press release

Six Standouts Join Clean’s Growing Team

RALEIGH, N.C. (June 13, 2018) – Clean, an award-winning integrated branding agency and “Best Places to Work” winner for the fourth year in a row, today celebrates six new employees who have come aboard over the past month.

“Clean is excited to have each of these individuals bring their unique skills and experience to our growing team as we embark on our third decade of delivering amazing strategic integrated marketing campaigns for our clients across the Triangle, the state and the country,” said CEO Natalie Perkins.

Here are the new hires:

Niki Bell, social media coordinator. Niki joins Clean full-time after fulfilling an internship in the agency’s public relations department and participating in Clean’s 2018 Intern Bootcamp. A recent graduate of Meredith College, Niki previously worked as a social media specialist developing content and strategies.

Brandi Ledesma-Burney, associate director of people. Brandi joins Clean from New York City, where she worked with design consultancy Moment. She has 12 years’ experience working in HR consulting with both startups and nonprofits. Brandi received a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a masters from Columbia University.

Ben Foster, office manager/receptionist. Ben graduated from England’s University of Brighton, where he studied wine production. After moving to America, Ben spent three years working as a content writer before joining Clean.

Steve May, IT support specialist. Steve joins Clean from Apple, Inc., where he gained experience in customer support and internal IT. He has nearly 15 years’ experience across sales, management, software development, and IT services. Steve received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Mount Olive.

Leticia Naylor, assistant controller. Leticia brings 15 years of finance experience to Clean, including eight years of working in the advertising industry, where her analytical drive and passion for finance aided in her success in managing multimillion dollar budgets for clients such as Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, Lenovo, and University of Florida Health. She received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from North Carolina Wesleyan College.

Lindsay Weininger, new business coordinator. Lindsay is a recent graduate of North Carolina State University, where she majored in communication. Lindsay participated in Clean’s 2017 Intern Bootcamp and completed internships with two in-house departments before joining the team full time in May.