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Chad has more than 19 years in the creative industry and has worked for ad agencies serving the nation’s largest metropolitan areas. He previously worked for agencies developing campaigns for such clients as Hard Rock Hotel & Casinos, Trump Casinos, St. Barnabas Health Care Systems, Trib Total Media and Tropicana Resort and Casino. In addition to being Distinct’s Chief Creative Officer, he is also a Partner. He is an alumnus of West Virginia University and holds a master’s degree in Public Relations and Graphic Design. Chad leads the creative team in developing strategic, award-winning promotional campaigns.
Mellissa has been working with advertising agencies and video production companies for 20 years. Her training as a stylist for television and special effects makeup has put her in demand for many companies. Her insight on creative production and attention to detail while on set are crucial to any project. Her work alongside many creative professionals throughout her career has given her unique comprehension for brand personality and vision.
Lori has served in advertising sales leadership for more than 25 years, adapting seamlessly to a dramatically changing marketing landscape across broadcast, print and online platforms. Lori possesses special expertise in driving messages to the most relevant audiences. Her passion for numbers and strategic focus provides timely, quantifiable results for Distinct’s clients. Lori establishes realistic expectations based upon each client’s respective budget and delivers successful, cost-effective advertising campaigns.
Carroll brings more than 35 years of experience with some of the biggest names in the newspaper and television industries. He possesses a deep history of brand-building expertise with such media leaders as the Baltimore Sun, the Chicago Tribune and the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. He also served as vice president of operations with Comcast Corporation. Carroll knows what it takes to get noticed in large metro markets and regularly achieves such goals for Distinct’s clients.
Todd is a graduate of Fairmont State University and holds a bachelor’s degree focusing on Design and Journalism. For more than 24 years, he has spearheaded the design and branding efforts for advertising agencies, software companies and design firms. Todd has produced effective and award-winning creative for such luminous clients as; Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Coca-Cola/Minute Maid, Siemens, John Deere, Kellogg’s, Mobil, US Army, Sprint and Chevron. His technical expertise and vast experience in design and development serves a diverse clientele with quality campaigns and successful solutions. In today’s digitally-driven marketing world, Todd’s certification as a Google Partner, Squarespace Circle Pro and Shopify Partner provides clients with unparalleled expertise for their brands.
Zach earned a bachelor’s degree in Video Effects and Motion Graphics from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. His talents as a creative professional include motion graphics, videography, all types linear editing and production. In addition to these skills, he’s an FAA-certified drone pilot whose remarkable aerial video is changing perspectives for many of our clients. Zach possesses 12 years of ad agency experience and joined Distinct in 2011.