The Sumner Group has hired two new staff members to join its local full-service advertising agency.
Doug Towery joins the staff as account executive for the Promotional Products Division. Towery formerly served as an account executive for CBS Radio/Beasley Media in Charlotte. He is a 2013 graduate of Guilford Tech, where he earned degrees in concert sound and lighting, and recording engineering.
Towery enjoys playing basketball, listening to music and is heavily involved with his worship team at Depot Church in Stanley. He and his wife, Kailey, reside in Mount Holly.
Bailey Birtchet has expanded her position as an intern from Highland Tech to join the team professionally prior to heading to Meredith College in the fall. A native of Bessemer City, Birtchet is a 2017 honor graduate from the Highland School of Technology, where she earned more than $493,000 in scholarships.
The daughter of Billie Jean Birtchet, she enjoys hiking and all things artistic. She is also highly involved in civic leadership, earning 100-plus hours of community service.
In addition to the new hires, Sara Sumner has transitioned from account work to business manager.
The Sumner Group, located at 223 W. Main Ave. in Gastonia, was founded in 1987 by Michael Sumner. Gastonia’s only full-service agency offers design, public relations, research, fundraising, corporate gifts and promotional items, as well as web design and development.
For your marketing needs, contact the agency at 704-865- 4613 or visit them at sumnergroup.com.