Listee Features — Marketing

Bryn Ramjoue


Bryn F. Ramjoue was inspired to a career in marketing by her late father, Elton Frazier, who she describes as an “old-fashioned PR guy.” Deciding to follow in her father’s footsteps, she began her career after earning a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Utah in 1986. In 1990, she joined AT&T Wireless, rising through the ranks to become the national advertising manager before she left the company in 2003. During this time, Ms. Ramjoue furthered her education at Antioch University Seattle, where she earned a Master of Science in 1998. Holding considerable expertise in marketing, Ms. Ramjoue has accomplished much over the course of her career. Throughout her tenure with AT&T, she was closely involved in the major

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Jeannette Wyatt


Attributing much of her success to her tenacity and her desire to excel, Jeannette Wyatt first earned a Bachelor of Arts in communication, magna cum laude, from the University of California Los Angeles in 1991. Then joining the University of Southern California, she completed a Master of Arts in communications from the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism in 1994. She began her career in 1993 in the accounts payable department of Internal & External Communications, a company founded by Alexandra Rand, who became Ms. Wyatt’s most influential and inspiring mentor. Quickly rising to become the director of marketing and business, she was responsible for the company’s presence at trade shows and other events, offering program demos and doing public

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Natanya Wachtel


Natanya Wachtel, PhD, was inspired early on by her mother, who was a global corporate executive and always made time to do good and give back to her community. Living and traveling around the globe while growing up, Dr. Wachtel saw firsthand the impact that wealth and health care disparities had on people and became determined to do something that would make a difference. She has her doctorate in behavioral psychology, and several certifications as a health and wellness coach. In 2008, Dr. Wachtel established the New Solutions Factory, a consulting consortium that provides behavioral science marketing and health care analytics experts to various brands and agencies, including Novartis AG, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer Inc., GlaxoSmithKline plc., and a number

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Helena Angwin-Leathers


Raised in Hong Kong, Helena Angwin-Leathers received her early education at King George V School, a highly competitive high school, where she graduated with an international baccalaureate diploma in 2010. She’d begun her career a year prior as an independent entrepreneur with Hell Models, a music and entertainment business, and became a marketing and general manager with Supertronic Models International in 2011, roles she held until she joined Drop HK as a marketing and public relations manager from 2012 to 2013. After realizing that her approach to business was very oriented toward digital marketing, she joined Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, England, to gain a better grasp on various business elements such as finance and leadership. During her time in

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Initially considering a career as a school teacher, Jeni S. Kaye-Martin began her studies at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, where she spent two years before joining the University of Miami in Florida. After getting to know a young man in college and being introduced to his father’s outdoor advertising company, she decided to switch her degree from education to advertising and marketing when they got engaged. Ms. Kaye-Martin earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1955 and, while she did not end up marrying the young man, she remained dedicated to advertising and marketing as a field. Ms. Kaye-Martin began her career the same year she graduated, joining Harrison White Brooke Advertising in 1955. Going on to work with

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Holding considerable expertise in strategic planning, creative marketing, and social media and digital marketing, Megan A. Miller attributes much of her success to her internal drive along with her ability to see opportunities as they arise and setting goals for herself. She began her endeavors by earning a Bachelor of Science in marketing with a minor in voice performance from Palm Beach Atlantic University before joining Enactus, an organization for business students, at the University of St. Thomas as a business advisory board member from 2010 to 2012. During this time, she also served as an office and events coordinator for Future Productions and The College Agency from 2011 to 2012. Between 2012 and 2015, Ms. Miller spent time as

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Brenda R. Velazquez was born in Monterrey, Mexico, and immigrated to the United States in 1987 at the age of 7. It was this background, combined with her desire to support her family and the encouragement of her husband of 20 years, Luis Erik Velazquez Sr., to which she attributes much of her current success. She was further inspired by her father, an engineer, and developed a great love for marketing, business and construction. This led to her establishing Future Sign Co. in 2001, alongside her husband and mother-in-law, while working toward her citizenship, which she achieved in 2004. Today, Ms. Velazquez acts as the chief executive officer of Future Sign Co. and is responsible for conducting meetings to go

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Elena Lisle


Holding considerable expertise in database, advertising, special events and promotional planning, and digital and social media, Elena “Lenny” Lisle was inspired to a career in marketing because of the combination of creative freedom and research and analytics that the career offered. She began her professional path as a recreation leader with the Valley-Wide Recreation and Park District in 1999 while working toward her bachelor’s degree at California State University, Fullerton. Graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in broadcast journalism, with a minor in public relations, in 2003, she also obtained SQL certification and spent time as a recreation specialist with the Community Services Bureau for the city of Fullerton from 2001 to 2004. She is deeply grateful to the support

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Samantha Culbertson


Attributing much of her success to being a good listener and putting her clients’ needs first, Samantha Culbertson was inspired to a career in advertising and marketing through the support and encouragement of her mentors, including Heath Guinn, as well as her own passion for creative work. She first earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in studio art and graphic design from East Tennessee University in 2012 before embarking on her career as the art director for Cumberland Marketing in 2013. Working with Cumberland Marketing for five years, she left the firm and co-founded ARO Creative Inc. in 2018. Now the art director of ARO Creative Inc., a full service marketing and advertising agency, Mrs. Culbertson’s duties include managing the

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Diana Shumick


Diana Lynn Shumick is a retired office manager and marketing support specialist celebrating a career with IBM spanning more than 35 years. Ms. Shumick credits her start in the field to her intellectual curiosity and naturally outgoing personality. While she initially dreamed of becoming a social worker, she started working as a data entry clerk for Ohio Power Company and the Canton Police Department to finance her studies at Walsh College and Ohio University. Ms. Shumick transferred to Kent State University in 1971, a move that brought her to IBM as a systems engineer in 1973. She recalls that while social work remained close to her heart, the more time she spent in the technology industry and administrative leadership, the

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