Meredith Rodriguez, President
Meredith is the client services manager at Stevens Strategic Communications. Meredith directs communication within the firm and is responsible for day-to-day operations, including finances, HR and facilities. She handles AP/AR, billing, sales and customer service. Additionally, Meredith is able to use her skills for project and event management for clients such as Domino’s, Bar Louie and Hopewell Therapeutic farm.
She recently earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance from Cleveland State University (CSU). She resides in Avon and enjoys spending time with her cat, baking and spending time with friends and family.
Brandon Tidd, Vice President
Brandon has been working in the media and marketing industry for over a decade. He is a proud alumnus of Kent State University and is Cleveland born & raised. Brandon is passionate about the success of small business. As a Digital Strategist, Brandon’s ultimate goal is to help local businesses by first seeking to understand their needs and then making recommending that will help them grow & thrive.
Judy Thaxton-Borlin, Engagement Director
Judy delivers over 25 year of passion, experience and success in identifying new business opportunities while strengthening and growing existing accounts. No one loves to hunt for new business or strengthen and grow relationships more. Loves to strategize with Marketing to create marketing campaigns and events to continue to educate existing customers while identifying and prospecting for new opportunities.
Judy is on the board of The Cleveland Web Association and volunteers for the NEO American Marketing Association (AMA) She is also the Vice President of a Not For Profit, BrightStart Learning which provides supplemental education for the village children in Battambong, Cambodian. Connect with Judy on LinkedIn.
David Walker, President Emeritus
David has 25-plus years of creative and marketing experience having worked both in the agency and client worlds. Currently he is VP of Sales at FORM, a digital-first creative services firm that focuses exclusively on nonprofits and arts & cultural institutions. Prior to that David was Director of Innovation and Marketing at Flat Rock Homes, a health and social services agency for children and young adults with developmental disabilities. David spent four years as President of Stevens Strategic Communications in Westlake. He was also the managing partner of Mindgrab Media, an award-winning interactive design active firm headquartered in Akron. Early in his career, David spent a combined 15 years working in the creative departments of Matrix Essentials, the largest manufacturer of professional beauty products in North America, and American Greetings, the world’s largest privately-held social expressions company. David is a graduate of Cleveland State University with a B.A. in Communications. He lives in Valley City with his wife Tracey and four children.
James D’Orazio is a retired Associate College Lecturer in Department of Marketing at the Monte Ahuja College of Business. His areas of expertise include Strategic Online Marketing, Business to Business Marketing and Corporate Social Responsibility. At Cleveland State he founded and moderated the very successful Afternoons @ Ahuja program.
Jim is a Past President of the Web Association and is very happy to have rejoined the Board. He is also very involved with the Solon Italian Club. A graduate of Kenyon College and The Weatherhead School of Management. Connect with Jim on LinkedIn..