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
Director of Strategic Marketing
Teri O’Neal
Director of Public Relations
Megan Olson
Assistant Director of Advertising
Kristie Sheppard
Senior Communications Specialist / Proposal Manager
Jamie Abell
PR Specialist
Shawn Dhanak
Senior Communications Specialist
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 Brand and Web Development
Eric Bach
Director of Video Creative
Alison Tagliaferri
Director of Visual Communications
Robyn Koenig
Graphic Design Project Manager
LeAnne Eck
Interactive Designer / Interactive Team Lead
Nate Keezer
Videographer / Production Coordinator
Corey Warnick
Web Developer
Brian Foy
Graphic Design Specialist
Sam Karolenko
Video and Animation Specialist
Mary Ann Beane
Visual Information Specialist
Taylor Goad
Motion Graphics Designer
Tristalyn Bixler-Kint
Production Coordinator


Rose Brightman
Office Manager
Sherida Peifley
Office Manager