Joe Harkins


Joe Harkins

Managing Partner

Joe co-founded Wheelhouse after spending the previous six years as Vice President, Group Director at J&A, an integrated agency in Nashville.

Joe has more than 25 years of experience in both consumer and business-to-business marketing. Joe’s agency background includes work for a host of national and international accounts while employed by Ogilvy & Mather and McCann-Erickson Worldwide. Some of his clients have included Exxon, Texas Instruments, Beech Aircraft, Kimberly-Clark, Tennessee Titans, KinderCare Learning Centers and Six Flags. During his career Joe has also served on the client-side as Vice President, Director of Advertising, for two large bank holding companies (SunTrust Bank and First American Bank). In 2002 Joe launched Harkins Marketing Advisors, a full-service marketing services firm. The firm grew to over 25 clients in banking, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, and marketing services. In late 2006 Joe merged Harkins Marketing Advisors with J&A.

A native of Lexington, Ky., Joe graduated from Vanderbilt University.

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