Who We Are

Our values are what hold us together, help us succeed and define the type of people we want to work with. Our people represent our values, whether they’re on a pitch or out to dinner. They’re smart, nice and have a tendency to ask if you’d like half their sandwich.

  • Robert E. Luckie III Chairman Emeritus

    Robert E. Luckie III

    Chairman Emeritus

    Bobby Luckie – better known as “B3” – is one of the most disarmingly approachable individuals you’ll meet in today’s advertising industry. Whether he’s dealing with clients, co-workers or random strangers, Bobby exudes a good-hearted spirit that sets the tone for the rest of us here at the agency.

    He spent the summers of his college life working at Luckie & Company, which his father founded in 1953. After completing his bachelor’s degree at the University of Alabama, Bobby worked briefly in radio advertising sales before joining Luckie officially in 1971 as an assistant account executive. His role grew from there and he became a leading voice in the agency, alongside his brother, Tom.

    The years have brought many changes to the industry, but through them all, Bobby’s positive attitude, strong work ethic and support for the agency, its clients and its employees have remained constant. Today, Bobby is on the Luckie board (and often in the Luckie halls) and is active in an array of community groups focused on improving life for all Alabamians.

    What drives him: Being a positive influence in the agency and beyond.

    With Luckie since: 1971

    Expertise: Agency leadership.

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    205.879.2121
    robert.luckie@luckie.com
  • Tom Luckie Chairman/CEO

    Tom Luckie

    Chairman/CEO

    Tom Luckie’s 30-year career at Luckie & Company, the agency founded by his father, has taken him through change after change in the world of advertising. He earned his role as a leader within the agency through decades of hard work, and in that time he has been pivotal in helping Luckie evolve from a traditional suit-and-tie ad agency to a cutting-edge, digitally savvy shop earning national attention for its integrated use of advertising, PR, social media and more.

    Tom may have a marketing degree from Auburn University and an MBA from Samford University, but his real education has come from the years of commitment to the agency that bears his family name. As CEO, he keeps close tabs on agency operations and ensures that high standards of quality are met every day. As a Luckie, he promotes the importance of being smart and nice, two values that have driven the agency and its work over the years.

    In his life beyond Luckie & Company, Tom is an active member of multiple groups within the Birmingham community and spends time with his family (the one outside the agency walls).

    What drives him: Leadership, working with smart and nice people

    With Luckie since: 1977

    Expertise: Agency leadership

    205.879.2121
    tom.luckie@luckie.com
  • Ed Mizzell Managing Director

    Ed Mizzell

    Managing Director

    If anyone knows more about Luckie culture than Ed, it would have to be Luckie family members themselves. Ed has been with Luckie since 1981, about the time the term “Internet” was first mentioned.

    Before Ed’s journey led him to Luckie, he fought off native wildlife in South Africa and Venezuela to launch pharmaceutical products. Once he returned to the States, Ed joined Luckie and has filled many roles during his lengthy tenure. He now helps guide agency operations and maintain Luckie’s longtime reputation for fiscal responsibility and strategic growth. He continues to foster high-level relationships with a variety of clients and offer advice and guidance from his position on the board.

    Outside of Luckie life, Ed is a passionate outdoorsman. He enjoys breathing in the fresh air and casting a line out in the lake with his son.

    With Luckie since: 1981

    Expertise: Consumer packaged goods, tourism and outdoor recreation.

    Key client experience: Little Debbie, Alabama Tourism Department, and Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

    205.879.2121
    ed.mizzell@luckie.com
  • Jay Waters SVP/Chief Strategy Officer

    Jay Waters

    SVP/Chief Strategy Officer

    Jay Waters began his career in the retail grocery business and still believes the best tool for measuring the worth of a campaign is a cash register. It’s a practicality that can be hard to find in an era of new-age, mind-boggling metrics that leave you wondering, “OK, but did we make money?”

    As the leader of Luckie’s Communications Planning and Brand Planning functions, Jay plays a central role in bridging innovative strategy with smart execution. His extensive experience in media strategy has been recognized with some of the industry’s top honors, including a Gold Media Lion at Cannes and Mediaweek Plan of the Year.

    With Luckie since: 1992

    Expertise: Communications strategy, brand planning, media buying, integrated promotional campaigns, consumer insight, direct response advertising, out-of-home, tourism, consumer packaged goods, banking and public service.

    Key client experience: Regions Bank, Little Debbie, Alabama Tourism Department, Asheville CVB, Papa John’s and Express Oil Change.

    205.879.2121
    jay.waters@luckie.com
  • John Gardner President

    John Gardner

    President

    John Gardner loves change. He likes to challenge the status quo, upset the apple cart, make waves and rock the boat — all in the name of building connections and relationships between people, businesses and communities. John knows that change is natural. To him, it’s a signal that things are working. He would tell you that change is essential to the human experience. And while it makes most people itchy, it makes John content.

    John’s career has been marked by anticipating, embracing and driving change in the marketing and business development arena. Most recently this has led to the transformation of Luckie into an agency focused on getting companies closer to their customers, to finding the human in their brand. His expertise in marketing, technology, data analytics, statistical modeling, consumer behavior and customer engagement has changed the game for Luckie’s clients. His passion for developing leaders has changed the lives of Luckie’s people.

    For many years, John has been at the center of the marketing revolution created by the impact of technology and data. As cofounder of Integrative Logic, John brought the science of data and the art of marketing together in a data analytics firm that helped clients achieve a higher return on their marketing investment. Early in his career, as director of business intelligence for imc2, he championed the benefits of data-driven marketing.

    A Microsoft Certified Professional, tennis enthusiast, military history scholar and lover of Alabama football, John is all over the brain map. He is happy to engage in conversation about all of those topics. He is also a highly regarded speaker and writer on the subjects of change management, leadership development and marketing trends.

    What drives him: Leadership, creativity, innovation

    With Luckie since: 2011

    Expertise: leadership, marketing and business operations, digital and brand strategy, business intelligence, CRM, database management, analytics

    Key client experience: Chick-fil-A, Marriott International, InterContinental Hotels, Wyndam Hotels, American Airlines, Regions Bank, P&G, McKee Foods, Kohl’s, Saks, Disney, Liz Claiborne, Bayer, Nestlé, L’Oréal, Lane Bryant, Galderma Laboratories, GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis, Pfizer, TAP Pharmaceuticals

    678.638.2611
    John.Gardner@luckie.com
  • Chris Statt Chief Operating Officer

    Chris Statt

    Chief Operating Officer

    Chris Statt’s hair started to turn gray when he was 16 years old, maybe in anticipation of the busy 18 years of agency life to come. Although we think it suits him, it is surely a testament to how tirelessly he has worked over the course of his career. As Chief Operating Officer, Chris is a key member of our agency’s leadership team and a huge advocate for improved planning, pricing, delivery and profit. His primary areas of oversight are finance, project management, technology, human resources and administration.

    After joining Luckie as the CFO in 2012, Chris set to work on creating financial projections and budgets, updating accounting and operating systems, and empowering the leadership team with actionable financial and operational insights. Those who know him know how meticulous he is. From growing Luckie’s in-house technology teams to developing the agency’s strategic operating initiatives and tracking, Chris says he’s doing all this for our clients and the Luckie team. But we think he may have an unhealthy addiction to spreadsheets, scorecards, charts and graphs.

    As a native of Rochester, N.Y., Chris is proud to be the only Yankee in his immediate family – his wife is from Tennessee and his three young children were born in Georgia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University at Buffalo and is perhaps the only Buffalo Bulls and Buffalo Bills fan residing in the state of Alabama. When he’s away from the office and his spreadsheets, Chris also enjoys traveling and hiking.

    With Luckie since: 2012

    Expertise: Finance management, project management and digital development areas (among many others)

    Key client experience: McKee Foods, ViiV Healthcare, Regions, Alabama Power, Char-Broil, Prudential Realty, Lundbeck, Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Rich Products Corporation, Swatch, Colony Homes, Triumph Motorcycles, Gameplan Financial, Bowen Family Homes, Pulte Homes, Pathway Communities, Georgia Tourism, Georgia Department of Transportation, Snapper, Gwinnett Medical Center, SCANA Energy

    205.874.8111
    chris.statt@luckie.com
  • Brad White Chief Creative Officer

    Brad White

    Chief Creative Officer

    Dog food. Military aircraft. Texas. Some fried fish.

    As Chief Creative Officer, Brad guides Luckie’s creative vision, a vision that is continuously evolving but stays true to Luckie’s legacy of best-in-class creativity and focus on the human experience. He also guides the execution of that vision, leading an increasingly diverse group of creatives that includes art directors, designers, copywriters, interaction designers, content specialists and creative technologists. From these disciplines, he curates and choreographs teams that collaborate on a variety of work, from mobile applications and TV spots to branded content and shopper marketing.

    Over the years, his work has not only generated the kind of results that help clients sleep at night, but it has also garnered more than a respectable amount of national and international acclaim, including London Festivals, New York Festivals, Communication Arts, The One Show, Archive Magazine and a closet full of ADDYs, Tellys and Content Marketing Awards.

    His work on tourism accounts that have included Texas Tourism; Alabama Tourism; Asheville, N.C., Tourism; Williamsburg, Va.; and American Airlines has resulted in record increases in tourism impact for his clients as well as multiple Mercury Awards, the industry’s top marketing award.

    When not pondering the next big idea (wait – he’s almost always pondering the next big idea!) you might find him desperately trying to reclaim past tennis glory or enjoying his mediocre abilities on the ukulele.

    With Luckie since: 2003

    Expertise: Brad’s focus is on creating brand and business-building ideas across any channel through which consumers encounter those brands. His storytelling is designed to engage, inspire and enhance the human experience.

    Key client experience: American Airlines, Regions Bank, Little Debbie, Nortel Networks, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama, Ralston Purina, Bank of America, Alabama Power, GlaxoSmithKline, Long John Silver’s, Comcast, Alabama Tourism, Asheville Tourism, Texas Tourism and Mercedes-Benz

    205.879.2121
    brad.white@luckie.com
  • Brandon Doty VP/Marketing

    Brandon Doty

    VP/Marketing
  • Chris Benson Chief Technology Officer

    Chris Benson

    Chief Technology Officer

    Chris Benson leads organizations through the cascade of technology innovation. His career, spanning two decades, has been built upon a deep passion for ever-evolving leading technologies and the transformations they enable in the world around us. He is an experienced digital strategist, specializing in the juxtaposition of technical ingenuity and entrepreneurial inspiration, and he’s also an evangelist for the realization of a fresh brand vision through creative technological innovation.

    His expertise is sustained through relentless engineering with next-generation technological innovations. Creativity is intrinsic to his nature, whether expressed through Swift or JavaScript apps that embrace you in a perfect mobile user experience, or the technical architecture of a highly scalable, extremely performant microservices API deployed to a cloud platform in a Docker container. He is an AWS Certified Solutions Architect and an AT&T Certified High-Speed Networking Specialist.

    Chris builds and leads agile cross-functional teams of inspired, talented professionals who transform imagination into digital products and services to revolutionize markets and delight customers. This progression begins with solid leadership, thrives on transparent communication and culminates in successful delivery.

    What drives him: Championing leading-edge technologies to drive innovation and expand capabilities

    With Luckie since: 2015

    Expertise: Leadership, strategy, technology evangelism, mobile apps and websites, cloud computing, real-time big data, digital security

    Key client experience: AT&T, Castrol, Coca-Cola, CVS, Dunkin’ Brands, FX Networks, Hasbro, Lowe’s Home Improvement, Mattel, McCormick, Néstlé and Newell Rubbermaid

    678.672.5473
    chris.benson@luckie.com
  • Eunice Carter VP/Media Director

    Eunice Carter

    VP/Media Director

    Not every young graduate sets off for New York City to launch a media career at Saatchi & Saatchi, but Eunice Carter isn’t your average media professional. Following her phenomenal start, she spent the next two decades aggressively ascending ranks in media planning and buying roles for full-service and media-specific agencies, working with notable brands – General Mills, Huffy Bicycles, YellaWood and Volkswagen, to name a few – before landing at Luckie as VP Media Director.

    Once she got here, Eunice quickly set about restructuring the media department to elevate skill sets, digital proficiency and professional growth within her team, clearly demonstrating to all media’s extraordinary value in marketing. She’s got a keen eye for strategy, she’s extraordinarily skilled in helping brands navigate troubled waters and the word ‘impossible’ might actually be missing from her vocabulary.

    What drives her: “Having the most kickass media group in the country.” (Not a shred of doubt, Eunice.)

    Beyond remarkable professional recognition – like the Cannes Media Lions she has under her belt – this self-described “half-nerd, half-less-nerd” in her off time designs fashion apparel, works with gemologists in Thailand to design accessories and has recently been asked to design handbags for one iconic American brand.

    With Luckie since: 2014

    Expertise: Media strategy

    Key client experience: General Mills, McKee Foods, Huffy Bicycles, YellaWood, Southern Company, Edison Electric Institute, Golfonline.com (now Golf.com), Canon U.S.A. Golf Tournament, Toyota, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, Audi, Cooper Tires, GMAC Insurance, Cingular Wireless (now AT&T), Bayer Properties, Alabama Tourism, Alitalia Airlines, Government of India Tourist Office

    678.638.2617
    eunice.carter@luckie.com

     

  • Gavin Johnston VP/Brand Planning

    Gavin Johnston

    VP/Brand Planning

    No stranger to the process of bringing brands to life, Gavin has over 19 years of brand consulting, strategic planning, consumer research and advertising experience. His primary experience has been in pharma, finance and CPG, but his professional reach extends far beyond his day job. He also writes a blog called “anthrostrategist” and has spoken at TEDx, Global Shop, EPIC, POPAI and Peeps Forum on how to create successful brands and connect deeply with audiences. So he’s basically a textbook underachiever.

    Here at Luckie, Gavin is responsible for leading strategic planning that integrates insights with brand development to bring the human experience to the heart of marketing and advertising. He’ll be leading the charge in developing strategic plans for Luckie clients based on research and insights. He understands the importance of working across departments to put every piece in place. And he’s always up for the challenge of making big things happen.

    As a former chef, Gavin considers the kitchen his Zen space and likes to spend weekends cooking with his daughters, making cheese, confit or “something else that involves way too much time.” In case it wasn’t already obvious, this guy takes his passions seriously. He’s a newcomer to Alabama and is looking forward to embracing what it means to live in the South, hoping it will be good for his soul and his skill set.

    With Luckie since: 2016

    Expertise: Uncovering insights for strategic cross-channel marketing and brand development

    Key client experience: Bayer, LPL Financial, Chrysler, Ford, Kellogg’s, American Century, Baxter Health, Kashi, Bear Naked, Gatorade, GlaxoSmithKline, Kimberly-Clark, Edward Jones, SAP, Cars.com, MillerCoors Brewing, H&R Block, Hostess, Eli Lilly, Motorola and Sprint

    205.879.2121
    gavin.johnston@luckie.com
  • Mary Winslow VP/Group Strategic Engagement Director

    Mary Winslow

    VP/Group Strategic Engagement Director

    It isn’t often that experience from both the client and agency sides comes together in perfect harmony to form one super-director. But that’s what we found in Mary Winslow, whose extensive experience in the hospitality industry drives a more strategic approach to the marketing needs of the tourism industry.

    Mary’s experience comes from 20+ years at InterContinental Hotels Group. As head of brand management for Hotel Indigo, IHG’s upscale branded boutique hotel, she championed and led its repositioning from a midscale to an upscale boutique brand, with a focus on creating unique hotels reflective of local culture.

    Mary also was regional director of IHG’s loyalty program, the IHG Rewards Club, and was director of Partnership Marketing. In that role, she developed relationships with more than 45 airlines worldwide as well as global credit card, car rental and telecommunications companies. She also launched the co-brand card for IHG Rewards. During the fall of 2002, Mary expanded her role even further and headed to Singapore to act as director of the Asia Pacific division of IHG Rewards Club.

    Immediately upon her arrival at Luckie, we tasked Mary with leading a team of account directors who focus on delivering strategic thought leadership to Luckie’s partners. Today, Mary’s team manages accounts for a wide variety of partners in the consumer packaged goods, healthcare and sports equipment industries, but nothing puts a sparkle in her eye like creating unforgettable human experiences for her 1-year-old son, her husband and her travel and tourism clients.

    Mary has a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and an MBA from Georgia State University and lives in the Atlanta area with her family.

    With Luckie since: 2015

    Expertise: Travel, tourism and hospitality, leading teams full of talented people

    Key client experience: ViiV Healthcare, McKee Foods, Alabama Power, Gulf Power, Bayer Properties, Williamsburg Destination Marketing, Brown-Forman, Piedmont Healthcare, Schutt Sports, Marco Island Marriott

    678.638.2621
    Mary.Winslow@luckie.com
  • Mark Unrein VP/Delivery

    Mark Unrein

    VP/Delivery

    Here’s a guy on a mission to make a difference! Straight out of the gate at Luckie, Mark honed in on our people, processes and tools, perfecting standards in how we initiate, plan, execute, control and close all aspects of client work and empowering teams to flawlessly execute and deliver in fast-paced, collaborative environments.

    And his expertise doesn’t stop there. Mark came to Luckie with a diverse background in digital research and strategy, design, development, and project and program management in both corporate and agency worlds, previously serving as manager of Global Web Operations at Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. and vice president of Project Operations at Moxie (formerly Engauge).

    What drives him: “I genuinely love the business of advertising and marketing, particularly as it relates to technical innovation. Within my role at Luckie, I’m most passionate about process improvement and leadership development.”

    Away from work, Mark is a self-described sports junkie. When he’s not coaching sports – youth basketball – he’s likely at home watching sports – anything Cleveland – with his family.

    With Luckie since: 2015

    Expertise: Project operations, program leadership, collaboration and workflow management, continuous process improvement, resource management, financial management, quality assurance, business analysis and requirements

    Key client experience: Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Nationwide, Wells Fargo, Nike, UPS, Cisco Systems, Verizon, Chick-fil-A, Georgia-Pacific, Newell Rubbermaid, InterContinental Hotels Group and The Home Depot

    678-638-2604
    mark.unrein@luckie.com

    678.638.2604
    Mark.Unrein@Luckie.com
  • Stephanie Naman VP/Creative Director

    Stephanie Naman

    VP/Creative Director

    Ever wondered what would have happened to Molly Ringwald’s character in Sixteen Candles if she’d been a real person who had to grow up and get a job like the rest of us?

    Well, wonder no more.

    She would have put aside her dreams of becoming a novelist to pursue the “safer,” more “lucrative” option of advertising. She’d work the local agency circuit and freelance, getting by on her good hair and false bravado before admitting she liked the work and was pretty good at it. Maybe she hadn’t sold her soul after all. Instead she sold banks, snack cakes, hospitals and insurance.

    She’d stick to that script till well into her 30s. Then there’d be that bad time she didn’t like to talk about. A heart would be broken. A job lost. The Smiths would play nonstop on her iPod.

    It’d take awhile, but she’d recover.

    She’d take trips (Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Peru) and lovers (Victor, Alex, that guy in the hat, David) until she regained her footing and bought a house that she liked to call her fortress of solitude. Eventually, she’d share it with a Rhodesian Ridgeback named Kamali. And that David guy would stick around too.

    By the time the number of candles on her birthday cake was closer to 46 than 16, she’d be comfortable with her reimagined self. She’d start a mentoring blog for young women called AuntieVenom.com as a way of giving her 18-year-old niece a few spoiler alerts, cautionary tales and a proper ’80s pop culture education to take the sting out of growing up.

    She’d think of herself as an introvert’s introvert and hero to awkward girls everywhere.

    She’d think about writing a memoir. But she’d probably just end up making a mix tape.

    With Luckie since: 2009

    Expertise: Turning brand stories into human experiences

    Key client experience: Regions Bank, McKee Foods, CareSpot, Alfa Insurance, Alabama Power and Williamsburg, VA

    205.874.8110
    stephanie.naman@luckie.com
  • Melissa Wheeler SVP/Human Resources

    Melissa Wheeler

    SVP/Human Resources

    Melissa certainly has an eye for talent, and her recruitment efforts have brought some of the brightest minds across the nation into the Luckie fold.

    A mother of four, Melissa earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Communications at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Miss., where she attended school on a music performance scholarship.

    Melissa joined Luckie in 2006 as the agency’s first human resources employee. Prior to her work at Luckie, Melissa served as Senior Stores Recruiter at Dick’s Sporting Goods, State Program Director of Very Special Arts Mississippi, and HR Manager at Target.

    In her role at Luckie, Melissa oversees recruitment, hiring and orientation of all employees. She works closely with agency leaders on employee performance improvements, and she’s also our resident counselor for all things professional and personal.

    With Luckie since: 2006

    205.874.8151
    Melissa.Wheeler@Luckie.com
  • Laura Long SVP/Strategic Engagement

    Laura Long

    SVP/Strategic Engagement

    Laura Long has always loved a challenge. She has spent her 20-plus-year career in the pursuit of creative solutions and ways to help others achieve success. For more than half of her career, she has worked with agencies that also strive for innovative solutions to their clients’ business goals.

    Her first priority is to know where we are going – getting there is half the fun. Laura conveys her creative and strategic approach to those on her team as a vision for how an agency can best serve its clients’ best. Laura’s career has allowed her to work with highly regarded agencies specializing in interactive and traditional advertising.

    With Luckie since: 2012

    Expertise: Traditional and digital account leadership, interactive and traditional advertising.

    205.879.2121
    laura.long@luckie.com
  • Giannina Stephens VP/Director of Production

    Giannina Stephens

    VP/Director of Production

    As director of our Integrated Production Department, Giannina prides herself on bringing Luckie’s left and right brains together. She truly understands how to engineer practically anything anyone can imagine. With a background in art and business that spans more than 20 years, there’s not a production problem she can’t solve. Her first five years were spent as a graphic designer before moving into production, which is where her considerable skills have been used since joining Luckie. Working closely with creative, digital, account and project management, Giannina often pulls off production miracles but never takes her eye off of the bottom line.

    Today, Giannina is a hands-on leader of a department that brings together everything from video, TV, print and experiential advertising to custom vehicle wraps, sweepstakes and completely integrated campaigns.

    With Luckie since: 1997

    Expertise: Print, video, and broadcast production; art buying; collateral, direct mail, point-of-purchase, out-of-home, experiential and event marketing; sweepstakes management; integrated campaign development; and quality control.

    Key client experience: Alabama Tourism Department, Alabama Power Company, Bayer Properties, Little Debbie, Drake’s Cakes, AT&T, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama, Regions Bank, Brown-Forman and PCH Hotels.

    205.879.2121
    giannina.stephens@luckie.com
  • Bill Abel VP/User Experience Strategy

    Bill Abel

    VP/User Experience Strategy

    A true Southern gentleman and returned Peace Corps volunteer, Bill leads Luckie’s user experience team in experience strategy and interaction design.

    With nearly 20 years of experience in strategic planning, digital marketing, digital production, graphic design, user research, interaction design and software engineering, Bill is basically a veteran of the business. He has worked with a variety of clients, from startups to Fortune 500 companies. Most notably, Bill has led the user experience research and design for consumer websites and applications, including Regions.com, Regions online banking, the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama consumer website, BayerAdvanced.com, Alabama.Travel and Smithfield.com

    As the founder of the Birmingham Interaction Design Association, a founding member of the Birmingham User Experience group, and a regular speaker on design and user experience, Bill certainly preaches what he practices. But when he’s not tackling the digital world, he’s tackling the outdoors. This Eagle Scout takes to the wilderness on the weekends to hike, climb, backpack or camp with his family.

    With Luckie since: 2009

    Expertise: Design strategy, innovation, service design, product design, experience strategy, interaction design and brand strategy

    Key client experience: Alabama Power, Bayer, Regions Bank, Little Debbie, GlaxoSmithKline, Smithfield, AT&T, Alabama Tourism, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama, Centex, Alys Beach, Taigan, Lowestpremium.com, ALFA Insurance, Compass Bank, Economic Development Partnership of Alabama, Rock City, Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, McWane Science Center, Altec Industries, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Baptist Health System, Piedmont Hospital, Food Network, DIY Network and HGTV

    205.879.2121
    bill.abel@luckie.com
  • Chris Bradley VP/ Strategic Partnerships

    Chris Bradley

    VP/ Strategic Partnerships

    Chris Bradley, aka Cowboy Bradley, came to Luckie armed with more than 10 years of experience in leading agency business development processes, cultivating partnerships and turning sales and marketing strategy into an infinitely horse-powered success engine for clients.

    As one of the very first employees at The List, Chris led the sales and marketing team to grow the Atlanta-based company into one of the most widely used, comprehensive lead generation resources for business development professionals in the market. Chris spent several years in Boulder, Colo., where he was a partner at a global creative agency specializing in packaged goods, retail and tourism. Through development and cultivation of strategic partnerships for challenger brands and Fortune 500 clients based in the U.S., Germany and Japan, he increased company revenue by 400% in fewer than three years (yes, 400%!). Chris then joined Booyah! Advertising, a Denver-based, $120 million digital media agency focused primarily on online retail, entertainment, tourism and financial services. While there, he was responsible for several new client partnerships, including Aspen Hotels & Resorts, Western Union and The Sports Authority.

    Chris relocated his successful consulting practice to Austin, Texas, where we were fortunate enough to cross paths with this all-star, Stetson-crowned cowboy. When he’s not helping clients gallop through the digital divide, you’ll find him in the Hill Country sharing the great outdoors with his wife, twin boys and teenage daughter.

    With Luckie since: 2015

    Expertise: e-commerce acquisition marketing, strategic planning based on data-driven insights, CRM system integration, consumer and B2B brand development strategy, integrated marketing campaign development, agency consulting, sales process management, new product development, recruiting, sponsorships, events management, marketing, strategic partnerships, sales and account management/training

    Key client experience: Western Union, The Sports Authority, TIVO, Late July Organic Snacks, Nike Swim, BLU, Nickelodeon, YAHOO!, Ball Corporation, Newton Running, Adidas Eyewear, the Atlanta Falcons, Colorado Ski Country, Steiner Germany, Marley Beverages, the University of Denver, Aspen Hotels & Resorts, Aspen Music Festival, Backcountry.com and Gaiam

    303.506.1562
    chris.bradley@luckie.com
  • Markus Beige Design Director

    Markus Beige

    Design Director

    Every agency needs a cool, contemplative European character with an accent. For us, that’s Markus. He started with Luckie in 2010, and lends his unique, studied perspective to every project he touches. Markus’s career has spanned the globe. He studied graphic design and advertising in Sydney, Australia, then worked in Australia and Germany before moving to the U.S.

    During his time in Australia and Germany, he provided art and creative direction for several on- and offline projects. Markus brings Luckie the best of both worlds: a strong traditional design background and years of digital experience that have translated into award-winning work across multiple online channels. His impressive lineup of past clients includes Deutsche Telekom AG, UniCredit, OM Strategic Investments, Activest, Lamy, Jägermeister, Siemens, Vodafone, TV Movie, Red Bull, Audi and BMW. He has been responsible for creative output and increasing the level of excellence at agencies such as Harcus Design, Berger Baader Hermes, Sapient Munich and now Luckie (fortunately for us). His ironclad work ethic and creative agility make him a valuable asset to any campaign, from nostalgic to mechanical and scientific.

    When you work with Markus, it’s easy to see that he gets fired up about any form of design. He’s motivated by interesting and challenging design projects and clients who are open to hearing fresh ideas. Not only that, but he’s an ace leader who’s constantly inspiring his team to learn more and stretch their skills further.

    With Luckie since: 2010

    Expertise: Corporate and brand identity, corporate and brand communication, packaging design, digital design and leading studio designers, leading a team of designers and studio artists

    Key client experience: Regions Bank, Little Debbie, Alabama Power, GlaxoSmithKline, Alabama Tourism, Brown-Forman, Bayer Advanced, Marriott

    205.874.8115
    markus.beige@luckie.com
  • Chip Bailey Program Director

    Chip Bailey

    Program Director
  • Abby Jay Content Manager

    Abby Jay

    Content Manager
  • Adria Cassese Assistant Media Planner

    Adria Cassese

    Assistant Media Planner
  • Amy Wilson Digital Content Coordinator

    Amy Wilson

    Digital Content Coordinator
  • Andrea Carver Engagement Supervisor

    Andrea Carver

    Engagement Supervisor
  • Andrea Hardaman Accountant

    Andrea Hardaman

    Accountant
  • April Wilson Project Manager

    April Wilson

    Project Manager
  • Betsy Pendergast Senior Manager, Consumer Insights

    Betsy Pendergast

    Senior Manager, Consumer Insights
  • Bhagyalakshmi RL Senior Database Administrator

    Bhagyalakshmi RL

    Senior Database Administrator
  • Bo Rumbley Digital Art Director

    Bo Rumbley

    Digital Art Director
  • Bob Harrison Creative Director

    Bob Harrison

    Creative Director
  • Bobby Sellew Accounting Assistant

    Bobby Sellew

    Accounting Assistant
  • Brandon Green Paid Media Analyst

    Brandon Green

    Paid Media Analyst
  • Brian Conley Director Strategic Engagement

    Brian Conley

    Director Strategic Engagement
  • Brooke Fleming Director Strategic Engagement

    Brooke Fleming

    Director Strategic Engagement
  • Bryan Elliott IT Director

    Bryan Elliott

    IT Director
  • Caley Goins Engagement Coordinator

    Caley Goins

    Engagement Coordinator
  • Cara Blaine Project Manager

    Cara Blaine

    Project Manager
  • Caroline Bell Lead Creative Project Manager

    Caroline Bell

    Lead Creative Project Manager
  • Cindy Jones Production Biller

    Cindy Jones

    Production Biller
  • Daniel Willems Developer

    Daniel Willems

    Developer
  • David Brothers Editor

    David Brothers

    Editor
  • Eric Gray Senior Digital Art Director

    Eric Gray

    Senior Digital Art Director
  • Erin Smith Marketing Manager

    Erin Smith

    Marketing Manager
  • Hillary Quinlan Content Writer & Strategist

    Hillary Quinlan

    Content Writer & Strategist
  • Jamie Jones Broadcast Traffic & Production Coordinator

    Jamie Jones

    Broadcast Traffic & Production Coordinator
  • Jane Mantooth SVP/Controller

    Jane Mantooth

    SVP/Controller
  • Jason Gangwisch Developer

    Jason Gangwisch

    Developer
  • Jason Martin Associate Creative Director

    Jason Martin

    Associate Creative Director
  • Jenna Lovoy Senior Project Manager

    Jenna Lovoy

    Senior Project Manager
  • Jenny Griffin Director Strategic Engagement

    Jenny Griffin

    Director Strategic Engagement

    Jenny Griffin has a history in advertising that goes deeper than most. Her entire family works in the business – from her father and brothers to her sister and husband. We can practically hear their dinner conversations now.

    This background has not only built her love for advertising, but has also driven Jenny in her career. She’s the textbook definition of a doer: Her passion lies in helping brands grow by finding their voice and telling stories in compelling ways. She loves digging into a client’s business to identify core challenges and opportunities that fuel a strategy that sparks action.

    Jenny’s experience spans both traditional and digital projects, and she has managed campaigns from initial strategy development to research, creative concept, production and ultimately execution. But she’s not just all business – Jenny gets outside with her family every chance she gets. From hiking and camping to playing at the park, you’ll find her with her husband and two little girls enjoying the outdoors. She hails from Chicago, but we have to say the Southern agency life suits her well!

    With Luckie since: 2013

    Expertise: Brand development, account management, campaign execution

    Key client experience: Alabama Power Company, Bayer Properties, Grandview Health, Heinz (Heinz Tomato Ketchup, Weight Watchers Smart Ones, Ore-Ida, Classico, Bagel Bites, Lea & Perrins), McKee Foods (Little Debbie, Drake’s Cakes), ConAgra (Reddi-Wip), American Family Insurance, Amway Global, VO5 Haircare

    205.874.8179
    jenny.griffin@luckie.com
  • Jessica Austin Senior Engagement Manager

    Jessica Austin

    Senior Engagement Manager
  • Jillian Ryan Junior QA Analyst

    Jillian Ryan

    Junior QA Analyst
  • John Cobbs Development Team Manager

    John Cobbs

    Development Team Manager
    205.874.8117
    john.cobbs@luckie.com
  • John Hunter Senior Editor/DP

    John Hunter

    Senior Editor/DP
  • Josh Gilmer Developer

    Josh Gilmer

    Developer
  • Kathryn Tanner Designer

    Kathryn Tanner

    Designer
  • Katie Warren Senior Content Writer

    Katie Warren

    Senior Content Writer
  • Kaylyn Blackmore Assistant Media Buyer

    Kaylyn Blackmore

    Assistant Media Buyer
  • Kenny Blackmon IT Specialist

    Kenny Blackmon

    IT Specialist
  • Kyla Harris Accounts Payable Specialist

    Kyla Harris

    Accounts Payable Specialist
  • LeEllen Smith Buying Supervisor

    LeEllen Smith

    Buying Supervisor
  • Lindsay Sexton Engagement Coordinator

    Lindsay Sexton

    Engagement Coordinator
  • Lizzie Holt Associate Director of Production

    Lizzie Holt

    Associate Director of Production
  • Maggie Valerio Director Strategic Engagement

    Maggie Valerio

    Director Strategic Engagement
  • Mandee Harvey Analyst

    Mandee Harvey

    Analyst
  • Maree Jones Publicity & Communications Specialist

    Maree Jones

    Publicity & Communications Specialist
  • Maria Garcia Senior Engagement Manager

    Maria Garcia

    Senior Engagement Manager
  • Mary Lanaux Engagement Supervisor

    Mary Lanaux

    Engagement Supervisor
  • Mat Powell Designer

    Mat Powell

    Designer
  • Matthew Cichra Designer

    Matthew Cichra

    Designer
  • Megan Dillon Media Supervisor

    Megan Dillon

    Media Supervisor
  • Megan Sheehan Senior Engagement Manager

    Megan Sheehan

    Senior Engagement Manager
  • Melonie Sturm Media Supervisor

    Melonie Sturm

    Media Supervisor
  • Michele Braune Engagement Supervisor

    Michele Braune

    Engagement Supervisor
  • Miles Wright Senior Art Director

    Miles Wright

    Senior Art Director
  • Monique Bosier Senior Engagement Manager

    Monique Bosier

    Senior Engagement Manager
  • Nicola Leckie Senior Segmentation Analyst

    Nicola Leckie

    Senior Segmentation Analyst
  • Nicole Haysler Senior Digital Producer

    Nicole Haysler

    Senior Digital Producer
  • Nick Utley Senior Finance Manager

    Nick Utley

    Senior Finance Manager
  • Nicole Redeker Director Analytics & Insights

    Nicole Redeker

    Director Analytics & Insights
  • Patrice Myers Senior Developer

    Patrice Myers

    Senior Developer
  • Sean Vibert Junior Engagement Manager

    Sean Vibert

    Junior Engagement Manager
  • Shari Wimberly Proofreader

    Shari Wimberly

    Proofreader
  • Sunil Bobbili Manager, Database Solutions

    Sunil Bobbili

    Manager, Database Solutions
  • Susan Brown Traffic Coordinator

    Susan Brown

    Traffic Coordinator
  • Sylvia Adamson Senior Field Marketing Manager

    Sylvia Adamson

    Senior Field Marketing Manager
  • Thomas Williams Analyst

    Thomas Williams

    Analyst
  • Tifanie Noblin Print Production Manager

    Tifanie Noblin

    Print Production Manager
  • Tripp Durant VP/Director Strategic Engagement

    Tripp Durant

    VP/Director Strategic Engagement

    Tripp Durant plays a key role at Luckie as the leader of the Regions Bank account team. Since Regions came on board in 2004, Tripp has watched the account grow and has provided consistent leadership and continuity throughout. In 2005, he won the agency’s Robert E. Luckie Jr. Excellence Award – the agency’s highest honor.

    His responsibilities include strategic planning, brand management, supervision of day-to-day account work across all lines of business, budgeting, reporting and ensuring the agency is performing at a high level. An aspiring guitar player, Tripp also enjoys traveling, playing golf and helping coach his son’s baseball team.

    With Luckie since: 1988

    Expertise: Budgeting, strategic planning, creative development, TV, print and video production, merchandising, collateral, brand management, competitive analysis, local market/grassroots activation, financial forecasting and reporting, billing, bringing new clients on board, building client relationships across the agency

    Key client experience: Regions, BellSouth, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama, Mercedes-Benz Visitor Center, Frogg Toggs, America’s First Federal Credit Union, American Cast Iron Pipe Company

    205.877.9709
    tripp.durant@luckie.com
  • Umair Khan Senior Designer

    Umair Khan

    Senior Designer
  • Veronica Yoo Senior Analyst

    Veronica Yoo

    Senior Analyst
  • Wendy Cousins Executive Assistant

    Wendy Cousins

    Executive Assistant
  • Wesley Moss Analyst

    Wesley Moss

    Analyst
  • Jason Gangwisch, Developer
  • Jason Martin, Associate Creative Director
  • Jenna Lovoy, Senior Project Manager
  • Jenny Griffin, Director Strategic Engagement
  • Jessica Austin, Senior Engagement Manager
  • Jillian Ryan, Junior QA Analyst
  • John Cobbs, Development Team Manager
  • John Hunter, Senior Editor/DP
  • Josh Gilmer, Developer
  • Kathryn Tanner, Designer
  • Katie Warren, Senior Content Writer
  • Kaylyn Blackmore, Assistant Media Buyer
  • Kenny Blackmon, IT Specialist
  • Kyla Harris, Accounts Payable Specialist
  • LeEllen Smith, Buying Supervisor
  • Lindsay Sexton, Engagement Coordinator
  • Lizzie Holt, Associate Director of Production
  • Maggie Valerio, Director Strategic Engagement
  • Mandee Harvey, Analyst
  • Maree Jones, Publicity & Communications Specialist
  • Maria Garcia, Senior Engagement Manager
  • Mary Lanaux, Engagement Supervisor
  • Mat Powell, Designer
  • Matthew Cichra, Designer
  • Megan Dillon, Media Supervisor
  • Megan Sheehan, Senior Engagement Manager
  • Melonie Sturm, Media Supervisor
  • Michele Braune, Engagement Supervisor
  • Miles Wright, Senior Art Director
  • Monique Bosier, Senior Engagement Manager
  • Nicola Leckie, Senior Segmentation Analyst
  • Nicole Haysler, Senior Digital Producer
  • Nick Utley, Senior Finance Manager
  • Nicole Redeker, Director Analytics & Insights
  • Patrice Myers, Senior Developer
  • Sean Vibert, Junior Engagement Manager
  • Shari Wimberly, Proofreader
  • Sunil Bobbili, Manager, Database Solutions
  • Susan Brown, Traffic Coordinator
  • Sylvia Adamson, Senior Field Marketing Manager
  • Thomas Williams, Analyst
  • Tifanie Noblin, Print Production Manager
  • Tripp Durant, VP/Director Strategic Engagement
  • Umair Khan, Senior Designer
  • Veronica Yoo, Senior Analyst
  • Wendy Cousins, Executive Assistant
  • Wesley Moss, Analyst
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