Creative Hire at MCA

McClain Finlon Advertising has added Kae Penner-Howell as an associate creative director and copywriter. In her new position, Penner-Howell will work with MCA clients Qwest Communications, Budget Truck Rental, Xcel Energy, Johns Manville Corp. and the Denver Zoo, among others. She joins the Denver-based independent with almost a decade of acd experience, including time at Leapnet, Leo Burnett and Helene Curtis, all in Chicago. Penner-Howell also has been a freelancer, and spent three years as associate director of alumni communications for DePaul University. In addition, while living in Chicago, she served as staff editor of the Other Voices literary journal and as an adjunct professor at both DePaul University and Columbia College. Penner-Howell’s creative work has won numerous awards, and her writing has been published in magazines including Sojourners, The Ledge and Outside.