The Team



Alayna Brown
  • Occupation:
    Relationship Curator
  • Preoccupation:
    High Heels

Alayna Brown

Account Manager
  • Occupation: Relationship Curator
  • Preoccupation: High Heels
Spend 30 seconds with Alayna Brown

Alayna Brown • Account Manager

 

 

Amy Sharp
  • Occupation:
    Agency Mom
  • Preoccupation:
    Home Improvement

Amy Sharp

EVP / Marketing & Operations
  • Occupation: Agency Mom
  • Preoccupation: Home Improvement
Spend 30 seconds with Amy Sharp

Amy Sharp, EVP, Marketing & Operations

The consummate multitasker, Amy can usually be found looking for the nearest office phone to answer an intercom page while simultaneously texting and emailing. Perpetually in motion, Amy brings an enthusiasm and positive attitude that draws staff, clients and vendors to her. Her engaging style is complemented by a wealth of experience that encompasses a wide range of disciplines, from graphic design to creative direction, production and interactive campaigns.

While Amy can wear just about any hat in our agency, perhaps her most important role is that of agency mom. Amy has a knack for making people feel comfortable, which is probably why her office is never empty. Whether she is bringing in chicken biscuits as a Friday surprise, planning holiday presents for clients or founding her own nonprofit to encourage literacy, Amy approaches every interaction as an opportunity to make the world a little bit brighter. And her ability to make things happen renders her invaluable to both clients and our team.

 

Amy Wolfe
  • Occupation:
    Kicking Butt
  • Preoccupation:
    Shoes

Amy Wolfe

Manager of Operations
  • Occupation: Kicking Butt
  • Preoccupation: Shoes
Spend 30 seconds with Amy Wolfe

Amy Wolfe • Manager of Operations

 

Ashley Bowles
  • Occupation:
    Responding to Questions
  • Preoccupation:
    Asking Questions

Ashley Bowles

Public Relations Senior Account Executive
  • Occupation: Responding to Questions
  • Preoccupation: Asking Questions
Spend 30 seconds with Ashley Bowles

Ashley Bowles • Public Relations Senior Account Executive

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Becky Hensley
  • Occupation:
    Strategizer
  • Preoccupation:
    Globe-Trotting Whenever Possible

Becky Hensley

VP / Director of Account Service
  • Occupation: Strategizer
  • Preoccupation: Globe-Trotting Whenever Possible
Spend 30 seconds with Becky Hensley

Becky Hensley • VP, Director of Account Service

Becky believes that there’s no such thing as being too thorough, and that inspiration is much easier to find when you’re not looking for it. With the unique ability to see both the forest and the trees, she is adept at helping our clients plan—and execute—solutions that make an impact.

Becky has more than a decade of experience across a wide range of industries. That depth of experience combined with her patience and approachability make her an invaluable asset to our clients and a natural mentor for our team. She’s said that her favorite thing about her job is getting to solve at least one problem every day, and with that positive attitude, we know she’ll find inspiration behind every corner.

Client Industry Experience: Financial Services, Hospitality, Lawn Care, Restaurants, Retail, Travel/Tourism

Brian Sullivan
  • Occupation:
    Fire Chief
  • Preoccupation:
    Sports Chief

Brian Sullivan

Principal / CEO
  • Occupation: Fire Chief
  • Preoccupation: Sports Chief
Spend 30 seconds with Brian Sullivan

Brian Sullivan • Principal / CEO

Deadlines, discussions and heated debates make Sullivan Branding a whirlwind of activity. Within this cauldron of creativity, Brian is the proverbial calm in the middle of the storm. His unflappable leadership style comes from the perfect combination of an even-keeled personality and a plethora of professional experience. Having worked on both the client and agency sides of the business, he has the knowledge and skills to prove it. On the client side, Brian has held management positions in market research, strategic planning and brand management.

On the agency side, he has served as senior vice president and group account supervisor, working on national accounts before co-founding the agency that has grown and evolved into Sullivan Branding.

Client Industry Experience: Apparel, Automotive, Beverages, Education, Entertainment, Financial Services, Gaming, Healthcare, Hospitality, Real Estate, Restaurants, Retail, Sports, Telecommunications, Travel/Tourism

Brian Williams
  • Occupation:
    Cat Herder
  • Preoccupation:
    Piracy

Brian Williams

Digital Production Director
  • Occupation: Cat Herder
  • Preoccupation: Piracy
Spend 30 seconds with Brian Williams

Brian Williams • Digital Production Director

 

Cara McLane
  • Occupation:
    Digital Project Manager
  • Preoccupation:
    Digital Project Manager

Cara McLane

Digital Project Manager
  • Occupation: Digital Project Manager
  • Preoccupation: Digital Project Manager
Spend 30 seconds with Cara McLane

Cara McLane • Digital Project Manager

 

Cathy Randle
  • Occupation:
    Putting the Pieces Together
  • Preoccupation:
    Wife & Mom

Cathy Randle

Production Director
  • Occupation: Putting the Pieces Together
  • Preoccupation: Wife & Mom
Spend 30 seconds with Cathy Randle

Cathy Randle • Production Director

 

Cathy Reece
  • Occupation:
    Brainstorm Chaser
  • Preoccupation:
    Shiny Things

Cathy Reece

Senior Art Director
  • Occupation: Brainstorm Chaser
  • Preoccupation: Shiny Things
Spend 30 seconds with Cathy Reece

Cathy Reece • Senior Art Director

 

 

Charli Sanders

Charli Sanders

Charli Sanders • Communications Strategist

 

Crystal Brightwell

Crystal Brightwell

Crystal Brightwell • Media Accounting Coordinator

 

Daniela Hobbs
  • Occupation:
    Excellerator
  • Preoccupation:
    Books

Daniela Hobbs

Interactive Media Manager
  • Occupation: Excellerator
  • Preoccupation: Books
Spend 30 seconds with Daniela Hobbs

Daniela Hobbs • Interactive Media Manager

 

David Hardin
  • Occupation:
    Rockin’ the Photoshop
  • Preoccupation:
    Rockin’ the Air Guitar

David Hardin

Design Director
  • Occupation: Rockin’ the Photoshop
  • Preoccupation: Rockin’ the Air Guitar
Spend 30 seconds with David Hardin

David Hardin • Design Director

 

Dianne Ungerecht
  • Occupation:
    Number Cruncher
  • Preoccupation:
    Baker

Dianne Ungerecht

Accounting Manager
  • Occupation: Number Cruncher
  • Preoccupation: Baker
Spend 30 seconds with Dianne Ungerecht

Dianne Ungerecht • Accounting Manager

 

Don MacDougall
  • Occupation:
    Word Slinger
  • Preoccupation:
    Boston Sports

Don MacDougall

Associate Creative Director
  • Occupation: Word Slinger
  • Preoccupation: Boston Sports
Spend 30 seconds with Don MacDougall

Don MacDougall • Associate Creative Director 

 

Helena Kooi
  • Occupation
    Client Cheerleader
  • Preoccupation
    Mizzou Enthusiast

Helena Kooi

Account Coordinator
  • Occupation Client Cheerleader
  • Preoccupation Mizzou Enthusiast
Spend 30 seconds with Helena Kooi

Helena Kooi • Account Executive

 

 

Ian Lemmonds
  • Occupation:
    Maker of Things. Designer of Experiences. Team Player.
  • Preoccupation:
    Simplification.

Ian Lemmonds

Design Director
  • Occupation: Maker of Things. Designer of Experiences. Team Player.
  • Preoccupation: Simplification.
Spend 30 seconds with Ian Lemmonds

Ian Lemmonds • Digital Design Director

 

Jen Clarke
  • Occupation:
    Social Medium
  • Preoccupation:
    Grizzlies, Tigers, Saints, Barre Class, Subscription Boxes and Fancy Cheeses

Jen Clarke

Communications Strategist
  • Occupation: Social Medium
  • Preoccupation: Grizzlies, Tigers, Saints, Barre Class, Subscription Boxes and Fancy Cheeses
Spend 30 seconds with Jen Clarke

Jen Clarke • Communications Strategist

 

Joseph Jordan
  • Occupation:
    King of Kindness
  • Preoccupation:
    The Don of Determination

Joseph Jordan

Web Developer
  • Occupation: King of Kindness
  • Preoccupation: The Don of Determination
Spend 30 seconds with Joseph Jordan

Joe Jordan • Web Developer

 

 

Karen McKenzie
  • Occupation:
    Client Caretaker
  • Preoccupation:
    Animal Rescuer

Karen McKenzie

Director of Culture and Employee Relations
  • Occupation: Client Caretaker
  • Preoccupation: Animal Rescuer
Spend 30 seconds with Karen McKenzie

Karen McKenzie • Director of Culture and Employee Relations

30 seconds with Karen:

What’s your favorite thing about the work you do?
It’s always about the people! I love being in a room with hard working, smart, creative people who have ideas and want to act on them.

What’s something that people might be surprised to know about you?
Going into college I had to choose whether to pursue music or soccer. I ended up on a soccer scholarship as a goalkeeper, and I still hold records!

If you weren’t in this biz, what would you do?  
I would have my own animal rescue / rehab organization.

 

Kate Metcalf
  • Occupation:
    Talking to People
  • Preoccupation:
    Not Talking to People

Kate Metcalf

Director of Strategy and Planning
  • Occupation: Talking to People
  • Preoccupation: Not Talking to People
Spend 30 seconds with Kate Metcalf

Kate Metcalf • Director, Strategy & Planning 

Imagine someone with the energy of a pack of batteries and the intuition and knowledge of an experienced and wise strategist—that is Kate. In full force, she takes on each new assignment with a goal to spark something special and unique. If you can’t keep up, it’s best just to stand to the side and let her do her magic, which can manifest itself in any number of ways.

Clients rely on Kate to give them insight into the minds of their target audiences and guidance on crafting messages that will have the biggest impact. Our own personal shape-shifter, she has the ability to convey the unique personality of a brand or an individual through her work. A self-described straight-talker, Kate may not always say what people want to hear, but she always tries to say something that will help our clients achieve their business goals.

 

 

Kayla Earwood
  • Occupation:
    Website Critiquer
  • Preoccupation:
    Chocolate Consumer

Kayla Earwood

Associate Digital Director
  • Occupation: Website Critiquer
  • Preoccupation: Chocolate Consumer
Spend 30 seconds with Kayla Earwood

Kayla Earwood • Assistant Digital Director

 

Keith Goldberg
  • Occupation:
    Builder
  • Preoccupation:
    Health of the Mets Pitching Staff

Keith Goldberg

Executive Creative Director
  • Occupation: Builder
  • Preoccupation: Health of the Mets Pitching Staff
Spend 30 seconds with Keith Goldberg

Keith Goldberg • Executive Creative Director

Keith is responsible for leading the the creative work – and creative team – at Sullivan Branding.

An award-winning creative director and writer with a history of developing ideas that separate and elevate brands, Keith’s “What’s in your wallet?” tagline for Capital Ons was recently voted one of advertising’s most iconic slogans and permanently installed on New York’s Advertising Walk of Fame. His work  has been honored with virtually every industry award (including Addy, Cannes, Effie, One Show, Smarties, Webby) and his campaigns have been featured in Archive and Communication Arts.

Client/Industry Experience: 7-Eleven, Capital One, Ernst & Young, Ford, Frito Lay, Lyfe Kitchen, The New Republic, Slurpee, Target

Kelsey Taylor
  • Occupation:
    Solutions Seeker
  • Preoccupation:
    The Great Outdoors

Kelsey Taylor

Account Manager
  • Occupation: Solutions Seeker
  • Preoccupation: The Great Outdoors
Spend 30 seconds with Kelsey Taylor

Kelsey Taylor • Account Manager

 

 

Kendall Jones
  • Occupation:
    Client Whisperer
  • Preoccupation:
    Martha Stewart

Kendall Jones

Account Director
  • Occupation: Client Whisperer
  • Preoccupation: Martha Stewart
Spend 30 seconds with Kendall Jones

Kendall Jones • Account Director

 

Lauren Harvill
  • Occupation:
    Sweating the details.
  • Preoccupation:
    Having faith.

Lauren Harvill

Department Manager / Creative Group Lead
  • Occupation: Sweating the details.
  • Preoccupation: Having faith.
Spend 30 seconds with Lauren Harvill

Lauren Harvill • Creative Group Lead

 

Lori Allen
  • Occupation:
    Fixer Upper
  • Preoccupation:
    Family

Lori Allen

Digital Production Director
  • Occupation: Fixer Upper
  • Preoccupation: Family
Spend 30 seconds with Lori Allen

Lori Allen • Digital Production Director

 

Luke Cravens
  • Occupation:
    Expense Detector
  • Preoccupation:
    Refurbishing

Luke Cravens

Production Coordinator
  • Occupation: Expense Detector
  • Preoccupation: Refurbishing
Spend 30 seconds with Luke Cravens

Luke Cravens • Production Coordinator

 

Maggie Lee
  • Occupation:
    Red Pen Wielder
  • Preoccupation:
    My Kids, Tennis, Great Movies, Great Literature, Great Theater, Great Music.

Maggie Lee

Proofreader
  • Occupation: Red Pen Wielder
  • Preoccupation: My Kids, Tennis, Great Movies, Great Literature, Great Theater, Great Music.
Spend 30 seconds with Maggie Lee

Proofreader

30 seconds with Maggie:

Where do you look to find inspiration? 
Family, spirituality, the arts: music that is so beautiful your heart nearly bursts; literature/theater/cinema that moves you so deeply you can’t put the experience into words, but your soul understands….

What’s something that people might be surprised to know about you? 
I’m a Star Trek: The Next Generation super fan (I don’t attend conventions…nothing like that, but I do own the series on DVD and am compelled to watch it all the way through every other year or so…brilliant writing, acting, character development…love it!)

What’s your guilty pleasure?  
Watching the last 20 minutes of Pitch Perfect over and over again.

 

Marc Holder
  • Occupation:
    Concierge
  • Preoccupation:
    Four Other Jobs

Marc Holder

Administrative Coordinator
  • Occupation: Concierge
  • Preoccupation: Four Other Jobs
Spend 30 seconds with Marc Holder

Marc Holder • Administrative Coordinator

 

Margaret McClintock
  • Occupation:
    Team Player
  • Preoccupation:
    Delta Blues music festivals

Margaret McClintock

Account Coordinator
  • Occupation: Team Player
  • Preoccupation: Delta Blues music festivals
Spend 30 seconds with Margaret McClintock

Margaret McClintock • Account Executive

 

Mary Adams
  • Occupation:
    Client Billing Specialist
  • Preoccupation:
    Mimi Specialist

Mary Adams

Accounting Manager
  • Occupation: Client Billing Specialist
  • Preoccupation: Mimi Specialist
Spend 30 seconds with Mary Adams

Mary Adams • Accounting Manager

 

Marya Green
  • Occupation:
    Plate Spinner
  • Preoccupation:
    Neighborhood mom and dog-chewed furniture owner

Marya Green

Account Director
  • Occupation: Plate Spinner
  • Preoccupation: Neighborhood mom and dog-chewed furniture owner
Spend 30 seconds with Marya Green

Account Director

30 seconds with Marya:

Where do you look to find inspiration?
Water. I work by the Mississippi River, there’s a pond in my backyard, and I take refuge every summer at my mother’s house in Florida that sits on a lake and is a short, 30 minute drive from the beach. 

What’s your favorite thing about the work you do?
The collaboration. I am always in amazement of the outcome of many perspectives and ideas melding together into one cohesive piece. If you only knew the backstory of every creative product you see…

What’s something that people might be surprised to know about you?
My father insisted that I know how to mow the lawn, shoot a gun, change my own oil and flat tires, and know my way around an electrical circuit. I can get my hands dirty or mildly electrocuted.

Michelle Simkin
  • Occupation:
    Making Ads Sparkle
  • Preoccupation:
    Shiny Objects

Michelle Simkin

Associate Creative Director
  • Occupation: Making Ads Sparkle
  • Preoccupation: Shiny Objects
Spend 30 seconds with Michelle Simkin

Michelle Simkin • Associate Creative Director

 

Mikel Howard
  • Occupation:
    Project Artist
  • Preoccupation:
    Starbucks

Mikel Howard

Account Executive
  • Occupation: Project Artist
  • Preoccupation: Starbucks
Spend 30 seconds with Mikel Howard

Mikel Howard • Account Executive

 

Nate Raab
  • Occupation:
    Web Wizard/Cat Wrangler
  • Preoccupation:
    Music, Technology, Digital Trends

Nate Raab

Development Manager
  • Occupation: Web Wizard/Cat Wrangler
  • Preoccupation: Music, Technology, Digital Trends
Spend 30 seconds with Nate Raab

Nate Raab • Development Manager

 

Nicole Hanni
  • Occupation:
    Cat Lover
  • Preoccupation:
    Lunching

Nicole Hanni

Media Director
  • Occupation: Cat Lover
  • Preoccupation: Lunching
Spend 30 seconds with Nicole Hanni

Nicole Hanni • Media Director

 

 

Paula Temes
  • Occupation:
    Secret Shopper
  • Preoccupation:
    Event Planner

Paula Temes

Accounting Clerk
  • Occupation: Secret Shopper
  • Preoccupation: Event Planner
Spend 30 seconds with Paula Temes

Paula Temes • Accounting Clerk

 

Ralph Berry
  • Occupation:
    Business Storyteller
  • Preoccupation:
    Language Sheriff

Ralph Berry

EVP / Public Relations
  • Occupation: Business Storyteller
  • Preoccupation: Language Sheriff
Spend 30 seconds with Ralph Berry

Ralph Berry • EVP, Public Relations

Ralph describes his approach to public relations as “the art of storytelling,” and he is incredibly adept at finding an interesting story within or behind a brand. And while public-relations outreach tools have expanded over the years, the art of storytelling—of finding and articulating things that get people talking—has not. After 30 years in the business, Ralph would know.

He’s handled every aspect of public and media relations and corporate communications from both the client and agency sides—brand/identity launches, product sales, corporate acquisitions, crisis communications and more. His work in ongoing and issue-specific media relations has led to articles and placements in local, regional and national publications, and he has transformed ideas into memorable special events and generated valuable online conversations and engagements. His background in both journalism and theater means that he knows how to find the right angle—and deliver it in a compelling and memorable way that resonates with our clients’ target audiences.

 

Client Industry Experience: Apparel, Bioscience, Entertainment, Gaming, Healthcare, Hospitality, Logistics, Luxury Goods, Nonprofit, Packaged Goods, Restaurants, Retail, Telecommunications, Transportation

Ross McDaniel
  • Occupation:
    Connecting the Dots
  • Preoccupation:
    Clearing My Netflix Queue

Ross McDaniel

Digital Content Manager
  • Occupation: Connecting the Dots
  • Preoccupation: Clearing My Netflix Queue
Spend 30 seconds with Ross McDaniel

Ross McDaniel • Digital Content Director

 

Suzanne Hamm
  • Occupation:
    Activation & Amplification
  • Preoccupation:
    Vintage Jewelry & European Monarchies

Suzanne Hamm

VP / Director of Sponsorships & Brand Strategy
  • Occupation: Activation & Amplification
  • Preoccupation: Vintage Jewelry & European Monarchies
Spend 30 seconds with Suzanne Hamm

Suzanne Hamm • VP, Director of Sponsorships & Brand Strategy

30 seconds with Suzanne:

Where do you look to find inspiration?
In the details. Zooming in on and magnifying the smallest details can create monumental results. More often than not it is the little things that make the most impact. So yes, I sweat the small stuff.

What’s your guilty pleasure?
A French 75

What’s something that people might be surprised to know about you?
I once had to help Stevie Nicks find her own dressing room. Due to the enormous rollers in her hair – we’re talking the size of orange juice cans – she couldn’t look down to see the bright green tape marking the way. I took the Welsh Witch by the elbow and guided her safely to a candle and incense filled dressing room.

 

Sylvia Banks
  • Occupation:
    Grammar Police
  • Preoccupation:
    Avid Reader

Sylvia Banks

Proofreader
  • Occupation: Grammar Police
  • Preoccupation: Avid Reader
Spend 30 seconds with Sylvia Banks

Sylvia Banks • Proofreader

 

Tim Laughlin
  • Occupation:
    Wearing Hats
  • Preoccupation:
    Efficiency and Speed

Tim Laughlin

Digital Delivery Manager
  • Occupation: Wearing Hats
  • Preoccupation: Efficiency and Speed
Spend 30 seconds with Tim Laughlin

Tim Laughlin • Digital Delivery Manager