HARTLAND, Wis. (April 26, 2021)—C.O.nxt is delighted to announce the addition of three new employee-owners to the team. Cassie Yontz returns to the agency as account supervisor.

During her short time away from C.O.nxt, Yontz served as marketing campaign manager with COUNTRY Financial in Bloomington, Ill. She first joined C.O.nxt in December 2016 as senior account executive and was later promoted to account supervisor. In 2019, Yontz was awarded the AAEA Andy Markwart Horizon Award, given to an AAEA member embodying youthful vigor, energy, passion and dedication in their work. Yontz is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a degree in agricultural communications.

“Cassie is a skilled professional bringing experience and enthusiasm every day,” says Brittany Steuer, vice president of client services. “We’re so happy she’s back! Cassie’s return is truly a testament to our awesome clients and C.O.nxt family.”

Elise Regusci joins C.O.nxt as an assistant account executive. Regusci grew up on her family’s farm in Modesto, California. She recently graduated with a master’s degree in agricultural communications from Texas Tech University where she was a graduate research and teaching assistant in the Department of Agricultural Education and Communications. Regusci completed multiple internships in the dairy industry and is a graduate of California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo with a degree in dairy science.

Joining C.O.nxt as a media associate is Rachel Goodwin. Goodwin supports both media and digital efforts, assisting with media planning, material trafficking, analytics and outlet communications across all clients.

Goodwin is a recent graduate of the University of South Carolina with a degree is experimental psychology and a minor in public relations. Before joining C.O.nxt, she gained experience as a public relations intern at the South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce. Goodwin also shares food finds and collaborations on the Instagram account @jerseymunchies.

“Both Elise and Rachel are fantastic additions to the team,” says Steuer. “Their fresh thinking coupled with a strong work ethic make them great cultural fits for C.O.nxt. They have already demonstrated attention to detail and creativeness in their roles. We are excited to see how they continue to be valuable team members to our clients.”

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About C.O.nxt

C.O.nxt is a 100 percent employee-owned communications agency full of farm kids and foodies coming together to create fresh and unexpected solutions driven by deep insight and strategy. Based in Hartland, Wisconsin, we serve purpose-driven brands that stand out in the ag and food industries—from the seed in the ground to the steak on the plate—because that is what we’re passionate about. Full service. Full hearts. For the love of food. For more information visit CO-nxt.com.