LEWIS CENTER, Ohio — Furniture retail marketing and design specialist R&A Marketing has hired Leah Kirkland as vice president of business development, a new position.
She comes to the company from Amptab, where she also had been for the past year. Before that, she was senior vice president business development at Outward Inc. for just over seven years.
Before joining Outward, she was director of account development, director of sales and also product manager at MicroD for just over seven years. She also was previously business development manager at AYR1.com and before that was a sales and marketing representative for Berkline/Benchcraft.
In her new position, she reports to the owners at R&A Marketing and will be heavily involved in branding, sales and onboarding of new clients and also will attend markets and other industry events.
Prior to Kirkland coming on board, business development was handled by Kevin Doran, an owner and chief product officer for the business. Doran said the change allows him to fully focus on product development for the agency and management of its website + technology services.