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 Communication Programs
Kristie Sheppard
Senior Communications Specialist / Proposal Manager
Shawn Dhanak
Media Relations Manager
Chris Fitzgerald
Senior Communications Specialist
Jack Hau
Public Relations Associate
Joshua LaVeck
Marketing Specialist
Grace Hoggarth
Digital Communications Associate
Stephanie Boylan
Office / Marketing Assistant
Nikki Reisman-Physioc
Director of Advertising
Tammy Gray
Administrative/Document Control
Rosemary Patterson
Outreach Specialist
Tabitha Kent
ACWA Surety/Security Specialist
Allison Scott
Engagement Coordinator: Military & Legislative Visits
Kristina Cooper
Records Management


Lisa Condon
Senior Director of Graphic Services
Brian Lobsinger
Senior Director of Creative Strategy
Sam Karolenko
Director of Digital Experience
Robyn Koenig
Assistant Director of Creative Strategy
Nate Keezer
Audio/Video Production Manager
Corey Warnick
Lead Web Developer
Taylor Goad
Motion Graphics Designer
Stacy Pineda
Graphic Design Associate
Joshua Brown
Digital Design Associate
Gavin Klein
Graphic Design Specialist
Cuauhtémoc Aleman
Graphic Design Specialist


Sherida Peifley
Office Manager
Rose Brightman
Office Manager