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Who We Are

Led by professionals, staffed by students and inspired by faculty, The Agency is a team of seasoned professionals and hand-selected twenty-somethings with a passion for ideas that resonate with millennials. It is housed within the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications. Built on a foundation of research, The Agency develops inspired and informed campaigns to build brand loyalty among this important segment of the population that will spend $10 trillion in their lifetimes.

Advertising

Advertising that resonates

Public Relations

Credible and effective public relations campaigns

Creative

Design thinking that delivers smart and creative solutions

Social Media

Social media campaigns that engage consumers

Digital

Websites and apps created by The Agency’s Digital Studios

Research

Insights and research relevant to millennials

 
 
 

An exclusive offering of The Agency, MAVY is THE voice of the millennial generation. It is a national representative panel of online participants in a virtual community. Developed by The Agency’s student team, MAVY captures millennial needs, interests and desires.
 
MAVY is powered by Fuel Cycle by Passenger, experts in virtual community panels.
 

 
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The Clients

AICPA (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants)
FDOC (Florida Department of Corrections)
Infinte Energy
McDonalds
P&G
FDOT (Florida Department of Transportation)
UF (University of Florida)
UFAA (University of Florida Alumni Association)
Xcaret Park
UF (University of Florida)
UF (University of Florida)
UF (University of Florida)

Led by professionals.

Staffed by students.

Inspired by faculty.


 

Professionals

 
Andy Hopson

Executive Director

Andy’s integrated marketing expertise was honed over three decades in leadership positions at several iconic agencies including Publicis, Burson-Marsteller and Ogilvy & Mather.

Bob Norberg

Director of Strategy and Research

A public and private sector marketing leader, Bob is driven by creating meaningful campaigns for clients that deliver measurable results.

Jim Harrison

Creative Director

A creative leader and entrepreneur, Jim’s 25 year career in design, advertising and higher education reflects his deep commitment to the synergy between images, words and strategy.

Nathan King

Business Development Coordinator

Nathan, a bonafide member of the millennial generation, is a recent UF grad.

Tom Kelleher, PhD

Advertising Advisor (Advertising Department Chair)

A digital media and social science researcher, Tom teaches media ethics and is writing a textbook on public relations in the digital age for Oxford.

Katie Le

Executive Assistant

A Psychology graduate from the University of Washington, Katie has experience in program management, finance, recruiting, and working with students from diverse backgrounds.


 

The Team

Adrian Cibran

Catalyst Co-Manager

Victoria Najmy

Catalyst Co-Manager

Kelli Kaufman

Account Supervisor

Keiran Sheridan

Account Supervisor

Madison Behm

Account Supervisor

Pablo Fuentes

Account Supervisor

Nikki Torres

Account Associate

Hannah Kneeland

Account Executive

Samantha Bove

Account Executive

Marie Nanney

Account Executive

Chris Kennedy

Account Executive

Brogen Kirby

Project Manager

Elena Castello

Account Executive

Katie Alter

Account Executive

Casey McLean

Account Supervisor

Francesa Badoino

Account Executive

Adrianna Yurizza

Account Executive

Anna Molinaro

Account Associate

Graham Olney

Account Associate

Lindsay Gamble

Account Associate

Kristine Le

Account Associate

Megan Dempsey

Account Associate

Hunter Whitehurst

Strategist Manager

Kendaline Watt

Community Supervisor of Engagement

Jackie Guthart

Community Supervisor of Analytics

Joshua Williamson

Training Coordinator

Randi Ziegler

Community Associate

Lauren Lauth

Community Associate

Madalyn Messner

Community Associate

Shalla Galanos

Analyst

Liane Wan

Analyst

Kristen Peebles

Analyst

Amy Leonard

Analyst

Caroline Rhoades

Associate Analyst

Julia Stark

Associate Analyst

Geena San Miguel

Associate Analyst

Alexander Durán

Visual Supervisor

Elise Rose

Senior Copywriter

Allison Schaper

Production Coordinator

Sasha Sakay

Production Coordinator

Dana Hatchett

Graphic Designer

Denise Akerman

Graphic Designer

Megan Carney

Graphic Designer

Rachel Lescano

Graphic Designer

Sabrina Siegal

Graphic Designer

Caroline Jinks

Graphic Designer

Amanda Churchill

Copywriter

Jena Bezesky

Copywriter

Jocelyn Gordon

Copywriter

Kalynna Thompson

Copywriter

Monica Humphries

Copywriter

Angelo Dominguez

Videographer

Coby Sanchez

Videographer

Kayla Tuckerman

Photographer

Thomas Echezabal

Digital Studio Manager

Aaron Schwartz

Business Coordinator

Justin Alicastro

Internal Marketing Coordinator

Shandy Sulen

Developer

Ashish Aggarwal

Developer

Claire Graybeal

UI/UX Designer

Sandeep Bedadala

UI/UX Designer

Elle Beecher

Internal Marketing Coordinator

Aleczander Figueroa

Culture and Engagement Coordinator

Lena Schwallenberg

Culture and Engagement Coordinator

Taylor Maloney

Connector Co-Manager

Sally Greider

Connector Co-Manager

Karsten Burgstahler

Earned Media Supervisor

Hannah Colson

Paid Media Supervisor

Paula Fraisse

Paid Media Supervisor

Ally Beguiristain

Owned Media Supervisor

Tracey Russo

Shared Media Supervisor

Kelly Wood

Associate

Edward Hiraldo Jr.

Media Coordinator

Alexandra Northcott

Media Coordinator

Alexandra Craissati

Media Coordinator

Jamie Honowitz

Associate

Alexa Lorenzo

Media Coordinator

Alexandra Bobelis

Media Coordinator

Danielle Villar

Assistant to the Executive Director

Lauren Maloney

Operations Manager

Mina Robinson

Assistant Operations Manager

Lauren Perez-Maiy

Diversity and Culture Supervisor

Kelsie Ozanne

Development Supervisor

Destiny Woods

Development Coordinator

Theo Chiong

Personnel Supervisor

Sana Sourivongs

Personnel Associate

Claire Daniel

Recruitment Supervisor

Cole Kraft

Recruitment Coordinator

Vincent Cheng Wan

Personnel Associate

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