It's been another exciting season of growth at SimpsonScarborough, and we are happy to share the newest hires that have joined us in the last few months. Our colleagues have hit the ground running - many joined us at our in-person retreat in Los Angeles at the beginning of June! We are excited to see their work positively impact both the agency and our clients. Join us in welcoming these great individuals by reading more about their backgrounds below.
La'Quasha Dixon (she/her) is our new Associate Director of Media Strategy, where she will strategize media implementation in media campaigns and client processes. She holds a BA in Mass Media and Women & Gender Studies from University of South Carolina, a Masters in Public Relations and Digital Media from Full Sail University, and a Doctorate in Psychology from Walden University.
Jake Wise (he/him) is SimpsonScarborough's newest Production Designer. Jake will be working with directors and project managers to assist in creating campaign assets. He will also work with our agency’s marketing team to create presentation assets and marketing collateral. Jake previously worked as a freelance designer and a graphic designer for Embee Media. He wanted to join the SimpScar team because he was intrigued by the higher education field, and heard amazing things about the team.
Tim Jones (he/him) is our first Director of Digital Content. In this new role, Tim will help clients embrace a content-first approach that makes their university websites remarkable, digging into the strategy, story, substance, and structure of content to help bring brands to life with every word.
Corynn Myers (she/her) joined us in early June as our first Director of Brand Strategy, where she will provide strategic oversight on the development of higher education brand platforms, messaging architecture, brand experiences, and content strategies. Prior to SimpScar, Corynn created multi-channel content strategies for national brands at Convince and Convert and before that, oversaw strategy at the University of Michigan as the Associate Director of Marketing. She joined the SimpScar team for the opportunity to come back to Higher Ed full-time and pursue her love of brand, content, and experience strategy.
De'Awn Bunch (she/her) is our newest Account Director and serves as the primary point of contact for her clients, ensuring that projects move in the right direction. De'Awn received her Bachelor of Business Administration from Emory University's Goizueta Business School, and her MBA from Houston Bauer College of Business. Her favorite part of college was immediately feeling the impact of people, culture, and connectedness as soon as she stepped on her undergrad campus.
Prior to joining SimpScar, De'Awn worked as a communication consultant for AIG. She has also worked in various marketing and communication roles in higher ed, most recently as the associate Vice President for Marketing and Communications at University of Houston - Clear Lake.
Jason Gonzales (he/him) recently started as Associate Creative Director, Copy. He will lead and work alongside a talented team of creatives to give higher ed brands a voice and identity that build meaningful relationships with their students. Prior to SimpScar, Jason worked at Push, a branding agency, where he led campaigns for Sonny's BBQ, Olive Garden, Corkcicle, and others. Prior to that, he helped develop digital campaigns for Hertz at FKQ Advertising and developed shopper marketing campaigns for Chobani and Hillshire at The Mars Agency.
John Sokorai (he/him) joins us as Associate Creative Director, Design. He will help reestablish higher ed brands and reimagine how they are interpreted visually.. John holds a BS in Graphic Design Communication from Thomas Jefferson University, and says the most impactful moment from his education was knowing that anyone or anything could lead to limitless inspiration.
Katelyn Prete (she/her) joins the growing Analytics team as a Junior Analyst. She will help build analytics reports, collect and manage data, and support the development of analytics strategy and documentation. She holds a BA in Data Science with an emphasis in Business Analytics from the College of Charleston.
Adam Mothersbaugh (he/him) is our newest Junior Analyst. In this role, Adam will help uncover insights that drive big ideas and our ability to measure success. He comes to us from WebFX where he served as an Internet Marketing Analyst, and is excited to join an agency that combines his greatest passions (marketing, education, and data).
Kerri Shook (she/her) joins us as an Enrollment Strategist. In this new role, she will help clients with enrollment marketing strategies that translate into recommendations and integrated media campaigns, and also support larger branding and marketing work. Prior to joining the agency, Kerri worked at various universities and higher ed marketing agencies. She was drawn to SimpScar because of the agency's work and the folks that she's met throughout the years.
Be sure to reach out and congratulate the newest members of our team. And check out our careers page for our latest career opportunities (remember, we're a fully remote agency) — we currently have seven openings!