Lori Powers, Chief Executive Officer
Leading the Powers team, Lori has developed an unrivaled agency model specializing in franchise and multi-unit systems. It is this strategic vision and her unparalleled agency management that have helped Powers Agency thrive. Under her leadership, the agency produces results-driving work for brands like Home Helpers, Ameriprise Financial, Frisch's Big Boy, Penn Station East Coast Subs and more. Drawing on her 20+ years of experience and her innate understanding of how to connect client goals with long-term consumer needs, she develops solid messaging and creative strategies as the foundation for clients’ success.
Krista Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer
A self-proclaimed geek who’s also an adventure lover, Krista sees each day as an opportunity to learn something new. She leads with enthusiasm and knowledge gained from her 20+ years of franchise marketing experience. Her unit sales and system sales increases for brands like Frisch’s Big Boy, Pfizer, Penn Station East Coast Subs, Oppenheimer Funds, and Baskin Robbins stem from her passion for turning research and business analytics into practical knowledge for expanding clients’ business. Krista is a well-rounded leader with experience in nearly every facet of the industry: design, copywriting, branding, media planning, budgeting, online digital marketing . . . the list goes on; she’s done it all. Krista is a Leadership Cincinnati grad, MBA guest lecturer at Northern Kentucky University, and swears the blood in her veins is blue—“Go, UK!”
Mark Wesling, Chief Financial Officer
Competing in nine marathons, including Boston, New York, Chicago and Honolulu, has taught Mark a lot about succeeding in life and in the ad biz, too. “If you don’t put in the work, you’ll pay the price on race day.” Mark puts the work into the oversight of clients’ budgets and spending. With an MBA in finance, 30 years of account, finance and new-business experience, and a background in client service, Mark brings a unique understanding to agency financials and client needs. His undeniable joy for life brings laughter and fun wherever he goes—especially to his monthly Cigar Club lunch.
Charlie Powers, Chairman
Charlie is the antithesis of cut-throat agency tyrants. Instead, the founder of Powers Agency is down to earth, kind-spirited, genuine, a born connector: One of Charlie’s passions is bringing together people who can help each other. He sees how private-sector organizations can help fill community needs and acts as a catalyst to implement those relationships. Charlie loves fast cars, is an avid tennis player and life long Reds fan.
Terry Dillon, VP, Creative Director
With more than a decade in the entertainment and advertising industries, Terry’s brain has evolved into a full-throttle idea factory. In Los Angeles, he worked on top sitcoms including That ‘70s Show, Two and a Half Men and The Big Bang Theory. Hollywood taught him the art of high-stakes storytelling and revealed an irrational fear of famous, beautiful people. More recently, he’s developed award-winning work for the Ohio Lottery, Western & Southern Life, Dannon, Long John Silver’s and White Castle and won national attention for creating pop-culture sensation Scooter the Neutered Cat.
Mary Bailey, Media Director
Mary sees everything around her as a potential message channel and treats everyone around her like a true friend. Her expertise, developed during 20+ years in the business, is crafting agile and engaging media plans to reach your consumer and achieve your sales goals. Mary reaches your consumers in just the right place, at just the right time, through just the right channel to make your message heard. Couple Mary’s kind heart with her tough-as-nails negotiating power and you get an impressive $1.50 return on every media dollar you spend. Never without a cup of coffee in hand, Mary loves everything life has to offer—Broadway shows, the Chicago Bulls, Tupac Shakur and seeing her neighbors, the Jackson 5, perform long before they made it big!
Dan Lally, Communication Strategist
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Katie Copeland, Account Supervisor
As a mother of three, volunteer pace coach and Powers Agency’s newest account supervisor, Katie knows the importance of keeping things on time, on budget, and on strategy. While training for multiple half-marathons, running a household and managing her fantasy football teams, Katie gained 15 years of experience leading successful global and local brand initiatives for a number of Fortune 100 clients. She brings her eclectic skill set to our team to lead and oversee projects for franchise clients on a national and local level. She understands what clients need to do on a large scale to set themselves up for success in each market.
Becky Millay, Account Supervisor
Born and raised barely south of the Ohio River, Becky is a food lover and self-proclaimed salsa snob. This is due to her recent 5-year life-changing move to and from Dallas. A proud NKU graduate, she has spent nearly 15 years in restaurant marketing. Starting as a local field marketing manager for Panera Bread and Noodles & Co., to building franchise system-wide LSM, market entry strategy and franchise communications for Boston’s Restaurant in Texas. Becky likes to say she “crossed over to the dark side” in joining the Powers Agency after a career focused on the client side. (We like to say she joined the light side.) Becky is always juggling client needs, along with needs of her 2 young girls and scientist husband at their home in northern Kentucky.
Rhonda Johnson, Accounting Supervisor
Who says accountants are dull? Anyone who’s met Rhonda (party planner, hostess with the mostes’, and queen of all things fun) agrees it’s no wonder she has so many friends. Not only does Rhonda manage the client billing process, she helps clients understand their statements and works with them to determine the best methods for billing to their internal teams. Her positivity is so infectious, you just might look forward to getting your next bill.
Colleen Butler, Graphic Designer
Colleen recently graduated from the University of Cincinnati DAAP program in Graphic Communication Design where she gained experience in branding, package design, environmental design and graphic arts. Two truths and a lie about Colleen: 1) She has fallen from a plane, on purpose. 2) She refers to herself in the third person. 3) She’s a brunch enthusiast who never eats breakfast, only brunch. Colleen likes to drink coffee, diet coke, or anything else really. To round out the Irish stereotype, she loves potatoes in all their many gloriously cooked forms: baked, mashed, steamed, crisped or fried.
Courtney Craig, Account Coordinator
Hailing from Cincinnati, Courtney is a graduate of the University of Louisville (LOO-i-vull) where she majored in Marketing and minored in Spanish and International Business. Spent the two years after college in Tulsa, Oklahoma as a Teach for America Corp Member teaching third grade. Courtney loves to travel. She hopes to make it to all 50 states; she’s currently at number 24. Indiana’s next on her list. She loves her pet pug, Bubb, and she has a disturbingly large collection of pug-related knick-knacks.
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