Meet the Masters
. . . of all the disciplines involved in marketing, communications and public relations. We're here to provide you with the guidance, direction, and expertise you need to achieve your goals efficiently, effectively, and economically.
More than 30 years’ experience & master of:
Brand Cultivation & Management
Integrated Content Management
Including web, email, & social media
& Media Planning
Project Management &
Principal & Managing Partner, TM Communications since 1985 & master of:
Strategic, Business & Marketing Plans
More than 25 years in Marketing Communications & master of:
Strategic Event Marketing &
Sponsor Relationships, Revenue Development
& Return on Investment
More than 40 years’ experience in the creative arena & master of concept development writing across a wide range of media including:
Speeches & Presentations
Principal, VC Graphics since 1998, employing an ethical design philosophy & master of:
Logo & brand development
Event collateral including (digital) invitations & program books
Large displays & billboards
Political campaign materials
Principal, Geri Shields Design Studio since 2010 & master of
Illustration and design for all print and digital channels using bright colors, bold design, & specializing in unique, eye-catching characters.
Coordinated campaigns for email & social media
Books & Magazine ads & articles
Engaging communicator skilled at
creating content for clients who
need to effectively communicate,
build brand trust,
and elevate the
voices/narratives of people of color.
Master of writing of
every type of message & communication channel & social media management.
Principal Talkington Media LLC,
with a focus on
strategy-first video production.
More than 20 years’ experience as a professional advertising and editorial filmmaker and photographer
producing work for
regional, national, and international
B2B and B2C businesses
and nonprofit organizations.
TERRI S. VANECH
Public relations executive with 20+ years’ experience specializing
in strategic communications
for innovation thought leaders.
Master of integrating business goals with trending media topics.
Clients include entrepreneurship experts, startups, training companies and other mission-driven organizations.
MARION F. COMBS
Nonprofit Consultant, Strategist & Philanthropy Advisor with more than 30 years’ experience & master of building all aspects of comprehensive advancement programs including: institutional advancement, fund development, organizational communication, educational administration, Board development, strategic planning, facilities planning and development, team building and training, and budget planning and management.
STEPHANIE M. HARWOOD
Principal, S. M. Harwood Consulting with more than 25 years’ experience & master of providing one-on-one communications counsel to businesses, non-profits, organizations, and individuals from conception and planning through research, project management, and execution. Hands-on guidance for situation and operations analysis, media relations, cause-marketing, and more. Writing includes news releases, blog posts, articles, and manuscripts.
JAMES P. PALMARINI
Principal Palmarini Arts Education Consultancy, with more than 30 years’ experience & master of developing and communicating educational policy. A writer, editor and advocate who works on behalf of K-12 teachers and students, and allied organizations, specializing in targeted outreach to federal, state and district legislators and administrators who can impact equitable access to school-based