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the fitz fam

Dave Fitzgerald

Dave Fitzgerald

CEO

Dave Fitzgerald, a proud grandson of Irish immigrants, is the father of six and grandfather of three. He started Fitzgerald & CO (now Fitzco) in 1983, sold it to the Interpublic Group of Companies (IPG) in 1998, and bought the agency back from IPG in 2020.

Dave was named Most Admired CEO by the Atlanta Business Chronicle in 2017. Irish America magazine has included Dave on it's "Business 100" list of the top 100 Irish American executives in the US every year since 2005.

He is Chair-elect of Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School, a member of the Board of Directors of Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, the National Advertising Review Board and The Atlanta Speech School and is immediate Past Chair of the Saint Joseph's Health System. He is former Chair of the Saint Joseph's Hospital Foundation, Ignatius House Jesuit retreat Center and the Buckhead Coalition. He also served on the boards of The University of Dayton, the 4A's, Marist School and Christ the King School and the National Black Arts Festival.

Evan Levy

Evan Levy

President

Evan discovered advertising at age 6, when he first realized the Incredible Hulk TV show would always cut to commercial when Bruce Banner’s eyes turned green, but before he completely freaked out. He’s watched the commercials ever since.

Evan started at Fitzco in 1996 as an Assistant Account Executive. He’s since served as Account Manager, Account Director, New Business Coordinator, Copywriter, Creative Director, Chief Digital Officer, Managing Director and now, President. (Perhaps this one will stick.) Evan proudly represents Fitzco on the boards of both 4As Atlanta Council and Advertising for Change, a coalition of agencies committed to cementing Atlanta as the leading city for diverse advertising and marketing professionals.

The only two titles that matter are husband and dad-of-three (two human, one canine). He fancies himself an undiscovered Food Network star and is determined to someday open a true Katz’s-style NY deli which is, in his estimation, the only substantive thing his native Atlanta is lacking.

Keri Palmer

Keri Palmer

Head of Finance

Keri is a native Atlantan who loves living in this “city in a forest” – spending the workday ITP at Fitzco’s Westside office and returning to her pastoral OTP home with her husband and dogs.

Keri happened into advertising some 30+ years ago – she joined a friend working in the accounting department at McCann Atlanta, and immediately fell in love with the pace and vibrancy of the ad world. It was a happy accident that has led to a successful career in the industry with stints at McCann, BBDO, and Austin Kelley, before she joined Fitzco with the merger with Austin Kelley in 2005. She’s been a vital element of Fitzco’s success over her tenure, navigating an ever-changing industry with a level head and contagiously positive demeanor.

Keri is a long-time runner having completed 21 marathons and numerous shorter races over the years. She and her husband of 26 years, Mark, are parents to two rescue beagles, her family and her passion.

Ryan Boblett

Ryan Boblett

Head of Creative

Ryan is a self-proclaimed “southernmidwesterner” (raised in Georgia, made in Chicago) and lover of all things creative. He believes every pixel & every word matters.

Throughout his career he has produced award winning work for Nintendo, Sony, Budweiser, Samsung, Coca-Cola, McDonalds, Miller and Checkers & Rally’s. He gives a damn. Every. Single. Day. Helping clients grow their brands and in turn growing Fitzco. He’s passionate about creating a culture of creativity so every Cannes Lions, D&AD, One Show, CLIOs, ADDYs, OBIEs or EFFIE won is felt by all. He’s pretty proud of being a dad too but can’t take all the credit. His wife gets a big slash.

When he’s not busy creating ads you’ll find him busy designing his AirBnB side-hustle FieldTripAtl.com with his wife. A unique tiny house experience they run promoting the best Atlanta has to offer.

Stephanie Hanley

Stephanie Hanley

Head of Account Management

Stephanie is from 84, Pennsylvania (yep, the number 84) and was drawn to New York for college and the start of her career, where she met the love of her life, a Southerner who convinced her to try out the Empire State of the South.

She cares deeply about the creative we make, the consumers we serve, and the clients with whom we partner. Throughout her career she has built relationships and driven business results for The Home Depot, New Balance, Guinness, Red Stripe, Duncan Hines, Vlasic, BOTOX Cosmetic and L’Oreal/Garnier, McCormick, and Coca-Cola. She sat onsite with clients at a Fortune 25 company and, through deep partnership, won their business and trust every single day.

But her biggest achievement is raising two happy and very funny kiddos. And running a marathon. Probably not in that order (the second one was MUCH harder).

James Lou

James Lou

Head of Strategy

Born in Burma, raised and educated in Boston, and currently in Chicago after spending his career all across the U.S. at world-class agencies, James is a 20-year craftsman in the business of turning insights into sharp powerful strategies. At his core, James is a customer champion, data whisperer and business results agent.

James tackles every business challenge with a passion and persistence to uncover the insight in the data that will tighten the bond between customers and a brand, drive purchase behavior, and in turn create sustainable business success for his clients. In addition to building his clients’ businesses, he has delivered the strategic underpinning for numerous effectiveness and creativity awards for iconic brands such as McDonald’s, AT&T, Microsoft, CITI (credit card and retail banking), Michelin, Anheuser-Busch/InBev, Oracle, and State Farm through a variety of B-to-C, B-to-B or B-to-B-to-C market dynamics.

During those precious instances when he isn’t traversing time zones (or Zoom meetings) to meet business demands, James likes to drive fast cars and drive cars fast.

Claire Russell

Claire Russell

Head of Media

Claire had a life-long ambition of becoming a meteorologist – a career path with arguably the highest allowable margin of error. Interested in patterns, logistics, and outcomes, she ultimately landed in Advertising and Consumer Economics. She’s a big believer that making it matter means not losing the human side of the science. You’ve got to care your ass off in this business, even with algorithms at your side.

She hit the ground running managing and growing Paid Search programs for Verizon Wireless, Verizon Enterprise, and Johnson & Johnson. She went on to build the Paid Search discipline from the ground up at Fitzco and now leads our media team across clients inclusive of planning, platforms, ops, and analytics.

On the weekend, you can find her supporting her husband’s side hustle flipping sneakers, exploring Atlanta’s food scene (#1 fan of anything Ford Fry), or trying to make the perfect spicy margarita.

Jeff Quick

Jeff Quick

Head of Growth

To Jeff, “home is where the job sends you.” Born and raised an Army brat, Jeff has taken that same mentality to his career. Though a native Georgian, Jeff spent the first ten years of his career in New York, with one year in Beijing in between.

Jeff’s commitment to completely immersing himself in his clients’ business and category has made him an integrated and passionate extension of their marketing teams. A triple threat with deep experience and relationships across strategy, creative and media, Jeff’s focus and passion has always been in solving client business problems through the tight integration of media and creative thinking.

His 19 years of experience between McCann NY and Fitzco spans a wide range of categories, and nationally and globally-known brands. Since joining Fitzco, Jeff has led integrated teams across Sony Mobile, Synovus Bank and Checkers & Rally’s. His leadership on Synovus helped unify and grow 28 local bank brands into the regional powerhouse Synovus is today, and Jeff’s efforts on Checkers & Rally’s led to the best two year traffic and sales increases in the brands history. While at McCann, Jeff’s experience included L'Oréal, Intel, IHG, Kraft, Nestlé Waters, and Unilever. He also spent two years on a New Business team that won Intel and the U.S. Army.

He also beat-boxes, which we promised not to include in his bio. Oops.

Hannah Oates Williams

Hannah Oates Williams

Creative Director

Hannah is a native Floridian, who found both of her loves at the Creative Circus – her husband, and advertising. Living with another art director has filled her life with home reno projects, type books and bold wallpaper. She believes that no matter what, giving back matters.

Throughout her career she’s made notable work for Lay’s, Wrigley, Quaker, Gillette, Hasbro, SC Johnson, Alka-Seltzer Plus, Aleve, Navy Federal Credit Union, and French’s. She’s also worked on and led numerous winning new business pitches.

Her most recent creative accomplishment is French’s Mustard Ice Cream. But the Misfitz internship program is her biggest accomplishment at Fitzco.

When Hannah’s not making ads herself, she’s probably teaching others how to. She gives back by teaching at the Creative Circus, serving on panels for Miami Ad/Portfolio Center and being a mentor to the next gen of creatives.

Brandi Watkins

Brandi Watkins

Digital Platforms Director

Brandi Watkins is a digital native with a love for number crunching. Her original career aspirations of working for NASA (specifically, as an astronaut) didn’t necessarily pan out. But fortunately, her interest in advertising did. Brandi is a passionate media veteran who has spent career on the agency side of the business leading digital strategy and performance marketing campaigns for brands such as Verizon, AT&T, NBA, Lenovo and Shoe Carnival. She believes making it matter means caring about the work and the people doing it.

Brandi was born in Birmingham, AL, but considers herself an ATLien as she has lived in Atlanta since childhood. She loves all things ATL (especially the music). She has a passion for travel and has a life goal of visiting every continent (including Antarctica!).

Michelle Chong

Michelle Chong

Media Planning Director

Michelle grew up in South Florida and migrated about as far north as she can handle. She’s a Florida State University graduate and stuck around to complete a masters degree in Integrated Marketing Communication. She oversees Media Planning at Fitzco across all clients. She believes in the power of media to connect the right person with the right message, at the right time.

Throughout her career she has managed media programs for Hyundai, Shoe Carnival, PGATour Superstore, Food Lion, Georgia Aquarium, Georgia Natural Gas, Synovus, Applebee’s, Southern Company, MedExpress, Buffalo Wild Wings and Golf Pride (to name a few!). Her longest running client engagement was helping the Georgia Aquarium increase ticket sales 5 years in a row. She has planned and bought nearly all media channels and her favorite media to execute is out of home.

While not proofing media plans and evaluating vendors, Michelle escapes to the North Georgia mountains to spend time in her cabin, snuggle with her dogs and enjoy the outdoors.

Katy Tenerovich

Katy Tenerovich

Strategy Director

Once upon a time Katy thought she’d be planning events like the Oscars and Billboard Music Awards, but somewhere along the way she fell in love with marketing strategy. She believes making it matter means giving a damn about people, the work and results every single day.

Katy kicked off her career building the wholistic social presence for Mercedes-AMG and quickly moved on to manage social strategy for brands like Cartoon Network and Wonder Bread. Impressive in her approach, writing capabilities and overall strategies, Katy brings a lot to the table grounded in testing, research and previous experience.

Since joining Fitzco, Katy has grown our social capabilities, built up a team of strategists, and added to our client list. Katy is a Cannes Lion winner, wife, incognito cool mom, pop culture zealot, food and wine enthusiast, and self-proclaimed shoe addict.

Erica Glynn

Erica Glynn

Comms Director

A Canadian Born Southerner with a New York attitude, Erica was born in Canada, raised in Florida and cut her teeth in New York. She believes that to solve any problem it starts with making the consumer matter.

Throughout her career she has created a communications strategy discipline for multiple agencies and brands, acting as the bridge between media and creative; ensuring there is no silo and there is always fluid conservation. Erica has covered a gamut of clients both big and small, CPG to retail and specializes in taking a holistic approach to advertising. She is always on the hunt to problem solve by strengthening brand perceptions through communication architectures that highlight key consumer insights, trends, and innovation.

When she isn’t knee deep in consumer reports and data she is out making, creating, or doing. Between sewing, rock climbing, painting, cooking, and crosswords (and there are so many more), Erica is a collector of hobbies. If you any [more] recommendations, send them her way!

Lindsey Tatgenhorst

Lindsey Tatgenhorst

Account Director

Lindsey is back home in Atlanta after spending 12 years in NYC. She’s dedicated to fostering meaningful relationships and building trust with her teams to garner impactful results. During her time at Fitzco she has worked on Navy Federal Credit Union, The Southern Company, and Synovus.

In NYC, Lindsey focused on generating brand love with Millennial moms on Gerber, helping lead Tylenol's back to market plan to rebuild their equity gap, getting scrappy with In The Raw Brands and Cutty Sark to compete with the their big-budget competitors, highlighting new innovations with LG Global Appliances, and earning her production creds with JCPenney.

Lindsey is always planning her next trip, whether that be a short drive out of town or international flight. She likes trying out new recipes and eating new things. People are usually surprised by her fascination with the WWE (she’s already attended at least 7 Monday Night Raw events and on the search for WrestleMania tickets!)

David Brooker

David Brooker

IT Director

Adam Oppenheimer

Adam Oppenheimer

Ad Operations Supervisor

Adam is the self -proclaimed “Fitzco-Yankee”. A true New Yorker (Born and raised in the Bronx), he moved to Atlanta in the summer of 2018.

Adam started his career on the publisher side of advertising learning the basics of the digital landscape from the ground up through the lens of publishers like New York Magazine and CafeMom. Thirsty for more of the technical side of the business he moved onto Cadreon where he developed his Ops skillset working with clients like Johnson and Johnson, Sea-World, and Coca-Cola to name a few. After spending years in the New York City Media space he decided it was time for a change and has been running digital operations at Fitzco ever since. In doing so, he ensures that every digital touchpoint matters.

When he is not setting up complex tagging matrix’s and digital ad campaigns, you can find him in Piedmont Park walking around or trying all of Atlanta gastronomical offerings. As any true New Yorker, he is highly opinionated about Pizza and Bagels.

Amanda Winton

Amanda Winton

Associate Media Planner

Amanda is a lover of stand-up comedy and a proud Georgia Bulldawg. From Metro-Atlanta, she began her career at Fitzco in the Media Department. She believes that strategy matters, and that without it a plan is never smart enough.

Amanda works on the Synovus, Buffalo Wild Wings, and Eye Care Partners accounts on their Media Planning teams. Before launching her career with Fitzco, she worked part-time for a multitude of clients in the banking and service industries. It was there where she transitioned from account management roles into research heavy positions.

Outside of the office, Amanda performs stand-up comedy at some local mics where she brings her light-hearted takes on culture, family dynamics, current events, and more. She is very competitive and can be found playing in her weekly outdoor volleyball club or crushing it on the racquetball courts.

Amelia Rose

Amelia Rose

Sr Project Manager

Becky Michaels

Becky Michaels

Client Accounting Manager

Brian Wallace

Brian Wallace

Content Editor

Brian has lived his entire life within a few miles of where he was born and raised in rural Cherokee County and is currently Vice-President, Manager of Digital Creative Services. He believes that creativity plays a role in solving any problem in life, not just in Advertising.

During his career, he has won awards on his work for Coca-Cola, Bank South and Vanderbilt University and has worked on a multitude of clients during his 38 years in the business, including Chick-Fil-A, Georgia-Pacific, Checkers & Rally’s, Navy Federal, Delta Airlines, Synovus Bank, Southern Company and Pillsbury. Brian tries to make every project for every client matter.

A father of two grown men, both in advertising, and a grandfather of three, his interests include photography, videography, golf, mandolin, guitar, music, his church and travelling the world with his beautiful wife. Much less significant than being a husband, dad and “Pops”, his greatest achievements were performing with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and winning a National Championship on a men’s softball team. But not at the same time. That would be really weird.

Bryce Burton

Bryce Burton

Content Editor

Bryce shares a birthday with world renowned film director Stanley Kubrick. Coincidence? Yes. But it is something that helped inspire him in becoming a student of all things film. Whether its editing, directing, script writing, or sound design, he enjoys the entire process of making pictures come to life. Bryce is a storyteller.

Born and raised in Georgia and after a 5-year successful tour as a Combat Cameraman in the United States Marine Corps Bryce began his advertising career at J. Walter Thompson Atlanta and then on to Fitzco. He had the privilege to work on many different accounts to include, United States Marine Corps, Jiffy Lube, Pills bury, Medexpress, Pennzoil, U.S. Virgin Islands, Checkers and Rally’s, PGA Tour Superstore, Churches Chicken, and the Atlanta Falcon’s. Bryce brings a unique perspective and experience to the fast paced that is advertising. There is an old saying “IF you absolutely, positively, with a doubt need it done today? Call Bryce”.

When he is not churning and burning on ads, he creates award-wining short films on the side and tries to explain the meaning of life to his 3 young boys. All in all, he wants to leave the world a better place than what he found it in. And one frame at a time is the path he has chosen to accomplish just that.

Oh, and he golfs… He wouldn’t say a lot because that doesn’t quite encapsulate it. But he golfs.

Chandler Melton

Chandler Melton

Account Supervisor

When you hear her accent, you’ll know Chandler is a born-and-raised Southerner. Born in Memphis and raised in very South Georgia (no really, we’re talking less than an hour from the Florida line), Chandler is a University of Georgia graduate who believes hard work and respect can get you far in life.

Throughout her account management career, Chandler has helped drive business results for clients such as MedExpress Urgent Care, Checkers & Rally’s, Coca-Cola, Mellow Mushroom, Pillsbury, Quikrete, Pergo, Kauffman Tire, and BB&T Atlanta Open. Chandler has a passion for production and a keen eye for detail — nothing is getting past her eagle eye.

Outside of the office, Chandler is a cat mom, turkey sandwich connoisseur, prosecco loving, babysitter extraordinaire. But don’t worry, those last two don’t happen at the same time.

Christian Baldwin

Christian Baldwin

Jr. Art Director

Christian is an art director that hails from the Midwest. A BFA in photography from Indiana University instilled him with hard-earned creative instincts, and a trial by fire at The Creative Circus taught him tack-sharp thinking. He draws on these experiences to create work that is thought provoking and smart.

Christian enjoys horror movies, building his ever-growing record collection, and balancing his budget (no really, Excel is the shit).

Cristian San Emeterio

Cristian San Emeterio

Jr Copywriter

Cristian is a Jr. Copywriter, but he’s also secretly three children under a trench coat. Having lived in 3 countries and 6 different cities, he’s learned to maneuver his way through life like a young Mr. Magoo. He believes authenticity and widespread kindness make every single day matter.

In recent years he has made brands like Checkers & Rally’s, Mellow Mushroom, French’s, and Synovus “uncomfortable in the best way possible” by bringing unique and bold ideas to the table. While he’s proud of having helped in winning the Mellow Mushroom account and gaining recognition as a young creative from advertising awards like Young Shits and the ADDY’s, his greatest achievement is unintentionally (and clumsily) making all the right moves that have led him to right here and right now.

When Cristian isn’t creating narratives for brands, he is either making his own furniture, playing music, or hanging out with his dogs.

Crystal Webb

Crystal Webb

Associate Media Director

Crystal is a proud New Orleanian, born and raised in the Crescent City but now calls Atlanta home. As a graduate of Clark Atlanta University, she utilizes her alma mater’s motto as her mantra – “find a way or make one!” She’s a solution-oriented person determined to find or make ways to add value to every client she touches, treating their business as if it’s her own. That personal connection is her way of making it matter.

Throughout her career, she has experienced all sides of the advertising/marketing world in roles on the sales side, client side, and agency side. She’s developed omni-channel media plans for brands including Turner Entertainment Networks, Turner Sports, Atlanta Braves, Gas South, Georgia Tourism, HoneyBaked Ham, Coca-Cola, and more. She found her way to Fitzco, and is currently an Associate Director, leading the media planning and “making it matter” for Buffalo Wild Wings.

When she’s not busy developing media plans, you can find her binge-watching entertainment TV or running a 5K with her husband in East Atlanta.

Danny Pinedo

Danny Pinedo

Programmatic Specialist

Indiana-born, San Antonio-raised, Jayhawk-educated, and Fitzco’s 2019 Davie of the Year™ recipient. Danny actively shares important bits from every touchpoint and learning to make our work matter internally and externally.

He started on the Paid Search team, expanded as a Programmatic trader for our in-house trade desk and is a comfortable passenger of our Paid Social program in our Digital Platforms team. In his short time at Fitzco, he’s competitively shown up for Fitzco as a 4A’s IAAS program graduate and driven results with the team across verticals for ~20 clients including Shoe Carnival, Miracle-Ear, Tourism Vancouver, Johnsonville, MedExpress, Prevacid, Quikrete and Ashley Homestore.

Danny also recognizes diversity and inclusion are important to making people and their communities matter: He’s an active member of our diversity and inclusion team, leads us to share love with our fellow LGBTQ community in the annual ATL Pride Parade, and was an active member of the McCann Global Diversity Coalition before Fitzco became independent.

Outside of the office, you’ll find him bingeing an unhealthy amount of international and indie films/shows with his cat, dancing to latin bops while making vegetarian versions of his favorite Mexican dishes from his childhood, or riding his bike on the ATL beltline/inter-city.

David Berngartt

David Berngartt

Sr Producer

David grew up in North Carolina but is proud to call Atlanta home. He’s a creative content producer who strives to say yes to every challenge (with a healthy supply of ifs and buts, of course). A seasoned veteran of TV, radio, and online video content, these days you can often find him tackling new mediums and non-traditional projects. Some of his toughest challenges have won him awards at Cannes, The One Show, The Addys, and The Webbys. But he also loves to get his hands dirty with editing, directing, sound design, and more.

A yes-man at work, he’s even more of a yes-dad at home, raising his three kids primarily as an excuse to act like a child and play make-believe. Occasionally, he uses his family to go viral on Reddit and YouTube. And he likes to waste what little free time he has playing video games and watching sports.

Emily Knab

Emily Knab

Digital Platforms Supervisor

Emily is an Atlanta native with a particular fondness for paid media. She originally came to Fitzco to lead up paid social, and has since expanded into Paid Search and Programmatic as a Digital Platforms Supervisor, overseeing activation across all channels.

In her time at Fitzco she’s worked on a long list of great brands including Buffalo Wild Wings, Shoe Carnival, Southern Company, Navy Federal Credit Union, Checkers & Rally’s, Synovus, Miracle Ear, Prevacid, Phexxi, Mellow Mushroom, and Knights of Columbus. Back in the days before Fitzco, she worked on other brands including L’Oréal, Whirlpool, Sutter Home Wines, Turner Broadcasting, and HP.

Any day that Emily isn’t covered in fur is considered a win - she’s a dog mom to Luna, a Swiss Shepherd, and Odin, a German Shepherd (and programmatic expert)!

Erick Holmquist

Erick Holmquist

Jr Art Director

Erick is a Georgia native that graduated from The University of Georgia and The Creative Circus. He grew up an active swimmer and coach who turned in his speedo for Photoshop. He’s currently a Junior Art Director who believes culture drives everything, and every detail matters.

Throughout his time at Fitzco, he’s touched almost every brand. He’s been an integral part of the teams that work on French’s, Pillsbury, Checkers and Rally’s, MedExpress, and more. His most recent creative accomplishments are French’s Mustard Ice Cream, creating The Housefries of Checkers & Rally’s, and helping to win the Mellow Mushroom account.

When Erick isn’t making ads, he prides himself on being incredibly up to date on everything pop culture. He’s a Georgia Bulldawg, a gym junkie who enjoys eating cheese and desserts, an avid content consumer, and a dog dad to the goodest of boys, Cooper.

Erika Tribble

Erika Tribble

Sr Producer

Erika Tribble completed her advertising degree at Florida State University. She landed her first advertising internship at DDB Chicago and her second internship at Saatchi & Saatchi NY. Over 8 years in NY, Erika established a strong advertising discipline working across some of America’s favorite brands including Wendy’s, Procter & Gamble, General Mills, IBM, IKEA, Unilever, and Visa. Word was spreading that the production scene in Atlanta was beginning to flourish and Erika set her goals on moving her career back to the south. She has had the opportunity to help the Fitzco clientele tell their stories through social, TV and activations for Southern Company, Navy Federal, McCormick, Coca-Cola, Carrabbas and Checker’s. Erika makes quality, hard work happen for her clients every day.

In her spare time, she can be found traveling the globe, further expanding her knowledge about brands and cultures.

Erin Filigim

Erin Fillingim

ACD Art Director

Erin is Georgia-grown conceptual creative who loves turning contagious and provocative ideas into a reality. She can see the big picture, but also appreciate the details. As a designer, thinker, problem solver, and maker, she loves every step of the creative process. But it’s that initial spark of a good idea, that aha moment when you know you’ve struck something good, that keeps her buzzing.

Throughout her career, clients that have kept Erin buzzing include Checkers & Rally’s, French’s, Coca-Cola, Monday Night Brewing, Fulton County, Pennzoil, Jiffy Lube, Build-A-Bear, Navy Federal Credit Union, Synovus, Pergo Flooring, and MedExpress.

When she’s not busy solving problems and making ads, you’ll find her outside or in the kitchen. She loves running, hiking, biking, cooking, and eating.

Evan Miguel

Evan Miguel

Sr Copywriter

Evan is a copywriter, creative thinker and problem solver who hails from the Midwest but has worked in cities around the country. Every word, sentence, insight, idea and solution matters to him every single day of the week.

In the past Evan has produced work for brands including Pedigree, GE, Snickers, Hotels.com, and Toyota. At Fitzco he helps grow the businesses of clients like Checkers & Rally’s, French’s, Coca-Cola, Monday Night Brewing, and more.

Evan is a proud alum of programs including AAF Most Promising Multicultural Students, ADCOLOR Futures, and The Marcus Graham Project Workshop. When he is not solving problems and writing for brands, Evan can be found creating experimental yet enjoyable music.

Gideon Cohen

Gideon Cohen

Sr Producer

Gideon is a Sr. Producer and has been at Fitzco since 2012, working across all our brands. He is a native of Boulder, Colorado, and graduated with a BFA in Film Production from the University of Colorado. He believes great productions come from great ideas and talented collaborators, not big budgets and fancy gear.

Over the course of his career, Gideon has produced original content for Turner, Miramax, and HBO Sports, and impactful broadcast and digital campaigns for AT&T, the Georgia Lottery, USAA, Bridgestone/Firestone, Mellow Mushroom, Navy Federal Credit Union, Checkers & Rally’s, and Synovus. While at Fitzco, he streamlined our digital studio workflow and is always looking for ways to work more efficiently and let the creative shine.

Gideon is a diehard baseball fan (Go Braves!), loves musical theater, and never misses an opportunity to go to a Phish concert.

Hannah West

Hannah West

Designer

Hope Barker

Hope Barker

Account Supervisor

Jennifer Jones

Jennifer Jones

Investments Supervisor

Jennifer, known in the industry as “Jay Jay”, is an original Georgia Peach. Born in raised in Atlanta and a graduate of Georgia Southern University, Jay Jay began in media directly out of school with Cox Media, Inc., Katz Media Sales Group and then on to Interpublic Group working at Initiative on accounts such as Home Depot, Hyundai and Kia, Trader Joe’s, Trane and Hardee’s for 7 years before joining the Fitzco family in 2015.

Each day is an opportunity to provide exceptional work and really “Make It Matter”. Focusing on maximizing client expectations and providing media options that may not have previously been considered is how Jay Jay makes everyday tasks matter. With a strong focus on learning multiple aspects of media from traditional to digital, Jay Jay strives to grow professionally, including completing her Master’s degree in 2019 in Digital Media Management.

When she’s not working and learning for her career, she and her family are exercising and enjoying outdoor activities when possible, including running, cycling, and swimming. Jay Jay also enjoys crafting and woodworking.

Jocelyn Schuster

Jocelyn Schuster

Search Associate

Juliana Hardesty

Juliana Hardesty

Sr Copywriter

Juliana isn’t sure where she’s from. Born in England to a Uruguayan mother and an American father, she grew up across 8 countries. Juliana is, however, reasonably sure that she is a copywriter at Fitzco. She is extremely sure that a sense of humanity is what makes our work matter.

Throughout her career, she has crafted work for Fanta, MedExpress, Southern Company, Checkers & Rally’s, Navy Federal Credit Union, and Mellow Mushroom. She’s also contributed to Fitzco new business wins, including Pillsbury and Hilton Hotels & Resorts.

Whenever she’s not ritually sacrificing her carpal tunnel to the copy gods, Juliana can be found experimenting with fantasy makeup and making costumes.

Katie McAlister

Katie McAlister

Sr Project Manager

Katie is originally from Michigan (Go Blue!), but has spent the majority of her life in the South. She is an Emory University grad, who is currently a Sr. Project Manager at Fitzco working on McCormick, MedExpress, Coca-Cola, Knights of Columbus, and Southern Company. She believes team collaboration and communication are key to any successful project, big or small.

Throughout her career, she has managed an array of projects from website redesigns for Bridgestone/Firestone and AT&T to more traditional brand campaign launches for Navy Federal Credit Union. Additionally, she was instrumental in coordinating product innovation launches for French’s Mustard Ice Cream and Mustard Beer.

When she is not busy managing project timelines and deliverables, you’ll find her using her PM skills outside of work with her side hustle, All Things Love, a wedding planning business she started with two of her closest friends.

Krystal Crosby

Krystal Crosby

Assistant Account Manager

Krystal is a born & bred New Yorker, growing up right outside of NYC. The nice weather and even nicer people are what initially drew her down to the south. She believes hard work, curiosity, and a positive attitude can get you anywhere in life.

Krystal found herself joining the Fitz fam after graduating from the University of Georgia (go dawgs!). Since then she’s jumped right in to work across multiple clients including MedExpress, McCormick, Synovus, Fulton County and Camp Sunshine.

Outside of the office you can find Krystal planning trips around the world, camping at live music events, petting every dog in sight on the beltline and searching for the best margarita in the city (recommendations always welcome).

Leah Hale

Leah Hale

Design Intern

Leah is a Georgia native who has a love for details. Her passion for finding the just-right solution to a creative problem led her to her background in writing and editing and then eventually on to design. Whether it’s a color, word, typeface, or punctuation mark, she believes every detail matters when it comes to crafting an experience.

Before running away to join the Creative Circus and learn design, Leah worked in market research, coordinating projects for brands like Apple and McDonald’s. She’s happy to have traded in Excel for Adobe, but she still appreciates a well-organized spreadsheet.

Outside of design, Leah loves making hot sauce, watching Star Trek for the nth time, and exploring Atlanta restaurants with her husband.

Lisa Ingraham

Lisa Ingraham

Account Coordinator

Lisa is a native Atlantan, born and bred by her family to be a Yellow Jacket. Nonetheless, she ended up graduating from Georgia State University and ultimately became a loyal member of DawgNation. She believes everyone has a unique purpose and that using our individual talents and passions to benefit others, both personally and professionally, is what “makes it matter”.

Lisa started her career with Fitzco way back in 1987, where she was bestowed her Fitzco sobriquet “LA” and spent 13+ years in several capacities including accounting, media and account management. After a hiatus to raise 3 kids, Lisa boomeranged back to Fitzco in 2015 on the account management team providing administrative and client billing support, currently working on McCormick, Southern Company, Coca-Cola, MedExpress and Mellow Mushroom.
In her spare time, Lisa prefers a glass of red wine in one hand and her Kindle in the other. She is obsessed with sunsets and moonrises and the beach. On Lisa’s bucket list is to take advantage of the Senior Citizen Tuition Waiver (in the not-too-distant future) and take an on-campus class in Meteorology.

Logan Frost

Logan Frost

Associate Media Director

Mackenzie Randolph

Mackenzie Randolph

Media Planning Associate

Mackenzie is a native Georgian, proud Bulldawg and an Associate Media Planner at Fitzco. She works primarily on the MedExpress, Southern Company and Knights of Columbus accounts and believes a thoughtfully-researched media plan can drive business goals.
Throughout her career she has worked to make the messages of her clients matter through highly-targeted placements that reach the consumer where he/she digests content. Behind her love for the media-planning hustle is her love for hobbies. Her side-gigs come in many shapes and colors, ranging from woodworking to competitive waterskiing to casual Wednesday-night ballet.
Megan Williamson

Megan Williamson

Media Planning Specialist

Hailing from small town South Carolina and never having met a stranger, Megan has always focused on getting messages into the world. Throughout her career she has created effective media campaigns for an array of brands and verticals – helping to solve business obstacles, sell product and raise awareness.

When she isn’t making clients’ messages matter to the world she is crafting, decorating her house and dreaming of exploring new places.

Melanie Sherman

Melanie Sherman

Executive Assistant

Michelle Li

Michelle Li

Sr Social Strategist

Michelle Li is Georgia born & bred, a first-gen Asian-American, and a graduate from the University of Georgia, before making the move to Atlanta, GA. She is currently a social strategist passionate about making the why and the how matter for every idea that passes her desk.

Throughout her career, she’s touched all things social and developed strategies for a wide range of national and global brands, running the gamut from Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Vitaminwater, Smartwater, to Chick-fil-A, Checkers & Rally’s, Hilton Hotels, Pillsbury, French’s, Southern Company, and more.

Outside of the office, you can find Michelle hiking, making bagels (a quarantine-induced hobby), or planning trips around the world with the hopes of adding more countries to her list (24 and counting!)

Mis Lachowski

Mis Lachowski

Senior Strategist

Mis is a Detroiter and Strategist that loves seeing the world through as many different eyes as she possibly can. She's moved all over, enjoying the nuances of different cultures and learning from the people she's met along the way.

Mis has worked on iconic brands like Chevrolet, Ford, Lincoln, and Purina to make the consumer's story matter and ultimately solve problems for brands. Now she's doing that for brands like Coke, Synovus, and Southern here at Fitz.

When she's not digging through consumer data and research to find insights, you'll find her trying to keep up with her Dutch Sheppard Loki and fiancé Guy, whether outside running or working on a home design project.

Natalie Schofield

Natalie Schofield

Billing Coordinator

Natalie grew up in Florida, and calls Orlando home. After graduating from the University of Alabama, she moved to Atlanta to pursue a career in Advertising. She believes advertising today is changing for the better and is proud to be a part of it.

Throughout her career, Natalie has steered more towards the financial side of the business. While at Fitzco, she has managed production and media billing, as well as annual budgets for Navy Federal Credit Union, Synovus, Checkers & Rally’s, and MedExpress. Natalie has recently started learning the roles and responsibilities of Account Management by contributing to the Southern Company piece of business. She loves it and hopes to continue to move along that path.

When Natalie is not busy learning new things, she can be found on long walks with her dog Holly, reading a good book or sampling some local breweries.

Oscar Villavicenzio

Oscar Villavicenzio

Digital Platforms Associate

A true West-Coaster, Oscar was born and raised in San Diego, and spent most of his young adult years in Oregon. He earned his B.A. in Advertising & Public Relations at the City College of New York in Manhattan. Shortly after moving to Atlanta, he joined the Fitzco team as an Associate of Digital Platforms. He contributes to the development of successful campaigns by creating and implementing data driven strategies that reach target audiences efficiently and effectively. He believes that Make it Matter is a state of mind that propels the agency to thoughtfully examine its goals and mission. This helps the team reflect where we have been and provides clarity about where we ought to be going.

When he’s not busy working on campaigns, Oscar can be found jogging on the Atlanta Beltline, editing photo/video projects, working on art, or hanging out on the sofa with his 2 cats watching Netflix.

Pam Vaughn

Pam Vaughan

Client Accountant

Pete Prendergast

Pete Prendergast

Jr. Copywriter

Pete is a Massachusetts native who’s recently taken a real liking to Georgia. In another life he worked as an account executive on brands like McDonalds and Hood, but his love of writing, art, and all things weird eventually led him to Fitzco. He believes that creativity can solve anything, but only if you remember to have fun with it.
As a copywriter, Pete has done work for Mellow Mushroom, French’s, and MedExpress. He’s also been recognized by the One Club and the ADDY’s for his student work. However, his proudest moment will always be winning the pinewood derby in the 3rd grade.
When Pete isn’t making ads you can find him playing gin rummy with his girlfriend, making a mess in the kitchen, playing the guitar too loud, or working on his screenplay for the final installment of the “National Treasure” franchise. Yes, it’s real. Yes, it’s almost finished. No, the studio hasn’t returned any of his calls.
Ryan Maas

Ryan Maas

Media Planner

Ryan is a first generation born-and-raised Georgian (the rest of his family originating from the Midwest). As a natural problem-solver, he strives to make everyone’s life easier that he comes in contact with. He believes combining creativity with data-driven decisions always results in positive business results for any brand.

After graduating from Auburn University in 2018, Ryan kicked off his advertising career by developing omni-channel media plans for Hyundai Automotive. Ryan found his way to Fitzco in 2020, and is now a media planner on the Buffalo Wild Wings, Synovus, and Eye Care Partners accounts.

Outside of the office you can catch Ryan supporting local musicians and businesses, or travelling around America to admire the array of wilderness and culture.

Salina Kamara

Salina Kamara

Digital Platforms Associate

Born and raised in San Francisco, CA, Salina Kamara is a budding media maven. After obtaining her Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations from Howard University, Salina swiftly switched gears when entering the work force. From a fashion PR girl to digital media diva, Salina welcomed the challenge of gaining new skills within the realm of communications. New to both Atlanta and advertising, Salina jumped right into her first role as a digital assistant.

Since then, Salina has immersed herself in the advertising world, learning the ins and out of how to thinking critically and strategically to provide sound media solutions for her clients – all while making it matter. Salina was delighted to join Fitzco's robust media department as an associate, so eager to learn from all of the talent within the walls of 944 Brady Ave. Throughout her time on the digital platforms teams, Salina became channel agnostic, working across social, search and programmatic for her clients.

When Salina isn't trafficking social campaigns or adjusting budget projections with her team, you can find her creating original content for her beauty, fashion and lifestyle YouTube channel, browsing Pinterest for home decor ideas or planning her next international excursion!

Sarah Monte

Sarah Monte

Account Coordinator

Sarah is an original “Bay Stater” born and raised just south of good’ol BeanTown (aka Boston). She has dug her roots in Atlanta and is set on being a Georgia Peach. She believes that every interaction and the drive for curiosity and learning matters.

Before moving to Atlanta, she was preschool teacher juggling 30 children at a time, while creating comprehensive and effective lesson plans from scratch. During her time at Fitzco she has worked on Checker’s and Rally’s, thrown her head into countless hours of research, and given a smile and warm welcome to every person who enters Fitzco.

Food, beer, and the great outdoors are Sarah’s true passions. When she is not busy caring for the world’s neediest cat, you can find her brewery hopping her way to her next great adventure.

Savannah Bishop

Savannah Bishop

Search Associate

Growing up a die-hard Georgia Bulldog fan, Savannah had her sights set on being a sportscaster and was wholeheartedly and unapologetically prepared to dethrone Erin Andrews as queen of ESPN. Shortly after starting school at the University of Georgia, she determined being a television personality was not all it was cracked up to be and ultimately found herself in the world of Advertising and Media. She is a big proponent of making it matter, as it goes hand in hand with hard work.

Savannah found herself agency-side just a few years in to her career when she joined Fitzco. Since then, she has worked across a breadth of clients – from healthcare to CPG to retail. She has also represented Fitzco as a 4A’s IAAS program graduate. Savannah specializes in developing forward-thinking digital strategies through testing, data-driven insights, and platform expertise to keep brands competitive in an ever-changing media landscape.

When she’s not sitting in front of her three ginormous monitors at work, you can find her either out getting Tex Mex with her friends (some call them ‘coworkers’) or snuggled on the couch with her boxer, Sadie, watching The Office for the 7th time.

Taylor Jones

Taylor Jones

Sr Specialist Digital Platforms

Taylor is a born-and-raised Georgian and currently a Senior Specialist on the Digital Platforms team at Fitzco working on Johnsonville, Eyecare Partners, and MedExpress clients. She believes in the power of advertising to build relationships between brands and their consumers, as well as an opportunity to influence and impact change.

Throughout her agency career she has driven results for clients in a wide range of industries spanning across education, telecommunications, financial, and healthcare through paid media strategy. Before joining the Fitzco team, she worked on the client side for a large building materials manufacturer, Oldcastle APG, where she handled the media strategy and placement across multiple brands in the outdoor space.

Taylor is passionate about people. Her goal is to have a positive impact on everyone she encounters both personally and in her career. She enjoys meeting new people, and spending time with her family and friends any chance she gets.

Taylor Torok

Taylor Torok

Strategist

Taylor is a Florida native, growing up in a small beach town. After graduating from the University of Florida, she interned at Fitzco as part of the 4A’s Multicultural Advertising Intern Program. Taylor was named the winner of the Advertising for Change Intern of the Year Award at the 4A’s Face of Talent event in New York City. She then joined the Fitzco team permanently as a Junior Strategist.

Throughout her time at Fitzco, Taylor has worked on almost every client at the agency. She is extremely curious and is always seeking new ways to best support her team and clients.

Taylor is also a personal trainer, most recently coaching at Orangetheory Fitness. Outside of the office, you can find her doing the following: taking spin classes, browsing the vegetarian section of Whole Foods, doing anything outdoors and exploring new countries and cultures.

Willie Young

Willie Young

Office Services

Willie was born and raised in Chicago, IL. He believes "being" matters, and not by-passing life while trying to reach some grand moment. Willie began in office services at Chicago City Hall's Office of Budget & Management interning for the summer of 97, from there he provided office services, as well as hospitality services to law firms in Chicago and Atlanta.

He’s passionate about making sure FitzFam, 944 Brady Fam, and clients are well taken care of, especially while under our roof. When he’s not helping to create memorable first impressions with Fitzco, he's flipping through non-fiction, writing short stories, working on hip hop music, and being in awe of this earth.

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