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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

Tim Dodge

CEO

Stacie Boney

President

Mike Stefaniak

Chief Strategy Officer & Partner

Angela Rothen

SVP, Technology & Operations

Chris Buhrman

Executive Creative Director

Tim Dodge

CEO


His Background
With 30 years of entrepreneurial business management and marketing experience, Tim is responsible for oversight of all Hanson Dodge day-to-day operations. His understanding of how to create business growth and value through innovative marketing solutions has helped shape the company's unique blend of integrated branding, marketing and technology solutions. Tim has also led the effort to develop the company's fast-growing e-commerce software platform: Active Commerce.

His Beliefs and Passions
Tim derives his energy every day from driving measurable results for Hanson Dodge's clients and personal growth for the entire HDC team. He's also passionate about his wife Denise and his three children. His interests include childhood arts education, cooking, running, skiing, photography and awesome wine.

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.

Angela Rothen

SVP, Technology & Operations


As senior vice president of technology and operations at Hanson Dodge, Angela Rothen serves on the executive leadership team and directs the business operations, technology strategy, project delivery, IT infrastructure and human resource teams. She has extensive experience in delivering cutting-edge technology solutions for leading brands and technology companies, including Mad Mobile, Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC), Bloomin’ Brands and Northwestern Mutual. A Milwaukee-area native and graduate of Marquette University’s College of Engineering, Rothen holds a master’s degree in Technology Management from the University of Denver and is a Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and Project Management Professional (PMP).

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.

Tim Dodge

CEO


His Background
With 30 years of entrepreneurial business management and marketing experience, Tim is responsible for oversight of all Hanson Dodge day-to-day operations. His understanding of how to create business growth and value through innovative marketing solutions has helped shape the company's unique blend of integrated branding, marketing and technology solutions. Tim has also led the effort to develop the company's fast-growing e-commerce software platform: Active Commerce.

His Beliefs and Passions
Tim derives his energy every day from driving measurable results for Hanson Dodge's clients and personal growth for the entire HDC team. He's also passionate about his wife Denise and his three children. His interests include childhood arts education, cooking, running, skiing, photography and awesome wine.

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.

Angela Rothen

SVP, Technology & Operations


As senior vice president of technology and operations at Hanson Dodge, Angela Rothen serves on the executive leadership team and directs the business operations, technology strategy, project delivery, IT infrastructure and human resource teams. She has extensive experience in delivering cutting-edge technology solutions for leading brands and technology companies, including Mad Mobile, Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC), Bloomin’ Brands and Northwestern Mutual. A Milwaukee-area native and graduate of Marquette University’s College of Engineering, Rothen holds a master’s degree in Technology Management from the University of Denver and is a Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and Project Management Professional (PMP).

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.

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.