Bill Farmakis: President
Bill@JLFarmakis.com – Ph 203-834-8832
Bill is the President of J.L. Farmakis, Inc. and has been with the firm since 1991. Bill graduated from Babson College, a business school specializing in marketing and small business. He worked for IBM in New York City for 9 years in sales and marketing, working on the Time Inc. and Bell Atlantic accounts. In 1991, Bill joined J.L. Farmakis, Inc. as the Eastern Sales Manager and became President of J.L. Farmakis, Inc. in 1998. Bill is presently treasurer of The National Association of Publishers Representatives and also part of Direct Action Media, LLC – a direct marketing rep firm.
Russ Parker: VP & Regional Director, Sales and Marketing
Russ@JLFarmakis.com - Ph: 641-946-7646
Russ joined JL Farmakis, Inc in July 1977 after graduating from Iowa State University with degrees in Ag Journalism and Animal Science. Since 1977 he has been located in Iowa area and responsible for various Midwestern sales territories and is currently VP of Midwest Operations. During his sales career he has been involved in developing the Midwest Farm Newspaper Group and creating several proprietary, multimedia communications tools for agricultural companies. Russ was a student National AgriMarketing Association member and continues to be involved in NAMA where he currently serves as Secretary/Treasurer for the ABEF foundation. He resides in Albia, Iowa with his wife Vickie and continues his enjoys outdoor activities, hunting, fishing, farming, woodworking and youth ministries.
Patti Ellett- VP & Director, Broadcast Media
Patti@JLFarmakis.com – Ph: 860-678-0227
Patti began her career with J.L. Farmakis, Inc. in high school as a clerical intern. She graduated from the University of Colorado In 1992, receiving degrees in Economics and Finance. After working in Denver, she returned to the east coast and rejoined J.L. Farmakis, Inc. in 1995. Currently leading our radio team, she also works on our non-ag titles and heads up our technology. She enjoys music, skiing, tennis and travel.
Luann Pisarik: Manager, Midwest Operations
Luann@JLFarmakis.com - Ph: 319-624-2263
Luann has worked for J.L. Farmakis, Inc. for 19 years and is currently the Office Manager for the Midwest Office. She has been instrumental in developing the Midwest Farm Newspaper group along with its brochures and e-newsletter ‘Through the Gate’. Luann supports most of our Midwest offices and also has a growing sales territory in the Midwest. She graduated from Iowa State University with a B.S. in Agricultural Journalism with an emphasis in broadcasting. Luann is the active with national NAMA (National Agri-Marketing Association) and the Cornbelt Chapter. She lives on a small family farm along with her husband and 2 sons. The family is active in 4-H, church and school. Hobbies include baking, travel and spending time with family & friends.
Jeanne Miller Mansk: Regional Director, Sales and Marketing
Jeanne@JLFarmakis.com - Ph: 651-257-5226
Jeanne joined the J.L. Farmakis sales team in 1997. Jeanne has experience in other sales organizations having sold both print and radio for nearly seven years. A native of Wisconsin and a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Jeanne has also worked on the account service side of the business at Miller Meester and Colle McVoy, Inc. Jeanne is responsible for a growing territory in the Southeast and in MN and WI. She is an avid college hockey fan, enjoys golf and traveling as well as volunteer opportunities that reveal God’s love for His people.
Bob Brunker: Regional Director, Sales and Marketing
Bob@JLFarmakis.com - Ph: 816-746-8814
Bob joined us in 2005 and brings a wealth of experience to the team with his diverse agency background. Bob graduated from the University of Kansas and held account and media positions at both Valentine Radford and McCormick Advertising. Bob is responsible for our western Midwest territory that takes him from TX to ND. Bob grew up in Chicago and now lives in the Kansas City area and is an avid golfer.
Jennifer Saylor: Regional Director, Sales and Marketing
JSaylor@JLFarmakis.com - Ph: 816-912-2804
Jennifer Saylor is the newest member of the J.L. Farmakis sales team. A native of Kansas City, Jennifer attended the University of Missouri-Columbia where she earned her BA in Psychology, and Rockhurst University where she earned her MBA. Prior to joining Farmakis, Jennifer worked at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting, managing the NAFB Convention, membership and industry relations. Jennifer is responsible for the Midwest and Rocky Mountain territory.
Anne Passarelli: Director, Print Media
Anne@JLFarmakis.com - Ph: 203-834-8832
Anne joined the Farmakis team in 2002 and is responsible for the agricultural print side of our business. She brings to the firm a wealth of experience from her varied business background. Anne builds and manages strong relationships with all of our publications and advertisers, ensuring the smooth production of more than 650 issues each year. She and her husband, Paul, are the proud parents of twins, Michael and Deanna, and are lifelong residents of Norwalk, Connecticut. In addition to Anne's active volunteer role with the Norwalk VFW Post, she enjoys music and traveling.
Amy joined J.L. Farmakis, Inc. in 2007 and has supported our ag print and radio team over these years. She has also assumed additional responsibilities and coordinates all media activity for the non-agricultural properties for J.L. Farmakis, Inc. Amy and her husband Pat live in Norwalk, CT, and are the proud parents of two grown daughters, Lindsay and Erin. When not renovating houses or spoiling their Golden Retriever Bailey, Amy enjoys making jewelry and sewing everything from heirloom christening gowns to curtains
Robin joined J.L. Farmakis, Inc. in 2006 in our Minneapolis office. She presently supports Jeanne in this office and has also expanded J.L. Farmakis Inc’s direct marketing arm in both ag and the consumer market. Robin attended Evangel University in Springfield, MO and Dakota County Tech School in MN. Robin has years of experience in consultative sales, technology, and assistant teaching. She presently lives in Farmington, MN with her husband Jeff and three children. Robin has traveled abroad visiting 14 countries and lived in Greece for 3 ½ years. She enjoys traveling, downhill skiing, and supporting her family & community.
Chris Belisle: Broadcast Supervisor
Chris@JLFarmakis.com - Ph: 712-560-4577
Chris joined the JL Farmakis team in 2007 and is Patti's right hand man. He also manages the Iowa Agribusiness Network. Chris is a New England native, currently residing in Farmington, CT. He and his wife are proud parents of 3 kids, Grayson, Owen and Abrielle. In addition to working full time he is heavily involved in local Little League baseball, PTO and the board of education. He and his family are avid Red Sox fans and enjoy attending baseball games, traveling; especially to Disney World and spending time with their dog as well as friends and family.
48 Topfield Road Wilton, CT 06897
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