team

OUR TEAM

Marketing professionals that support your mission.

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    Julie Parsons Managing Director and Vice President

    Twenty years of experience in tradeshow marketing means Julie has already faced and solved a slew of challenges. Strategic Sherpa and inspiring leader, Julie brings vision and marketing insight to every project, mentoring our next-gen leaders while embracing the service excellence that is chiseled into Fixation’s brand.

  • Jean
    Jean Whiddon Brand Communications Strategist

    In 2018, Jean merged Fixation with The FORT Group, a robust marketing services firm with in-house resources that allow Fixation to grow strategically. Now she embraces her role as brand strategist for this company she loves, working with the best staff in the business…now bigger and better.

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    Amanda Charney Senior Director of Accounts and Operations

    As a Texan, Amanda is predictably obsessed with barbecue; less predictably with comfy socks, yoga and message development. Clients are impressed by her journalistic approach to problem solving, years of trade association and fundraising experience and goal-driven, strategic marketing savvy.

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    Anthony R. Forte Vice President of Digital Strategy

    Analyst. Strategist. Award-winning winemaker. All three tell you Anthony is able to draw from a wide swath of knowledge and make a series of critical decisions to produce an outstanding final product. At FORT since 1993, he’s mastered everything from post-production to SEM, and it shows.

  • Allison
    Allison Lieberman Account Manager

    Allison has been a proud Fixator since 2009, managing some of the company’s largest and most tenured clients. Her intense dedication is combined with an impossibly upbeat personality and commitment to strategy and service. Outside the office, you can find her tending to her #1 furry client, her puppy Pesto.

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    Kristen Garman Account Director

    When clients have a challenge, Kristen goes to bat for you. Having run the show on the client side, raised twin baby boys and seen the worst of humanity (as a fan of Bravo’s “Housewives”), nothing throws this pro off her game. With 20 years’ marketing experience and a sports-player’s persistence, Kristen makes sure everyone wins.

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    Rachel Gellman Senior Account Executive

    Coming from the association world, Rachel “gets” Fixation’s clients and their marketing needs—in fact, she was once a client herself! When she’s not busy running clients’ campaigns, you can spot Rachel running trails, cheering on the Terps or blogging about the DC area food scene.

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    Jim Campbell Media Buyer

    Coming Soon!

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    Kaitlyn Downes Media Buying Supervisor

    Kaitlyn knows about getting the biggest bang for your buck. It started when she negotiated her way through a four-year degree (in Media and Communications) in three. And as media buyer for a string of happy clients, she’s only gotten better at it. Count on this savvy market specialist and weekend hiker to choose the right media path for your business.

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    Julia Ruxer Senior Account Executive

    Detail-obsessed Julia is known for going the extra mile—for clients, certainly, as well as for a good bagel. Informed by her background in association trade show management, Julia offers client-side insight and empathy—so when it comes to service (or “Friends” factoids), nothing is too trivial.

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    Candy Boakyewaa Junior Account Executive

    What you must first know about Candy is that she grew up in Ghana, finished high school in Tennessee, went to college in Michigan (B.A. in integrative PR), and started her marketing career in Washington. Then the rest falls into place—why she’s so adaptable, so diligent, and takes deep-dives into every topic that interests her, whether interior design, dance, or corporate responsibility.

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    Derrick Edwards Digital and Interactive Project Manager

    Derrick’s BA in Advertising/Mass Comm and experience in analytics, social media, and video and campaign management make him a valuable asset for our clients. But his positivity, ready smile and ability to quote song lyrics for every occasion are what make him a cherished member of our team.

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    Kate Lachine Account Coordinator

    Whether it’s dash of Tajín on her taco or extra scrutiny of a social media strategy, Kate pays attention to detail (and to tacos—any kind of taco). She brings solid credentials to the table: a B.S. in Marketing, experience in digital marketing and, like so many Fixators, a love for dogs.

  • Elizabeth
    Elizabeth Ellen Creative Director

    A gifted designer, Elizabeth surprises and delights clients with contemporary and eye-catching work that consistently moves the needle. We love that she's always up for anything—including her latest venture as part-owner of a coffee shop.

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    Jackie Clements Interactive Art Director

    Jackie is that rare new breed: the talented designer who speaks the language of digital. She makes sure things don't just look amazing but function amazingly well. And speaking of breeds...you should know Jackie's a big dog lover (as in Great Dane-big).

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    Andrew Koch Email Designer/Developer

    Andrew’s diverse talents include an adeptness at creating clean, modern, on-brand designs in both print and digital media. While “married to design” (his wife is also a designer!), he makes time to get away from the computer and out onto the trail—biking, hiking and seeking the adventures that fuel his creativity.

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    Christy Kingsbury Senior Designer

    Inventiveness honed by a decade of diverse design assignments. The authenticity of a true Midwesterner. The inquisitiveness of a journalism degree-holder. The patience of a puppy-mom. Combine them all with a passion for content-driven design (and a strong aversion to ketchup!) and you have Christy.

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    Brad Manning Graphic Design Supervisor

    Coming Soon!

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    Chelsea Davis Graphic Designer

    Design ace who’s never had a brain freeze but has won an ADDY. Grows animated at the mention of prints, packaging, hockey, hiking and hot water bottles. If you’re looking for a designer who can pull from experiences in everything from branding to bartending, Chelsea is your choice.

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    Alexa Causey Junior Designer

    Inspired by a weekend hike, a Broadway show or Villanova’s latest win, Alexa’s adept designs exude her affinity for art and nature, ability to tell stories across multiple mediums, and forward-looking, West-Coast attitude.

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    Morgan Dulhagen Graphic Designer

    Coming Soon!

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    Joey DiGioia Production Supervisor

    Working in production since his teen years, Joey has honed his craft as a producer and post-production artist on hundreds of productions, including the nationally syndicated HouseSmarts TV show. With his passion for video and audio studio production and degree in applied music, Joey makes things sound as good as they look. He’s also great for parties—DJ in the house!

  • Lori
    Lori Kurtyka Copywriter/Content Developer

    Lori has an ability to transform disparate data, client input and messaging strategy into compelling copy that rings true to her audiences. It makes sense that she knows how to make copy sing—Lori is a regular performer with the prestigious Cathedral Choral Society.

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    Sofie Niang Administrative Assistant

    With a knowing smile that says, “I got you covered,” Sofie makes you feel welcome. It’s a skill she brought to Fixation from working in property management (sales & marketing) and at her college’s Welcome Center. Here, she provides welcomed support and keeps things running as smoothly as the subways in her native New York.

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