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Hanson Dodge has been inspiring consumers and delivering transformational business impact for leading brands on a global scale for more than 30 years. From branding efforts that have evergreen effect to industry firsts including digital product customization tools, omnichannel experiences and social commerce, we are a fully integrated agency known for solving complex problems through strategy and an idea-first approach.

HD Leadership Team

Stacie Boney

President

Mike Stefaniak

Chief Strategy Officer & Partner

Chris Buhrman

Executive Creative Director

David Pollard

Vice President, Client Leadership

Kelly Klawonn

Vice President, Talent & Operations

Founder & Owner

Tim Dodge

Founder & Owner

Stacie Boney

President


Stacie joined HD in late 2016, becoming president in 2018. She is responsible for harnessing the collective talent at Hanson Dodge to drive excellent outcomes for clients.

In her 32 years at Energy BBDO in Chicago, Stacie led clients Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company, Sara Lee, Henkel and SC Johnson.

At BBDO, she launched successful and enduring brands including Wrigley's Winterfresh, Eclipse, and Orbit, and Henkel's Dial for Men. She has a proven record of leading integrated teams to transform client business results through work that moves consumers and wins awards (Effie, NY Festivals, One Show, Cannes).

Stacie is married with four children, all fully launched (whew!).

Mike Stefaniak

Chief Strategy Officer & Partner


Mike leads Hanson Dodge’s efforts to deliver transformational branding, marketing and digital strategies for clients. He brings 24 years experience in strategy and implementation to the agency, including 20+ years in functional leadership and executive roles. Over the course of his career, Mike has led nearly 100 branding or rebranding engagements for a wide range of organizations. He recently completed a three-year tenure as an adjunct professor at Marquette University, where he taught a graduate school course on brand strategy. Mike and his wife, Shelley, have two children (both adults) and are avid runners.

Chris Buhrman

Executive Creative Director


Idea proliferation and open collaboration have been the keys to success in Chris’ 27-year career. After 14 years as a vice president and creative director at Cramer-Krasselt and a brief stint as ECD at BVK, Chris has brought his wealth of knowledge and diversified brand experiences with him to Hanson Dodge Creative. His portfolio includes campaigns for everything from Ski-Doo snowmobiles, Evinrude Outboard Motors and Case IH tractors to CorningWare bakeware, Birds Eye frozen foods and Mohawk carpeting. 

Besides CK and BVK, Chris has also worked with McCann Erickson-Puerto Rico and Bozell Worldwide, including multi-national work for Citibank and Coca-Cola and national work for Mutual of Omaha and American Tool. During his time with Bozell, Chris spent six months working in the company’s Indian headquarters in Bangalore. In addition to working and shooting all over the world, Chris also travels frequently on his own. But at the end of the day, he’s still a midwestern guy at heart.

David Pollard

Vice President, Client Leadership


As head of Client Leadership, David oversees a team of talented professionals who are each one part marketer, one part strategist and one part project manager—all in service of helping clients achieve their goals.

David brings 17 years of experience leading idea-driven, integrated work with a track record of successfully building clients’ businesses. And, he believes success starts with forging strategic partnerships with clients that set a foundation for truly transformative work to take shape.

Before joining HD, David led work for clients including Mars Wrigley, P&G, Henkel, SC Johnson and KitchenAid. At Energy BBDO, he helped Mars Wrigley successfully introduce new products for various brands including Orbit, Extra and Altoids. He also led award-winning work for SC Johnson that drove growth on the Windex and Ziploc brands.

A proud Xavier University alum and basketball fan, David is married with a young daughter. When he’s not spending time with his family, you can find him enjoying his ever-growing collection of vinyl LPs.

Kelly Klawonn

Vice President, Talent & Operations


Kelly has spent the majority of her career building teams, developing talent and helping grow organizations of all sizes: from small startups to global digital agency Razorfish. In her role at Hanson Dodge, Kelly leads people and operations. She’s on a mission to ensure HD is an accelerator and not an obstacle in our people’s efforts to do the best work of their careers.

Kelly and her partner have twin girls, one dog, one fish, and an old pop-up camper named Poppy.

Tim Dodge

Founder & Owner


Tim Dodge founded Hanson Dodge with partner Ken Hanson over 30 years ago. Over his career at Hanson Dodge, Tim established client relationships with countless leading global brands, positioned the agency for digital leadership in the earliest days of the Internet, developed pioneering approaches to eCommerce services and set the vision for the future of the agency.

He is a passionate, energetic entrepreneur with a knack for forging innovative partnerships.

While no longer part of the day-to-day management of Hanson Dodge, the culture he and former partner Ken Hanson created is thriving. And Tim remains Hanson Dodge’s principal owner and biggest fan.

Stacie Boney

President


Stacie joined HD in late 2016, becoming president in 2018. She is responsible for harnessing the collective talent at Hanson Dodge to drive excellent outcomes for clients.

In her 32 years at Energy BBDO in Chicago, Stacie led clients Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company, Sara Lee, Henkel and SC Johnson.

At BBDO, she launched successful and enduring brands including Wrigley's Winterfresh, Eclipse, and Orbit, and Henkel's Dial for Men. She has a proven record of leading integrated teams to transform client business results through work that moves consumers and wins awards (Effie, NY Festivals, One Show, Cannes).

Stacie is married with four children, all fully launched (whew!).

Mike Stefaniak

Chief Strategy Officer & Partner


Mike leads Hanson Dodge’s efforts to deliver transformational branding, marketing and digital strategies for clients. He brings 24 years experience in strategy and implementation to the agency, including 20+ years in functional leadership and executive roles. Over the course of his career, Mike has led nearly 100 branding or rebranding engagements for a wide range of organizations. He recently completed a three-year tenure as an adjunct professor at Marquette University, where he taught a graduate school course on brand strategy. Mike and his wife, Shelley, have two children (both adults) and are avid runners.

Chris Buhrman

Executive Creative Director


Idea proliferation and open collaboration have been the keys to success in Chris’ 27-year career. After 14 years as a vice president and creative director at Cramer-Krasselt and a brief stint as ECD at BVK, Chris has brought his wealth of knowledge and diversified brand experiences with him to Hanson Dodge Creative. His portfolio includes campaigns for everything from Ski-Doo snowmobiles, Evinrude Outboard Motors and Case IH tractors to CorningWare bakeware, Birds Eye frozen foods and Mohawk carpeting. 

Besides CK and BVK, Chris has also worked with McCann Erickson-Puerto Rico and Bozell Worldwide, including multi-national work for Citibank and Coca-Cola and national work for Mutual of Omaha and American Tool. During his time with Bozell, Chris spent six months working in the company’s Indian headquarters in Bangalore. In addition to working and shooting all over the world, Chris also travels frequently on his own. But at the end of the day, he’s still a midwestern guy at heart.

David Pollard

Vice President, Client Leadership


As head of Client Leadership, David oversees a team of talented professionals who are each one part marketer, one part strategist and one part project manager—all in service of helping clients achieve their goals.

David brings 17 years of experience leading idea-driven, integrated work with a track record of successfully building clients’ businesses. And, he believes success starts with forging strategic partnerships with clients that set a foundation for truly transformative work to take shape.

Before joining HD, David led work for clients including Mars Wrigley, P&G, Henkel, SC Johnson and KitchenAid. At Energy BBDO, he helped Mars Wrigley successfully introduce new products for various brands including Orbit, Extra and Altoids. He also led award-winning work for SC Johnson that drove growth on the Windex and Ziploc brands.

A proud Xavier University alum and basketball fan, David is married with a young daughter. When he’s not spending time with his family, you can find him enjoying his ever-growing collection of vinyl LPs.

Kelly Klawonn

Vice President, Talent & Operations


Kelly has spent the majority of her career building teams, developing talent and helping grow organizations of all sizes: from small startups to global digital agency Razorfish. In her role at Hanson Dodge, Kelly leads people and operations. She’s on a mission to ensure HD is an accelerator and not an obstacle in our people’s efforts to do the best work of their careers.

Kelly and her partner have twin girls, one dog, one fish, and an old pop-up camper named Poppy.

Tim Dodge

Founder & Owner


Tim Dodge founded Hanson Dodge with partner Ken Hanson over 30 years ago. Over his career at Hanson Dodge, Tim established client relationships with countless leading global brands, positioned the agency for digital leadership in the earliest days of the Internet, developed pioneering approaches to eCommerce services and set the vision for the future of the agency.

He is a passionate, energetic entrepreneur with a knack for forging innovative partnerships.

While no longer part of the day-to-day management of Hanson Dodge, the culture he and former partner Ken Hanson created is thriving. And Tim remains Hanson Dodge’s principal owner and biggest fan.

Our Process

Plan.

Get pointed in the right direction, right from the start with a strategic approach that leads to big ideas.

Create.

Execute an idea-driven, integrated strategy with cutting-edge deliverables that inspire consumers and transform business.

Grow.

Measure, manage, maintain and enhance the finished product. Track key performance indicators and implement improvements to drive value.