Joan Benson Continues to Inspire More Than Stamats Employees

Joan_Benson_square_500Cedar Rapids, IA – Stamats’ own Joan Benson has become something of a celebrity. Joan  has worked for Stamats as the senior editorial strategist for five years. She brings her fun and creative spirit to the office every day. That particular spirit is what inspired a Broadway character, shaped after her. The Broadway play Fun Home features Joan Benson as a young college student. Fun Home, originally a graphic memoir by Alison Bechdel, is up for 12 Tony awards this Sunday, June 7, after being on Broadway less than two months.

Joan’s creativity and exceptional writing skills have allowed her to write three novels, and she is working on a fourth. The sudden popularity has made her think back to her college days.

“It helps me in my work at Stamats because I’m thinking about what college kids want,” said Benson.

Joan has been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, the Iowa City Press Citizen, and in a forthcoming piece by the Gazette . Joan currently lives in Iowa City with her wife Michelle.

About Stamats:

Stamats is a leading marketing and research company providing a complete range of services including websites, mobile, PPC, SEO/SEM, content marketing, email, magazines, video, research, traditional media, live events, and database marketing. Stamats focuses on distinct markets to gain unique category knowledge and experience that it brings to bear for the benefit of Stamats’ clients.  These markets are higher education, commercial building operation and management, commercial building interior design, professional meeting planning, and healthcare. Through its subsidiary, The Thorburn Group, Stamats provides consumer marketing services to Fortune 500 companies. Stamats was founded in 1923 and today maintains offices in Cedar Rapids, Iowa (headquarters), Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Contact: Guy Wendler Stamats Communications Phone 319-364-6167 guy.wendler@stamats.com