Stone-Goff portfolio company, Walker Sands, announced the addition of Lynn Casey as an Independent Board Director. Lynn brings significant experience growing agencies and integrating acquisitions in the marketing services industry.
Walker Sands, an integrated marketing agency focused on accelerating the growth of B2B brands, today announced the appointment of Lynn Casey to its board of directors as an independent board member.
Casey brings nearly 40 years of experience in marketing and communications to the Walker Sands board, having spent most of her career with the corporate and marketing communication firm Padilla. Before retiring from the firm in 2019, she most recently served as CEO and chair of the board. She also holds board roles at The Arthur W. Page Society, The University of Minnesota Foundation’s Board of Trustees, The Minneapolis Institute of Art, and Xcel Energy Inc.
Casey joins the Walker Sands board during a period of consistent, rapid growth for the firm. At Padilla, she led the growth of the agency to more than $40 million in annual revenue from a combination of expanding service lines, opening new offices, and making strategic acquisitions.
"Adding Lynn to our board was a no-brainer, and I look forward to working closely with her," said Mike Santoro, president at Walker Sands. "There is no substitute for firsthand experience, and Lynn’s expertise and guidance will be invaluable for Walker Sands. We have aggressive growth ambitions. Lynn knows what it takes to be a top agency, and she is someone who can help us get there."
Casey was named Woman Business Executive of the Year by the Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal in 2011, was inducted into the Upper Midwest Junior Achievement Hall of Fame in 2011, the Minnesota Business Hall of Fame in 2014, and the PRWeek Hall of Fame in 2018. In addition to her current board seats, she has previously chaired PRSA’s Counselors Academy and served on the board of the Council of Public Relations Firms.
"I’m honored to be joining Walker Sands at such an exciting time," said Casey. "Walker Sands has built an incredible culture and track record of success for employees and for clients, and there is tremendous potential to accomplish even more. I’m looking forward to putting my experience to work on the board."
About Walker Sands
Walker Sands is a full-service B2B marketing agency with core capabilities in public relations, demand generation, branding, creative, marketing strategy, and web. The firm’s integrated approach to marketing drives awareness, credibility, and conversions for 100+ clients around the world. An eight-time Inc. 5000 honoree, Walker Sands is one of the fastest-growing B2B marketing agencies in the world, with offices in Chicago, San Francisco, and Seattle. Learn more at www.walkersands.com.
About Stone-Goff Partners
Stone-Goff Partners is a private equity firm that invests in lower middle-market founder-owned businesses and corporate carve-outs in the following verticals: Human Capital & Training, B2B Services and Consumer Services. Founded in 2010 by Hannah Stone Craven and Laurens Goff, the firm leverages the extensive investment, operational, and strategic experience of its principals and its Talent Network members to serve as a value-added partner for management teams, portfolio companies, and limited partners.