Dennis Hardy President / CEO EvansHardy+Young

Dennis Hardy

President / CEO

Dennis began his restaurant career at the top, working closely with legendary restauranteur Dave Thomas straight out of college. He (Dennis not Dave) eventually co-founded EHY as a “restaurant agency” and for the next 20 years worked on clients like Carl’s Jr., El Torito and Stuart Anderson’s. Although not a chain Restaurant, Dennis also headed up our six year stint with Wolfgang Puck’s American Wine & Food Festival. He reports that the breakfast meetings at Spago were great!
KT Thayer Chief Creative Officer

KT Thayer

Chief Creative Officer

Over the last 20 years KT has helped guide the vision for brands like IHOP, PF Changs, Red Robin, Pei Wei and Garden Fresh. As a result, he’s acquired an overdeveloped appreciation for pancakes, lettuce wraps, burgers and croutons. However, since moving to Santa Barbara 88% of KT’s diet consists of tacos.
Tori Brumfield Vice President Management Supervisor EvansHardy+Young

Tori Brumfield

VP / Management Supervisor

Tori is so into restaurants and hospitality, she once left EHY (we know, crazy, huh?) to pursue a dream in management at a large 5-star resort. Since her return several years ago, she worked extensively on Family Restaurant Group’s Coco’s and Carrow’s and Chi-Chi’s. As well as multiple food and beverage concepts at the Chumash Casino Resort.
Lily Katz-Smolenske Sr Vice President / Media Director EvansHardy+Young

Lily Katz-Smolenske

SR VP / Media Director

As a media professional in both New York and LA, Lily has been taken to lunch in some of the country’s best restaurants. But she probably never dreamed she’d be directing savvy media programs for brands like Chevy’s, Koo Koo Roo, Jack-in-the-Box, Sizzler, Chi-Chi’s, Baja Fresh and many, many more. And all these chains have one thing in common. They want Lily negotiating for them.
Emily Nordee PR Director EvansHardy+Young

Emily Nordee

PR Director

Making a career out of her passion, Emily has over 15 years experience in creating powerful PR initiatives for organizations like the Patina Restaurant Group, the James Beard Foundation, Little Caesar’s Pizza and the New York Wine & Food Festival. As a former restaurant owner herself, Emily does a lot more than just talk the talk.

John Stranger

VP / Group Supervisor

Sue Kennedy

PR Director

Keith Butler

VP / Digital Strategist

Andrea Schepke

PR Director

Chris Yasko

VP / Assoc Creative Director

Maria Varni

Creative Supervisor

Bre Rodriguez

SR Social Media Content Manager

Kirk Evans

VP / Assoc Creative Director

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

JR Media Negotiator

Madison Carlentine

Asst Media Negotiator

Bobby Georges

Media Negotiator

Carina Ost

Social Media Supervisor

Isabella Del Mese

Social Media Content Specialist

Lora Lam

Account Executive / Traffic Manager

Nicole Sotoodeh

Media Negotiator

Taylor DeVries

PR SR Account Executive

Apoorva Chiplunkar

PR Assistant Account Executive

Nicole Platania

Social Media Coordinator

Marcee Davis

PR Account Executive

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