Samantha Stinson said she was ready to begin a new chapter in her career when she learned about a job opening at Greteman Group. She reached out to the firm and a match was quickly made.
“Samantha brings a unique mix of people skills and analytical proficiency,” says Ashley Bowen Cook, agency vice president and brand director. “Her aviation knowledge and experience sealed the deal.”
Having a father who worked for Learjet customer service meant Stinson grew up flying on and being around corporate aircraft. The family lived in Dallas, Denver, Tucson – even China. She learned to treasure new experiences and to make friends quickly. After earning a marketing degree at Wichita State University, she plunged into a master’s in business analytics and information management. Around the same time, she joined Airbus Americas Engineering, first as a marketing and research intern, then as a marketing specialist. She did everything from roll out events and attend industry conferences to develop P&L statements for engineering-services projects and coordinate lead development and proposal negotiations. Travels took her from Atlanta to Munich.
“In Greteman Group I found a company that feels like home,” says Stinson. “Its team of high-performing professionals produces incredible results for clients because they collaborate, continually stretch themselves and run with opportunities. I also was really attracted by how they find time to interact with and support each other on a personal basis. They’ve learned how to mix business with pleasure.”
Stinson will work closely with Bowen Cook on aviation-related accounts and new business.
ABOUT GRETEMAN GROUP
Greteman Group has developed an international reputation as an aviation-specialty marketing agency based in Wichita, Kan. – the Air Capital. Leading aircraft manufacturers, flight support, aftermarket services, fractional ownership, insurance, in-flight Wi-Fi, regional airlines and airport analytics have entrusted their brands to Greteman Group. Clients include FlightSafety International, SmartSky Networks, Wichita Eisenhower National Airport, USAIG, King Aerospace, Piedmont Airlines, Aviation Partners and APiJET. It also supports causes and clients such as Saint Francis Ministries, Mark Arts, the City of Wichita, Hutton Construction, GLMV Architecture, MKEC Engineering, AGC of Kansas and Celebrity Cruises. Greteman Group has won Telly, Internet Advertising Competition, Metro and Business Marketing Association Pro-Comm awards. It has been recognized in such publications as Adweek, Advertising Age, Aldus, Communication Arts, Designing Identity, Identity, Graphic Design USA, Graphis, Hotels, HOW, Novum, Print, Step-By-Step, and by such organizations as the Mead Top 60, Kansas City Art Directors, Strathmore, International Festivals, Graphex Art Directors, and The National Library Council, American Advertising Federation, American Institute of Graphic Artists, Public Relations Society of America, and American Marketing Association. The firm is a founding member of the Wichita Aero Club. Greteman Group is a longstanding member of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and is a certified women-owned business enterprise (WBE). The agency celebrated its 30th anniversary April 1, 2019.