Joining Lessiter Media as an Audience Development Intern in May of 2019, and transitioning into the sales side as an Inside Account Representative, Jonny Salinas is heavily involved in sales and customer service for the ag media division. Having never before worked in an office environment, Jonny was drawn to Lessiter Media when multiple staff members spoke to one of his senior-level marketing classes about internship opportunities. Since arriving, he has transitioned into different roles at the company and has enjoyed beginning his career in a competitive, professional and enjoyable company. "It's fascinating to see the 'behind the scenes' aspect of the agricultural industry and everything that constitutes it. Before joining, I had a very myopic view of the agricultural industry in this country — it's amazing to be shown through working here, just how complex the 'operation' is, and how decisions at the Executive Level, fluctuating prices of raw materials and changes in climate end up affecting us all the way here. I am proud to work for an organization that is so highly awarded and respected in the industry." In his free time, Jonny enjoys spending time with family and friends, exercising, watching soccer and exploring and discovering new places around Milwaukee.

Quick facts...

Brands: Ag Division

Education: B.B.A. in Marketing, University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee

No. 1 Bucket List goal: Deep-sea diving

Favorite superhero: I've always been much more of a villain guy, and easily, the Joker

Favorite place in Milwaukee: Lower East Side

Person I’d most like to meet: Tim Dillon

Mac or PC: Mac

Favorite ice cream flavor: Ben & Jerry's Glampfire Trail Mix

Favorite quote: "Let your ambition carry you." — Jacques Webster II