Meet the Team

We’re a mix of Madison Avenue veterans and young marketing pros who collaborate in an environment that encourages audacious thinking. One where passionate, creative types and control freaks come together with a single-minded purpose. We love what we do – here’s who’s who.

  • Rick Chiorando
    Rick ChiorandoPrincipal/Chief Creative Officer

    Rick, who directs all facets of the creative process – and still believes a good idea should start on a napkin – demands that his team hammer out a concept first, to avoid the trap of letting execution drive strategy.

    • Eva LaMere
      Eva LaMerePrincipal/Brand Strategist

      Known for her boundless energy and relentless pursuit of perfection… To Eva, the client relationship is paramount and her inability to be 100% satisfied, contagious (well, almost).

      • Sandra Drucker
        Sandra DruckerChief Financial Officer

        Sandra believes that the world revolves around relationships and she strives to create them with clients, vendors and associates.

        • Lisa Liebman
          Lisa LiebmanVice President, Managing Director

          Our boxing, Jaws-quoting Managing Director Lisa loves nothing more than punching out an unstoppable brand strategy or never-before-seen marketing strategy for clients big and small.

          • Carolyn Eckert
            Carolyn EckertVice President, Client Services

            For Carolyn, the client comes first. She takes pride in developing long-lasting client relationships and working hard to guarantee accounts run smoothly.

            • Jennifer Forgét
              Jennifer ForgétVice President, Client Engagement

              Jennifer lets her creativity run free when it comes to the latest strategy for her clients’ campaigns as well as in the kitchen, where she whips up delectable eats after hours.

              • Sallianne Nicholls
                Sallianne NichollsAccount Supervisor

                Sallianne brings more than 18 years of experience to her role at Austin & Williams, where she directs all aspects of our on-premise lettershop.

                • Sheira Rosenberg
                  Sheira RosenbergAccount Director

                  When she’s not writing songs or quoting an episode of I Love Lucy (her favorite show) to her identical twin sister, Sheira keeps a watchful eye on whatever’s trending in the world of marketing.

                  • Jessica Guidoboni
                    Jessica GuidoboniAccount Supervisor

                    A self-proclaimed “ultimate consumer,” Jessica uses her penchant for advertising and team spirit to her clients’ advantage, keeping projects on message and delivered on time.

                    • Madelyn Sutera
                      Madelyn SuteraAssociate Account Executive

                      When associate account executive Madelyn isn’t making her signature Alfredo sauce or trying the latest hotspot in Manhattan, she’s keeping clients and their campaigns on the right track.

                      • Barbara Esposito
                        Barbara EspositoVice President, Communications Strategist

                        Whether it’s print, online or over the air, Barbara is one woman who is never at a loss for words: fortunately, they’re usually the right ones.

                        • Bryan Hynes
                          Bryan HynesCreative Director

                          The agency’s creative director, Bryan loves creating and performing, whether it’s in a conference room presenting a new campaign for a client or on stage with a bona fide rock band.

                          • Stefanie McLeod
                            Stefanie McLeodJunior Copywriter

                            Though her career began in account service, avid reader Stefanie has found the perfect way to combine her love of advertising and obsession with words as our junior copywriter.

                            • Henry Luhmann
                              Henry LuhmannDirector of Production Services

                              Henry offers results-oriented, creative project planning supported by years of experience in print, direct mail, signage, packaging, trade show exhibits and special events staging.

                              • Tony Fabrizio
                                Tony FabrizioVideo Production

                                Even though some home-made YouTube videos are surprisingly good, Tony still says a company’s biggest mistake is hiring an amateur for their professional video needs.

                                • Jerry Bentivegna
                                  Jerry BentivegnaSenior Art Director

                                  Whether he’s tinkering on a home improvement project, spending time at the beach or toiling away in the A&W studio, senior art director Jerry finds inspiration in everyday life for his creative designs.

                                  • Larry Baronciani
                                    Larry BaroncianiSenior Art Director

                                    A man who has loved dogs ever since he was a child (his greatest childhood wish was to become a dalmatian), Larry finds inspiration for his designs most everywhere he looks.

                                    • Heather Monetti
                                      Heather MonettiSenior Art Director

                                      The epitome of eclectic, Heather’s portfolio includes everything from Times Square billboards and Super Bowl spots for big-name brands to designing skater clothing for etnies’ girls line.

                                      • Mark Russell
                                        Mark RussellArt Director

                                        Mark is known for his “can-do” attitude, his creativity and his (unhealthy?) obsession with hot sauce.

                                        • Erica Brown
                                          Erica BrownIntegrated Media Supervisor

                                          When Erica’s not strategizing for our clients, she’s at home with her two daughters enjoying Disney princess movies, reenacting Disney princess scenes and singing/dancing along to Disney princess songs (which she secretly loves)!

                                          • Andrew Catalano
                                            Andrew CatalanoChief Digital Officer

                                            The 1990s Pokemon craze opened up a world of opportunity – and a career in online marketing – for former toy store owner Andrew.

                                            • Pam Schneck
                                              Pam SchneckSenior Integrated Media Planner

                                              A former soccer standout who attended college on an athletic scholarship, Pam brings the dedication to hard work and perseverance she learned on the soccer field to our media services department.

                                              • Helen O’Rourke
                                                Helen O’RourkeIntegrated Media Planner

                                                Helen handles all facets of media buying at Austin & Williams, from researching outlets and securing the best deals for our clients, to scheduling and buying the placements.

                                                • Kevin Geist
                                                  Kevin GeistDigital Strategist

                                                  When Kevin isn’t strategically improving brands, he’s spending quality time with his family, dominating in Words with Friends, and cheering on his favorite sports teams. Go Philly!

                                                  • Elizabeth Pontillo
                                                    Elizabeth PontilloSearch & Social Strategist

                                                    Elizabeth spends her time strategizing clients’ search engine performance and staying up to date on social media. She also appreciates a good grammar joke.

                                                    • Juan Tejada
                                                      Juan TejadaPaid Search Strategist

                                                      Juan got his start in the digital world at a vitamin supplement store when he helped set up new campaigns in Google Adwords. He’s never looked back.

                                                      • Rita O’Connor
                                                        Rita O’ConnorMedia & Traffic Coordinator

                                                        Rita is an organizational powerhouse whose detail-oriented mindset makes her ideally suited for her role as Media Coordinator – as she juggles multiple, fast-approaching deadlines with ease.

                                                        • Tricia Zorn
                                                          Tricia ZornDigital Project Manager

                                                          You could say home (page) building is in Tricia’s blood. Our digital project manager is an HGTV fanatic who puts her passion to work renovating houses.

                                                          • Frank Durante
                                                            Frank DuranteDirector of Digital Development

                                                            When not sea kayaking at his favorite spot in Maine, Frank (no relation to Jimmy) leads Austin & Williams’ digital development team in making seemingly “impossible” projects come to life.

                                                            • Jim Bouschor
                                                              Jim BouschorWeb Developer

                                                              Life-long techie Jim makes it a point to stay on top of all the new coding techniques, languages and design trends in Web development.

                                                              • Nick Basil
                                                                Nick BasilWeb Developer

                                                                Whether it’s martial arts, leatherwork or Web development, Nick is always eager to find new ways to make the world around him a little better.

                                                                • Ken Auld
                                                                  Ken AuldData Manager

                                                                  A “temporary” job in a mid-level direct mail house turned into a 15-year career for Ken, who keeps our in-house letter shop humming.

                                                                  • Tina Choy
                                                                    Tina ChoyCopy Editor and Proofreader

                                                                    The Agency’s leader in perseverance, Tina works diligently to make sure that all our copy reads like music to our ears and is punctuation perfect.

                                                                    • Jodi Sider
                                                                      Jodi SiderAccounting Assistant

                                                                      A history-buff at heart, Jodi acts as tour guide during family vacations, reading all the guidebooks and sharing what she’s learned even if it falls on deaf ears.

                                                                      • Rossana Sedamanos
                                                                        Rossana SedamanosAccounting Assistant

                                                                        Rossana holds onto her native culture by trying new Peruvian eateries with her family and keeping a collection of her mom’s hand-crocheted doilies displayed in her home.

                                                                        • Kathy Spilker
                                                                          Kathy SpilkerAdministrative Assistant

                                                                          When visitors come to Austin & Williams’ headquarters, they’re first greeted by the smile of Kathy, our front desk maven and the person who keeps things running at A&W. Want to know what’s really going on? Then you know to ask her.

                                                                          • Bruiser
                                                                            BruiserA&W's BFFF

                                                                            Bruiser sleeps a lot. Eats a lot. Therefore, poops a lot. He’s great with people, very rarely barks or bites (except for a few clients). Depending on the day, he will shake, sit, stay and roll over when offered food.

                                                                            • Ken Greenberg
                                                                              Ken GreenbergFounder

                                                                              Ken started Austin & Williams with William Pesce in 1992. He was the creator of our agency’s “brand/sell” philosophy and keeper of the results-focused approach that has driven our growth since the very beginning.

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