LOS ANGELES, CA, JUNE 21, 2018 —Benztown has added four experienced professionals to the company’s operations team with the hiring of Susan Aksu, Marketing Coordinator; Matt Anderson, Imaging Producer; Laura Keeney, Office Manager/Executive Assistant; and Teddy Shrader, Commercial Production Creative Director. The new team members will be based in Glendale, CA, at Benztown’s North American Headquarters.
Meet the Newest Benztown Employees
Susan Aksu, Marketing Coordinator, is a digital marketing and content development specialist who was previously Senior Marketing Coordinator for Goldman Marketing Group in Burbank, CA, and public affairs writer for KPFK-FM. She holds B.S. degrees in Broadcast Journalism and Sociology from Humboldt State University and is the creator of the adventure travel website: adriftanywhere.com.
Matt Anderson, Imaging Producer, joins the company from iHeartMedia, where he was Creative Services Director for KISS 108 in Boston, MA, Prior to that, he was Programming/Production Assistant for iHeartMedia-Providence stations Coast 93.3 and 94 HJY. An audio production specialist and DJ, Anderson holds a B.S. Degree in Communications and Sports Journalism from Springfield College.
Laura Keeney, Office Manager/Executive Assistant, was formerly an associate with Starbucks in Los Angeles. She has also held positions as Development and Acquisitions Coordinator for VMI Worldwide in Los Angeles, and as Social Media Coordinator for Quiver Events in Los Angeles. Keeney holds a Bachelor’s degree in Recording Arts from Loyola Marymount University.
Teddy Shrader, Commercial Production Creative Director, joins Benztown from Fender Musical Instruments Corporation, where he was Curriculum Consultant, Writer and On-Screen Instructor in the Los Angeles area. Prior to that, he was Senior Production Manager for DMI Music & Media Solutions in Pasadena, CA, for more than 10 years. He was also a Voiceover Artist for DMI Music & Media Solutions. An accomplished guitarist, Shrader is Owner of Shrader Guitar Lessons and has taught guitar lessons in the Los Angeles area for over 17 years.
Dave “Chachi” Denes, Benztown President, said: “We are very pleased to grow our operations team with the addition of these four outstanding professionals. Each brings years of experience in their respective areas to Benztown, bolstering our bench strength and giving us even more resources to serve our customers with the quality, creativity and dependability for which we have become known.”