John Wernz ’96 of Wealth Enhancement Group Receives 40 Under 40 Award from Direct Marketing News

Posted on January 5th, 2013 by

JohnWernz60.JPGJohn Wernz ’96, executive vice president and chief marketing officer at Minnesota-based Wealth Enhancement Group, has been named a recipient of the national 2012 40 Under 40 award from “Direct Marketing News.” This honor places Wernz among an influential and accomplished group of young leaders who have already left an indelible mark within their organizations and on the marketing industry as a whole.

“Being named to the ‘Direct Marketing News’ 40 Under 40 list is a tremendous honor,” says Wernz. “Direct marketing is a rapidly growing area of marketing; in order for people to be successful in it, they have to thrive on change. I’m grateful to be recognized for what I am passionate about. I’m lucky to have been part of several great teams that have allowed me to focus on growing my skill set with excellent opportunities.”

With more than 15 years of experience, Wernz has an extensive background in direct marketing leadership with both an agency and client-side background. Prior to joining Wealth Enhancement Group in 2009, Wernz lead client acquisition and consulting for one of the fastest growing agencies in the country. At Wealth Enhancement Group, the firm has leveraged its marketing strengths to expand throughout the Midwest while continuing to grow its existing offices at rates much faster than the rest of the industry.

“The success stories of the 2012 ‘Direct Marketing News’ 40 Under 40 winners are truly inspiring,” says Editor-in-Chief Ginger Conlon. “It’s our honor to showcase the accomplishments of such a talented group of marketers.”

Read about the 40 Under 40 winners’ successes in the November issue of “Direct Marketing News” and online:

John Wernz is the executive vice president and chief marketing officer of Wealth Enhancement Group, a growing financial services based out of Minneapolis. Wernz is widely recognized as an industry leader in creating and delivering results-driven marketing strategies and is a frequent speaker and author on all things marketing.

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