Ervin & Smith names Leanne Prewitt president.

Leanne Prewitt

Agency poised for growth after record year

Ervin & Smith has announced that Leanne Prewitt has been named the agency’s new president.

Leanne joined Ervin & Smith in 2016 as creative director and has led a talented team of writers and designers who create award-winning creative for clients such as Creighton, Borsheims, Scoular, TD Ameritrade, Vehicle Service Group and more. Her more than 20 years of agency experience from around the country give her a broad global perspective and experience to take on the role.

“I am beyond excited to be leading an accomplished team that is known for developing smart strategies, generating outstanding creative and delivering excellent service to our clients,” said Prewitt. “We’ve experienced incredible growth over the last year, and I’m committed to continuing that momentum. I’m confident in our team’s ability to deliver the best possible work to drive our clients’ businesses forward. That’s what it means to bring our mission of creating things that matter to life.”

Leanne is actively involved in the Omaha community and serves on the board for Mercy High School as well as volunteers her time giving back to Omaha’s creative community, mentoring up-and-coming creatives and volunteering with several industry associations. Leanne, who has always had a passion to create a better community, also co-founded Women Who Run Nebraska, an organization and state political action committee that recruits, promotes and supports the smart, talented women running for office in the state.

“Leanne has dedicated much of her career to building strong and successful teams and will continue to champion our Best Places to Work culture,” said Doug Smith, founder and executive chairman of Ervin & Smith. “As a key member of our leadership team, Leanne has been an integral part of the tremendous growth the agency has experienced over the last several years, and having someone with a strong creative background will allow us to continue to focus on doing great work for our clients. I’m confident that with Leanne’s extensive knowledge of our clients and our business, she will continue to move the agency forward.”

Current agency leadership, president and CEO Heidi Mausbach and chief marketing officer Katie Kemerling, who have been with the agency 20 years and 15 years respectively, will be stepping down from their roles at the agency to pursue their own business consultancy company. Ervin & Smith is positioned to succeed with its stellar team and award-winning culture.

Leanne assumed the role of President of Ervin & Smith on Monday, August 23, 2021.

Leanne Prewitt

President & Chief Executive Officer

Shaped by her background in creative direction, Leanne leads the agency’s culture and creative vision and also oversees the operations that allow a team of marketing, design and media specialists to create powerful and effective work for their client partners.

Leanne began her professional career in New York City working for some of the nation’s leading agencies. In 2016, after a five-month sabbatical around the world, she returned to her hometown and joined Ervin & Smith. Her global perspective and expanded professional experience influence the work she does today.