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Jamie Barrett landed his first job in 1984 on the account side at Fallon in Minneapolis. An English major in college, he’d toyed with the idea of becoming a sportswriter before a friend of a friend inspired him to go into advertising. After nine months at Fallon working on brands such as Gold’n Plump Poultry, Barrett was ready to quit.

Fallon management asked him to stay on for three months to help his replacement make the transition.

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