Vice President, Partner
With over 20 years' experience in all facets of marketing, advertising and public relations, Diane has served clients in industries such as public health, healthcare, government, traffic safety, public transportation and tourism/hospitality.
As a multiple Gold "ADDY" winner for excellence in advertising and communication, Diane excels in developing targeted strategies to reach Hispanics and other diverse populations, creating strategic marketing programs with cut-through brand positioning.
Prior to helping form Brunet-García, Diane held management positions for both advertising agencies and corporations and served as an independent communications consultant. Former clients include Coca-Cola, The Weather Channel, The Network of City Business Journals, Sprint, Time Warner Cable, Dave & Buster's, The Golf Channel and Walt Disney World Resorts.
A native of Havana, Cuba, Jorge immigrated with his family to the United States in 1960. He has created forward-thinking print and broadcast campaigns in multiple languages for over 30 years.
Jorge has a broad understanding of the Latino culture, along with a strategic mind, an eye for impeccable, culturally relevant design and the conceptual spark for the precise delivery method of the client's message. This has enabled him to guide art directors, copywriters and graphic designers—in agencies throughout the Southeast—to develop national, award-winning campaigns.
A member of the New York Art Director's Club, the American Advertising Federation and the Graphic Artists Guild, Jorge was a founding member of the Creative Club of Atlanta and the Creative Club of Tampa Bay.
Jenny skillfully juggles diverse jobs for multiple clients, including print production and media buying for Florida SHOTS, and production for the Florida Department of Transportation, Vistakon, First Coast Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and others. She has also managed accounts for nonprofit clients such as Community Hospice's Halloween Doors and More and the Children's Miracle Network.
Inside the agency, Jenny's energy and enthusiasm fuel her multitasking ability as she manages traffic and day-to-day production issues, leveraging vendor relationships to stretch client budgets.
Senior Art Director/Studio Manager
With experience that spans both the client-side and agency-side of advertising, and a background in marketing, Aerien has unique insight into the benefits and challenges of working with an agency. This perspective helps her develop and inform brands from both a strategic and creative angle to ensure an informed, cohesive design.
During her tenure at Brunet-García, Aerien has helped develop branding, advertising and collateral for a variety of clients, including Florida SHOTS and the Bureau of Immunization, the Florida Dept. of Transportation, Vistakon, Players by the Sea, the Jacksonville Public Library, Jacksonville Country Day School, Jacksonville Film Festival, Visit Jacksonville, Community Hospice and more.
Kedgar is a man of many talents, adept at creative disciplines spanning the gamut from graphic design to broadcast production and editing, animation and photography. Born and raised in Havana, Cuba, Kedgar immigrated to the United States in 2008. He graduated top of his class at Superior Design Institute (SDI) in Cuba, and his experiences as a first-generation Latino immigrant and Cuban native lend a unique perspective to his creative approach.
Kedgar's body of work includes the concept and production of the multi-channel campaign for the 280th anniversary of the University of Havana and web design for the Kewelta project, an online calendar of cultural events designed specifically for youth in Cuba. Kedgar has also taught editorial design and typography at the Superior Institute of Design, worked as an editorial designer for the Cuban Institute of Books and Dédalo, a magazine for art critics, and as a designer for Coral Negro commercial Cuban jewelry.
With nearly 15 years of experience as a journalist and television producer, Joash honed his ability to understand and communicate with his audience, bringing insight and empathy to countless stories involving politics, criminal justice and social issues.
Joash capitalizes on his experiences as a journalist and executive producer to provide additional depth and vision to the digital and social media strategies and technologies at Brunet-García. A passionate storyteller, he lends his unique talents in the areas of script-writing, video production, web applications, advertising and training.
Prior to joining Brunet-García, Joash worked as a producer/executive producer for TV stations in the Carolinas, including: ABC-WPDE of Florence, South Carolina, and FOX-WGHP of High Point, North Carolina. He also worked as independent producer for America's Most Wanted. His responsibilities included scriptwriting and oversight of pre- and post-production.
PR & Social Media Coordinator
Kate joined Brunet-García as a PR writer, but her duties continue to evolve, encompassing new business research, social networking, marketing and more. Her experiences and youth bring refreshing insight to Brunet-Garcia's social media and communications strategies.
A Jacksonville native and graduate of the University of Florida's college of Journalism and Communications, Kate has spent stints working as a reporter for multiple local publications, including Jacksonville Magazine and the Jacksonville Business Journal. Using skills developed through her print-journalism background, Kate produces both PR and creative copywriting.
Vanessa K Harper
At her core, Vanessa is a producer who skillfully transforms vision into reality. She is intelligent, spirited and passionate, tackling each assignment with curiosity and efficiency. She has extensive experience in the arts, sciences and nonprofit management, and she has worked with, values and understands diverse cultures. Vanessa focuses on content-driven, non-traditional media, producing exhibits, films and performances that underscore and align with the mission of the agency and our clients.
Vanessa shares our team's passion for Cuba. She lived on the island and worked with rural, small farmers in the western mountains where she photo-documented and modeled their livelihoods while exploring their integration into the country's complex dual economy. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Asheville and holds an M.S. in Interdisciplinary Ecology from the University of Florida. She sits on the Board of the Jacksonville Film Festival and serves as a mentor for a student at Ribault High School through Take Stock in Children. She is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council of Northeast Florida and the World Affairs Council of Jacksonville, where she formerly worked as the Director of Education and Community Outreach.
Rebecca's creativity and ability to distinguish what makes an organization unique adds value to any project or story. Her skills have been vital to the creation and implementation of public relations and marketing solutions for government agencies, healthcare organizations and nonprofits. Rebecca's career has taken her from Capitol Hill to serving as a government relations officer for the American Academy of Ophthalmology, then to working for New England Medical Center/Tufts University and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. Her travels finally led her to BG, where her connections and talent make our work more effective.
Rebecca received her undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and her Master of Public Administration from Cleveland State University. She also completed an executive management program at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Anna originally joined Brunet-García as a PR intern during the 2010 summer after working in governmental relations as a student at Florida State University. Soon after her start, she became a marketing assistant, contributing work and ideas to both the PR and account teams. She remained a part-time employee through her senior year at FSU, became an account coordinator after her graduation, and now serves as account executive for agency clients in the nonprofit and health services sectors.
She is integral to the development of breakthrough marketing strategies and creative executions that deliver the intended business results to her clients. She has had her hand in many projects and brings a fresh perspective to the table. Anna has a thorough understanding of each element of the marketing process. She continues to grow, taking an innovative and creative approach to finding solutions.
Kevin skillfully navigates the halls of local, state and federal government as head of the government affairs practice for Brunet-García. Kevin's professional experience is unique in the field, having worked at all levels of national and international government and politics.
Most recently, as State Director for U.S. Senator Mel Martinez, Kevin served as the senior staffer in Florida, where he was responsible for advising the Senator on all state issues and policy initiatives. His responsibilities included acting as a liaison between federal agencies in Washington, D.C., and state government agencies and leaders in Tallahassee. Prior to working with Senator Martinez, Kevin worked for U.S. Senator Connie Mack, the Joint Economic Committee for the U.S. Congress, the White House, the U.S. Secretary of Labor, the Florida House of Representatives and on political campaigns in the U.S., England and New Zealand.
Chief Strategist/Digital Manager
With 20 years of experience in marketing strategy, interactive, print design and creative direction, Molly is quite an asset to our team. A veteran in the industry, her background merges expert knowledge in both the creative and digital fields.
Molly has worked as a designer and art director for many other design firms as well as in marketing and creative management positions for The St. Joe Company and FIS. She has worked in fast-paced environments and with web projects since the Internet's infancy. Molly's passion and drive have helped companies build and support great brands to achieve their business and financial goals, across all mediums. The skills and relationships Molly brings with her allow her talents to thrive at Brunet-García. She is a perfect match for our culture and is pushing us in exciting new directions.
Vincent became a part of the BG family in the summer of 2012 – a Jacksonville transplant from New York. Now "the wallet" of the agency, Vincent is an accomplished marketing, finance and operations professional with broad arts management experience, encompassing strategic planning, media planning & buying, interactive marketing, public relations, and sales promotion. He is focused on achieving continuous, improved business performance.
Most recently, as account director at AD Lubow Advertising, Vincent was responsible for the creation and implementation of integrated multimedia marketing and communication plans for clients including: The Juilliard School, Columbia University, and the Smithsonian Institution. He also spent some of his time in the exciting world of Broadway as company manager for a variety of productions both in New York and "on the road," including Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Oklahoma and Annie.
Strategist, Government Accounts
Kim Vermillion has been with the BG team for over 6 years developing strategic marketing plans, managing government accounts, and writing and editing copy. Kim's approach to every job is informed by her pragmatic and detail-oriented nature along with a sense of personal accountability.
Kim is a motivational team leader with 16 years' technical writing and editing, and project management experience. Her drive, initiative and ability to work with a variety of clients in the private and public sector keep all of us on track to consistently meet deadlines.