CHICAGO, Sept. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — C.A. Fortune announces that Laura Howell has been named vice president of client development and will work in the Chicago corporate office. Howell has 11 years’ experience in the consumer products industry since joining Acosta Sales and Marketing directly out of college and climbing through the ranks to vice president.

«I am greatly looking forward to joining the C.A. Fortune team,» Howell said. «I want to leverage my experience working on both emerging and well-distributed brands to facilitate growth and profitability for C.A. Fortune’s client base. I want to learn from them, as well. Together, it will be a powerful team.»

Howell said that C.A. Fortune’s model for client service is the right direction for the industry. «Their personalized, boutique service is a true differentiator. I’m energized by the company’s commitment to growth, their people, and their clients. I believe the industry will continue to hear more and more about C.A. Fortune as the vision continues to come to life.»  

At C.A. Fortune, Howell will oversee the company’s entire client development pillar nationally, along with being a member of the corporate leadership team.

«Adding a proven high-level leader such as Laura, with her experience and passion for the industry is an enormous win for our firm. Laura is the perfect fit for the next step in the continued growth of C.A. Fortune,» said Tyler Lowell, managing partner of C.A. Fortune. «Her deep understanding of the industry and recognition of our points of difference in serving our customers and clients will go a long way toward continuing to turn our vision into reality.»

Howell lives in Naperville, Illinois, just outside Chicago, with her husband and daughter. She has a degree in marketing from Indiana University and an MBA from DePaul University.

About C.A. Fortune: Founded in 1983, C.A. Fortune is a leading full-service consumer products sales and marketing agency specializing in the Natural, Specialty/Conventional and Bakery/Deli classes of trade. The company, with more than 325 employees nationwide, is headquartered in Chicago with regional offices in New York City metro, Cincinnati, Dallas, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Denver, and Portland, OR. Visit

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