Dennis Hardy President / CEO EvansHardy+Young

Dennis Hardy

President / CEO

In the over 30 years since co-founding the Agency, Dennis has led EHY teams serving accounts as diverse as California Walnuts, Chumash Casino Resort, Idaho Potatoes, California Raisins, Hughes Markets and several restaurant chains. He is also our resident beekeeper and closely monitors the agency’s rooftop hives.
KT Thayer Chief Creative Officer

KT Thayer

Chief Creative Officer

Throughout his career KT has worked on everything from beer to athletic shoes, across all disciplines and has always believed that the best work is the kind that can have a direct impact on business. And while he has been recognized by every major award show including Cannes, The One Show, Communication Arts and The Webbys, KT knows the true measure of great work is results. He also has an exceptionally long middle finger, but does his best not to show it to too many people.
Tori Brumfield Vice President Management Supervisor EvansHardy+Young

Tori Brumfield

VP / Management Supervisor

Tori started her advertising career at Publicis working on a variety of national consumer brands. With over 20 years under her belt she is focused on providing strategic leadership and hands on management for food, restaurant and hospitality brands. In her current role as Management Supervisor she leads accounts including Lamb Weston Brands and California Walnuts.
Lily Katz-Smolenske Sr Vice President / Media Director EvansHardy+Young

Lily Katz-Smolenske

SR VP / Media Director

Before joining EHY, Lily served as Senior Partner/Media Director at J. Walter Thompson/LA, Senior VP/Account Director at Western International Media and VP/Media Director at TBWA/Chiat Day and on the client side as Group Media Manager for the Joseph E. Seagram Company. Lily is a committed Foodie and speaks perfect French, which is not surprising since she grew up there.
John Stranger VP/Group Supervisor EvansHardy+Young

John Stranger

VP / Group Supervisor

A veteran of food and packaged goods marketing, John learned the trade with 20 years at New York shops, before moving west to supervise the accounts of several of the nations largest supermarket chains, including Safeway, Jewel and Albertson’s, as well as Robert Mondavi Wines, Dole Foods and Nestlé, USA. Now a confirmed Californian, John rarely puts up the top of his convertible.
Keith Butler Vice President Digital Strategist EvansHardy+Young

Keith Butler

VP / Digital Strategist

Keith is one of the pioneers of the tech revolution, with a career reaching back to a senior role at AOL, and spanning startups to Fortune 100 companies. But we recruited Keith (twice, actually) not for his past achievements, but for his current leadership capabilities in the digital world. His team’s recent redesign of the California Walnuts website earned a perfect score of 100 from Google Analytics. Keith can also play “Stairway To Heaven” on his Strat, and how many tech guys do you know who can do that?
Su Kennedy PR Director EvansHardy+Young

Sue Kennedy

PR Director

We liberated Sue from some of New York’s most successful PR agencies where she worked on accounts like Smucker’s, Dannon, Kellogg and, perhaps surprisingly, the U.S. Army. Sue drives our Public Relations programs for Idaho Potatoes and Martinelli’s from our East Coast service office about 90 minutes from NYC.
Emily Nordee PR Director EvansHardy+Young

Emily Nordee

PR Director

After earning degrees in both Nutritional Science and Viticulture, Emily spent several years working in Food and Wine at top NYC communications agencies. Now she’s brought that big city energy and in depth knowledge to us, where she plays a leading role on the California Walnuts, Lamb Weston and Avocados From Peru PR businesses. Emily loves to cook and previously ran her own Speakeasy Supper Club.
Andrea Schepke PR Director EvansHardy+Young

Andrea Schepke

PR Director

After serving as Managing Director in the Los Angeles and Chicago offices of Hill & Knowlton and supervising accounts like the Almond Board and Network For A Healthy California (5-A-Day) for Porter Novelli, Andrea joined us to take the reins of the National Honey Board foodservice account. Her strategically directed combination of events, media relations and advertising have helped create significant buzz in a very important market for our client.
Chris Yasko VP/Associate Creative Director EvansHardy+Young

Chris Yasko

VP/ Assoc Creative Director

Art Director-Photographer-Commercial Director-Cinematographer-Editor-Musician-Soccer Dad, Chris is the ultimate hyphenate. He has been honored for his independent short films, as well as having received numerous industry accolades for his print, television and digital ad campaigns at EHY. In his spare time, Chris plays bass and sings while performing regular gigs with his 80’s tribute band throughout SoCal.
Maria Varni Art Director EvansHardy+Young

Maria Varni

Creative Supervisor

After attending Brooks Institute of Photography, Maria honed her creative skills right here at EHY. She currently handles creative and digital duties for several key EHY accounts, including California Walnuts and Lamb-Weston brands Grown in Idaho and Alexia. Maria also runs marathons, which may account for her ability to work as hard as it takes to overcome the tough assignments that often come her way.
Krik Evans VP/Associate Creative Director EvansHardy+Young

Kirk Evans

VP / Assoc Creative Director

Kirk held senior creative positions at McCann-Erickson and Ogilvy in Los Angeles before joining EHY. He has produced award winning work for multiple EHY Clients including Idaho Potatoes, California Walnuts and several restaurant chains. Previous clients included American Express, Coca-Cola, Columbia Pictures and Post Cereals. Despite being born and bred in New Jersey, Kirk is an enthusiastic surfer.

Bre Rodriguez

SR Social Media Content Manager

Adrienne Stephen

Account Supervisor

Jaime Eschette

Marketing Director

Jessica Stampe

SR Account Executive

Donald De Luccio

VP / Associate Media Director

Candice Nyholt

SR Account Executive

Leo Elovitz

Art Director

Su Sonna

Print Production Manager

Martin Sosa

Graphic Artist

Kristy Casey

Media Supervisor

Heather Salvatore

Web Developer

Leandra Booty

Account Executive

Madison Carlentine

JR Media Negotiator

Bobby Georges

Media Negotiator

Carina Ost

Social Media Supervisor

Isabella Del Mese

Social Media Content Specialist

Lora Lam

Account Executive / Traffic Manager

Marcee Davis

PR Account Executive

Apoorva Chiplunkar

PR Assistant Account Executive

Taylor DeVries

PR SR Account Executive

Nicole Platania

Social Media Coordinator

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