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
Teri O’Neal, APR
Director of Public Relations
Kristie Sheppard
Senior Communications Specialist / Proposal Manager
Jamie Abell
PR Specialist
Shawn Dhanak
Media Relations Manager
Chris Georges
Communications Associate
Mike Moon
Advertising and Marketing Specialist
Devon Miller
Communications Associate
Susan Boswell
Senior Copyeditor/Writer
Chris Fitzgerald
Senior Communications Specialist
Kristina Cooper
Records Management
Erin Bolling
Visits and Events Coordinator
Tammy Gray
Administrative/Document Control
Rosemary Patterson
Outreach Specialist


Lisa Condon
Senior Director of Graphic Services
Brian Lobsinger
Senior Director of Creative Strategy
Robyn Koenig
Senior Graphic Design Specialist
LeAnne Eck
Interactive Designer / Interactive Team Lead
Nate Keezer
Videographer / Production Coordinator
Corey Warnick
Web Developer
Brian Foy
Senior Graphic Design Specialist
Sam Karolenko
Director of Digital Experience
Mary Ann Beane
Visual Information Specialist
Taylor Goad
Motion Graphics Designer
Stacy Pineda
Graphic Design Associate


Rose Brightman
Office Manager
Sherida Peifley
Office Manager