If we had to describe Franco in one word, it would be TEAM.

We have an amazing team. Our breadth of experience spans all facets of public relations and marketing and across various industries. Right brain, left brain. Seasoned strategists to efficient implementation, content development to design…our people are what make us great.

DANIEL F. PONDER
DANIEL F. PONDER
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
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.
TINA KOZAK
TINA KOZAK
PRESIDENT
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.
TINA BENVENUTI SULLIVAN
TINA BENVENUTI SULLIVAN
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT
A self-proclaimed neat freak, Tina can take any unorganized mess and turn it into a color coded, alphabetized masterpiece.
PAT ADANTI-JOY, APR
PAT ADANTI-JOY, APR
VICE PRESIDENT
Public relations was an easy career choice for Pat as she always had an affinity for writing.
NATE ADKINS
NATE ADKINS
VIDEO PRODUCTION SPECIALIST
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.
MADDIE BARNES
MADDIE BARNES
ASSISTANT ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE
Maddie has always been fascinated by Detroit’s vivacious spirit. She loves exploring the city to find unique eateries and the best snapshots for Instagram.
DANA BLANKENSHIP
DANA BLANKENSHIP
ASSISTANT ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE
You can find Dana exploring Detroit and its neighboring cities. She loves to shop locally, try new restaurants and take walking tours of all Detroit has to offer.
MEGAN BONELLI
MEGAN BONELLI
SENIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE
Megan has an itch to learn. Whether it’s a webinar, conference, or networking opportunity, have no fear, she’ll be there!
RACHEL BURNARD
RACHEL BURNARD
ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE
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.
RENE CIZIO
RENE CIZIO
ACCOUNT MANAGER
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.
LAUREN CONNOR
LAUREN CONNOR
SENIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE
If she’s not with friends, family or spoiling her nieces and nephews, you can probably find Lauren playing soccer or kickball.
LORI COOK
LORI COOK
OFFICE MANAGER
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.
ASHLEY DUPUY
ASHLEY DUPUY
SENIOR DESIGNER
Ashley lives for nature. Come spring you will find her packing up her tent and looking for the next great camping adventure.
JOE FERLITO
JOE FERLITO
ACCOUNT MANAGER
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.
ANN MARIE FORTUNATE
ANN MARIE FORTUNATE
ACCOUNT MANAGER
When she’s not at Franco, Ann Marie can be found hanging out with friends and family all over metro Detroit.
ED GARSTEN
ED GARSTEN
INTEGRATED MEDIA CONSULTANT
An athlete at heart, Ed enjoys playing ice hockey, biking, skiing and kayaking.
GEOFFREY GEIST
GEOFFREY GEIST
DIGITAL MARKETING SPECIALIST
Whether he’s on the course, doing a project, or out on the town, you’ll find Geoffrey all over Detroit.
DAN HORN
DAN HORN
ACCOUNT SUPERVISOR
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.
ANDREA KENSKI
ANDREA KENSKI
ACCOUNT SUPERVISOR
Andrea perfected her customer relations skills during her 15 years in retail management for Target and the Gap.
RANDY PILON
RANDY PILON
ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE
An avid music lover, Randy can often be found enjoying live music at concert venues and music festivals, or exploring local record stores searching for both the classics and new favorites.
ELIZABETH ROBBINS-SABOURIN
ELIZABETH ROBBINS-SABOURIN
ACCOUNT DIRECTOR
Elizabeth learned that “there’s no place like home” when she returned to Franco after four years building her PR and social media experience on the corporate and agency sides.
JEFF SELL
JEFF SELL
SENIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE
A self-described family man, Jeff loves spending time with his wife, son and dog going on adventures all over the state of Michigan.
NEEKITA SINGLA
NEEKITA SINGLA
DIGITAL ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE
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.
ERICA SWOISH HARMON
ERICA SWOISH HARMON
SENIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE
Erica 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.
LEXI TRIMPE
LEXI TRIMPE
DIGITAL ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE
The Wayne State University alumna is admittedly obsessed with Detroit, always willingly offering up her favorite places to eat, drink and play.
JAMES WILSON
JAMES WILSON
DIGITAL ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE
James loves the challenge of creating content that stops the thumb. Over the years, he has demonstrated a breadth of marketing and communications experience through his work with clients in higher education, nonprofit and small business.