Dennis Hardy President / CEO EvansHardy+Young

Dennis Hardy

President / CEO

With over 30 years of food marketing experience, Dennis has led EHY teams serving Folded Hills Wines as well as several restaurant chains and agricultural commodity boards.. He is also our resident bee keeper and closely monitors the agency’s rooftop hives.
KT Thayer Chief Creative Officer

KT Thayer

Chief Creative Officer

Working with brands like Jose Cuervo, Newcastle Brown ale, American Honey and Wild Turkey, KT has compiled scads of experience in the spirit and beverage categories. Although he can’t pinpoint the exact moment, somewhere between Kentucky, Jalisco and Norther England, he added the term “scads” to his vocabulary.
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.
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 handling Asahi Beer, Kirin Beer and Suntori Spirits. On the client side, Lily served as Group Media Manager for Seagram’s wines, coolers and premium spirits brands. Lily is a committed wine lover, especilly those of Bordeaux, which is hardly surprising since she came from France, too.
Emily Nordee PR Director EvansHardy+Young

Emily Nordee

PR Director

After earning degrees in both Nutritional Science and Viticulture from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Emily spent several years working in New York City where she played a lead role in Public Relations for Wines From Spain, HALL Wines from Napa Valley, Peju Province Winery, Terra Andina Wines and several others. Her spirits experience includes Campari (SKYY Spirits), Maker’s Mark and Rums of Puerto Rico, and Leblon Cachaça. As a former restauranteur, Emily knows her way around the retail end of the wine and spirits business as well.
John Stranger VP/Group Supervisor EvansHardy+Young

John Stranger

VP / Group Supervisor

John learned his trade with 20 years at major New York shops. Moving west, he supervised the accounts of several of the nation’s largest supermarket chains, including Safeway, Jewel and Albertson’s and managed the Robert Mondavi brand portfolio, including premium Napa labels, mid-tier Central Coast brands and mass market Woodbridge varietals. Now a confirmed Californian, John rarely puts up the top of his convertible.

Keith Butler

VP / Digital Strategist

Sue Kennedy

PR Director

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

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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