OK 13: Marketing Professionals

OK 13

The members of OK 13 are marketing professionals and owners of marketing companies.

Meeting time: Third Thursdays from 2 to 5pm

Facilitators

Justin Bronson
Justin Bronson

Justin is the Owner & Strategist at Citizen+Co., a brand identity and strategy consultancy. They guide brands through the process of deeper self discovery, inspiring the creation of more compelling and socially-impactful brands and cultures. They are on a mission to build brands that are good for society – the kind that value people, progress, and purpose above all else. In a world dominated by brands that only want to sell, they urge brands to have a higher mission. To be less a like a company and more like a cause.

Outside of work, Justin loves spending time with his wife and two children, and also facilitates public conversations about de-centering Whiteness and dismantling systemic racism through awareness, introspection, and policy support.

Elise Rossman
Elise Rossman

Driven marketing and public relations specialist with an analytical mind and 10+ years of experience in live events, Broadway and concerts. Success in selling events with audiences ranging from 40 to 40,000, using traditional and non-traditional mediums. Experience with both for-profit and non-profit organizations. Currently focusing on bringing jobs to Central Oregon through EDCO. Loves Bend, hiking, biking, and the outdoors!

Members

Justin Coats
Justin Coats

I am the founder of Volitant Consulting; I have a passion for helping people achieve their goals no matter the size or complexity of them, personal or business related, if it's a goal of yours I will do what I can to help you achieve it. I have a wide range of experience from being a helicopter mechanic in the Marine Corps, a certified commercial helicopter pilot, a professional drone pilot, and now a business owner. I am a father of 2 and have an amazing wife, and one of our family hobbies is to search for pretty and amazing rocks then dig them out of the ground, rock hounding is one of our go to outings.

Carey Plunkett
Carey Plunkett

I am the founder of Persuasion Research, which was started here in Bend 10 years ago. I have a Master's in Organizational Psychology and have spent my 20+ year career understanding consumer wants, needs, perceptions, and decision making and applying those insight to business opportunities.

Henry Kim
Henry Kim

Henry is the Account Manager at Wahoo Films, a full service, script-to-screen video production company that maintains clients not only in the Pacific Northwest, but throughout the country and world as well. His passions include storytelling and developing concepts and storylines for the projects he works on with his team. Wahoo Films produces short films with big impact- from conservation and environmental films to sustainable technologies and corporate videos.

Nicole Lewis
Nicole Lewis

I have been working in sales and marketing for the past 10 years, mainly in the telecommunications industry. My roles have typically been customer facing, relationship building and community driven. I transferred from Colorado with my company at the end of February 2020 to assume my current position with Bend Broadband. I am excited to get involved with this community and all it has to offer.

Leah Rutz
Leah Rutz

I am part Creative Director, Manager of Open Space Event Studio and work part time as a producer for The Call to Create Podcast, Patronage Films and Central District Investments, LLC. I am also an independent creative and board member with Desert Diamond Productions—a newly formed women led arts and entertainment nonprofit.

Tracy Massaro
Tracy Massaro

Tracy is a Marketing Professional with 15+ years experience in Consumer Marketing who recently started her own Consulting Business, Massaro Marketing. She is currently working with several Direct to Consumer start-up leading their Marketing and Growth Strategies. Prior to Consulting, she worked for Facebook where she led Advertising for some of their largest and fastest growing accounts including Airbnb and Lyft and spent a large chunk of her career at Shutterfly where she led teams focused on Brand Awareness and Customer Acquisition. In her spare time, which she values dearly, she loves the outdoors, skiing, yoga, traveling, dancing, reading, and spending time with her husband and 3 kids.