Brighton Agency Blog | Brighton Agency Welcomes Three New Employees

Brighton Agency Welcomes Three New Employees

New Team Members Enhance Firm’s Capabilities in Finance, Healthcare and Design

ST. LOUIS (Jan. 30, 2017) – Brighton Agency welcomes Michelle Dowell, Evan Amelia Goodman and Emily Allen to the team. The team expansion will help the firm continue to drive innovation and impactful solutions for clients.

“We strive to help our clients understand their brands to build lasting relationships,” said Tina VonderHaar, president and CEO at Brighton Agency. “Growing our teams with experts who share Brighton’s passion and expertise for fostering these relationships is key to furthering our mission.”

Michelle Dowell joins Brighton as executive director – finance/human resources. She will lead all financial and human resources efforts at Brighton. Dowell brings nearly 16 years of experience in financial positions, including accounting manager/controller at VENITI, Inc. and senior manager positions at FleishmanHillard’s headquarters in St. Louis. Dowell received her master’s degree in accounting and is also a certified public accountant.

The agency’s healthcare team welcomes Evan Amelia Goodman as account manager. With more than six years of experience in healthcare marketing and communications, Goodman began her career as program coordinator with leading national healthcare organization AcademyHealth in Washington, D.C. She previously worked with St. Louis-based Ascension, where she contributed to community relations, public relations and internal communications. At Brighton, Goodman will manage the agency’s healthcare clients and work on the Medicaid exchange program.

Brighton’s new art director, Emily Allen, will implement brand development and brand strategy for clients in the farm, food and family sectors. Allen was previously a graphic designer with HARMAN International and the St. Louis-based independent branding firm Propaganda Inc. She will earn her master’s degree in business administration in May 2017 from Southern Illinois University Carbondale and currently serves as chapter manager for the American Institute of Graphic Arts – St. Louis board of directors.

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