We’re in this together.

At MGH, we know that none of us is as smart as all of us. And that an idea becomes bigger and better when it’s shared, challenged and built upon.

It’s not just
a good culture.
It’s the best.

MGH named a 2019
"Best Place to Work"
by AdAge.

Leadership

Andy
Malis
CEO
Jane
Goldstrom
President & COO, Media Director
Dave
Wassell
EVP, Chief Creative Officer
Chris
McMurry
EVP/COO, Account Management/Public Relations Account Director
Shelley
Welsh
EVP, CFO
Ryan
Goff
EVP/CMO, Social Media Marketing Director
Mike
Skandalis
EVP, Planning Director
Katie
Cresswell
EVP, Digital Operations Director
Leadership Bio

Andy Malis

CEO

Andy Malis

You want an agency that not only understands your goals, but also your values and challenges. Having been a client himself, Andy Malis knows what it takes to be a true marketing partner. As the agency’s Chairman and CEO, he sets the tone for everyone else. With nearly 30 years of advertising and marketing experience, Andy is an active, hands-on advisor and strategic planner to the agency’s clients. He prides himself on keeping MGH from becoming obsolete in a Modern Marketing world. And he insists on staying ahead of trends and inspiring his staff to think bigger every day, so your company can grow stronger every day.

Jane Goldstrom

President & COO, Media Director

Jane Goldstrom

When you’re buying media, you want someone who can effectively negotiate the very best deal for your budget and goals. With more than 30 years of experience, Jane Golfstrom has learned the secret: Be nice, but be tough. Jane has built fair and honest relationships with media reps across the country. Overseeing the agency’s robust media division, she instills that practice in every buyer and planner at MGH. Jane and her team put together plans that work around your budget. Using innovative strategies, value-added promotions, sponsorships and bonus spots, Jane and her team will make sure you get every dollar’s worth (and more). As a co-founder, she also shared Andy Malis’ mission of creating an agency where employees are put first. Since 1995, her focus on day-to-day operations of the agency as President is just as much of a priority as her duties as Media Director.

Dave Wassell

EVP, Chief Creative Officer

Dave Wassell

As Chief Creative Officer, Dave guides the creative product and reputation of MGH. He approaches each client and project as a challenge to create unique, memorable work to help achieve each specific goal. For him, it’s not just what’s new or cool. He taps into research, trends and strategic thinking to develop campaigns that get attention and results. Dave leads a diverse group of creatives, including art directors, content creators, copywriters and interactive designers. From this group, he manages teams that collaborate on a wide variety of work -- from billboards and TV spots, to banners and branded content, and everything in between. With more than 20 years of industry experience, Dave is still an art director at heart and continues to create award-winning work for many of MGH’s current clients. He also has the coolest office at the agency, just don’t touch his guitar.

Chris McMurry

EVP/COO, Account Management/Public Relations Account Director

Chris McMurry

Chris McMurry joined MGH’s public relations department in 2004, just one year after graduating from Syracuse University. Over the years, he’s helped grow the agency’s diverse client portfolio, bolstered its public relations and crisis communications strategy, and helped shape the firm’s structure to what it is today. Chris wears many hats at MGH: As Chief Operations Officer, he focuses on improving the human element of the agency. As Public Relations Director, he oversees the ever-evolving media landscape and determines where MGH’s partners can play a role. As Account Management Director, he’s changing what “client service” means . He frequently speaks at industry conferences and events, is a Washington sports enthusiast and a proud dog owner.

Shelley Welsh

EVP, CFO

Shelley Welsh

As MGH’s Chief Financial Officer for more than a decade, Shelley Welsh’s experience managing the agency’s accounting responsibilities makes her one of the few employees in the company’s history to touch each client in one way or another. From billing to media authorization management, Welsh keeps track of every dollar that moves in and out of MGH’s walls.

Ryan Goff

EVP/CMO, Social Media Marketing Director

Ryan Goff

Anyone can set up a Facebook or Twitter account, but it’s what you do next that matters most. As the head of the first social media marketing department of its kind in the mid-Atlantic area, Ryan Goff knows what it takes to successfully engage your current and potential customers online in order to grow your business. Whether it’s implementing ambassador programs where customers do the selling, monitoring and providing rapid responses to online comments or building a dynamic presence on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or the next big thing, Ryan helps turn companies into the social butterflies they should be. Ryan frequently comments on industry news and trends, and has been featured in Adweek, ABC News, The Wall Street Journal, Mashable, The Associated Press, The Baltimore Sun, MSNBC.com, Baltimore Business Journal and the Social Media Examiner.

Mike Skandalis

EVP, Planning Director

Mike Skandalis

Your media plan needs to be smart. The right medium needs to reach the right people at the right time. Mike Skandalis makes smart media plans and buys. He presides over hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of analysis platforms that allow him to research your audiences and their behaviors, ratings, geographies, consumer tendencies, demographics, psychographics and more. With nearly 20 years of experience, he determines the best markets in which to run your campaign. He manages and supervises a team of planners, buyers and assistants in the development of your integrated marketing plan. Mike also measures ROI to ensure your plans gets results and can be tracked. Pretty smart, huh?

Katie Cresswell

EVP, Digital Operations Director

Katie Cresswell

Whether you’re adding an interactive component to your marketing campaign, or launching a new website, there’s a wide range of factors to consider, from design and development to user experience and keywords. That’s where Katie Cresswell shines. She oversees each piece of the interactive puzzle, from planning to launch, to ensure every element has been considered before anything goes live. Katie has more than a decade of interactive marketing and account management experience, and excels at seeing projects to completion on time and on budget. She also works with our team of interactive strategies to develop campaign and website tracking recommendations to ensure interactive campaigns and components are measurable.

Team

Abbie
Nowak
VP, Senior Social Media Marketing Manager
Abby
Donovan
Account Coordinator
Allison
Parks
Senior Interactive Art Director
Alyssa
DeNicolis
Account Executive
Amanda
Bailey
Associate Planner/Buyer
Amanda
Fairburn
Media Associate
Andrew
Winfield
Digital Development Director
April
Powell
Accounts Payable Administrator
Ashley
Brannock
Art Director
Barbara
Dorsey
Receptionist
Brian
Kelley
Senior Copywriter
Bryson
Welch
Media Supervisor
Carly
Greenberg
Account Executive
Cayla
Egan
Art Director
Cheryl
Peluso
SVP, Group Account Director
Chris
Rivers
VP, Web Development
Christine
Shake
Media Planner/Buyer
Deena
Callahan
Human Resources Director
Dennis
Cashen
Associate Planning Director
Ed
Repasky
SVP, Account Director
Emily
Meier
Marketing & Public Relations Account Manager
Emma
Andrews
Social Media Account Executive
Gabriella
Tancona
Public Relations Assistant Account Executive
Gary
Sexton
Digital Video Production Director
Genny
Resch
VP, Accounting
Heather
Douglas
VP, Senior Social Media Marketing Manager
Heather
Wassell
Account Director
Jen
Bailey
Associate Planner/Buyer
Jessica
Gardner
Associate Digital Analyst
Joe
Gorman
Print Production Manager
John
Patterson
EVP, Group Creative Director
John
Strucko
Digital Project Manager
Kelly
Cahill
Public Relations Account Director
Kelly
Dorn
VP, Associate Media Director
Kensey
O'Neill
Media Buyer
Kerry
Owens
SVP, Group Account Director
Kim
Francois
Marketing & Public Relations Senior Account Executive
Kim
Ritchie
VP, Senior Social Media Marketing Manager
Kristi
Stewart
SVP, Group Account Director
Lane
Routzahn
Social Media Marketing Manager
Lauren
Boyd
Social Media Account Executive
Lindsay
Reed
Account Supervisor
Lindsey
Halpin
VP, Marketing Account Director
Maeve
Gonder
Senior Social Media Marketing Designer
Marah
Radcliffe
Account Supervisor
Margot
Villanueva
Senior Production Artist
Marissa
Mazzella
Social Media Account Executive
Meghan
Kramer
Social Media Marketing Account Manager
Melissa
Gray
VP, Integrated Media
Paul
Cochrane
Systems Administrator
Paul
Didwall
Social Media Marketing Account Executive
Peter
Ferrigan
Digital Strategy Manager
Reese
Cassard
Copywriter
Sam
Hays
Associate Digital Project Manager
Sam
Yeager
Account Coordinator
Sarah
Marty
Account Coordinator
Shannon
O’Connor
Media Assistant
Sherri
Broughton
Senior Art Director
Shy-Asia
Andrews-Strawther
Digital Analyst
Steph
Senkewicz
Account Manager