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Kevin Flynn

Kevin Flynn

Caldwell VanRiper, Inc. (CVR)

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Kevin's work combines: Entrepreneurship, Writing, and Communicating / Sharing Stories

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Day In The Life


I help operate Indiana's oldest advertising and PR agency helping clients tell their story.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

    Cathedral High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Business/Corporate Communications, General

    University of Notre Dame

  • Vocational

    Marketing Research

    University of Wisconsin Colleges

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be a Public Relations and Fundraising Managers:

Bachelor's Degree: Marketing/Marketing Management, General

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life took a while to figure out

  • 1.

    Started at a large ad agency in Chicago to learn the fundamentals of the business.

  • 2.

    Left the agency to work in a more creative environment for the Discovery Channel.

  • 3.

    Came back home to Indiana to be with family.

  • 4.

    Got married and had kids - which made me want to work harder for them.

  • 5.

    Worked for a major public company but missed the smaller, entrepreneurial environment.

  • 6.

    Came to work for this agency and was able to buy it with my partner.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Advertising is not an honorable profession. Too risky. Too competitive of a field.

  • How I responded:

    You have to follow your passions. It might not work out, but If you don't try, you will regret it for the rest of your life.

Experiences and challenges that shaped me

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  • It is hard and risky to start your own business. But it is worth it.