Jody O’Rourke

Jody O’Rourke, President and Owner of Positive Impact Advertising, started the company in October of 1995. Jody has brought high energy and excellent communication skills to the company. Her passionate dedication to service has led to long-standing relationships with both clients and vendors, which sets Positive Impact Advertising apart.

Jody has two sons that have both graduated college with advanced degrees in public policy, has traveled the world from Russia to Mexico, and is a citizen of two countries. She draws inspiration and ideas from wherever she goes, and brings her high-energy enthusiasm back to the office to share with colleagues and clients alike.

Meghan McCreary

Meghan has been an Account Executive with Positive Impact Advertising since 2015. She uses her creativity, enthusiasm, and wonderful insight to create unforgettable events, trade shows, and experiences for her clients. She’s always on the hunt for new and exciting items and opportunities to share with her clients to give them an edge in their respective industries.

Meghan studied art and French in college, and spends her down time surrounded by drawing pencils, books, and friends. Meghan also loves to travel and visit flea markets to dig for treasure.

Ashley Hankins

Ashley is the Marketing Specialist for Positive Impact Advertising. She not only brings positive accountability to the company, but is also extremely organized and supportive. She wears many hats including office manager, administrative assistant, and is a source of calm in the often chaotic world of promotional products!

Ashley loves spending her time with her two young children and is an active member of her community. She coaches competitive cheerleading and enjoys the occasional camping trip.

Evelyn Jocson

Evelyn is the Senior Account Executive at Positive Impact Advertising. She effectively provides her leadership skills, creative solutions, and work experience to the company, as well as her clientele.

When she’s not at work focusing on building her clients’ brands and helping expand their industry presence, Evelyn has a busy life at home with her husband and two children. She enjoys cooking and entertaining, and every now and then a good book.

Samantha Stout

Sam works as an inside sales rep for Positive Impact. She has a degree in Physical Anthropology from Illinois State, and is a certified diver and has climbed Machu Picchu. When she’s not coming up with brilliant suggestions for your promotional needs, she is traveling, going to concerts, and playing with her puppy (a Great Dane named Nox).

Lucynda Pekkarinen

Lucynda is the newest member of our Account Executive team at Positive Impact Advertising. She has worked in customer service for 15 years and is driven to provide excellent representation of our clients and their brand story. Her greatest professional reward is the trust and loyalty she earns from her clients.

Lucynda enjoys staying active by playing team sports and leisurely hiking and biking. After putting in all her hard work, she rewards herself by relaxing with friends at the beach or entertaining at home.

Michelle Krotowski

Michelle is the Billing Specialist at Positive Impact Advertising. She handles both accounts receivable and accounts payable, as well as other projects and office tasks. Michelle has worked in customer service and billing for over 20 years. Always behind the scene, she is here to help however she can to ensure our clients have the best, most hassle-free experience.

In her free time, Michelle is busy with her 2 children and large extended family. She enjoys crafts of any sort and using her creativity to make everything she touches a little more interesting. She is also an active leader in her son’s Boy Scout troop, and coaches middle school girl’s volleyball.