles. Keeney holds a Bachelor's degree in Recording Arts from Loyola Marymount University.

Shrader joins Benztown from Fender Musical Instruments Corporation, where he was curriculum consultant, writer and on-screen instructor in the Los Angeles area. Prior to that, he was Senior Production Manager for DMI Music & Media Solutions in Pasadena, CA, for more than 10 years. He was also a voiceover artist for DMI Music & Media Solutions. An accomplished guitarist, Shrader is Owner of Shrader Guitar Lessons and has taught guitar lessons in the Los Angeles area for over 17 years.

Benztown President Dave "Chachi" Denes said, "We are very pleased to grow our operations team with the addition of these four outstanding professionals. Each brings years of experience in their respective areas to Benztown, bolstering our bench strength and giving us even more resources to serve our customers with the quality, creativity and dependability for which we have become known."

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