Account Director – Healthcare and Life Sciences Team
Michelle Stone has a mind for strategy, and she’s been sharpening it for over 20 years. With a marketing-emphasis journalism degree from the University of Kansas, she started her career in media planning and buying, exploring marketing and advertising from this perspective before pivoting to the account side. She wanted a better understanding of the orders she’d been carrying out in media, and she found it through client relationships. She has worked with clients in various industries, such as Thrifty Car Rental, Southern Company and Hostess Brands, where she gained expertise in strategic planning, brand positioning, campaign management and implementation, and product launch and promotion. At Brighton, she continues to focus on gaining consumer insights to better understand behavior and motivations for clients like Centene, leading our portfolio of healthcare and life sciences accounts.
Michelle recently relocated with her husband and children to Milwaukee, where she is still adjusting to winter weather that lasts for half the year. She’s learning to tolerate German-influenced food but desperately misses the traditional Italian cuisine prevalent in St. Louis. She runs semi-regularly and likes to bake.