Board of Directors
Andrew R. Brenits, President
Andy recently relocated to Phoenix Arizona with his Family to build and lead the Creative Services team within the Corporate Communication group at Arizona Public Service. His team of designers, video producers, and photographers create APS’s internal and external marketing and communications collateral.
Andy’s career began working for small studios in the Flatiron district of Manhattan, before moving to in-house positions at Banana Republic, Gap, the National Football League, and KPMG. He managed his own successful design consultancy for 10 years before returning to the ranks of in-house creatives.
In addition to his BFA in Graphic Design from the School of Visual Arts, Andy holds a Masters Degree in Design Management from Pratt Institute where he also taught the subject in the graduate Communications Design program at Pratt Institute for 8 years. He was most recently a panelist at the HOW in-house managers conference, and has lead roundtables on career paths, metrics, and proving value for in-house teams.
Robin N. Colangelo, Vice President
Director, Partnerships and Sponsorships
Robin leads a global in-house creative team for White & Case, where she manages the global brand and oversees print and web design produced in the firm’s New York City and Manila offices.
In her current role, Robin has been managing an award winning team of designers, production specialists and proofreaders for the past 6 years. Her team of creative professionals design and produce the firm’s global marketing collateral, branding, identity, annual reports and event materials.
Kevin Kearns, Director
Marketing and Brand
Kevin is Creative Director for Duke University Health System located in Durham, North Carolina. Supported by a 27-person team of designers, writers and web developers, he directs the creation and maintenance of the brand identity for Duke Medicine, a health system made up of over 28,000 employees, three hospitals, hundreds of offices and clinics throughout the state as well as partnerships in Singapore and Dubai. His group develops integrated campaigns using the web, print, television, and direct mail, for a variety of clients within the health system.
He moved South after working at DDB Chicago for over 13 years, creating award-winning campaigns for Budweiser, Bud Light, McDonald’s, Discover Card, and Tyson Foods. In 2000, he was awarded a Lion at the International Cannes Advertising Festival for his work on Budweiser. His Bud Light work has aired on the Super Bowl and was named ‘one of the all-time greatest Super Bowl ads of the decade’ by CBS.
Kevin earned his B.F.A. from Miami University in Ohio and his master’s degree in Advertising Design from Syracuse University. He currently is a lecturer at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill teaching art direction and integrated campaign development.
Director, Events and Programming
Cindy is the New York Metro Region Business Development Manager for Mohawk Fine Papers, where she spends most of her time consulting with design firms, ad agencies, print production managers, corporate end users and printers on all aspects of paper selection and procurement. Her vast knowledge and experience in the printing process has positioned her as a “go to” person for expert advice on paper and production as it relates to paper choices.
Director, Online Content and eCommunications
Kim Conder is the Director of Creative Services for the Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau, the accredited destination marketing organization for Durham, NC. Kim and her in-house design team are responsible for the creative direction and production of the Bureau’s award-winning marketing collateral and web materials, as well as managing the continued deployment of the overarching brand for Durham, NC. Kim holds a B.A. in Journalism with a concentration in Visual Communications from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Director, Social Media and Public Engagement
Cynthia is the Associate Art Director at Webster Financial Corporation based in central Connecticut where she helps manage the brand and oversees the creative direction of the Creative Services department. She has over 17 years experience in production and design in various industries such as publishing, advertising and manufacturing. She has earned a Bachelors degree from the University of Connecticut in Graphic Design with a minor in storybook illustration.
Director, Member Engagement
After 17 years in New York, Kim relocated to Austin, Texas to join Dimensional Fund Advisors as Creative Director, where she oversees the editorial, design, presentations and production teams. For most of the past decade, Kim served as Vice President, Global Creative Director for Morgan Stanley, where she managed the brand and oversaw print, Web and animation design produced in the firm’s New York, London and Tokyo studios. Prior to Morgan Stanley, Kim worked on the agency side as an art director for the arts, biotech, finance and publishing industries. With a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Texas at Austin, Kim started her career as a copywriter, writing television, radio and print ads. She earned a Master’s degree in Communications Design from Pratt Institute, where she later taught Psychology of Visual Perception in the Graduate Communications Design department for eight years.
Luis Cabral is currently a freelance web-developer based in New York City. He is currently completing a certification course in Web Development at The NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies. Prior to this, Luis had 15+ years at IBM as a client technical professional. In this role he was responsible for working with customers to help define their business requirements and propose software solutions to address those needs. His focus was on business process management and cloud based software products. Luis worked with clients in Banking and Finance as well as New York City and New York State Agencies. He holds a BA in Computer Science from Hunter College and an MBA in Finance from Fordham University.
Vivian is a self-employed writer, editor, and proofreader, working primarily with pharmaceutical and medical education companies these days. She has previously worked with various nonprofit organizations as a director of development, a hospital grants administrator, and a university development officer, as well as a communications officer with The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in Princeton, New Jersey.
She received a degree in sociology from Gordon College (Wenham, Massachusetts) and a master’s degree in public administration from Baruch College, The City University of New York.