Who We Are

Kippy and Charlotte founded Welcome Host 31 years ago. From humble beginnings working out of their garage, Welcome Host started by mailing a welcome package to newcomers in the Baton Rouge community. This welcome package contained brochures and coupons from various businesses located in the Baton Rouge area. Today Kippy and Charlotte have grown Welcome Host into a turnkey direct mail marketing company handling all facets of the job; designing, implementing, and maintaining successful customized targeted marketing programs.

We create marketing programs to help you achieve your marketing objectives. Or, we can work with your agency or creative department to administer your direct mail programs.

When you partner with Welcome Host, you partner with some of the best and brightest direct mail professionals in the industry.


Kippy Sumrall
Chairman of the Board

Kippy Sumrall
Charlotte Sumrall
Vice President
Sing VanCleave
Vice President
Destin Shore
Communications Director
Margie Rushing
Human Resources Director
Kenny Shutt
VP of Operations
Daniel Dearing
VP of Production
Carole Tucker
Accounting Manager
Lauryn Bauman
Art Director
Michelle Pierce
Regional Director