Dave KingPresident/Creative Director
Dave King /President/Creative Director
Dave is the founder and creative spirit of the agency. Having worked at some of the hottest small shops in the country, he transferred that love for the agile and responsive firms to create his own. He’s won countless awards for his clients over the last 29 years. He loves his job. He loves cars. And he loves dogs because he can’t have bears in his neighborhood.
Laura HuntVP, Director of Client Services
Laura Hunt /VP, Director of Client Services
As our resident office prankster (who doesn’t love a random confetti bomb or Nicholas Cage screensaver every now and then?), Laura is all fun and games. But as our director of client services, she means business. Like dead serious, furrowed-brow business. Okay, so she’s actually totally fun all around, and our clients love working with her because she’s been overseeing accounts and producing incredible results since 2008.
Jeff EricksonSenior Account Director
Jeff Erickson /Senior Account Director
Jeff’s background reads like a veritable “who’s who” of the marketing industry. With 10 years on the agency-side (Eisner, Saatchi & Saatchi) and another 8 on the client-side (Circuit City, Capital One), he honed his skills on brands as diverse as Tylenol, Absolut Vodka, Sprite and Circuit City. As account director, he oversees planning and management for all agency clients.
Riley AlexanderAccount Manager
Riley Alexander /Account Manager
After spending time in New York City working at Pereira & O’Dell, Riley has come back to her roots in Richmond. A graduate of JMU in Media Arts & Design and having done internships at The Martin Agency in Richmond, VA and 72andSunny in Los Angeles, Riley’s curiosity and exceptional attention to detail helps to create work that effectively delivers results against client budgets.
With endless energy she brings a fresh perspective, breakthrough thinking, and fun to The King Agency as the newest member of our account management team.
Riley’s love of all things Weiner dog is a constant source of entertainment around the agency. Her goal is to be a parent to one in the near future.
Brenda Hayes /Accounting
Creativity in marketing is a huge asset. Creativity in accounting can get you in trouble. Brenda keeps us in-line and makes us check our math… twice. She’s a veteran CPA and we hear pretty good at those word games.
Nan JohnsonDirector of Public Relations
Nan Johnson /Director of Public Relations
Quite possibly, Nan’s career in PR began in high school when she won the State of Virginia Forensics Championship in the category of “after dinner speaking.” Needless to say, Nan is still quite the talker. But she also knows what she’s talking about, too. Nan has handled everything from bomb threats to actual bombings, hazmat spills to bovine TB, and local, state, regional and international media relations. We’re glad to have her as our expert PR counsel, and we hope we don’t need her services for any incidents after holiday parties. If we do, we’re in good hands.
MaryJo SteinmetzSenior Media Strategist
MaryJo Steinmetz /Senior Media Strategist
With 14 years of industry experience, MaryJo is our senior media strategist. Whether managing a multimillion dollar media budget for a large auto group or creating workable strategies for small businesses, she brings the same insight and attention to detail to all of her media plans. Having held positions at Elephant Auto Insurance, MetLife and S&K Men’s Wear, she brings a well-rounded approach that gives her an edge in effective planning and placement.