The Richards Group
Chris is a digital strategy director at The Richards Group, where he leads the digital marketing efforts for some of America’s best-known brands in retail, CPG, fashion, and technology.
11th Octave and Volume Public Relations
Prior to creating the now 17 year-old Volume PR, Edwards mastered communication in all its forms from her tenures with Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide and The Boeing Company. Today, Edwards has built the world’s first human behavior communication training and support organization where we can all simply learn and apply this game-changing communication to our work and our lives.
Capitol Music Group
Ryan leads the Media Innovations + Technology team and oversees the Centro Institute. In his role, he focuses on exploring emerging technologies, identifying multi-screen marketing trends, and providing strategic guidance on how to invest in new digital platforms and technologies.
With over 15 years of digital advertising experience, Ryan is a globally recognized marketing technologist and innovative media strategist. Throughout his career, Ryan has been at the forefront of ad tech serving in a variety of roles as an operations, product, marketing and sales leader. Ryan joined Centro in 2014 and is based in Dallas.
In addition to his work at SKAR, Sean also serves on the board of directors for Grief’s Journey (Formerly Ted E. Bear Hollow), leading the organization through a rebrand in 2016.
Sean is well-known for making mouthwatering nachos, dancing like a fool at local music venues and owning a dog that is much cooler than he is.
Along the way, Cathy taught design and concepting at Creighton University and was a senior designer at Bailey Lauerman. She has been active in the local design community since 1999, serving on the AIGA Nebraska chapter board in several positions, including as president, and is currently its Director of Diversity and Inclusion. With more than 25 years of experience in branding, strategy, and design, Solarana’s work has been recognized nationally by The One Show, The Art Directors Club, Graphis, the Print Regional Design Annual, Logo Lounge, and HOW International Design Annual, among others.
Shonna is a graduate of Omaha North High School and an alumnus of the University of Nebraska-Omaha (UNO). Her career includes business development (from launching to selling a company), training facilitation, project management, and web development. Shonna is also a community builder who serves on the board for several organizations focused on workforce and community development.
Renee’s expertise lies in event strategy, event marketing and executive leadership events. She focuses on national client management with companies such as TD Ameritrade and national vendor management with hotels such as Hyatt International. Renee is also the visionary/creator behind a unique event management web platform that over 50% of our clients utilize. In addition to running planitomaha, Renee also serves on several community boards and has just wrapped up her term as President of the Women’s Fund of Omaha. She is also the recipient of several leadership awards and is a published writer and speaker.
From Omaha, Renee is a graduate of the University of Nebraska where she earned her degree in Marketing. Renee lives in Omaha with her husband, Jason, and her two children, Tanner and Avery.
A pioneer in the study of customer experience, she co-authored the O’Brien Voice of the Customer™ (o.VOC™) study that has served as the foundation for numerous business success stories globally, nationally and within the Omaha metro market.
Project Harmony Child Advocacy Center
Within her first year at Project Harmony – followers doubled and the volume of likes and shares experienced through Project Harmony’s social media platforms were the highest ever since the program started in 2013.
Angela launched the Project Be Someone Campaign in April 2017 with national recognition – July 21 is now recognized as National Be Someone Day.
She has established strong media relations – securing $623,581 in earned media for 2017 with a publicity value of $1,870,743.
Angela was invited to present at the National Children’s Alliance 2018 Leadership Conference in Washington, DC this past June where she shared what it takes to build a strong communication foundation, the right partners needed and the creative process for cultivating and engaging all audiences.
Brand, Creative and Advertising
First National Bank of Omaha
Tammy manages a team of creative professionals as part of Enterprise Marketing, to ensure customers of First National Bank’s products and services understand the bank’s role and presence in consumers’ lives.
Prior to joining First National Bank of Omaha in 2016, Tammy was director of communication and external relations at ConAgra Foods, a leading branded food company, where for more than a decade, she managed the company brand through development and execution of integrated marketing communication strategies across the company’s national footprint.
Insurance Marketing Institute, Canary & Coal
Randa is a recognized thought leader on the power and appropriate use of new media including social media and digital placement. She has been a featured speaker at seminars and conferences across the globe. Her expertise in social media in regulated industries lead her to be selected to serve on the committee that drafted model compliance guidelines for the insurance industry.
In addition to her role on the PRSA Nebraska Board of Directors, she has served on the American Advertising Federation Omaha board and on the board of Insurance Advertising Compliance Association. She is a past president and board member of the Mid-America Direct Marketing Association and currently adjunct professor of Marketing Strategy and MBA programs at Bellevue University. She has a BA from University of Nebraska Lincoln in Communication Studies and Public Relations and a Master of Arts in Communication Studies from University of Nebraska Omaha. She is the recent recipient of the 2018 American Marketing Association Marketer of the Year.
Angel Carl Marketing
He is the author of ‘100 Habits for Successful Freelance Designers’ and ‘365 Habits of Successful Designers’ (Rockport Publishers), and the work of RDQLUS CREATIVE has been featured in design industry publications and annuals such as the LogoLounge.com collections and Logo Lounge “Master Library” series, and RDQLUS’ ahead-of-the-curve approach has been highlighted as a future trend by “Graphic Design USA.”
Also a keynote speaker, Steve has been featured at national conferences such as the HOW Design Live conference, the Creative Freelancer Conference and local “Meet the Pros” & BarCamp events.
Jen is current president for both Lincoln American Advertising Federation and Camp Summergold. Being artsy is a constant for Jen. When not at KidGlov, you may find her inspiring others through her own company, Pincurl Girls and selling her fine art from her studio at the Burkholder Project.
David Moore knows his way around the creative side of branding. He led the brand refresh for Liquid Wrench DIY lubricants, delivering a 106% sales increase. The new paint brand he created for the Glidden Companies was the most successful product launch in company history. From VISE-GRIP Tools to Boise Paper to local favorites Sue Bee Honey and First National Bank, David has built his career on the creative power of branding. (And he even named the tallest, faster roller coaster in the world*, Cedar Point’s Top Thrill Dragster.)
Beginning his ad saga at Bozell & Jacobs, he stayed with the firm to see it evolve through multiple management and name changes, then left for a decade to run an agency in Cleveland. Now, he’s back in Omaha, and back at Bozell. (These days, just plain Bozell.)
*Well, it was at the time. But times change.
Before Hudl, John Henry was the design cofounder of a startup called Pack. Before that, he founded a design/dev consultancy called What Cheer, with clients including Squidoo, Hayneedle, Union Pacific Railroad, US Department of Energy and Saddle Creek Records. John Henry lives in Benson, Omaha, Nebraska with his wife, daughter, dog and two cats. He sits on the board of Big Omaha and Maha Music Festival. He was gluten-free before (and after) it was cool.
Principal/Chief Creative Officer