Jon Machalek

Owner & Founder

“Since the age of ten I have known that if I can ‘see it’ I can make it happen. This company has been a-dream-come-true for me. I love working with all our employees as well as our wonderful customers throughout the country.”

Jon launched the company in March of 1987 in Minneapolis, MN, after Machalek Publishing, his father’s company sold the majority of its assets to Gordon Publishing Company.

At the start of Machalek Communications, there was 1 card deck, NEW BUSINESSES-DEK. From the sales and marketing, production and list work to billing and collections, Jon completed all aspects of the deck as a one man team. Now, he focuses on developing the best circulation lists in each of our markets as well as selling advertising programs, both digital and print. Additionally, he is the long term visionary for the company, focusing on new ventures partnering opportunities.

In his life outside of Machalek Communications, Jon enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 children; he keeps active playing basketball, soccer, baseball & football. He also enjoys trading stocks, bartering & hitting the lake to sea-doo or fish with his kids.

Maria Palmer

Lead Graphic and Web Designer

Maria joined the Machalek Communications Team in October 2011 as a Graphic and Web Designer. Maria has her B.A. in Fine Arts from Iowa State University. She has also received certification in Graphic Design as well as Web Design.

Maria enjoys working in a creative, fast paced environment, and loves the excitement and challenge of working at Machalek Communications. She enjoys working with clients to create and design marketing tools that are successful and deliver results. Maria believes in the importance of branding and maintaining the client’s identity through their marketing. She also believes that design should be simple, yet eye catching.

When Maria is not at work, she enjoys painting, sewing, restoring, creating, building, designing, rendering, and drawing. She also enjoys walking around the lakes, biking, playing and watching baseball, hanging out with friends and family, and her hungry cats, Olive and Mellie.

Andrea Machalek

President & CEO

Andrea is the President & CEO of Machalek and has been with the company since February of 1997. Since her start, she has developed and maintained a team-orientated service culture to better serve the customers and employees. Before working at Machalek, Andrea’s career had been in large companies first in financial analysis, then strategic planning and finally in turning around troubled business units. Working at Machalek for over ten years has taught Andrea more about true leadership as well maintaining an organization focused on profitable growth.

Andrea enjoys the dynamic team of fun, motivated and talented individuals she works with and laughs with everyday. As the President, Andrea enjoys the challenge of aligning the organization with the ever-changing marketplace to continuously improve the value of our offerings to our clients.

Andrea keeps herself busy away from work with her family. She has a 10 year old son and two daughters ages eight and six. All three are involved with soccer and a multitude of friends and activities. In her rare moments of free time she loves to read and play Dungeons & Dragons Online.

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