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
Chief Executive 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

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
Chief Financial Officer

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

Lisa Liebman
Vice 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.

Jody Fisher

As a veteran PR man and a former radio reporter, Jody has worked on both sides of the newsroom assignment desk. So he knows a good story when he hears one—and how to make a bad one better.

Pete Spalding
Vice President, Growth Initiatives

When Pete isn’t forging relationships with prospective clients, he’s playing the back 9, spending time with his two sons, and crossing MLB stadiums off of his bucket list.

Carolyn Eckert
Vice 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
Vice 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
Creative Operations Director

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

Jessica Ford
Account 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.

Alissa Lindner
Account Supervisor

A big fan of logic and insight-driven results, Alissa loves all aspects of advertising as much as she loves traveling abroad—but not nearly as much as she loves her Shepherd-Pit Bull mix, Lola.

Erin Schwarz
Account Executive

Erin is a team player who’s as passionate about seeing campaigns through from start to finish as she is about being the #1 taste tester on a competitive barbecue team.

Lindsay Calvo
Account Executive

A lifelong fan of catchy commercials, Lindsay is a happy-go-lucky account executive who loves learning the latest in digital marketing—and new song lyrics.

Andria Osler
Account Executive

When Andria isn’t pushing the results-envelope for her clients, she spends her days watching binge-worthy TV with her fiancé and two cats, Darla and Xena—or pushing her limits at yoga.

Ellen Lattari
PR Specialist

A Food Network addict and PR pro, Ellen loves the opportunity to tell her clients’ stories and meet new people, preferably in Margaritaville with her husband, son, and dog, Oliver.

Barbara Esposito
Vice 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
Creative 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
Junior 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
Director 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
Video 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
Studio Director

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

Larry Baronciani
Senior 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.

Jody Bonaventura-Fisher
Senior Art Director

When Jody isn’t living out her childhood dream of creating something from nothing, she’s watching the latest animated film, bowling a mean turkey or spending time with the love of her life, her dachshund, Winston.

Sean Cooke
Senior Art Director

An illustrator who loves creating something from nothing, Sean enjoys taking long walks, rocking out to David Bowie, and anything Buffalo-chicken flavored.

Brianne Valgoi
Associate Art Director

An artist who is fascinated by the variety of ways different designers can create the same piece, Brianne loves movies, true crime and food—though not necessarily in that order.

Erica Brown
Integrated 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
Chief 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
Senior 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
Integrated 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.

Rita O’Connor
Media & 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.

Chris Tomaszewski
Paid Search Strategist

When he’s not crafting unique stories out of raw data, Chris is a fitness and nutrition enthusiast who can’t resist a tasty burger and loves watching movies with his wife and their Great Dane, Murphy.

Aaron Grant
Senior Digital Strategist

Semi-pro beatboxer Aaron loves the changing landscape, automation and technological advances of digital marketing, spending time with his better half, Alyssa, and discovering new music.

Raquel Mercado-Benik
Digital Analyst

Digital analyst, Raquel, believes in the healing powers of Mother Nature, the brand strengthening of social media, and the inspiration of her son.

Elizabeth Pontillo
Search & 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
Paid 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.

Jessica Pavona
Junior Search & Social Strategist

An aspiring social media maven who wants to travel the world, Jessica loves the agency experience but hates eight-legged pests.

Frank Durante
Director 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.

Jaya Naik
Digital Project Manager

Digital project manager Jaya loves a good challenge, learning about different industries, and binging Netflix—just don’t ask her to meet your pet snake.

Nicholas Basil
Web 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.

Nelson Romero
Web Developer

When web developer Nelson isn’t using his creative skills to code the perfect page, he can be found competing in obstacle course races or meditating with the help of Renaissance art.

Tina Choy
Copy Editor and Proofreader

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

Jodi Sider
Accounting 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
Accounting 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.

Nicole Eckert
Chief Coordinator

A people-person with a creative mind who goes “way back” with AW, Nicole is an equestrian who loves spending family time with her husband and son.


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.