The experts at the heart of By George & Company are senior level communications specialists who are committed to coming together and contributing their expertise in the best interest of the issues and organizations they care about.
|Jackie Buster is artistic, musical and colorful. Her special events are unexpected and unforgettable. She's a music producer, television producer, graphic designer and social
marketing expert. She produces small town fairs and urban glamour. Numerous non-profits have benefited from Jackie's overflowing creativity - among them, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the American Heart Association,
NAACP and Community Health Network of Connecticut.
|Andrew Clayman received an Academy Award nomination as Executive Producer of My Architect in 2004. As President of Mediaworks in New York, Andy produces programs that
entertain and educate - using a variety of media and storytelling techniques - for the Museum of Natural History, Girls Inc., New York University, MOMA, the Guggenheim and prestigious corporate clients such as Tiffany, Christies,
Sotheby's, HP, Sun and IBM.
|Chris "Big Dog" Davis is a veteran music producer for contemporary jazz greats, R&B adult contemporary artists, and gospel and country giants. He has written and produced
for Kim Waters, Will Downing, Marion Meadows, Glen Jones, Isaac Hayes, Phil Perry, William Becton and Kenny Rogers. Chris creates memorable jingles and lays music tracks for radio and TV ads.
|Joe Fox is an experienced journalist, playwright and film/video producer. Prior to starting his own production company, Fly on the Wall, with partner James Nubile, Joe wrote regularly for USA Today and other national publications, including features on Rwanda, the Middle East, South Africa, Northern Ireland and Chernobyl. In 1996, his series "Voices of Peace" was chosen as USA Today's submission for the Pulitzer Prize. Along with James Nubile, Joe is the director, producer of the documentary Passing Poston. Released in February 2008, Passing Poston is the moving and haunting story of four former internees of the Poston Relocation center, a WWII Japanese internment camp in Arizona.|
|Bari George is an expert in non-profit brand management. Her job is to understand the client and the product completely and to bring together the appropriate artists, strategists and
administrators in the best interest of the project. (see Who is George)
|Barbara Gordon is a savvy writer and creative thinker. Her finely crafted copy appears in the ads, collateral and web content of clients in both the private and public sectors. Barbara
is especially passionate about assignments that promote causes in the human and civil rights arenas.
|Ben Hillman is a film maker, designer, writer and illustrator who loves political propaganda and Betty Boop. His independent short films have toured the world in numerous international
film festivals. He has written and illustrated several children's books and animated Spike Lee's sperm in She Hate Me. Ben's web site design roster includes By George & Company - among many others.
|Jean Hubbard is a corporate advertising executive with experience managing consumer, trade and interactive accounts. She brings proven corporate strategy to the nonprofit sector,
understanding the power and urgency of branding our causes. Together with Rosie Rodrigues, she practices her craft at Magical Monkey in New York.
|Geoffrey Knox, president of Geoffrey Knox & Associates, creates communications strategies on social and political issues for non-profit organizations at the local, national and
international level. The firm focuses on communications that educate and mobilize the public, attract supporters, influence policymakers, and enhance recognition for an organization. Geoffrey has a diverse list of clients and
issues, but has gained significant expertise in the areas of women's reproductive health and rights, child welfare reform, sexuality and HIV/AIDS.
|Celinda Lake and her firm, Lake Research, study public attitudes and translate research into strategic actionable advice. Her extensive experience in the nonprofit, policy and political
sectors guides accuracy, flexibility and creativity while overcoming reliance on assumptions. Celinda is one of the most respected pollsters in the country. Her reports are quoted in the Washington Post, New York Times, Wall Street
Journal and more. Celinda presents statistics and provides expert commentary regularly on CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, Fox News and NPR.
|Alice Leeds' expertise is in strategic communications and public education in the fields of advocacy and civil rights. Prior to launching Public Relations in the Public Interest, she
was Director of Communications at Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG), where she collaborated with PFLAG affiliates in all 50 states and developed campaigns for their National Marriage Equality and
Scholarship projects. Alice also works extensively on issues of women's rights and non-traditional art, as well as emerging technologies.
|Beverly Neufeld is a non-profit strategist and executive. An expert in issues concerning women, children and education, she led The White House Project as Executive Director. She is
nationally recognized in the category of women's rights and leadership and brings her talent in outreach, strategic planning and lucrative partnerships to our collective table.
|James Nubile is an accomplished journalist, photographer, film producer and principal at Fly on the Wall Productions. His work has been featured in the NY Times Magazine, LA Times Magazine, Newsweek, Time, US News & World Report and USA Today. He has been twice recognized by the Columbia School of Journalism for Best Magazine Feature Picture. Along with Joe Fox, James is the director, producer of the documentary Passing Poston. Released in February 2008, Passing Poston is the moving and haunting story of four former internees of the Poston Relocation center, a WWII Japanese internment camp in Arizona.|
|Brian Palmer is a photojournalist/writer/filmmaker based in Brooklyn, New York. Brian has served as a correspondent for CNN and as Beijing Bureau Chief for US News & World Report.
His photographs have appeared in numerous national and international publications, including The New York Times, ColorLines, US News & World Report, Fortune, and Politiken (Copenhagen). He has independently produced for MTV,
the Tribeca Film Festival and PBS's Now. He is currently making a documentary about his three trips to Iraq as a photojournalist embedded with the US Marines. Brian's photography and videography tell stories - not freezing
time, but opening doors to more information and experience.
|Karen Palmer is an accomplished senior news producer with 20+ years experience at CBS and CNN. She is a writer, producer, media trainer and presentation consultant to nonprofit
organizations. She has won four Emmy Awards for her segments on 48 Hours and a Headliner Award for her work on the CNN team covering the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks.
|Roswitha Rodrigues is creative director of the New York based design and branding studio Magical Monkey. With a business degree in advertising and management and more than 20 years
experience in graphic design, Roswitha has received recognition and numerous awards for her work. At Magical Monkey, she is responsible for developing a powerful visual language for diverse clients. Roswitha also teaches Visual
Branding, Graphic Design and Web Design at the School of Visual Arts.
|Stephanie Sandberg, president of Sandberg Consulting, is a media and communications expert specializing in marketing and convergence issues. Her experience ranges from Vice
President of Marketing for FORTUNE and FORTUNE Small Business to President and Publisher of The New Republic, along with management positions at The Los Angeles Times, Newsweek and The New Yorker. The former chair of the Magazine
Publishers of America's Independent Magazine Group (IMAG), Stephanie was recognized as a Folio: 40 in 2005 for her outstanding contributions to the industry. She blogs for Huffingtonpost.com and was a longtime board member of
the Women's Venture Fund, which provides loans, training and mentoring to women in underserved communities in New York.
|Lisa Santandrea is a gifted writer and editor based in New York. Her portfolio includes creative marketing campaigns for Vanity Fair and Travel & Leisure as well as editorial
contributions to Marie Claire, Fortune, Budget Travel, Arts International and the American Journal of Nursing. Lisa is currently a master's candidate in Costume Studies at NYU.
|Bheesham Sethi has led an environmental organization; served as a Chief Development Officer; and worked as a development and fundraising consultant for major national non profits.
Imaginative, creative, dynamic and a strategic thinker, Bheesham has worked with diverse progressive issues including the environment, social services, public broadcasting, low-income housing, gay and civil rights, media and youth.
|Denise Sinnott's tenure inside the DC beltway with Congressional Quarterly furthered her insight into the challenges non-profits face as they pursue their agendas on Capitol Hill.
Deni has spent time on both side of media sales, working for marketing firms and ad agencies and representing magazine publishers. Deni currently specializes in internet marketing, including working for FOX in their interactive
|Christopher Smith is a freelance photojournalist and commercial photographer and has been based in New York City for fifteen years. He works regularly for the New York Times and has been
published in numerous magazines including Time and Fortune.
|Laura Tolkow is a creative director/graphic designer living and working in New York City. She has spent most of her career as a creative consultant for television - designing channels,
producing on-air promotions and strategizing on branding. She began her career as a typographer before her interest in computer graphics steered her into motion design. Currently, her firm Flush Left, has branched into print design
for not-for-profit organizations as well as others outside the TV world.
|Ronnie Todaro is a non-profit executive with a passion for creating strategic, focused and integrated education and advocacy campaigns. Her expertise spans from large national
initiatives on reproductive health policy and clinical research education and awareness, to community-based projects addressing cultural competency in health care and education reform.
|Yuko Uchikawa has been working as a graphic designer and art director since 1991. Her particular interest and specialization is in book design. She has designed numerous documentary
photography books as well as poetry and fiction. She began her design career at Bureau, a design firm founded by the design wing of ACT UP. Yuko currently works independently, dividing her time between New York and Japan. She is
particularly interested in design projects that deal with social justice issues and has served many non-profit organizations. In addition, she is a co-founder of Ruckus Safety Awareness, a self-defense instructor group that teaches
self-defense and safety skills in New York City and Japan.
|Mandy Vento - Teacher, guru, advocate. In addition to bringing strategic and tactical approaches to marketing dynamics, Mandy provides guidance to our community-based clients and their
real-world, on-the-ground needs. Mandy has worked with high profile advocacy clients such as Planned Parenthood and its affiliates, ACLU, Amnesty International and American Humane Association. Her for-profit background includes
American Express, AT&T, Paramount Pictures, SONY and Toyota.