David Walker, President
David Walker 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.
Meredith Rodriguez, Vice President
Meredith Rodriguez 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 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. When he’s not behind a computer, Brandon enjoys spending time with his family and volunteering on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad. Connect with Brandon on LinkedIn or visit his website.
Mark Rumble is a content strategist and has worked in the digital arena for over 10 years. During his career, he’s led various content initiatives, website migrations and website redesigns. He’s currently works remotely as a Senior Content Strategist for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. After spending most of his career working in Chicago, he moved to the Cleveland area in 2015. Before focusing on content strategy, Mark worked in journalism and wrote for magazines and newspapers. He’s a graduate of the University of Michigan. Connect with Mark on LinkedIn or visit his website.
Michael Hudak is a Project Manager at BlueBridge Networks, a world class SSAE 16 SOC Third party audited and HIPAA HITECH assurance data center & PCI best practice company offering secure and compliant Data Center Services, Cloud Computing and Managed Services and IT Security. Michael has over ten years’ experience in the tech industry, most of which surrounding cyber security and disaster prevention, with a litany of certifications under Cisco, Comptia, and VMWare. His main focus at BBN is to work with companies to ensure their data is protected, and works closely with many marketers in the region to get their message out in a secure fashion.