Creative inspiration comes in all forms.


Building on the strength of our diverse backgrounds and skill sets, we fully embrace our culture of collaboration. It’s how the creative roles of many directly impact our clients and team in a positive way.

Anita Brightman, APR, Fellow PRSA
Founder and CEO
Anita founded A. Bright Idea as a sole practitioner in 1996 after spending the first part of her career supporting the U.S. Army Chemical Demilitarization program as a public affairs specialist for a large defense contractor. Anita's creativity and solid verbal and visual communication skills laid the foundation for the A. Bright Idea team. Today, Anita delivers the strategic vision for client and business operations coast to coast.
T.J. Brightman
Agency Principal Advisor


Chad Schwartz-Mitchell
Chief Financial Officer
Cobey Dietrich
Executive Vice President of Verbal and Visual Communications
Melissa Mauldin
Vice President of Verbal Communications


Katie MacNichol
Senior Director of Advertising Strategy
Nikki Reisman-Physioc
Director of Advertising
Joshua LaVeck
Assistant Director of Marketing Communications
Shawn Dhanak
Media Relations and Messaging Manager
Chris Fitzgerald
Senior Communications Specialist
Kristie Sheppard
New Business Specialist
Joslyne Simmons
Marketing Associate & Administrative Assistant
Tammy Gray
Administrative/Document Control
Tabitha Kent
ACWA Surety/Security Specialist
Allison Scott
Project and Event Manager
Kristina Cooper
Records Management


Lisa Condon
Senior Director of Organizational Training & Talent
Brian Lobsinger
Senior Director of Creative Strategy
Sam Karolenko
Director of Digital Experience
Zack Stauffer
Director of Video & Emerging Media
Robyn Koenig
Assistant Director of Creative Strategy
Nate Keezer
Audio/Video Production Manager
Cuauhtémoc Aleman
Graphic Design Specialist
Gavin Klein
Graphic Design Specialist
David Miller
Motion Graphics Designer


Sherida Peifley
Office Manager
Rose Brightman
Office Manager