Experienced brand strategist and consultant for clients in higher education, hospitality, association and non-profits. Was recently the Chief Marketing Officer and lead institutional marketing executive for The Johns Hopkins University, and developed the university’s brand positioning, while working with internal and external partners to create philanthropic message strategies for financial aid fundraising, and capital campaign positioning…
Suzanne Martin, Ph.D., is a sought-after research expert on youth, education and the Millennial generation. With over 20 years’ experience actively conducting all aspects of the research process, she has been involved in hundreds of youth-centered projects, including research on toys, clothing, social marketing, materialism, media use, tobacco advertisements, intergenerational programs, substance abuse, mental health, and more.
Matt is a strategically oriented non-profit executive with deep experience in building cultures of philanthropy. A dynamic leader in driving revenue for associations and other non-profits, Matt has more than 20 years of success harnessing the power of elite boards and talented staffs and advancing diverse organizations. A skilled program designer and front-line fundraiser, Matt has developed and led capital campaigns ranging from $10 million to $150 million. Matt is an innovative project leader who has conceived and launched unprecedented youth recruitment programs in STEM; ocean conservation awareness initiatives and historical appreciation and preservation projects.
Peter leads research, strategy, and creative direction, for causes, individuals, higher education, nonprofit organizations, and select corporate accounts. Leveraging extensive experience in design, the arts, and communications, Peter helps clients articulate innovative strategic, creative, and development solutions. Working for Washington University in St. Louis, Peter led the development of strategy, messaging, case statements, and naming,…
BrandMiners™ is a unique brand strategy and research consulting firm led by brand strategist and market research professional, Cindy Buxbaum. Essentially, we focus on just two key functions – Outsourcing and Independence – for our select clientele. Our focused services are limited, but we do them exceptionally well! With our unique brand outsourcing services, BrandMiners…
Boyle Public Affairs’ (BPA) effectiveness in education is built on the subject matter expertise and media network of co-founder and partner Jim Boyle, who has worked extensively in the field since he served as Vice President of Corporate Communications and Brand Marketing at Sallie Mae from 2000 – 2003, and as President of College Parents of America from 2003 – 2010.
Dr. Sarah B. Steinberg is the former Executive Vice Provost of Johns Hopkins University and currently the Founder and Principal Consultant for Frogstone Strategies.
Petr is a highly experienced and successful executive and entrepreneur. He has more than 20 years of experience serving a variety of dynamic for-profit and non-profit organizations. Petr leads the business planning practice for The Zodiac Group as a senior advisor. Throughout his career, Petr has had the opportunity to develop and implement strategic business plans for customer-driven enterprises focused on culture, entertainment and education. He was co-founder of the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C., and has many times been entrusted with formal assessments of the long-term viability of complex multimillion-dollar mixed-use developments
Don is a senior creative manager, award-winning art director, writer and broadcast producer with over 30 years of high-level experience in advertising, direct response, and marketing communications. With additional strengths in conceptual thinking, including visual brand positioning and strategy, project management and information design and development, Don brings broad marketing experience to any medium. Working both as an independent creative consultant and on staff in positions such as Group Creative Director, Vice President, Senior Art Director at Gray Kirk/VanSant Advertising and Senior Art Director at Doner Direct Advertising.
Gary is CEO and Managing Director at Zodiac partner Propel Strategic Solutions, an organization designed to develop insights and strategic options that drive the desired results for our clients. Our focus has been with nonprofit education organizations seeking to understand and assess their market demand in order to expand their reach. Formally an Executive Director of Strategy and Analytics at the College Board, Gary’s expertise is in gathering and synthesizing qualitative and quantitative market research that addresses and presents the strategic opportunities and risks that best suit our client’s needs.