David

David Landis

President/CEO

David Landis
David Landis is President/CEO of Landis Communications Inc., past President of the international Public Relations Global Network, and has also served as an adjunct professor in the MBA program at Golden Gate University. Named “one of the nation’s top PR firms” by PR Week and PR Source Code, “one of the top social media agencies” by TopPRAgencies.com and named “one of the Bay Area’s top PR firms” by the San Francisco Business Times, San Francisco-based Landis Communications Inc. (LCI) celebrates nearly 25 years in business. LCI also is the winner of a Bulldog Award for public education and social media. With 30+ years experience in public relations, social and digital media, brand management, positioning, marketing, analyst relations, media training, crisis communications, public affairs, and community relations, David Landis has lent his expertise to a variety of national and Bay Area-based corporations. These include: retailers, consumer businesses and products, technology companies, green tech and bio tech, real estate ventures, healthcare companies, professional services providers, broadcasters, hospitality businesses, academic institutions, fashion businesses, cultural institutions, sports organizations, environmental organizations, and non-profits. Among the prestigious clients Mr. Landis has counseled over the years are: Walmart, MetLife, Match.com, NBC Universal, Bravo, Gap, Old Navy, Sony, Levi Strauss & Co., Tiffany & Co., Xerox, AAA, AT&T, UCSF, DeVry University, California Society of Anesthesiologists, Cartridge World, Whole Foods Market, Cold Stone Creamery, Simon Pearce, Harry & David, Musician’s Friend, Save the Redwoods League, PIER 39, The Mark Company, The Potrero, San Francisco Convention & Visitors Bureau, Kimpton Hotels, Pottery Barn, the California Academy of Sciences, Planned Parenthood, SF SPCA, San Francisco Ballet, San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco Opera, KPIX-TV (San Francisco), KCBS-TV (Los Angeles), Crestwood Behavioral Health, Sybase Tournament/San Jose, Examiner Bay to Breakers, and more. In 2007, Mr. Landis joined the faculty of Golden Gate University, teaching public relations in an MBA degree program for marketing majors.  A recipient of numerous awards, Mr. Landis is a published writer and has been a featured speaker at numerous industry conferences, as well as a guest lecturer at Stanford University, the University of California-Berkeley, University of San Francisco, and Golden Gate University. Mr. Landis has a special expertise and passion for helping both arts organizations and nonprofits. Among his clients are: the California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco Symphony, California State Parks Foundation, SF/SPCA, Project Open Hand, SFJAZZ, the Yosemite Fund, the American Craft Council, SFMOMA, the California College for the Arts (CCA), the Marin Community Foundation, the San Francisco Opera (re-opening of San Francisco’s War Memorial Opera House), Asian Art Museum, American Conservatory Theater (re-opening of the Geary Theater), The League to Save Lake Tahoe, Union Square re-opening (San Francisco), Planned Parenthood, Senior Net (helping seniors learn computer skills), San Francisco General Hospital, Oakland Children’s Hospital, East Bay Community Foundation, ODC/San Francisco, LINES Ballet, Bay Area Discovery Museum, and more. In addition, Mr. Landis has media trained and provided presentation training for major executives from UCSF, NBC Entertainment, Gap, Pottery Barn, Old Navy, Walmart, MetLife, City CarShare, the California Academy of Sciences, the San Francisco Symphony, Asian Art Museum, Kimpton Hotels, California State Parks Foundation, and more. Prior to launching Landis Communications Inc., Mr. Landis served for four years as Public and Community Relations Director for KPIX-TV, the CBS TV affiliate in San Francisco. While there, he helped create, coordinate, publicize, and promote several national Emmy award-winning public relations and public service campaigns including: AIDS Lifeline – the nation’s first comprehensive AIDS education television campaign; and For Kids’ Sake – a campaign aimed at addressing children’s issues. His work on AIDS Lifeline also helped earn the station a prestigious Peabody Award for community service. Mr. Landis served as Public Relations Director for the San Francisco Symphony from 1980-1987 (promoting the opening of San Francisco’s Davies Symphony Hall); Public Relations Director for the St. Louis Symphony (promoting that orchestra’s 100th anniversary); Public Relations Director for Chicago’s Academy Festival Theatre and Assistant Public Relations Director for Chicago’s Goodman Theatre. In addition, he worked with Zonka & Zonka, a Chicago-based public relations agency specializing in entertainment and retail publicity. Mr. Landis is a published writer whose work has appeared in The Holmes Report, The Californian, St. Louis, Symphony, and Encore magazines, among others. Mr. Landis is very active in the community and currently serves on the Board of Project Open Hand, which serves meals with love to seniors and the critically ill in the San Francisco Bay Area. He also serves as a member of the marketing committee of the San Francisco Symphony and the San Francisco Ballet.  Mr. Landis also serves as an advisory Board member for ODC/San Francisco (San Francisco’s modern dance company, school and performing arts center) and the Coral Reef Alliance. He is a past member of the Board of Directors for San Francisco’s Ethnic Dance Festival and the March of Dimes’ Bay Area Chapter and has also served as founder of Chanticleer’s Corporate Council. A passionate philanthropist and volunteer, Mr. Landis supports numerous causes. He currently serves on the Board of San Francisco’s Project Open Hand, which serves meals to seniors and the critically ill.  He also supports ODC/San Francisco; the San Francisco Ballet; the San Francisco Symphony; the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation; Oakland’s Stepping Stones, a program which helps prepare people with disabilities for the job market; the California Academy of Sciences; Habitat for Humanity; his alma mater, Northwestern University; the Sierra Club; Bay Area Cabaret; the March of Dimes; ZATA, the Zimbabwe AIDS Treatment Assistance program (which supports Zimbabwean artists and people living with HIV in Zimbabwe); Sierra Watch (Tahoe region); the San Francisco Giants Community Fund for after school sports; the NAACP; UCSF’s 360 Positive Resource Center; San Francisco School Volunteers; the Brady Center for Handgun Control; Planned Parenthood; San Francisco State University’s “Step to College” program, which provides financial assistance to help needy students attend college; the Art & Music Center of San Francisco’s New Main Library; and the San Francisco SPCA. Mr. Landis graduated with a degree in music from Northwestern University and has been a resident of San Francisco since 1980. In his spare time, he enjoys skiing, hiking, theatre, music, and dance as well as taking in the culinary delights of San Francisco’s vibrant restaurant scene. His husband, Sean Dowdall, is General Manager and Chief Marketing Officer at LCI.  The couple are amateur art collectors with a collection that includes works by Thiebaud, Chihuly, Miro, Calder, Galen Rowell, Thomas Waddell, and numerous California artists. They reside in Pacific Heights (San Francisco) and Tahoe with their two dogs, Gaston and Alphonse. Mr. Landis’ greatest celebrity meeting? The one and only Stephen Sondheim. Click here to link to David Landis’ Wikipedia page.
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David Landis
David Landis President/CEO david@landispr.com

David Landis

President/CEO

David Landis
David Landis is President/CEO of Landis Communications Inc., past President of the international Public Relations Global Network, and has also served as an adjunct professor in the MBA program at Golden Gate University. Named "one of the nation’s top PR firms" by PR Week and PR Source Code, "one of the top social media agencies" by TopPRAgencies.com and named "one of the Bay Area’s top PR firms" by the San Francisco Business Times, San Francisco-based Landis Communications Inc. (LCI) celebrates nearly 25 years in business. LCI also is the winner of a Bulldog Award for public education and social media. With 30+ years experience in public relations, social and digital media, brand management, positioning, marketing, analyst relations, media training, crisis communications, public affairs, and community relations, David Landis has lent his expertise to a variety of national and Bay Area-based corporations. These include: retailers, consumer businesses and products, technology companies, green tech and bio tech, real estate ventures, healthcare companies, professional services providers, broadcasters, hospitality businesses, academic institutions, fashion businesses, cultural institutions, sports organizations, environmental organizations, and non-profits. Among the prestigious clients Mr. Landis has counseled over the years are: Walmart, MetLife, Match.com, NBC Universal, Bravo, Gap, Old Navy, Sony, Levi Strauss & Co., Tiffany & Co., Xerox, AAA, AT&T, UCSF, DeVry University, California Society of Anesthesiologists, Cartridge World, Whole Foods Market, Cold Stone Creamery, Simon Pearce, Harry & David, Musician’s Friend, Save the Redwoods League, PIER 39, The Mark Company, The Potrero, San Francisco Convention & Visitors Bureau, Kimpton Hotels, Pottery Barn, the California Academy of Sciences, Planned Parenthood, SF SPCA, San Francisco Ballet, San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco Opera, KPIX-TV (San Francisco), KCBS-TV (Los Angeles), Crestwood Behavioral Health, Sybase Tournament/San Jose, Examiner Bay to Breakers, and more. In 2007, Mr. Landis joined the faculty of Golden Gate University, teaching public relations in an MBA degree program for marketing majors.  A recipient of numerous awards, Mr. Landis is a published writer and has been a featured speaker at numerous industry conferences, as well as a guest lecturer at Stanford University, the University of California-Berkeley, University of San Francisco, and Golden Gate University. Mr. Landis has a special expertise and passion for helping both arts organizations and nonprofits. Among his clients are: the California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco Symphony, California State Parks Foundation, SF/SPCA, Project Open Hand, SFJAZZ, the Yosemite Fund, the American Craft Council, SFMOMA, the California College for the Arts (CCA), the Marin Community Foundation, the San Francisco Opera (re-opening of San Francisco’s War Memorial Opera House), Asian Art Museum, American Conservatory Theater (re-opening of the Geary Theater), The League to Save Lake Tahoe, Union Square re-opening (San Francisco), Planned Parenthood, Senior Net (helping seniors learn computer skills), San Francisco General Hospital, Oakland Children’s Hospital, East Bay Community Foundation, ODC/San Francisco, LINES Ballet, Bay Area Discovery Museum, and more. In addition, Mr. Landis has media trained and provided presentation training for major executives from UCSF, NBC Entertainment, Gap, Pottery Barn, Old Navy, Walmart, MetLife, City CarShare, the California Academy of Sciences, the San Francisco Symphony, Asian Art Museum, Kimpton Hotels, California State Parks Foundation, and more. Prior to launching Landis Communications Inc., Mr. Landis served for four years as Public and Community Relations Director for KPIX-TV, the CBS TV affiliate in San Francisco. While there, he helped create, coordinate, publicize, and promote several national Emmy award-winning public relations and public service campaigns including: AIDS Lifeline - the nation’s first comprehensive AIDS education television campaign; and For Kids’ Sake - a campaign aimed at addressing children’s issues. His work on AIDS Lifeline also helped earn the station a prestigious Peabody Award for community service. Mr. Landis served as Public Relations Director for the San Francisco Symphony from 1980-1987 (promoting the opening of San Francisco’s Davies Symphony Hall); Public Relations Director for the St. Louis Symphony (promoting that orchestra’s 100th anniversary); Public Relations Director for Chicago’s Academy Festival Theatre and Assistant Public Relations Director for Chicago’s Goodman Theatre. In addition, he worked with Zonka & Zonka, a Chicago-based public relations agency specializing in entertainment and retail publicity. Mr. Landis is a published writer whose work has appeared in The Holmes Report, The Californian, St. Louis, Symphony, and Encore magazines, among others. Mr. Landis is very active in the community and currently serves on the Board of Project Open Hand, which serves meals with love to seniors and the critically ill in the San Francisco Bay Area. He also serves as a member of the marketing committee of the San Francisco Symphony and the San Francisco Ballet.  Mr. Landis also serves as an advisory Board member for ODC/San Francisco (San Francisco’s modern dance company, school and performing arts center) and the Coral Reef Alliance. He is a past member of the Board of Directors for San Francisco’s Ethnic Dance Festival and the March of Dimes’ Bay Area Chapter and has also served as founder of Chanticleer’s Corporate Council. A passionate philanthropist and volunteer, Mr. Landis supports numerous causes. He currently serves on the Board of San Francisco’s Project Open Hand, which serves meals to seniors and the critically ill.  He also supports ODC/San Francisco; the San Francisco Ballet; the San Francisco Symphony; the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation; Oakland’s Stepping Stones, a program which helps prepare people with disabilities for the job market; the California Academy of Sciences; Habitat for Humanity; his alma mater, Northwestern University; the Sierra Club; Bay Area Cabaret; the March of Dimes; ZATA, the Zimbabwe AIDS Treatment Assistance program (which supports Zimbabwean artists and people living with HIV in Zimbabwe); Sierra Watch (Tahoe region); the San Francisco Giants Community Fund for after school sports; the NAACP; UCSF’s 360 Positive Resource Center; San Francisco School Volunteers; the Brady Center for Handgun Control; Planned Parenthood; San Francisco State University’s "Step to College" program, which provides financial assistance to help needy students attend college; the Art & Music Center of San Francisco’s New Main Library; and the San Francisco SPCA. Mr. Landis graduated with a degree in music from Northwestern University and has been a resident of San Francisco since 1980. In his spare time, he enjoys skiing, hiking, theatre, music, and dance as well as taking in the culinary delights of San Francisco’s vibrant restaurant scene. His husband, Sean Dowdall, is General Manager and Chief Marketing Officer at LCI.  The couple are amateur art collectors with a collection that includes works by Thiebaud, Chihuly, Miro, Calder, Galen Rowell, Thomas Waddell, and numerous California artists. They reside in Pacific Heights (San Francisco) and Tahoe with their two dogs, Gaston and Alphonse. Mr. Landis’ greatest celebrity meeting? The one and only Stephen Sondheim. Click here to link to David Landis’ Wikipedia page.
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Sean Dowdall
Sean Dowdall General Manager sean@landispr.com

Sean Dowdall

General Manager

Sean Dowdall
Sean Dowdall is a 28-year financial services marketing, sales, and public relations executive specializing in the innovation, creation, and successful delivery to market of strategic initiatives, ongoing capabilities, and fully-integrated campaigns. He provides strategic counsel to LCI clients, oversees the marketing and digital practice areas, and supervises financial management for the agency. The son of a banker, he started his banking career at his father’s local bank on the Flathead Indian Reservation in his hometown of Polson, Montana. Mr. Dowdall most recently was Chief Marketing Officer for Rabobank, N.A., the American retail bank affiliate of the Dutch financial services giant, the Rabobank Group. During his 4 year tenure, the bank doubled in size through three acquisitions and double-digit organic growth of its deposit and business lending portfolios, it received the “Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Retail Banking in California” from J.D. Power and Associates for three years in a row and became known as a leader in agriculture financing and community involvement. At Rabobank, he built and expanded the digital channel management, marketing, public relations, and product development teams. He was a key spokesperson for the bank and developed a leading public relations capability focusing on the agriculture industry and hyper-local branding. Prior to Rabobank, Sean headed a variety of marketing, sales, public relations, and digital/Internet functions at Wells Fargo Bank and Bank of America covering consumer, wealth, and small business segments. He has led successful public relations campaigns to launch the Loans.com brand and new products. Also, Sean led strategic media partnerships with Meredith Publishing, Sunset Magazine, and Yahoo. He graduated from Santa Clara University (BS in Finance) and the Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington (Seattle, WA). He also studied in Tokyo, Japan during his junior year of college. He served as President of the Board of ODC San Francisco for 5 years during 2 $10 million capital campaigns to expand the ODC campus supporting more than 200 dance classes every week and an active 200-seat performing arts theatre.  Sean Dowdall is married to David Landis, CEO/President of LCI.
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David Cumpston
David Cumpston Director cumpston@landispr.com

David Cumpston

Director

David Cumpston
David Cumpston brings more than 15 years of public relations experience to his role as a Director at Landis Communications Inc. (LCI), where he is responsible for directing a number of high-profile clients in a variety of industries including: retail, healthcare, real estate, hospitality, food/beverage, consumer technology, and financial services, among others. During his seven-year tenure with Allison+Partners, David managed day-to-day activities and played senior roles on a number of large and small consumer and consumer tech brands, including: Orbitz Worldwide; Best Western International; Kimpton Hotels; Joie de Vivre Hospitality; travel search engines Fly.com and Cheapflights.com; ARAMARK Parks & Destinations (for Mesa Verde National Park); BranchOut (a LinkedIn competitor); Pageonce (now Check.com, a Mint.com competitor); Mozilla; Pearl.com (formerly JustAnswer); Coveroo and Sustenex probiotics (creator of the first probiotic gummy bear). Prior to joining Allison+Partners, David worked for Manning Selvage & Lee, where he managed day-to-day responsibilities for travel search engine SideStep and conducted strategic media relations outreach for educational toy manufacturer LeapFrog Enterprises, videogame maker Midway Home Entertainment and Philips Electronics. At MS&L, David specialized in proactive media and analyst relations which included the development and execution of media tours, press events, quarterly PR planning meetings, and a variety of client-related written materials. Previous to MS&L, David began his public relations career with Access Communications, where he played an instrumental role in the most successful consumer product launch of 1999, the Sega Dreamcast videogame console. These efforts earned him and his team international accolades from organizations including The Communicator, SABRE, PR Week, Gold Quill, Mercury, and PRSA’s Compass Awards. Other clients at Access included AutoTrader.com, Valpak.com, and Horizon Organic. David began his professional career with Starwood Hotels and Resorts, where he was a specialist with The Luxury Collection, the company’s elite division of upscale, unique accommodations. His group was responsible for anticipating and fulfilling a broad range of requests by some of the world’s most discerning travelers. David graduated cum laude from Texas State University-San Marcos with a bachelor of arts in mass communication. An avid world traveler, David has visited more than 40 countries across five continents, and spends the rest of his free time keeping up with current events, experiencing new restaurants, and enjoying the myriad of indoor and outdoor activities that the Bay Area has to offer.
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Brianne Murphy Miller
Brianne Murphy Miller Business Development Manager brianne@landispr.com

Brianne Murphy Miller

Business Development Manager

Brianne Murphy Miller
Brianne Murphy Miller has spent close to 25 years in communications and marketing. As Senior Consultant to LCI, she is responsible for strategic counsel to a myriad of LCI clients, as well as overseeing all sales, marketing and business development needs for the agency. Prior to her work with LCI, Ms. Miller was VP Communications for TeeBeeDee, an online social network for baby boomers. The launch of that company was covered by media internationally and lauded as one of the hottest new tech start-ups of the year. Previously, she ran her own consultancy, B. & Company, for ten years, serving clients in the lifestyle, media, and tech industries. Ms. Miller also was Director of Public Relations for Kamer~Singer & Associates, a full service public relations and public affairs agency. There, she was responsible for the travel and hospitality division and new business. Her first foray into consumer technology was as Vice President of Marketing for Ifusion.com, which developed push technology software. She joined Ifusion.com after more than five years as Communications Director at Sunset Publishing Corporation. In that capacity, Ms. Miller was in charge of all public relations programs for the largest publishing company in the Western United States. She also helped launch their new media division, consumer expo programs and oversaw all trade show publicity efforts. Before migrating West, Ms. Miller worked in her native New York City for fashion designer Adrienne Vittadini and at GLAMOUR Magazine. She started her career at advertising agency Wells, Rich, Greene Inc., where she was part of the team that began the resurgent popularity of the Senior PGA Tour with client Liberty Mutual Insurance. Ms. Miller is a graduate of Fairfield University and holds a B.A. in English and Communications. She is a former board member of the San Francisco Public Relations Roundtable, has been guest lecturer at University of California Berkeley, and is involved in numerous local charities.
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Tyler Arnold
Tyler Arnold Digital Media Strategist

Tyler Arnold

Digital Media Strategist

Tyler Arnold
Tyler Arnold is a sought-after entrepreneur with a background in technology and marketing. Having founded two successful tech startups, Tyler has lived and worked in the Netherlands, Germany, Romania, and currently resides in San Francisco, California. His writing about social media and entrepreneurship has been published in Forbes, VentureBeat, Mashable, and Fast Company just to name a few. Tyler has also spoken at TEDx, The Kaiser Permanente Executive Leadership Summit, and delivered a lecture at The University of Leipzig (the second oldest university in Europe). Tyler has been involved in his hometown community of Anchorage, Alaska, where he played a role in passing pro-startup legislation in statewide. He was also selected as the Small Business Administration (SBA) Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2011. His companies have worked with top brands that include Microsoft, ebay, HBO, and some of the top agencies and PR firms in the U.S. and Western Europe. In his spare time, Tyler enjoys traveling, socializing with friends, and taking advantage of the myriad of events taking place in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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Jessica Teas
Jessica Teas Digital Media Strategist

Jessica Teas

Digital Media Strategist

Jessica Teas
Jessica Teas brings more than a decade of online, content development, and digital strategy experience to Landis Communications Inc. (LCI), where she is responsible for creative and innovative online communications that tell each client’s individual story in a compelling way that delivers the targeted business results. Ms. Teas has extensive experience in branding, front-end digital design, graphic design, creative direction, digital marketing strategy and implementation, social media, and e-commerce. Online content experience includes Sears, Beiersdorf, DailyCandy, and HealthyOut (mobile app). Her marketing and promotion experience has helped such diverse clients as Sophyto skincare, HealthyOut and the Yale University Art Gallery. Her cultural and nonprofit experience includes working for the Art Institute of Chicago as well as the Yale University Art Gallery. As a former journalist, Ms. Teas brings a news reporter’s eye to the creation of relevant online content. Her experience on the other side of the desk includes being the author of a well-respected blog as well as having been a reporter both for DailyCandy and Modern Luxury (the publishers of San Francisco Magazine).
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Darcy Provo
Darcy Provo Technology Director

Darcy Provo

Technology Director

Darcy Provo
Darcy Provo has been providing strategic communications and media relations counsel to the founders, CEOs and CMOs of start-ups, and fast-growth technology and Internet services companies since 1996 and has a total of more than 25 years in public relations and marketing communications. Darcy got her start in technology public relations as vice president and partner of San Francisco-based Antenna Group where for 12 years she led programs that not only put her clients on the map, but also helped shape the definition of Internet industry categories and phenomena including: SaaS and online meetings (WebEx); the personal homepage (Netvibes); User experience (Jakob Nielsen and Don Norman); Web 2.0 (Jigsaw, Lending Club); Web metrics (Alexa, acquired by Amazon); blogging (Technorati); search (AskJeeves); CRM (Kana); real estate (HomeStore, MyNewPlace); marketing automation (Eloqua, Genius); performance-based marketing (Commission Junction, acquired by ValueClick; AdECN, acquired by Microsoft). For these and many other companies, Darcy guided the messaging and positioning and managed public relations programs that emphasized media and analyst relations and resulted in positive coverage and the leadership voice for her clients in top-tier business, trade, and consumer media, both online and traditional. Prior to getting into technology, Darcy spent 12 years working in broadcasting, first as a publicist for KPIX-TV, the CBS affiliate in San Francisco and later as marketing director for the Bay Area’s top-rated radio station, KGO Newstalk 810. A near native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Darcy earned her bachelor’s degree in history from Stanford University.
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Judith L. Rowcliffe
Judith L. Rowcliffe Senior Counselor

Judith L. Rowcliffe

Senior Counselor

Judith L. Rowcliffe
Judy brings over 20 years of experience in marketing and public relations, for both agencies and corporations, and has provided communications counsel in a wide range of industries. She has created and implemented strategic communication programs to introduce new products and services, revive tired brands, increase awareness and credibility, and launch entirely new categories. She is privileged to work with some of the world’s most prestigious brands, including Starbucks Coffee Company, Starbucks Ice Cream, Lindsay Olives, Gap, Wild Oats Markets, Cold Stone Creamery, Golden Gate University, The California Pistachio Commission, Wine.com, San Francisco State University, Self Magazine, Chevron, Microsoft Home Productivity products, Discovery Channel Stores, Netflix,  Ebates.com, The SETI Institute, The Fish Markets Restaurants in Northern California, Wells Fargo Bank, Hoffman La Roche, San Jose Medical Group, California League of Food Processors, and Mervyn’s department stores among others. Judy’s tenure in the non-profit sector includes work with the Yosemite Fund, The League to Save Lake Tahoe, and the Marin Community Foundation. She has also worked extensively in the wine and champagne sector, having created and implemented public relations programs for Seagram Chateau & Estate Wines Co. brands and conducting crisis management planning for Simi Wines. For six years, Judy served as regional director of public relations at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C.  Based in San Francisco, she supervised programs in nine hotels and developed public relations and marketing initiatives to support the opening of five Ritz-Carlton hotels.  She also conducted several crisis management programs.  Judy has won two Golden Bell Awards from the Hotel Sales & Marketing Association for her work on behalf of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Co. As a manager, Judy has supervised budgets up to $3 million and a staff of 20 professionals, nationally and internationally.  She has managed multiple crises, developed new business, created public relations departments, led award-winning teams, and taught media and public relations seminars. Judy’s experience also includes work for Monterey Regional Water Pollution Control Agency, California Coolers, The Christian Brothers, The Fairmont Hotels, Ugly Duckling Rent-A-Car, 24 Hour Fitness, Pier 39, British Airways, Honda Power Products, The New Zealand Government Tourism Office, and The Azure Seas (the first three- and four-day cruise line), among others. Judy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from California State University at Fullerton, CA and earned a Secondary Teaching Credential from California State Polytechnic in Pomona, CA.
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Denise Hillman
Denise Hillman Senior Account Manager

Denise Hillman

Senior Account Manager

Denise Hillman
Denise Hillman has been a strategic marketing leader for Bay Area companies and agencies for over 20 years. She got her start in account management working on the Apple Computer and 3M accounts for Chiat/Day advertising. She went on to round out her career with a succession of marketing management positions on the client side including Fuller-O’Brien Paints, Gymboree, Imaginarium, Schwab, and Wells Fargo. In her previous roles Denise managed the planning and development of strategy and creative execution for a wide range of initiatives including product pilots and launches, integrated promotional campaigns, B2B sales campaigns, store merchandising, and direct marketing to consumers via online and traditional media. As a key member of LCI’s marketing division, Denise’s background and expertise is complemented by her collaborative nature and strong focus on client service and accountability. She earned her bachelor’s degree in advertising from the School of Journalism at San Jose State University.
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Nandi Thorn
Nandi Thorn Health Care Supervisor

Nandi Thorn

Health Care Supervisor

Nandi Thorn
Nandi has nearly a decade of experience in health communications, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Georgia’s Clean Air Campaign, and most recently Seattle-based Swedish Medical Center, Providence Health & Services, and Vera Whole Health. She is experienced in national and global health issues and leading successful health education campaigns. Nandi has worked in the technology sector with both Hewlett Packard and Microsoft, managing various product launches and events targeting Enterprise customers.
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Nancy Saslow
Nancy Saslow Video/Digital Media Strategist

Nancy Saslow

Video/Digital Media Strategist

Nancy Saslow
Nancy Saslow is a multiple Peabody and national Emmy award-winning Executive Producer, Digital Strategist, Content Marketer, Show Producer, Director, and Writer. She brings to the table a depth of experience in a multitude of diverse genres; broadcast and branding to live corporate presentations, from documentaries to docu-series to lifestyle formats; digital and content creation leveraged across multiple platforms; crime to sports to music and special events, and practically everything in between. Starting her career in news, documentary, and event programming, Nancy was involved in developing stories and characters in small towns and big cities around the country, and around the world. These included prison riots to peach festivals to political conventions: real people and real storytelling. Nancy expanded her scope to projects across all genres with her own production company, Saslow Productions. Clients included NBC, The World AIDS Conference, Global Forum on the Environment, Westinghouse Broadcasting, Paramount, The San Francisco Symphony, Levi Strauss and Co., GM/Atlanta Olympics, The Pepsi Center, NASA Space Center Houston, Epcot Center, and the Rolling Stones. She eventually partnered with Carolyn Carmines to create PushyBroad, a production and design company that specializes in interactive, broadband, and cross-platform media. PushyBroad’s clients have included TBS Superstation, Discovery, MacNeil/Lehrer Productions, AMC TV, TechTV, Cablevision, Showtime, and PBS. Nancy and Carolyn then formed MEg TV (Mishpookah Entertainment Group), a television, video, and digital production company. Saslow has served as Executive Producer and/or Producer/Director on all projects, as well as heading up the development of series, documentaries, and specials. In addition to broadcast, MEg TV has worked on a range of high-end live and taped presentation-oriented events; projects for Wal-Mart, Chrysler, Discovery Communications, Bette Midler’s “The Showgirl Must Go On” in Las Vegas, and SFJAZZ, among many others. Ms. Saslow and Mr. Landis have known and worked together since 1987, when they both worked at KPIX TV, the CBS affiliate in San Francisco. They have partnered with numerous clients, including: the San Francisco Symphony, Old Navy, Egreetings, and SFJAZZ.
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Sy Kamal
Sy Kamal Digital Marketing & Media Partner

Sy Kamal

Digital Marketing & Media Partner

Sy Kamal
Sy Kamal Profile: Sy kamal is a digital marketing maven with 3 decades of experience under his belt. A leader with a firm grasp on all things marketing. From strategy to implementation to consulting Sy is an all-rounder well abreast of past trends and possessing a knack to see future landscapes.
Sy has worked for blue chip enterprises like Citi, BNP Paribas, Chase, and Wells Fargo in various executive marketing roles in USA. His result-driven methodology and team management skills have garnered him numerous awards for his outstanding performance as a Marketing Specialist.
Sy holds a Marketing degree from Winona State University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Direct Marketing from UC Berkley.
Sy has an offshore digital marketing company “SyCo Media”. His agency helps clients across the globe with their marketing visions with the majority of clientele based in the US and offer services such as strategy, print advertising, digital/direct marketing, branding, Social Media, TV/Radio, are niche areas of SyCo. “SyCo Media” is one of LCI’s global partners.
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Jon Ianziti
Jon Ianziti Lead Graphic Designer

Jon Ianziti

Lead Graphic Designer

Jon Ianziti
Jon has been delivering sales-generating print, packaging, and web solutions for clients for more than 20 years. Previously on staff with Broderbund Software and Bank of America, Jon has provided creative, impactful marketing, and sales support in a number of industries, including commercial real estate, high-end home builders, software, high-tech, health care, and finance. Well versed in digital, online, and new technologies, he works with a select team to execute marketing initiatives in the online and traditional space. A strong problem-solver, Jon is known for his flexible nature and reliability to generate high-caliber creative output.
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Aaron Blank
Aaron Blank Health Care Practice Director

Aaron Blank

Health Care Practice Director

Aaron Blank
Aaron Blank is the senior lead of Landis Communications’ Health Practice. He has more than 15 years of experience in advocacy and crisis/issues management, corporate positioning, and brand marketing. His proven track record extends to many of the West Coast’s institutions and brands including Swedish Health Services, Providence Western Washington, Olympic Medical Center, Stevens Hospital, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Pacific Health Summit, Allen Institute for Brain Science, Cardiac Science, Sonosite, Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer Research, Ivy Center for Brain Tumor Treatment, Washington State Hospital Association, as well as the Washington Biotechnology and Biomedical Association. Aaron works closely with each account team to identify innovative solutions that demonstrate measureable outcomes. His strategic thinking has led to the success of a wide variety of projects, ranging from game-changing brand campaigns to digital media programs that reach the widest of audiences.
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Heidi Groshelle
Heidi Groshelle Technology Director/Senior Counselor

Heidi Groshelle

Technology Director/Senior Counselor

Heidi Groshelle
With over 32 years in public relations, Heidi Groshelle has offered strategic guidance and hands-on know how to designing powerful communications strategies for technology startups and public companies in the U.S. and Europe. Heidi has a particular affinity for emerging, innovative, and disruptive technologies. She is an expert at launching and driving wide awareness of b-c technologies and first-of-a-kind product offerings. To her credit are the launch of the Firefly Mobile Phone - the first phone designed for children; the introduction of the first plasma flat-screen televisions in the U.S.; the international rollout of the Nio personal security device; the promotion of a consumer-facing SaaS video chat product and the launches of iOS games, virtual worlds, mobile devices, and enterprise software. Heidi has decades-long relationships with top tier analysts and reporters. She has positioned clients for success and generated coverage in main-stream-media outlets including ABC-TV, BusinessWeek, Engadget, Forbes, Los Angeles Times, Mashable, Newsweek, New York Times, Patch.com, Time Magazine, and The Wall Street Journal. Heidi also has deep relationships with analysts at all of the top research organizations such as Forrester Research, Gartner, IDC, and NPD Research. Since 1995, Heidi has focused her career within the consumer electronics and high technology markets. She began her career publicizing arts and entertainment professionals in Los Angeles at California Institute of the Arts. Heidi moved into film and video promotion and production as an integral part of the marketing team for One Pass Film & Video, a leading San Francisco production company. Later Heidi co-founded and was executive VP of a San Francisco-based television commercial production company, G9 Productions, the producers of Emmy Award winning commercials, trailers, and product roll-outs. Heidi has a bachelor's degree from University of California, Santa Barbara. Heidi has won a Bronze Bull Dog award, a PRSA Bronze Anvil award, and numerous other awards for her work.
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Amy Snow Landa
Amy Snow Landa Account Supervisor

Amy Snow Landa

Account Supervisor

Amy Snow Landa
Amy has more than 15 years of journalism and strategic communications experience, specifically in the area of health care. Current and past clients include large hospitals and health systems, national and regional health insurance companies, health care industry trade associations, primary care clinics, and mental health care providers. Prior to joining LCI, Amy served as communications director for a national health policy organization dedicated to driving health system change. Her journalism experience includes stints as a Capitol Hill reporter for American Medical News and Health News Daily. She recently covered the implementation of the Affordable Care Act for The Seattle Times. Amy has a master’s degree in health journalism from the University of Minnesota and has completed doctoral coursework in mass communication, also at the University of Minnesota. She has published in peer-reviewed academic journals, including The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, and Literary Journalism Studies. She is a past member of the National Press Club and a current member of the Association of Health Care Journalists and the Northwest Science Writers Association.
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