To meet the increasing needs of its growth and customer base, Spire Agency, one of the country’s most-awarded B2B branding agencies, announces the creation of its inaugural Principal Team and appoints three key employees whose leadership skills have significantly increased customer satisfaction, account productivity and improved operations within the company.

The Principal Team is responsible for supporting executive leadership and essential business operations through industry leadership and knowledge, ideating and implementing initiatives to improve agency operations and client relations, and increased responsibilities for new business and overall agency profitability. The founding team includes, Mike Stopper, EVP of Client Service & Planning, Jason James, Associate Creative Director and Julia Cardali, Account Supervisor.

“The past year was transformational for Spire. The advancement of these incredible team members is a testament to their unwavering dedication to the success of Spire and our clients,” said Steve Gray, Partner, Spire Agency.

Stopper is a 28-year industry veteran, AAF Dallas’ most awarded account lead over the last eight years, 2022 AMA DFW “Marketer of the Year,” and the 2019 AAF Dallas “Account Exec of the Year.” A member of the Spire executive team, Stopper is responsible for oversight of client relationships and new business.

James is one of the most-awarded designers in Dallas with his work recognized by ADDYs, Graphis, Tellys, DSVC and AMA, among others. With 12 years of industry experience, his creative talent and critical eye are vital to overseeing, managing and directing Spire’s creative work.

Cardali joined Spire in 2019 and was recently named “Young Professional of the Year” by AAF Dallas and included in the prestigious "32 Under 32” list by Ad 2 Dallas, an affiliate of AAF Dallas. She plays a critical role in managing strategic planning, creative output and client relationships, including several of the agency’s key accounts.

“When we talk about ‘elevating B2B brands’ it’s not just a tagline, it’s part of our culture and what we are passionate about. Spire’s incredible, high-caliber team of professionals led by our newly created Principal Team is part of our future planning to ensure we deliver a fresh, modern approach that exceeds client expectations,” said Kimberly Tyner, Partner and Chief Creative Officer at Spire Agency.

The formation of the Principal Team comes after a year of significant growth and achievement for the agency. Spire Agency has been Texas’ most-awarded B2B branding agency since 2016. But in 2022, the agency took things to a whole new level. With a record 44 creative awards, including the only agency in North Texas to win a National ADDY, Spire became AAF District 10’s most-awarded B2B agency and one of the country’s most-recognized B2B shops.

The official PR Newswire press release can be found here.

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