Woodruff Adds Three to Agency Staff

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (December 6, 2016) – Woodruff recently added two well-known agri-marketing professionals to its crop and animal health-related teams and one new team member to the agency’s pet care team: Gardner Hatch, Amy Bugg and Madison Williams. All three new staffers will focus on bringing creative thinking and solutions to account work across all agency offices.

“Our clients look to team members who know their industries as well as they do and who can also bring critical insights without playing ‘catch up’ with their challenges,” said Terry Woodruff, president and chief executive officer, Woodruff. “We have been fortunate to attract great talent, and we know these three individuals will help us achieve success for our agricultural and animal-health clients.”


GardnerGardner Hatch joins WS as a public relations supervisor. Hatch will be located in the agency’s Red Wing, Minnesota, office. Hatch has worked in the agri-marketing field for more than 20 years on a wide range of agriculture clients, including farm equipment, precision ag, seeds/traits and crop protection products. In his role at WS, he will be leading public relations efforts for ag-based clients and services. Hatch holds a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

AmyAmy Bugg joins the agency as an account supervisor in the Kansas City, Missouri, office. A long-time agri-marketing communications professional, who worked at both corporate and agency organizations, Bugg will serve in a lead role with agency clients in the agriculture and animal health fields. In her most recent role, she was vice president of communications for Verdesian Life Sciences, LLC and was responsible for managing and overseeing all communications efforts in North America and globally. Bugg is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Communications with a concentration in advertising.

MadisonMadison Williams joins WS as an account coordinator in the Columbia, Missouri, office. Williams previously worked as an account management and planning intern before joining WS. She graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Science in Science and Agricultural Journalism (with an emphasis in strategic communications) and a minor in Agriculture Economics.

For additional information on the agency, visit www.wearewoodruff.com.