FRANCO FAMILY

History. Forward Motion. Persistence. Opportunity. Empathy. Courage.

Our heritage and values tell our story, but if we had to describe Franco in one word, it would be TEAM. Our people are what make us great. As our team grows and evolves, our story keeps getting better.

DANIEL F. PONDER

As CEO, Dan Ponder oversees Franco’s business development and operations. He also provides strategic counsel in business and marketing to Franco’s clients with particular emphasis on the integration of an organization’s operations and communications disciplines.

Dan exemplifies Franco’s commitment to the community with his active involvement in several of Michigan’s key institutions and charitable organizations. They include:

Vice Chairman and Treasurer of the Detroit Regional Chamber Board of Directors, member of its Executive Committee, Chairman of its joint Audit / Finance Committee, and member of the Detroit Regional Chamber Foundation Board;
Past Chairman of the Board of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce (2010)and Inaugural Chairman of its Energy, Telecommunications & Technology Committee; Michigan Chamber PAC Board and Nominating Committee member
Salvation Army Metro Advisory Board member including Chairman of its Development Committee, participation on the Salvation Army’s Strategic Planning and Nominating Committees; Advisory Council member of the Southeast Michigan Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Centers
Past Chairman (2004 – 2008) of Crime Stoppers of Michigan – current Executive and Nominating Committee member
U.S. Army Southeast Michigan Advisory Council member (TACOM LCMC)
Past Vice Chairman (2013 – 2015) of the St. John Providence Health System Board of Trustees including Audit Committee Chair
Detroit Athletic Club Audit Committee
Dan has been honored for his business and community leadership with many awards and recognitions, including the Community Leadership Award presented by Crime Stoppers of Michigan (2014); Corporate Hero Award presented by Michigan Youth Appreciation Foundation and Metro Youth Day (2015); and Michigan State University Executive MBA Alumni of the Decade Award (2015).

Prior to joining Franco, Dan was a member of Deloitte’s Private Company Advisory Service. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in accounting from Michigan State University and an Executive MBA from MSU’s Broad College of Business. He is a graduate of the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Leadership Detroit X and a recent graduate of the U.S. Army War College 2015 National Security Seminar.

DANIEL F. PONDER

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

TINA KOZAK

Tina is wildly competitive in the most friendly and productive sort of way. She loves a challenge, whether it’s the thrill of a big client event or a crisis management situation.

Throw her a curveball and she’s happy. And speaking of curveballs, Tina loves baseball and music (especially Michael Jackson!). She has a passion for Detroit and is playing an active role in its transformation through volunteer leadership and community involvement.|

Tina oversees client service and counsels a range of clients in areas including corporate positioning, community relations and reputation management. She also consults on brand development, crisis communications and strategic planning and leads the firm’s business development efforts.

Tina holds a Bachelor of Arts with a dual major in public relations and Spanish from Wayne State University. She is also a graduate of the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Leadership Detroit XXXIII.

She is an active member of the Detroit Economic Club and the Automotive Press Association. Tina serves on the board of directors for the Michigan Chamber of Commerce and the March of Dimes Metro Detroit. She chairs the Belle Isle Conservancy’s marketing committee and is on the PR Advisory Council at the Detroit Regional Chamber.

TINA KOZAK

PRESIDENT

TINA BENVENUTI SULLIVAN

A self-proclaimed neat freak, Tina can take any unorganized mess and turn it into a color coded, alphabetized masterpiece.

When she is not sorting and labeling, Tina enjoys spending time with her two daughters and shopping for shoes in every color and style. Franco’s own Imelda Marcos claims to have more than 100 pairs of shoes… all neatly organized and labeled of course.

Tina applies her vast experience in branding, communications and project management to serve Franco’s automotive, technology and B2B clients. As a shareholder, she serves as a member of the agency’s Leadership Team and supports business development.

Before joining Franco, Tina was news desk and corporate communications manager at Chrysler Group LLC. Prior to that, she was communications director for a local non-profit organization dedicated to preparing high school students for a career in automotive technology. In that role, Tina led community programming and developed marketing campaigns to generate consumer awareness.

As a strong supporter of her community, Tina is heavily involved in her children’s school and enjoys volunteering at local fundraising events.

Tina holds a Bachelor of Arts in communications from the University of Michigan. She is also a graduate of the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Leadership Detroit XXXVI.

TINA BENVENUTI SULLIVAN

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

PAT ADANTI-JOY, APR

Public relations was an easy career choice for Pat as she always had an affinity for writing.

The opportunity to combine that skill with the whole gamut of communications functions for various clients has rewarded her with a career in which no two days have been exactly the same.

An accredited member of the Public Relations Society of America, Pat brings 20+ years of experience to her work with Franco’s nonprofit and automotive clients. She also manages a variety of marketing and communications projects for clients across various industries.

After hours, Pat is a big music fan. Be it blues, folk, Rat Pack standards, Motown, Broadway tunes . . . she’ll tap her toe to most genres. Classic rock is her favorite, though country is a close second. And listening to live music is always time well-spent in her book.

Pat holds a Bachelor of Arts in communications from the University of Michigan. She and her husband reside in Sterling Heights, Mich., where they are the proud parents of two young adult sons.

Always one to admire a masterful turn of phrase, Pat “collects” inspirational quotes. A personal favorite that helps her keep things in perspective . . . What if the hokey pokey really is what it’s all about?

PAT ADANTI-JOY, APR

VICE PRESIDENT

NATE ADKINS

Nate is a story-teller with a passion for people. He believes that his skills and talents can make a difference in people’s lives.

Nate Adkins is all about family. Whether he is out at the park, or driving around to sporting events, you can always find him with his wife Alissa and his two daughters, Preslee and Paityn. If he has any free time, Nate enjoys playing drums, designing websites, or watching Christopher Nolan movies!

In the office, Nate brings nearly five years’ experience in video production, graphic design, and digital media. In addition to his organized and detail-oriented personality, Nate has a creative mind. He is a story-teller with a passion for people. He believes that his skills and talents can make a difference in people’s lives.

Before joining Franco, Nate led the digital media department for Crime Stoppers of Michigan, where he produced routine press conference footage, promotional videos, and PSA’s, as well as graphic design materials and social media management. Nate graduated from Specs Howard, where he studied Digital Media Arts.

NATE ADKINS

VIDEO PRODUCTION SPECIALIST

MEGAN BONELLI

Megan has an itch to learn. Whether it’s a webinar, conference, or networking opportunity, have no fear, she’ll be there! She’s a voracious reader – a lover of PR-related books, thrillers, fiction and more – and you can bet her Kindle is always in her purse.

She serves as a senior account executive on various B2B accounts at Franco, providing media relations and social media management support. Her background includes more than four years in corporate and agency environments, serving industries from automotive to nonprofit.

Megan is a PR volunteer with The Lake House, a metro Detroit nonprofit. She is also a national PRSA member and Detroit chapter member.

She earned a Bachelor of Science in public relations from Grand Valley State University.

MEGAN BONELLI

SENIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

RACHEL BURNARD

Born and raised in metro Detroit, Rachel has a love for the city that led her to work in downtown Detroit after graduation from Michigan State University. When she isn’t spending time in southeast Michigan you can find her all over the globe, from traveling Europe to quiet weekends in northern Michigan or planning her next trip.

Rachel serves Franco’s numerous B2B accounts including automotive and technology, providing media relations and monitoring, content creation, event support and social media.

Prior to joining Franco, Rachel honed her skills and expertise with an internship at Yazaki North and Central America where she created and ran a comprehensive social media campaign, wrote technical and business articles for the internal audiences and refined her research proficiency. In addition, she held internships at Potter Park Zoo and Capital Area Humane Society. During her time at MSU, she served as the strategy account executive for Hubbell Connections, MSU's student-run PR firm and sat on the executive board for the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA).

Rachel has a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and a minor in public relations from Michigan State University.

RACHEL BURNARD

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

RENE CIZIO

Rene is an experience collector. She is always finding something to explore, learn, or create. Whether it’s traveling, being outdoors, arts and crafts, or a new exercise class, if you suggest adventure Rene will likely volunteer to go along.

One thing she can never explore enough is the city of the Detroit. As a Detroit resident, you’ll often find Rene at the city’s many events, restaurants and shops. If you’re looking for someone to try the latest hot spot, Rene is your girl.

Rene’s diverse expertise lies in advertising, content development, social media and public relations where more than a decade’s worth of experience, and love of trying new things, make her a valuable asset when developing strategies for memorable campaigns.

Rene’s background in news, PR, and digital media in both corporate and agency settings with B2B and consumer clients make her a triple threat when you need a great idea and a plan to execute it.

She earned a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from University of Michigan-Dearborn. She is also a graduate of the Southern Wayne County Regional Chamber of Commerce Leadership 21 program, which educates and develops a diverse, select group of emerging leaders in southern Wayne County.

RENE CIZIO

DIRECTOR OF DIGITAL

LAUREN CONNOR

Lauren is a metro Detroit newbie and you can catch her out on the town during her free time exploring the city and meeting new people.

Lauren is often spending her free time planning her next trip or adventure. She loves to travel and explore different metro Detroit events. If she’s not with friends, family or spoiling her nieces and nephews she’s probably playing soccer or kickball. She spends her Tuesdays playing soccer, Thursdays playing kickball and summer weekends in Traverse City, Mich.

Lauren fell in love with the marketing and PR world after an internship with the Office of Student Activities and Involvement at Central Michigan University. She helped lead marketing, content development and communications for major university events like CMU Homecoming and CMU Up All Night that attracted thousands of people.

At Franco, Lauren serves as a senior account executive helping develop, manage and execute strategies and programming for a variety of consumer accounts and events. She has a knack for media relations, marketing and a keen eye for detail.

Lauren holds a Bachelor of Applied Arts degree in integrative public relations with a minor in marketing from Central Michigan University.

LAUREN CONNOR

ACCOUNT SUPERVISOR

LORI COOK

Lori is responsible for managing Franco’s office at the GM Renaissance Center in Detroit. Arguably the most critical role at Franco, Lori is the glue that holds the team together.

Lori is responsible for Franco’s human resources, accounting and IT systems. It’s a toss-up when deciding which of these two responsibilities are her most important, either providing snacks for the staff or helping schedule the much anticipated Franco Frolics.

Lori has a strong administrative and bookkeeping background. Prior to joining the Franco team, she owned and operated a bookkeeping business for retail, service and nonprofit clients.

While she spends her days here at Franco taking care of her “kids,” she and her husband Alan also have three of their own. Her daughter is a Physical Therapist with Team Rehabilitation, her oldest son is a buyer with Mann Hummel and her younger son is in college working towards a business degree.

She enjoys spending time with her family at their cottage at Higgins Lake – snowmobiling in the winter and relaxing at the beach with the pontoon and jet skis in the summer.

LORI COOK

OFFICE MANAGER

ASHLEY DUPUY

Ashley lives for nature. Come spring you will find her packing up her tent and looking for the next great camping adventure. She loves the endless scenic beauty Michigan has to offer, a place where phones lose service and nature is enough entertainment.

When she’s not out in the woods, she’s nestled in her Corktown studio, screen printing all types of materials or meticulously designing and crafting a friend’s wedding invitations.

Ashley serves a variety of Franco’s clients as the in-house graphic designer, from developing social media ads to creating new materials that strengthen the aesthetic of each client, and everything in between.

Prior to joining Franco, Ashley gained experience as the design coordinator at Porter One Design, creating successful branding and print materials, and interned at AutoWeek Magazine and Hour Magazine where she learned the importance of deadlines and strong design. She has also freelanced with firms both in and outside of Michigan.

Ashley holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the College for Creative Studies with a concentration in photography and a minor in graphic design and advertising.

ASHLEY DUPUY

SENIOR DESIGNER

JOE FERLITO

Joe is Franco’s outdoors guy. On land or lake, he loves fishing, hunting, fishing, kayaking, fishing and anything else that gets him out in the wilds of Michigan and across the country. Did we mention he likes to fish?

Joe also loves to travel. He rarely visits the same place twice because there are so many places on his travel bucket list. He’s currently recruiting friends to share the experience of scuba diving the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.

In the office, Joe’s organizational skills and attention to detail makes him one of Franco’s go-to event planners and project managers. He also dabbles in photography and video and provides pragmatic balance when the other creatives start getting out of hand.

Joe is a member of the Detroit Economic Club’s Young Leaders program and holds a Bachelor of Science in advertising and public relations from Grand Valley State University.

JOE FERLITO

ACCOUNT DIRECTOR AND

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

ANN MARIE FORTUNATE

When she’s not at Franco, Ann Marie can be found hanging out with friends and family all over metro Detroit. In the summer she’s at Comerica Park watching the Tigers; in the winter she’s at the Joe cheering on the Wings. In between she enjoys traveling, reading and shopping (particularly for shoes).

With a strong background in manufacturing and technology, Ann Marie supports clients in Franco’s auto/tech practice. She writes creative materials that break through the clutter and connect Franco’s clients with media, bloggers and communities. She can tell you everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the latest in automotive technology, manufacturing trends, shifts in data storage and energy policy. Just ask her.

Before joining Franco, she led marketing and communications for an international engineering company where she directed media relations, developed and maintained several websites and coordinated internal and external events.

Ann Marie holds a Bachelor of Applied Arts in integrative public relations from Central Michigan University and Master of Arts in organizational communication/public relations from Wayne State University.

ANN MARIE FORTUNATE

ACCOUNT MANAGER

ED GARSTEN

An athlete at heart, Ed enjoys playing ice hockey, biking, skiing and kayaking. He also occasionally finds himself dabbling with the guitar and banging around on the drums. When he’s not honing in on his athletic and music skills, Ed is finding new ways to tell stories.

Ed’s love for journalism has stemmed from his 45-year multimedia career ranging from spinning records on the radio, launching CNN Headline News, to wires, newspapers, pioneering corporate journalism at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and instructing budding broadcast journalists as an adjunct professor at Wayne State University. As Franco’s integrated media consultant, Ed applies his wealth of knowledge in media and corporate communications to provide strategic direction on integrative communications and multimedia projects with a focus on creative storytelling. He also reflects on his long-time broadcast career to enhance Franco’s executive media training and reputation management services.

Prior to joining Franco, Ed lead DaimlerChrysler’s corporate communication blog and social media endeavors, where he pioneered the concept of “corporate journalism” – the idea that companies could bypass media and tell their own stories via video, social media and webcasts – and created the award-winning weekly news recap “FCA Replay” that is still produced today.

Ed also has served broadcast and print roles including serving as the Detroit Bureau Chief/Correspondent for CNN, serving as the National Auto Writer for the Associated Press, and General Motors beat writer for The Detroit Free Press.

ED GARSTEN

INTEGRATED MEDIA CONSULTANT

GEOFFREY GEIST

Whether he’s on the course, doing a project, or out on the town, you’ll find Geoffrey all over Detroit. He loves finding “the why” and creating new experiences for himself and others. He wishes he was still in the 90s and loves competing.

He graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Arts in advertising and is a fervent supporter of MSU and the city of Detroit. He loves to travel and uses social media frequently to document his experiences. His favorite food is steak fajitas and puts hot sauce on nearly everything.

Geoffrey comes to Franco from General Motors, where he was a specialist on the social media team, focusing on luxury clients. He is a member of the AdCraft club of Detroit and has held positions at a variety of other Metro Detroit companies including Quicken Loans, Team Detroit/GTB and Treat Dreams.

GEOFFREY GEIST

DIGITAL ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

DAN HORN

A music enthusiast, Dan can often be found in a record store flipping through vinyl or at home playing a variety of instruments from guitar and harmonica to piano and drums. In warmer months, he spends his time working on restoration projects in the garage. His favorite restorations include his 1974 VW Beetle and a 1974 Triumph Spitfire.

As a senior account executive, Dan serves on Franco’s B2B team and supports clients in the automotive, technology and professional service industries with media and community relations, research and event planning.

Prior to joining Franco, Dan served as promotions director of Grand Valley State University’s student radio station, where he managed contests, media relations and the station’s online presence through website and social media support. He also worked with the student-run PR firm on campus handling media and community relations, event planning and social media for nonprofit and consumer clients.

Dan holds a Bachelor of Science in advertising and public relations from Grand Valley State University.

DAN HORN

ACCOUNT MANAGER

ANDREA KENSKI

Andrea perfected her customer relations skills during her 15 years in retail management for Target and the Gap. Fun fact: During this time, she learned how to wear a scarf nine different ways.

At Franco, Andrea supports clients in the nonprofit and healthcare sectors. Before joining Franco, she worked on campaigns at the Michigan Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). When she’s not living and breathing everything PR, you can find her volunteering for LLS.

In her free time, Andrea loves to travel to tropical destinations. Her favorite sun and sand vacation spots include Jamaica and Hawaii. One day, she hopes to visit the Seychelle Islands and make the 7,000 mile trek to Fiji.

A self-proclaimed social media junkie, Andrea is currently obsessed with Pinterest. After all, she needs to discover more ways to tie a scarf.

Andrea is an active member of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) and currently sits of the Board of Directors as the student relations director. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in communications and a Bachelor of Science in public relations, both from Eastern Michigan University.

ANDREA KENSKI

ACCOUNT MANAGER

Joelle Kruczek

Joelle is always looking for her next adventure. Whether it’s a last-minute road trip or hunting down the best food in metro Detroit, you can count her in. When she’s not working, you can find her hanging out with her family, boating on Lake St. Clair, or watching her favorite Detroit sports team, the Detroit Tigers.

Joelle has a passion for storytelling. As a child, she would write books that detailed fun and exciting adventures with an array of characters. In college, she knew that she wanted to continue to tell stories, which is what drove her to pursue her degree in public relations.

Today, Joelle utilizes her storytelling skillset at Franco by strategically creating social media content for consumer accounts, promoting clients through media relations and assisting in event production.

Before joining Franco, Joelle worked at a public relations agency where she generated key media placements for clients, created content for multiple social media accounts and conducted email marketing campaigns.

At the end of her senior year in college, she led a six-month, public relations campaign for a grass-roots non-profit in metro Detroit. Throughout the duration of the campaign, she worked to substantiate the company in the public eye by creating key messages and professional branding materials. The team's work expanded the scope of donors and allowed the company to effectively communicate between various language barriers, which was key for the organization's consumers.

Joelle graduated from Wayne State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in public relations. During her time at Wayne State, she sat on the Public Relations Student Society of America Executive Board as a Professional Programming Director.

JOELLE KRUCZEK

ASSISTANT ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

Nikki Little

Nikki thrives on purpose and impact. Loyalty, gratitude and well-being are her core values (she credits Brené Brown’s books with helping her identify those values). When Nikki commits to something, she pours her heart and soul into it and won’t give up until the job is not just done but done well. Case in point – pushing through her first half-marathon and refusing to walk even though she had a horrible cold on race day.

She spent many years being the “raise your hand and say yes to everything” type of person – which fueled her voracious desire to learn and grow professionally. Nikki credits her identical twin boys and unapologetically committing to at least 7 hours of sleep with helping her be more selective now about how she spends her time. When it comes to designing her day, she’s a firm believer in the Maria Kondo mentality of what brings the most joy…while also being equipped to take on the inevitable curveballs that don’t fall within the joy category!

Nikki loves to read, work out and play tennis – and she may occasionally choose cleaning and organizing as a method of relaxation. But nothing fills her cup more than spending time with her husband and boys.

As Franco’s Director of Strategy, Nikki oversees strategic initiatives for clients and the agency, with a specific focus on integrating and aligning communications services for maximum results. Nikki’s career has come full circle – her first job out of college in January 2007 was at Franco, where she spent three years working her way up from an Assistant Account Executive to a Senior Account Executive.

Prior to re-joining Franco in September 2019, Nikki served as the Director of Communications at White Glove, where she managed all internal and external communications efforts for the company. Nikki also spent 7.5 years at Identity, starting as a Social Media Specialist and eventually moving into the Director of Social Media role.

Outside of her role at Franco, Nikki publishes The MichComms Report – the only bi-weekly e-newsletter that caters to communications professionals in Michigan. She also serves on the executive communications committee for Impact100 Oakland County.

NIKKI LITTLE

DIRECTOR OF STRATEGY

SAMANTHA MEYER

As a metro Detroit ‘newbie,’ Samantha can be found spending her time exploring her new home. She is always on the lookout for a hot spot to visit or a delicious restaurant to grab a bite to eat. When she isn’t off on an adventure, you can find Samantha enjoying time with her family and friends.

Samantha found her passion for agency life while interning at a metro Detroit agency providing support for B2C accounts in pitching, media relations and social media. Previously, Samantha attended Central Michigan University where she was the director of professional development for CMU’s chapter of Public Relations Student Society of America and the public relations and event marketing manager for the school media company, Central Michigan Life.

As an assistant account executive, Samantha assists Franco’s consumer accounts in helping develop account strategy and programing, media relations, events and marketing.

Samantha holds a Bachelor of Applied Arts in integrative public relations with a minor in journalism from Central Michigan University.

SAMANTHA MEYER

ASSISTANT ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

JEFF SELL

Jeff comes to the Franco team after spending the past six years working in television news. Born and raised in metro Detroit, he’s thrilled to work downtown at the Renaissance Center, smack in the center of the Motor City’s miraculous rebirth.

A self-described family man, Jeff loves spending time with his wife, son, daughter and dog going on adventures all over the state of Michigan. When he’s not doing that, you can find him rooting for some of his favorite sports teams, including the Red Wings, Lions, Tigers, Michigan Wolverines and his alma-mater, the Central Michigan Chippewas. Fire Up Chips!

Prior to joining Franco, Jeff worked at WOOD-TV in Grand Rapids as an executive news producer. Before that, he was a news producer at WXYZ-TV Channel 7 in Detroit, as well as 9&10 News in Cadillac. Working in television news helped Jeff fuel his love for writing, something he’s been passionate about since a young age.

Jeff works mainly with Franco’s non-profit clients and is responsible for several tasks including media relations, content creation, and developing communications strategies.

Jeff holds of Bachelor of Applied Arts degree from Central Michigan University, majoring in Broadcast & Cinematic Arts. He also has minor degrees in both journalism and sports studies.

JEFF SELL

SENIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

NEEKITA SINGLA

As a Digital Account Executive at Franco, Neekita provides social media management support and handles advertising and analytical platforms for online and social media channels along with reporting.

Her background includes more than three years at White Rivers Media, a media agency in Mumbai, India. Additionally, she worked as a marketing graduate assistant for her professor at DePaul University. She holds a Master of Science degree in Marketing from Kellstadt Graduate School of Business at DePaul University.

NEEKITA SINGLA

SENIOR DIGITAL ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

ERICA SWOISH HARMON

Erica Swoish Harmon serves a variety of Franco’s B2B and non-profit clients, providing support through content creation, media relations and monitoring, community outreach and event planning. With an eye for design and always looking to unlock new potential, Erica also serves as Franco’s resident graphic designer, developing logos, newsletters and other collateral for the agency and its clients.

Prior to joining Franco, Erica gained experience across the marketing, communications and public relations disciplines as an intern with Ally Financial, The Dow Chemical Company and Tanner Friedman Strategic Communications. Erica also managed Michigan State University’s student-run public relations agency and served on the board for the Public Relations Student Society of America.

Graduating top of her class, Erica holds a Bachelor of Arts in communication and public relations from Michigan State University.

ERICA SWOISH HARMON

ACCOUNT SUPERVISOR

LEXI TRIMPE

A writer at heart, Lexi is always searching for the best way to tell a story — even in 280 characters or less. The self-professed “professional nerd” strives to provide the best digital strategy and implementation as a digital account executive at Franco, no matter the context.

Lexi playfully attributes her lifelong love of the Internet to her parent’s buying her a Gateway computer in elementary school — pretty cutting edge technology at the time. Two decades later, she would naturally find a career on the platform, eventually pivoting from writing and editing to digital strategy and best practices.

When not behind her laptop, the Detroiter can be found eating her way through the city (Instagramming along the way, of course). The Wayne State University alumna is admittedly obsessed with Detroit, always willingly offering up her favorite places to eat, drink and play.

Lexi holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Wayne State University.

LEXI TRIMPE

SENIOR DIGITAL ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

TRACY WOLF

Some say Tracy was born a few decades too late, but she makes it work here in the twenty-first century. While she loves life in the city, there’s no place she’d rather be than on one of Michigan’s beautiful lakes.

Tracy starts each day with a hot cup of black coffee and doesn’t go to bed until she feels like she accomplished something. A bonafide wordsmith, her true passion is writing. Luckily for her, she fell into a field that truly fits her passion for storytelling and a good challenge.

As an assistant account executive on Franco’s nonprofit and consumer teams, Tracy helps clients tell their stories through her writing, media relations, program management and a trained eye for detail.

Prior to joining Franco, Tracy held an internship at SS Digital Media, where she learned the ropes of agency life and honed her digital marketing, social media and content development skills. As a Warrior, she was the director of fundraising for the Wayne State University Marching Band as well as a writer/editor for school newspaper, The South End.

Tracy earned her Bachelor of Arts in public relations with a minor in new media from Wayne State University.

TRACY WOLF

ASSISTANT ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE