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December 19, 2023

Dix & Eaton Announces Recent Promotion and Two Additions to the Firm

CLEVELAND, OH – December 19, 2023 – Dix & Eaton recently announced a promotion within its professional staff, as well as two key additions to the firm. Ben Rodriguez, who is part of the Creative team, has been promoted to art director. Lauren Davis has been hired as an assistant account executive, and Andy Sedlak has joined the firm as an assistant vice president. Both Lauren and Andy are on the Marketing & Public Relations team but support other areas across the firm as well.

Ben joined Dix & Eaton full time in 2019 after completing an internship with the firm. Since then, he has contributed to many significant print and digital media projects, including company rebranding and annual sustainability/environmental, social and governance (ESG) reports.

“We are excited to announce Ben Rodriguez’s promotion,” said Chas Withers, chairman and CEO of Dix & Eaton. “Over the course of Ben’s time with the firm, he has built trusted, lasting relationships with many of our key clients. He also has a unique ability to listen and translate what he hears into a product that exceeds our clients’ expectations.”

Lauren joined the firm full time after a brief internship following her graduation from Miami University. She has already been able to support clients with media relations and the implementation of integrated communications programs. In addition, Lauren contributes to the firm’s social media and supports colleagues with project management.

Andy brings more than a decade of corporate communications experience – including media relations, internal communications, crisis communications and content marketing – to Dix & Eaton. In addition, he previously worked in television and as a print journalist, where he built strong relationships with a wide array of media while also specializing in developing strategic messaging and positioning.

“Drawing top talent to our firm is a crucial aspect of our strategy as we constantly seek ways to grow and expand, even beyond our recent acquisition of Standing Partnership,” said Chas. “Lauren and Andy are stellar professionals whose enthusiasm and thoughtful outreach strengthen our Marketing & Public Relations practice. In addition, they have a set of attractive skills to spread across the entire organization so our colleagues and our clients can benefit from what they offer.”

About Ben Rodriguez

Ben joined Dix & Eaton in 2019, after completing an internship with the firm. Ben works in print and digital media on projects ranging from brand identity to digital advertising campaigns and reports. He lends his passion for design strategy, illustration and animation to projects inside and outside the firm.

Ben holds a bachelor’s degree in graphic design with an added focus on studio art from Cleveland State University.

About Lauren Davis

Lauren joined Dix & Eaton in 2023 after a brief internship following her graduation from Miami University. She contributes to the Marketing & Public Relations practice by helping clients implement integrated communications programs, including media relations and media monitoring. In addition, she contributes content to the firm’s social media channels and assists with ensuring that sustainability/ESG reports are accessible according to ADA standards.

Lauren holds a Bachelor of Arts in strategic communications and individual psychology from Miami University (Ohio).

About Andy Sedlak

Andy brings over a decade of journalism experience to Dix & Eaton with a career that spans print, radio and television reporting. He assists clients with media pitching, crisis communications and navigating the digital landscape while serving as the media contact for the firm.

Andy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in mass communication with a minor in political science from Wright State University.

About Dix & Eaton

Dix & Eaton is a strategic corporate and marketing communications firm that consists of two operating groups: Dix & Eaton, based in Cleveland, and Standing Partnership, based in St. Louis. The firm offers a wide variety of corporate communications, sustainability/ESG (environmental, social and governance) communications, marketing/sales enablement, and public relations services to clients across the U.S. The firm serves a number of vertical markets, with distinctive expertise in manufacturing, technology, aviation, specialty chemicals, agribusiness, health care, professional services and more. Founded in 1952, Dix & Eaton is 100% employee-owned and one of the largest wholly employee-owned communications firms in the U.S. Learn more about the combined capabilities at and

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