Known as an innovative communicator and public relations leader, Carolyn Covey Morris has worked with some of the world’s leading companies and brands. Her specialty is brand marketing, public relations and helping organizations through dynamic times of change. She has assisted many employers and clients during crises, turnarounds and transformations. Her experience includes the retail, consumer, financial services, healthcare, petrochemical and technology industries, and both B2B and consumer-oriented companies and brands.
Prior to launching QMobius, Carolyn led strategic communications for JCPenney during a turnaround that drove the company’s stock price from $8 to nearly $85. She also handled communications on JCPenney’s sale of Eckerd Drugstores, a “Deal of the Year” selected by CFO Magazine. Carolyn also led the corporate and brand practices for the Dallas office of one of the world’s most successful public relations and marketing agencies.
A native of Washington, D.C., Carolyn has worked with almost every U.S. government agency, the White House and key industry trade associations. She earned a B.S. in biochemistry from James Madison University and an M.B.A. in marketing and international business from the University of Maryland. She also studied at Oxford University and holds a certificate in digital and social media from Southern Methodist University.
Carolyn is a member and was the 2015 president of Public Relations Society of America’s Dallas Chapter and is a member and past president of the advisory board for Southern Methodist University’s Division of Corporate Communications and Public Affairs.
For the past 20 years, Ann Bouchard and her team in Sacramento have assisted corporate, nonprofit, and government clients. Known for media relations, message strategy, strategic development, spokesperson coaching, special events and crisis communications, she is also experienced in strategic marketing and advertising campaign planning, development and execution.
Ann’s clients include HomeTeam Pest Defense, Blockbuster, Electronic Systems and Software (ES&S), California Department of Forestry, California Pharmacists Association, Kovar’s Karate Centers, Griffith Solutions and Sacramento Food Bank Services.
Holland Bradley brings a range of expertise in brand communications, social media, and public relations to QMobius clients. Her specialty is creating compelling social content to help grow and engage audiences while speaking from a brand’s point-of-view. Her clients include AlEn USA, Art of Green eco-friendly cleaning products, Cloralen, Ensueño, HomeTeam Pest Defense, and Pinalen.
Holland earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in public relations and strategic communication, with a minor in corporate communication and public affairs, from Southern Methodist University, where she also served as vice president of communication for the school’s PRSSA chapter.
Lynn currently consults with companies and individuals to give them the edge they need in crisis communications, launching new small business ventures, product placement and brand integration in movies and television. A veteran of Waste Management, Greyhound Lines, Raytheon and Texas Instruments, she has managed the spectrum of communications functions, including employee communication, reputation management, media relations, public affairs, social media, community relations, entertainment marketing, and crisis management. Her work has won a wide array of awards including an Emmy, a Critic’s Choice nomination, a PR Week Award, a Holmes Report Gold SBRE for the best multicultural marketing campaign, and even “The Hammer Award” from Vice President Al Gore’s Reinventing Government.
Lynn graduated from Duke University with a B.A. in history and political science. She earned her M.B.A. from Southern Methodist University. She recently completed a full term as a trustee of the Institute for Public Relations.
Nancy Glasgow has more than 25 years experience – first as a journalist, then as a public relations professional. She is well versed in many industries, having represented clients in healthcare, high-tech, engineering, retail, real estate, education, and hospitality/tourism. Her notable clients include: Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Orlando Regional Healthcare (including Arnold Palmer Hospital and M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Orlando); the NASA-funded Space Alliance Technology Outreach Program; Coldwell Banker The Condo Store; Scan Design of Florida, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, Singh Resorts in the Florida Keys, and KeysCaribbean Resorts.
In addition to her writing and client services expertise, Nancy specializes in media relations and story placement, editing, and special events planning and execution. Nancy attended the University of Central Florida, majoring in Journalism. Over the years, she has donated her public relations services to many local non-profit organizations and events.
Susan Green is a professional writer and editor with more than 25 years of communications experience with newspapers, including the Fort Worth Star Telegram and leading corporations, including BNSF Railway. She is strong in employee communications, speech writing, public relations, community relations, special events planning and media relations.
Her clients include Children’s Medical Center, BNSF, Celanese, and Hostess Brands. Susan earned a B.A. and M.A. in liberal arts from Texas Christian University. She is the recipient of numerous writing awards and served as the past president IABC-Fort Worth. She has also served as a member of many boards of directors.
Kimbra Hennessy is a seasoned PR practitioner with more than 25 years of public relations agency experience. She began her career in broadcasting, working in television as a general assignment reporter before moving into agency public relations. In her first agency position, Kimbra specialized in travel and tourism-industry public relations and was afforded the opportunity to represent some of the world’s most prestigious hotel and resort properties.
Kimbra has supervised public relations efforts for the Carlson Restaurant Group, Veranda Park, Winter Park Village, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, Morton’s of Chicago, Proctor & Gamble’s “Celebrate Dogs,” Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament, Tier Nightclub and Native Nightclub.
Kimbra is an avid writer, publicist and communications strategist. She holds a B.A. in journalism from the University of Florida and a M.A. in communications from San Diego State University, and is actively involved in numerous community organizations.
Shelly Hairston is a marketing professional with a broad range of expertise. Her specialties include account management, social media, influencer engagement, marketing communications, email marketing, digital assets and video, and effective and creative marketing collateral. She has served both business-to-consumer and business-to-business clients and brands, including AlEn USA, Art of Green, Brinks Home Security, Children’s Medical Center, Cloralen, Haggar Clothing, HomeTeam Pest Defense, Oakley, Pinalen, PureSpace and Taexx.
Shelly graduated from Penn State University with a Bachelor of Arts in communications and media studies. She also holds a graduate marketing certificate from Southern Methodist University.
Kay Jackson has a proven track record in using integrated and strategic communications to bring value to the bottom line for Fortune 500 companies, private companies and organizations. With more than 25 years experience, she is a seasoned leader with corporate, agency and non-profit experience in marketing communications, media relations, financial and executive communications, corporate social responsibility and employee communications. At Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Kay spearheaded external corporate communications, encompassing global crisis communications and business financial media relations. She also developed the communications strategy in support of the company’s global sustainability efforts including major partnerships with NGOs including Greenpeace and World Wildlife Fund. At RadioShack, she led internal and external communications and created the strategy and stakeholder outreach for corporate, brand and product public relations including successful new brand launches.
Kay’s clients have included HomeTeam Pest Defense, Frito-Lay, GameStop, Easton-Bell Sports, Academic Partnerships, Children’s Medical Center, Conoco, DuPont, EDS and Johnson & Johnson. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from Texas Tech University. She is on the advisory council for Texas Tech’s College of Communications and Media and serves on non-profit boards.
Bob Johnson couples a strong background in finance with excellent communication and relationship building skills to create strategic investor relations programs that appropriately and meaningfully express investment opportunities to the financial community. As vice president of investor relations for JCPenney, Bob was instrumental in developing investor communications during many of the organization’s key periods including the turnaround of the company, transition to a new management team, and acquisition of disposition of major subsidiary (Eckerd Drugstores). During his tenture, JCPenney was recognized as the best investor relations program in broadline retail by Intuitional Investor magazine and Greenwich Associates.
Bob also has experience in the insurance and real estate sectors. He has a Bachelor of Science in accounting from the University of Nebraska. He is a certified public accountant and certified internal auditor.
Ross Kleinberg has more than 17 years of experience in communications, public relations, and marketing. He brings a wealth of leadership in creating and implementing effective publicity programs that resonate with a wide-range range of audiences. He has cultivated and maintained key relationships with high-level national media throughout North America and understands the complexity of what journalists need to develop compelling stories. Working at several award-winning public relations firms during his career, his top consumer-facing clients include MasterCard, Callaway Golf, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Staples, Subway and XBOX. Ross has formed solid connections with major influencers, bloggers, columnists, editors and bookers at key national, regional and local, trade sources to generate impactful results in a wide range of sectors.
With a thorough understanding of how media operate across multiple channels, Ross counsels clients and executes on ways to convey their messages that will translate into positive media coverage. Ross’ media relations expertise extends to strategic planning and tactical execution, particularly in regards to product placement, brand-building, launches, B2B profiling, and New York City events designed to garner media attention that have mass-market appeal.
Ross is a graduate of Dickinson College, in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, where he earned a B.A. in Psychology and minor in Economics.
Rhonda is a marketer with a broad range of expertise in digital marketing, social media and information technology. Her creative emphasis is social media management, strategic online advertising, content strategy and content development. She has supported a broad range of companies and brands in industries including retail, energy, software, manufacturing, building products, education, and healthcare. Rhonda graduated from Texas A&M University with a BBA in Management Information Systems and International Business. She resides in Houston, Texas.
Jennifer Little is public relations strategist with a passion for helping brands engage with key audiences through storytelling. With two decades of communications experience, she has worked in a variety of industries including retail, food and beverage, restaurants, sports and consumer technology.
Jennifer honed her skills at three major public relations firms – Ketchum, Edelman and MWWPR – developing brand building programs, media events, and citizenship programs for clients such as Samsung, Dickies, Miller Lite, Nokia and FedEx. She led national and local market events and openings for FedEx Kinkos, Palm Beach Tan, Motel 6 and Best Buy. She also led PR for Pizza Hut, where she was responsible for external communications for the chain’s 6,000 company-owned and franchise stores in the U.S.
Jennifer has also taken her passion for storytelling to the classroom. She lectures at the University of Texas at Arlington, teaching up-and-coming public relations students the importance of a strong narrative.
A graduate of the University of Texas in Austin, Jennifer majored in broadcast news. She earned her Master’s degree in communications studies from Indiana State University. She is the founder of the Little Hands Book Bank, a non-profit that introduces a love of reading to a new generation.
With over 21 years of experience in branding and marketing, Bronson is passionate about bringing ideas to life in a strategic and unexpected way. Through extensive experience working with companies in the construction, financial, healthcare, industrial, nonprofit, professional services, retail, and technology sectors, Bronson knows what it takes to capture a company’s core vision through brand identities, messaging, collateral, and websites.
Bronson’s design work has been recognized by various industry organizations and publications such as the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), Art Directors Club of Houston, Dallas Society of Visual Communications, Graphis magazine, How magazine, LogoLounge, Print magazine and the San Antonio chapter of the American Advertising Federation.
Bronson holds a B.F.A. in communications design from the University of North Texas and received the Best Design Portfolio Award for the graduating class of 1994.
Deana McCarns leads QMobius’ administrative activities including finance, executive support, human resources, procurement, legal, technology and communications systems. She also assists QMobius’ clients, supporting research, presentations, events, contests and sweepstakes and advertising.
With more than two decades of experience in the marketing research and recruiting industries, Deana has earned consistent high praise for her resourcefulness and ability to quickly and effectively tackle a wide range of questions and issues. She interfaces between teams in various areas of the business and supports a wide range of projects and initiatives.
Outside of work, Deana loves spending time with her family, being outdoors, and baking!
Roger has spent nearly 40 years introducing, building and/or repositioning brands in the technology, manufacturing, automotive, fashion, financial services, food service, healthcare and transportation industries. He was a pioneer and early proponent of sophisticated, integrated communication planning and program execution for large, multi-divisional and matrixed enterprises operating across broad geographies. He has held chief marketing, branding or communications positions with (among others) The Trailways Corporation, Pizza Hut, Dell, Timberland, Lexmark, Goodyear, Parallon (a Division of HCA) and Conifer Health Solutions (a Division of Tenet). His work has been recognized by The Public Relations Society of America, The International Association of Marketing Executives, The Dallas Press Club and the Boston Advertising Club.
Kirk Thompson is a seasoned retail and consumer public relations strategist. For nearly a decade, she served as the public relations director for Half Price Books, the nation’s largest new and used bookstore chain. Competing against some of the largest retailers in the nation, Kirk and her team won numerous awards for their innovative and cost-effective marketing and PR campaigns that consistently increased sales, boosted brand awareness and secured local and national press coverage.
Prior to Half Price Books, Kirk served a variety of clients at two Dallas-based, public relations agencies, and in the athletics media relations departments of The Southland Conference and the University of Southern Mississippi where she was responsible for the publicity of women’s varsity sports. Her clients include: Oakley, Half Price Books, N3L Optics, and HomeTeam Pest Defense.
Kirk earned a B.A. in journalism and a M.A. in sports marketing from the University of Southern Mississippi. In the community, Kirk serves as vice president of her PTA, vice president of programming for the San Antonio Delta Gamma alumnae chapter, treasurer for the Hunters Creek Swim Team and registration chair for the local cub scout pack.