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We are an army of marketers, technologists, and artists; ready to fearlessly attack the next business challenge. We seriously love this stuff. In fact, the problems that keep clients up at night are the reason we get out of bed in the morning.

Owen Hannay
Owen Hannay
Chairman/CEO

Owen started Slingshot in 1995 with an eye towards developing a different kind of Agency, one that's built to take advantage of the exploding media landscape and the increasingly important digital environment. An agency that's balanced across all disciplines, where great ideas can come from everywhere and clients are treated like partners, not just customers. And above all, an agency driven by a culture where open communication, transparency and trust aren't mere words, but a way of life.

In addition to his role at Slingshot, Owen is the President of the Americas for AMIN Worldwide, an alliance of over 50 independent marketing agencies that includes Slingshot. He also serves on the Foundation Board of the UVA Architecture School (where he received his Undergraduate Degree), The Board of the Dallas Gold YPO Chapter and the Board of the Dallas Arboretum.

Owen received an Architecture Degree from the University of Virginia and an MBA from SMU. An admitted geek and serial entrepreneur, he has worn many hats, but his favorite two are husband and dad.

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David Young
David Young
President/Chief Operating Officer

David may seem mild mannered, but plans to make your brand famous are brewing. He has 20 years of experience of leading big names like Greyhound, Dave & Buster’s and the American Heart Association. His fortes include: establishing consumer brands in any media and leading marketing teams in design and development of integrated campaigns. In his 15 years at Slingshot he has worn many hats. Today, David oversees the ongoing operations of the agency.

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Karen Stanton
Karen Stanton
Chief Financial Officer

Karen has been with Slingshot for over eight years and in that time has proven that her energy puts a spark plug to shame. With over 25 years of financial and accounting experience, from public accounting with a large global firm to advertising agencies of all sizes, Karen definitely has us covered in the money department. Proud and vocal about being a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, Karen shows her Longhorn pride wherever she goes. And it’s no surprise that her first childhood calling was to be a veterinarian – she and her husband are parents to no fewer than five canine companions.

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Nicole Granese
Nicole Granese
VP Strategy & Insights

Nicole, aka Wonder Woman, is an accomplished marketer with 17+ years of brand strategy and marketing experience under her gold belt. Some of the brands she's worked her magic on include Visa, Samsung Mobile, Hyundai, Head and Shoulders, Cheerios, Dr Pepper, and Borden. Her insightful analysis and original thinking across multiple industries like finance, technology, B2B, retail, and consumer packaged goods have proven invaluable. Prior to joining Slingshot, Nicole used her superpowers on the client side leading global brand strategy, insights, business analysis and strategic direction for successful brands in the payments, fashion and technology categories.

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David Coats
David Coats
VP/Executive Creative Director

Motel 6, Jack Daniel’s, Greyhound Lines—David’s career has the ring of a pretty good country/western song. He’s won just about every industry award in the game, leading creative efforts for the above-mentioned brands, plus many, many more. David is on his second stint as Executive Creative Director at Slingshot, where he served in the same role until 2010, when he was lured away to Vermont by the promise of weekend skiing and artisanal mustard. But as a 5th generation Texan, the call of the Lone Star State proved too loud to ignore, and he’s thrilled to be back home— both in Dallas and at Slingshot.

Charlotte H. Carter
Charlotte H. Carter
VP, Media & Communication Planning

Charlotte possesses the rare combination of quantitative expertise and the ability to inspire her team. In fact, in high school she was named “AP Physics Student of the Year” the same day she was awarded “Varsity Cheerleading MVP” – which proves how her analytical mind and contagious enthusiasm thrive together. Prior to joining Slingshot in 2008, Charlotte worked in brand media at The Richards Group, and her work has won an international OMMA, earned national recognition by MEDIA Magazine and scored many gold and silver trophies in the local arena too, across such accounts as the Florida Department of Citrus, GameStop, Susan G. Komen, Fuel Rewards/Shell Oil, VeeV Spirits, Corner Bakery Café, and SMU Cox. Charlotte is a country music aficionado, an interior design hobbyist and a Texas Longhorn. She and her husband, both Dallas natives, dote on their two young daughters and their yellow Labrador.

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Paul Flowers
Paul Flowers
Sr. VP Account Services

Award-winning author. Former marketing agency owner. Listed in the inaugural edition of Who’s Who In Advertising. Our co-leader of account service has quite a list of accomplishments. His book, Underdog Advertising was winner of USABookNews.com Best Books 2006 National Book Awards in the “Business: Marketing & Advertising” category. His work has been recognized locally, regionally and nationally. Paul was also president of Flowers & Partners Marketing Communications for 23 years, before merging his advertising agency with Slingshot. Today Paul runs Circa 46, a Slingshot company that specializes in marketing to seniors. 

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Our Team

Aaron Fickes
Aaron Fickes
Director of IT Development
Allison Hamm
Allison Hamm
Human Resources Manager
Amanda Brauer
Amanda Brauer
Media Planner
Ann Vorlicky
Ann Vorlicky
Executive Producer
Bennett Smith
Bennett Smith
Creative Director
Brandi Shiver Vess
Brandi Shiver Vess
Controller
Bryan Crabill
Bryan Crabill
Digital Manager of Social
Callie Lack
Callie Lack
Graphic Designer
Cam Beck
Cam Beck
Director, Consumer Experience and Analytics
Chelsea Hanson
Chelsea Hanson
Account Coordinator
Chris Luciani
Chris Luciani
Account Executive
Clay Coleman
Clay Coleman
Associate Creative Director
Daniella Gubaira
Daniella Gubaira
Management Supervisor
David Drown
David Drown
Copywriter
Garland Parsley
Garland Parsley
Account Executive
Gina Hubsch
Gina Hubsch
Senior Project Manager
Gordon Law
Gordon Law
President, Swimming Duck
Jen E. Ball
Jen E. Ball
Media Buying Director
Jessica Weinstein
Jessica Weinstein
Administrative Assistant
Katy Goodman
Katy Goodman
Media Supervisor
Kevin Hamm
Kevin Hamm
Video Editor
Kim Davis
Kim Davis
Digital Operations Director
Kim Perkins
Kim Perkins
QA and Digital Content Analyst
Lauren Mosier
Lauren Mosier
Group Media Director
Lindsay London
Lindsay London
Associate Media Director
MacKenzie Singer
MacKenzie Singer
Media Planner
Maria Riofrio
Maria Riofrio
Junior Search/Social Manager
Michelle Serrato
Michelle Serrato
Account Finance Manager
Nicole Parker
Nicole Parker
Account Planner/Insights
Paige Ebert
Paige Ebert
Senior Media Planner
Phoebe Lansford
Phoebe Lansford
Senior Account Executive
Steve Moore
Steve Moore
Director of Infrastructure
Suzanne Lara
Suzanne Lara
Creative Manager
Terri Cline
Terri Cline
Media Operations
Tom Endo
Tom Endo
Copywriter
Tori Martinez
Tori Martinez
Accountant
Trent Stephenson
Trent Stephenson
Junior Art Director
Trevlyn Trevino
Trevlyn Trevino
Senior Account Executive
Trey Wright
Trey Wright
Art Director
Wilson Pryor
Wilson Pryor
Account Director

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At Slingshot, we tend to attract certain types of people. They are passionate, curious, and fiercely independent. If you’re interested in being part of the Slingshot team, we want to hear from you. Contact us