Vanguard’s leadership includes experienced public relations, communications and social marketing professionals. They, in turn, have the good fortune to lead a staff that demonstrates imagination, versatility, passion, talent and devotion to their work. Whether our client is a rock star, a concerned mother, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, a civil servant or the Dalai Lama, the Vanguard team brings their A game — no matter the social change issue.
Take a few minutes to read our bios. Then, feel free to email us to learn more about Vanguard.
|Maria Rodriguez, President
“Social change doesn’t happen at the top of a tower — it happens on the ground. Vanguard embraces the grassroots as the key to successful social good initiatives, and our talented, dedicated staff understands that communities will always provide fuel for innovation, the evolution of our communications approaches and our business.”
|Joe Kelly, Executive Vice President
“At Vanguard, our touchstone is integrity — in our staff, our work and our business practices. We only promote client issues we can own and live. We are incapable of simply ‘talking the talk.’ That is why I have been here for 17 years.”
|Brenda Foster, Vice President, Account Services
“Vanguard is about more than the client-consultant relationship. We believe in the issues we promote, and we get right in the trenches with the experts and advocates who are fighting for a better world. We pride ourselves in identifying innovative strategies and adapting them to fit the needs of our nonprofit, government and grassroots partners.”
|Deanna Troust, Vice President, Creative Services
“No matter the medium — digital, broadcast or print — engaging, culturally sensitive outreach tools are vital to the success of any effort. Our five design awards in the last year point to the level of care that we take in building campaigns and designing quality materials for our clients.”
|Tracy Ferrell, Vice President, Operations & Human Resources
“Simply put, Vanguard is unique. Our corporate culture inspires our diverse workforce to be value-driven, collaborative and inventive for our clients. We also maintain a competitive benefits package to keep our employees healthy and happy.”