WARDALEEN BELVIN

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Wardaleen oversees contracts, budgets, accounting, and analytics and is the chief advisor on public service campaigns nationwide. Her wicked sense of humor puts clients at ease and delights everyone she meets.

KAREN PURCELL

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT/MEDIA AND OPERATIONS

Calm, collected, and always-focused Karen has negotiated for millions of dollars in free media and has developed tracking systems to prove clients are getting their money's worth. She also wins the award for longest-tenured employee at Sherry Matthews Group: She's been with the agency since 1984.

CHARLES WEBRE

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT/CREATIVE

After a successful 15-year career in New York, London, and Paris with some of the world's top agencies and clients, Charles returned to his Texas roots and his first ad agency employer. His talent and boundless energy amaze and inspire his clients, and he’s won nearly every major creative award there is.

KLAUDIA MARINO

Director of Research/Strategist

If you have a challenge and want fresh thinking to attack it, Klaudia’s your go-to-person. Her mantra is focus: Take your stand and own it like nobody’s business.

JOSÉ MARRERO

Senior Vice President/Director of Creative Strategy and Multicultural Marketing

José was born in Cuba, reared in Virginia, studied in Mexico City, and got to Texas as fast as he could. Whether he is strategizing, directing, or writing, his keen sense for what makes people different and what they share helps craft resonant multicultural campaigns from coast to coast.

ROBERT NASH

PUBLIC RELATIONS DIRECTOR

When Robert talks, media listen. The giant seat belt he wrapped around the Texas Capitol is just one of his many ideas that’s generated buzz plus millions of dollars in free media.

COLIN GILLIGAN

DIRECTOR/DIGITAL STRATEGY AND DEVELOPMENT

Family man, dancer, dreamer who nerds out on data, emerging media, current events, and handbells.

SHELLY LEIBHAM

CHIEF OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

Shelly’s background in law, politics, and hospitality makes her an expert in tackling all things administrative. Similar to herding cats, which she does in her spare time.

KENNA SWIFT

VICE PRESIDENT/ACCOUNT DIRECTOR, D.C.

Kenna heads up the DC office and is the go-to expert for traffic safety/transportation issues in the northeast region. Her award-winning, results-driven work on everything from quirky walking billboards to social media means loyal, happy clients.

CAROLINE WALLACE

Vice President, New York

Caroline focuses on health, social justice, and education campaigns for clients fighting the good fight. After 15 years as a communications pro for brands big and small, Caroline earned her master’s in public health and moved exclusively into cause marketing.

TOM GRODEK

VICE PRESIDENT/ART DIRECTOR

Tom’s many talents earn kudos from clients and staff, and he creates the agency’s much-loved animated holiday card every year. Besides being a cause marketing maestro, he’s a children’s book author and illustrator.

DANDI WRIGHT

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT/ACCOUNT DIRECTOR

Dandi always goes that extra mile and often handles the most challenging work on behalf of our transportation, health, and social justice clients. The results? Happy clients, award-winning work, an engaged audience, and extra-caffeinated coworkers.

CHRIS SHARMAN

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT

Chris wins clients’ respect and loyalty as well as industry awards, setting national records for campaign results. Count on him to keep everyone pointed in the right direction for results. He also rides his bike to work.

DIANNA HOWELL

VICE PRESIDENT/SR. ACCOUNT DIRECTOR

Dianna is a natural-born juggler, as she manages projects as diverse as traffic safety, social justice, and public health. Her leadership on the challenging Covid campaign for Texas’s 30 million residents has been impressive and unflagging.

LAURA TOWNSEND

VICE PRESIDENT/SR. ACCOUNT DIRECTOR

Short story writer, poet, and mom.

GWEN WILLIAMS

VICE PRESIDENT/SR. ACCOUNT DIRECTOR

Once worked political campaigns in Athens, Geneva, and Florence . . . Alabama that is.

LIZ WILDE

ACCOUNT DIRECTOR

Believes that any problem can be solved in slippers and a cardigan.

KAREN ARMSTEAD

ACCOUNT SUPERVISOR

From the Texas Gulf Coast. LOVES blue crab, blue water, and is a fanatic about the color blue. Gospel music singer since childhood. Longhorn and LBJ School grad.

RICH TERRY

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT/CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Behind Rich’s easygoing demeanor lie a fierce creative force and a way with words that captures hearts and minds. He’s won virtually every major industry award but deems his greatest accomplishments his client and colleague relationships and his campaigns’ effectiveness.

GRETCHEN HICKS

VICE PRESIDENT/DESIGN DIRECTOR

Gretchen may bake the best pies of anyone on a staff of cooks and gourmands, but she’s best known among clients for her stunning creative and design work. The “Liberty” campaign for Covid has won the hearts of New Yorkers in every borough and at every level of leadership.

BINA CHAUHAN

DIGITAL PRODUCER

She's lived in New York and Los Angeles and spent a season performing Shakespeare in Alaska.

WALLY WILLIAMS

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Had a hard time coming up with a sentence about himself even though he's a copywriter.

KEVIN COLLINS

VICE PRESIDENT/DIGITAL MEDIA DIRECTOR

Loves the interactivity of interacting with all things interactive.

MARILYN CARTER

CREATIVE SERVICES DIRECTOR

After 20+ years in the publishing world, Marilyn shifted gears to dedicate her talents to cause marketing.

CHARRISSE DARBOUZE

ACCOUNT SUPERVISOR

Avid Peloton user, enjoys nature and the outdoors, and likes to volunteer for women’s empowerment events.

LAURA TUMA

EDITORIAL DIRECTOR

Lifelong Texan, former sportswriter, volunteer extraordinaire, and darn good cook.

GWEN RICE

PRINT PRODUCTION MANAGER

A full-sized vintage letterpress conveyed with her house. Seriously lucky.

ANGIE NELSON

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Cyclist, foodie, animal-lover, and Okie all the way.

CHRISTOPHER STAYTON

SENIOR WEB DEVELOPER

A self-described computer nerd who scores high in talent.

SANDRA LIPCHAK

DEPUTY CONTROLLER

Loves watching food shows, hates cooking.

ADRIENNE DEALY

PUBLIC RELATIONS DIRECTOR, D.C.

Adrienne has dedicated her career to social issues and cause marketing. Whether it’s addressing student mental health in New York school districts, opioid poisoning in Washington state, air quality and pedestrian safety in Washington D.C., or traffic safety in Texas, she is passionate about change and loves a good challenge.

CAROL GIBSON

SENIOR WEB/DIGITAL PRODUCER

She's never met a shelter dog she didn't like.

KATHY HOINSKI

MEDIA SUPERVISOR

She's crazy for breakfast tacos and live music.

DEBBIE LA ROCHE

CONTROLLER

Loves her three dogs and RVing.

JULIE PIPPIN

DIRECTOR OF BROADCAST

Julie, once the undisputed queen of video/audio production, now heads the agency’s California office and brings her many talents to clients from coast to coast. She also sings, acts, and can handle details with the best of them.

GARRETT RUFFANER

ACCOUNT SUPERVISOR

History, outdoor, running, podcast, and sci-fi enthusiast.

SARAH MUYSKENS

VICE PRESIDENT/ACCOUNTING MANAGER

Highly organized. Eats M&Ms in a particular order (um, don't ask).

KRISTIN PATTERSON

SENIOR DIGITAL MEDIA PLANNER

Avid competitive board game player who enjoys traveling to Park Place on the Pennsylvania Railroad.

CHARLIE DUNN

SENIOR DIGITAL STRATEGIST

Asks the big questions such as: Can we #hashtag this?

DESTINY DREHER

DIGITAL CONTENT STRATEGIST

Was always “too social” growing up. Really worked out for her that she can have a career in that now.

PAULA MAYBERRY

DIRECTOR OF ACCOUNTING AND HR

Avid reader and NBA enthusiast.

GARRETT FORBES

ASSOCIATE DIGITAL CREATIVE DIRECTOR

If content is king, Garrett is the court jester.

CHAD KAISER

ACCOUNT SUPERVISOR

Basketball, sociology, and rock climbing fan. Talents include finishing your last few bites and reaching things on the top shelf.

SUSAN SULLIVAN

OFFICE MANAGER

Loves the outdoors and used to be a DJ.

HILARY PITTMAN

PRODUCTION ARTIST

Loves spending the whole day in nature.

KEVIN GREENBLAT

SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Dedicated to cause marketing for 20+ years, Kevin has a passion for raising awareness of water as a limited, precious resource. When not at work, he travels Texas taking photos.

JAKE BEMAN

ACCOUNT MANAGER

Left-handed movie nerd with a passion for painting and a knack for dominating at backyard games, especially cornhole.

GABRIELLE SILVA

DIGITAL MEDIA BUYER

A rare born-and-bred Austinite, she’s visited three of the seven wonders of the world.

RODNEY HULL

IT GURU

Loves to go fishing and play the banjo.

CHRIS KOSKOVICH

DIGITAL MEDIA BUYER

Loves listening to classic rock and studying classical history.

ERIN JORDAN

ACCOUNT MANAGER

Managed theater shows and a newspaper before managing accounts. Between opening nights and tight print deadlines, it’s no wonder she’s a night owl.

HILLARY PLOCHECK

TRAFFIC MANANGER

Spends a lot of time advocating for women and dreaming up ways to make her coworkers laugh.

ULF KASTNER

IT SERVICES

Born in Vienna of Swedish descent, Ulf refuses to drive a car but is determined to someday travel into space.

LINDA BROWN

SENIOR BROADCAST BUYER

Current number cruncher. Former spin instructor who thinks candy is dandy.

VALERIE CRUZ

ACCOUNT MANAGER

Foodie, dog mom, and book lover from Puerto Rico with a passion for advertising.

CASON PILLIOD

SENIOR PRODUCTION ARTIST

He’s got 20 years of agency, corporate, and association experience. He also makes toys—lots of them—and teaches others how to, too.

KATE KUYKENDALL

ACCOUNT COORDINATOR

Avid climber with a fear of heights and a great sense of irony.

TAYLOR SLAYTON

ACCOUNTING ASSISTANT

Enjoys constant study and learning, hiking, and camping . . . but also loves doing absolutely nothing with her favorite people—her husband and two cats.

SHELBY MILHOAN

MEDIA COORDINATOR

Created an Excel sheet even for her plants. Gardener, crafter, and cat lady.

BEAU LEBOEUF

CHIEF OF STUFF

Not stuffy, despite his title. Can stand on his head.

ANDREA FINDLEY

DIGITAL MEDIA COORDINATOR

Firm believer that any problem can be solved on her surfboard or with a Taylor Swift song.

MADDIE WEHRMANN

JUNIOR COPYWRITER

Maddie is daunted by summarizing a lifetime of experiences and questionable decisions in two sentences. When she’s not overthinking things, she spends most of her time copywriting.

KATIE KLEMM

ACCOUNT MANAGER

Has never met a wall she couldn’t talk to. Passionate about Goodreads, live music, and her dislike of the Oxford comma.

NICK SCHATZ

ACCOUNT MANAGER

The first person you’ll hear when you walk in the office. Also: outdoor enthusiast, soccer fan, and Tacodeli expert. Ask him for taco recs—he’s tried them all!

JANET LEA

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT/ACCOUNT SERVICES

You'd think Janet comes from a family of circus performers the way she knows how to juggle a dozen projects at once, balance budgets on a tightwire, and win the applause of clients and colleagues. Janet makes things happen, and she always goes the distance for her clients.

REX PETEET

CREATIVE DIRECTOR, DESIGN

An award-winning graphic designer since 1982, Rex's work has helped brand clients around the globe. He’s been immortalized in the Library of Congress, the New York City Poster Museum, and the Hiroshima Museum of Modern Art, and his designs have appeared in just about every industry publication.

JEFF SALZGEBER

MEDIA RELATIONS DIRECTOR

Former CNN producer who relocated to Austin for its thriving arts scene.

EMILY BAKER

VICE PRESIDENT/OUTREACH DIRECTOR

A longtime volunteer for many good community causes.

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