Ben Kieckhefer, Jill Diamond, Sadie Bonnette, Joshua Jones, Stephen Reich and Erin Wootan have been named to the staff of Reno-based Innerwest, an advertising, public relations and government affairs firm.
Additionally, Ananda O'Brien and Meghan Spencer, students at the University of Nevada, Reno, have joined the company as interns.
Kieckhefer, previously a newspaper reporter who covered government affairs, will serve as the public relations manager and assist with the governmental events managed by IW Strategies, a public affairs company.
Diamond joins Innerwest Advertising & Public Relations as an account executive. She previously worked in the Bay Area.
Bonnette was named a senior art director with the firm. She previously worked as a freelance graphic designer and worked with Octane and CLM Studios in Reno.
Jones and Reich joined the company as graphic designers. Jones has worked in print and digital design for several years, and Reich previously worked as an editorial graphic artist for newspapers including the Reno Gazette-Journal and the Maui News.
Wootan, a recent University of Nevada, Reno, school of Business graduate, joins Innerwest as a media assistant following an internship with the agency.