Strategic Elements Bolsters Digital Team, Adding Director of Digital and Video Manager

Strategic Elements expands its digital presence, adding Ryan Sheldon as Director of Digital and Video and Andrea Hatcher as Digital Manager to its award-winning team. In addition to joining Strategic Elements, Ryan and Andrea both join the firm’s sister company and political consulting agency, Kdence. 

Ryan has nearly a decade of experience working in communications, videography, and digital media across various industries. Most recently, he served as the Public Information Officer for the South Dakota Department of Public Safety. In his role, Ryan created and managed social media pages, produced live video webinars, and collaborated with public influencers. He also served as the Digital Manager for U.S. Senator John Thune, where he coordinated digital content for Senator Thune’s official channels, arranged video hits, and produced virtual town halls. In addition, Ryan served as South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem’s official Gubernatorial photographer, videographer, and digital media manager. His creative and digital media skills will expand the firms’ strategy and open the door for new services.  

Andrea is an experienced marketing, government affairs, and writing professional. Before Strategic Elements, she served as the Government Affairs and Marketing Assistant for The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce. In her role, she worked closely with elected officials and businesses to create legislative priorities advocating for local economic development. Andrea also oversaw the company’s social media platforms, fostered public engagement, and expanded the company’s media relations. Her skills will grow the companies’ digital and communications strategies for clients nationwide.  

“Ryan and Andrea bring special abilities to combine digital and creative experience to complex issues, which takes our firm to a new level In message delivery, Strategic Elements Chief Strategist and Kdence Founder John Stineman said. We are thrilled to expand our growing company and lean into digital strategies for our clients. 

Ryan and Andrea are thrilled to join the teams at Strategic Elements and Kdence.  

“Strategic Elements and Kdence have built a reputation for themselves in quality, client-driven work,” Ryan Sheldon said. “There is no doubt that each of these professionals stands out individually, but their combined work creates incredible results for clients every time.” 

“The team at Strategic Elements and Kdence have a track record of powerful work at the local, state, and national levels,” Andrea Hatcher said. “I look forward to my role in expanding the firm’s reach and working to strengthen its already award-winning work.”