Meet the BHM 205: Jake McKenzie

Under McKenzie’s leadership, Intermark has grown into the largest advertising agency in the state and one of the largest in the Southeast. In 2009, McKenzie won the Advertising Agency President/CEO of the Year award from Birmingham’s Ad Fed. He has also served the company in other roles, including chief operating officer and president of Intermark Interactive.

Alma Mater: Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn. (B.A., psychology and political science); Birmingham-Southern College (MPPM in private sector management)

Beverage of Choice: Red Diamond iced tea

Passion/Hobby: Psychology—I’m fascinated by what shapes how people think and act.

Toughest Challenge: Trying to be a good enough father, husband, and servant to justify all the sacrifices that my mother made for us growing up

Favorite Charity: Big Brothers and Big Sisters