OUR TEAM

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The team is what makes C & D so special. Each member of our team has a true passion for what they do and is continuously learning and honing their skills to create campaigns that get results for our clients. 

George Carpenter

Founder

George has over 40 years of experience in advertising and marketing. His broadcast career and production experience as talent and producer throughout the Northeast culminated as General Sales Manager for Regent Broadcasting in Utica, New York. C & D Advertising premiered in 1997. George said; “What motivates us is creating, implementing and managing a campaign that brings incredible results for our clients.

Jennifer Beach Brillante

President

As the Managing Partner of C & D Advertising, Jenn is responsible for the development of strategic planning and implementation of client marketing, advertising and public relations campaigns and works closely with her team, clients and media partners to get her clients results.

Foster Fahey

Art Director

Foster has over 30 years in the industry with his most noteworthy work experience at the marketing department at Turning Stone Casino and as Vice President of FosterMartin Advertising. He has a depth of experience working on campaigns for numerous casinos, AMF Bowling, Heluva Good!, Ferris Mowers and Water Safari Resort.

Sarah Porter

Senior Account Manager

Sarah is an inventive, results-driven account manager with a 10+ year record of advancement and achievement. Sarah manages high-impact communications and campaigns across all channels including print, TV, radio, online, social media, and public relations and is a liaison between the team and our clients. Sarah has a strong knowledge and experience in the fast-evolving digital marketing arena. With her years of experience, Sarah has seen numerous changes in the focus of the digital advertising industry and she has kept C&D clients at the forefront of these changes. As the Senior Account Manager, Sarah takes the lead in developing successful, long-term marketing strategies for our clients utilizing an omni-channel approach and creating effective and successful campaigns.

Chris Brillante

Chris Brillante is a highly skilled and experienced Business Development Manager with a strong background in the advertising industry. After graduating from MVCC with an associate’s degree in Media Marketing and Management Chris continued to pursue his passion for media by obtaining an SUNY Oswego Bachelor Degree in Broadcasting & Mass Communication
 
Chris is a highly experienced sales professional with over 15 years of experience in the field. He has a proven track record of being a trusted business advisor and a top performer in terms of generating revenue and delivering results. As a seasoned salesperson, Chris possesses exceptional organizational skills that allow him to effectively manage his clients’ needs and deliver on their expectations.

Mark Hanna

Graphic Designer

Mark brings over 5 years of experience in Graphic Design, Marketing and Advertising. With a strong passion for branding and producing clean, eye-catching design, he is able to take a clients dream and turn it into reality. Mark has a steady eye on what is trending in design to ensure his work stays current and constantly pushing forward.

Cameron Sanborn

Multimedia Specialist

Whether it’s a 15-second commercial or a 15-minute presentation, Cameron has an unwavering ability to breathe life into any project with stunning visuals and effects. With over 5 years of experience in production and editing, he understands what it takes to spark positive results out of any objective. Creative thinking isn’t something he turns off when the day is over—it’s the fabric of his life, and with his unique ideas and fresh perspective, C & D will bring your brand to the next level.

Mackenzi Dishman

Digital Marketing Manager

Mackenzi juggles many talents. She sits behind every successful social media campaign, putting her all into the market research, content creation, and graphical implementation necessary to make it come full-circle. Kenzi is always on top of what works in the industry, and she takes full advantage of every opportunity to grow our client’s online presence.

Jen Martin

Digital Marketing Manager

Jen M. catches the eye and captures attention with creative, engaging social media campaigns by thoughtfully collaborating with clients. After graduating from Utica College, Jen spent two years as a community news reporter for NewsRadio950am WIBX and has since developed her passion for growing community-based organizations by working with the local American Red Cross, YMCA, Water Safari Resort and Snow Ridge. Jen is constantly connected, monitoring the reputation of our clients and researching efficient marketing trends.

Jodie Miller

Director of Client Services

Jodie is responsible for the  planning, developing and managing of client projects. She has 13 years as local sales manager/senior account manager at Galaxy Media Partners and brings over a total of 24 years of radio advertising, sales and marketing experience to the firm.

John Latini

Multimedia Specialist

John has over 15 years of marketing experience having worked in ad agencies, the tech space, and healthcare industries. His favorite part of the business is helping clients with compelling stories through his photography, video, and design work. 

Amy Christmas

Office Manager

Amy has 35 years of accounting and administrative experience in many different industries including accounting firms, construction companies, restaurants, real estate companies, medical practices and produce companies.

I have been president of Administrative Outsourcing LLC for over 20 years.

Wherever I work, I try to implement processes to maximum efficiency. I have a very strong work ethic and dedication to my clients/work.

Cristi Kaido

Digital Marketing Manager

Cristi Kaido, our Digital Marketing Manager, brings a decade of marketing and sales expertise to her diverse professional journey. From her roots with the Boy Scouts of America to her impactful roles at Utica College, Northern Safety, and MINDSCAPE, Cristi excels in crafting and executing successful marketing strategies.
 
Known for her versatility, Cristi seamlessly transitioned from Client Success Analyst to Paid Campaign Manager to Project Manager at MINDSCAPE, showcasing her dynamic leadership. Her rapid ascent is complemented by a proven track record of managing teams and portfolios of clients with exceptional results. Balancing roles as a personal trainer and Marketing Manager at Franca’s Wine Room, she brings expertise in digital analytics, project management, and a passion for fitness and community to C&D Advertising.
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