Board Members


AndyBrenits-120x120Andy Brenits, DM
Creative Strategist and Branding Consultant, Brenits Creative

InSource President
Board member since 2007

Andy Brenits is an experienced brand and design strategist with extensive experience building and leading creative teams for national and international brands. He builds the playgrounds that creative professionals get to play in.

An inspired creative problem-solver Andy has worked with major brands such as Banana Republic, The Gap, National Football League, KPMG, and Arizona Public Service. He has taught visual design, marketing and brand strategy, and creative development for over 10 years to undergraduate and graduate students.

He developed the idea for the annual in-house industry report, and was selected as one of GDUSA’s People to Watch in 2013.

Andy earned his master’s degree in design management from Pratt Institute and has a BFA in graphic design from the School of Visual Arts in New York.

Robin N. Colangelo
Global Director of Creative Services, White & Case

InSource Vice President and Director of Partnerships and Sponsorships
Board member since 2009

Follow Robin on Twitter at @RobinColangelo4

Robin Colangelo is a strategic, results-oriented creative leader in developing and executing integrated brand strategies across print and digital communication channels. She is an in-house design leader accomplished at driving strategy and process for creative teams with a strong record in building, managing and leading teams that deliver exceptional business results and creative solutions.

In her current role, Robin leads a global in-house creative team for White & Case, where she manages the visual identity and oversees a diverse team across 6 offices and 5 countries, producing collateral, branding, web, social media and video animation.

Robin’s recent work has appeared in publications such as HOW, Graphis and GDUSA and was selected as one of the 2012 People to Watch by GDUSA. Robin has participated in the AIGA Business Perspectives for Creative Leaders at Yale and attended the Connecticut Institute of Art, graduating as class valedictorian specializing in graphic design and fine art. Connect with Robin on LinkedIn. 

Kim Kiser
Vice President, Creative Director, Dimensional Fund Advisors

InSource Director of Editorial
Board member since 2009

After 17 years in New York, Kim relocated to Austin, Texas to join Dimensional Fund Advisors as Vice President, Creative Director, where she oversees the in-house editorial, design, interactive, video and presentations 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. In 2014 Kim was selected as one of the People to Watch by GDUSA. 


Nathalie Heywood Smith
Partner at Heywood Smith LLC

Director, Memberships
Board member since 2016

Nathalie Heywood Smith, is passionate about bringing people together and helping them move their ideas forward. As an experienced executive she built and lead new business and recruitment teams. Nathalie believes having the right people in the right positions creates a great business. She has a track record of creating teams that are strategic and produce revenue.

Prior to joining the InSource board, Nathalie spent most of my years at Update Creative a division of Update Inc. She founded the division with the purpose of recruiting and placing creative talent at ad agencies and in-house creative departments.

Nathalie has partnered with companies at every stage of development from emerging companies to high-net worth corporations in advertising, fashion, media, professional services, retail to build award winning creative teams.

Eileen-RiestraEileen Riestra
President and Creative Director, DYA Studio

Director, Brand and Design
Board member since 2016

After working with a variety of international and local advertising agencies in Puerto Rico, Eileen Riestra established DYASTUDIO with the intention of creating a firm that would primarily center on design and visual communications. In 2014, Eileen established Depict Brands, the sister company of DYASTUDIO, in Boston, MA. Depict Brands focuses on branding development, and offers a wide array of design related services that cater to the American and Hispanic Market.

Ms. Riestra has a B.F.A. Degree in graphic design from The New England School of Art and Design at Suffolk University in Boston, Massachusetts.

cwelte_in-source_portraitChristopher Welte
Senior UI Designer for Crutchfield Corp

Director, Community Engagement
Board member since 2016

Christopher has over 20 years experience in various design industries as a designer, leader, and mentor. From print to web, exhibits to products, and art direction to brand management, he has pursued a wide range of disciplines with passion and a fresh eye.

From his early days cutting his teeth as an Industrial Design major to honing his craft as Exhibit Coordinator at the Cincinnati Museum Center to his work as a graphic/web designer at Kumho Tire, the user experience has always been at the heart of Christopher’s design process. He brings this same perspective to his present role at acclaimed electronics retailer, Crutchfield, where fun is a top priority. While handling thousands of products can pose challenges, he believes that a good designer can find a story in anything and tell it uniquely through original design.

Key Contributors

Vivian Fransen
Writer, Editor, Proofreader, Kubli & Fransen, LLC

Secretary for the InSource Board
Serving on the board since 2004

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.

Ava Salazar

Key Contributor, Brand and Design
Serving on the board since 2014

Ava is a native-born Filipino who came to New York to study design. She has more than five years of professional experience, with a solid background in branding, print and digital design. To further her education, she attended Massimo Vignelli’s Master Designer Workshop – an intensive course in graphic and typographic design, held at the Vignelli Center For Design Studies, in Rochester, New York.

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Eric Rhinehart
Contract Art Director/Illustrator

InSource Key Contributor, Brand and Design
Serving on the board since 2014

Eric is a marketing art director with a history in healthcare, luxury, food, fashion and travel.  He has honed his advertising, branding and marketing skills at firms as diverse as Express Scripts, Movado and Condé Nast.  Years of guerrilla freelancing and in-house experience have provided him with a resource of design, workflow, and best practice tools.

Eric has a degree in Illustration from Parsons School of Design.  Also a fine artist, he is a painter, exhibitor and educator.

Samantha Plateroti

Key Contributor, Social Media Coordinator
Serving on the board since 2016

Growing up in the digital age has given Samantha the experience and skills necessary to specialize in social media and technology. She received a B.A. in Communications and Media from SUNY Purchase.

Samantha’s exposure to communications through mass media during her education directed her into a career that allows her visions to reach the public and make a difference.

She is focused on activating and educating our global audience into truly engaged members of the in-house design community, through social media coordination, events and promotions.

191ebd08-c2ca-4314-bd47-5c40dd8e712anyc-rr-comStacey Leung
Key Contributor, Brand and Design
Serving on the board since 2016
Stacey is a graphic designer based out of New York City and Toronto. She is currently completing her AAS in Graphic Design at Parsons School of Design. She has executed several branding projects in her freelance work and loves publication design and bookbinding.
Stacey has a Bachelor’s Degree in City Studies and Physical & Human Geography and has worked 4+ years in healthcare. She also has 3+ years experience in Event and Wedding Coordination. During her free time, Stacey loves to travel and experience different cultures to gather inspiration.

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Key Contributor, Brand and Design
Serving on the board since 2016

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eileen_caseyEileen Casey

InSource Key Contributor, Brand and Design
Serving on the board since 2016

Eileen is a graphic designer living in New York City. She studied at Parsons the New School for Design in the AAS Graphic Design program. She graduated from the University of Dallas with a B.A. in History. Creatively influenced by urban street art, she often spends weekends photographing graffiti and murals in different neighborhoods, with plans to create a curated blog of this artwork on her site. Outside of her day job, she is freelancing and finding ways to incorporate street style into her designs. She is looking forward to connecting with other inspiring designers through Insource.


Adam_GreissAdam Greiss

Adam is Vice President/Creative Director, and Global Head of Creative Services for Morgan Stanley. He manages the New York operation and functionally oversees London, Tokyo, and off-site. The Creative Services Studio is responsible for the Firm’s print, web, and animation design for both the institutional bank and the retail business. Adam has been with Morgan Stanley since 1999.

Prior to Morgan Stanley, Adam came from the studio/agency-side, which included owning his own firm from 1992-1997. In the agency days, Adam specialized in music and entertainment, CD packaging, editorial, commercial real estate, and corporate. Adam has 50 industry awards, including AIGA, TDC, Print, Graphis, SPD, etc…, he has served on the TDC Board and the ADC Membership Committee, and he currently serves on the Board of Directors for his local Little League.

Adam has been an Adjunct Professor since 1992 — teaching Typography at School of Visual Arts, of which he is also a graduate. He holds a BFA in Graphic Design/Media Communication.


Conor_SmithConor Smith

Conor Smith is president of The BOSS Group, a leading provider of human capital solutions for the interactive, creative and marketing professions.   The BOSS Group was founded in 1987 and has seven locations throughout the United States. As president Smith is responsible for providing overall strategic direction, overseeing and developing business development and talent acquisition plans, performance management metrics, and developing and maintaining key client relationships.

Smith joined The BOSS Group in 2002 and has played an integral role in taking the organization from two to seven branches and growing revenue 675% during this timeframe.  In addition, The BOSS Group has won numerous awards including Best of Staffing: Job Candidates, Inavero, 2010, 2011 and 2012, Best of Staffing: Clients, Inavero, 2011 and 2012, America’s Fastest Growing Staffing Firms, Staffing Industry Analysts, 2007, Fastest Growing Companies, Washington Business Journal, 2007, Best Places to Work, Washington Business Journal, 2006 & 2007 and Great Places to Work, Washingtonian Magazine, 2007.

Smith was also a visionary behind the launch of two successful start-ups born from The BOSS Group: Cella Consulting and Proposal Development Consultants.

Smith holds a BA degree from King’s College and an MBA from Penn State University.


jherbergerJeni Herberger

After entering UCLA to become a physician, Jeni found her true calling and received a degree from the University of California, Irvine in Theater. Her exposure to the fashion industry and stage lead her into a career that has ran the artistic gamut from commercial photography to stage design to creative direction.

Jeni is a host of blog talk radio’s, “Talk Story with Jeni”, a bi-weekly show that invites listeners into the conversations between the great design thinkers of our time. She is on the national advisory committees for InSource and AIGA Initiative. She writes articles for various industry magazines such as HOW Magazine, Communication Arts and Business Journal. She is a featured speaker for AIGA, AMA, AdClub and HOW Design Conference. She also shares innovative ideas and practices with the readers of her blog at

Internationally-recognized as a powerful force in changing the way people approach the business of branding and design, Jeni works tirelessly with creative professionals and corporate leaders teaching them to connect and communicate. Known for her uncanny ability to break down the walls between business policy and brand  strategy, Jeni has spent the past 20-something years working with creative and corporate leaders to identify practical strategies on “doing business better”. She focuses on the fundamental components of complex practices and with her team of strategists at The Fulcrum Agency consults with Fortune 500, mid-size companies and non-profits offering action plans and on-site training grounded in strategy and focused on getting results. Her clients include Harley-Davidson (HOG), Green Coffee Mountain Roaster (GMCR), and V.F. Corporation (VFC) to name just a few.

Past Executive Leadership

Andy Epstein – Co-Founder, leader 2003 to 2004.
Glen Arnowitz – Co Founder, leader 2003 to 2004, Vice President 2004 to 2008.
Marty Shova – President from 2004 to 2008.
Andre Paquin – President from 2008 to 2010.
Kevin Kearns – Vice President from 2010 to 2012.

Past Board Members
John Baker
Steven Benfield
Ivan Boden
Laurie Brammer
Jeph Blanchard
Elon Butler
Luis Cabral
Caroyln Dacey
Dana Dunleavy
Robin Friedman
Ray Gomez
Gordon Kaye
Susan Kran
Justin Knecht
Joan Lamensdorf
Marty Lenger
Diane LeBron
Linda Montanaro
 Jen Miller
Ann Nueman
Diane Phillips
Ed Roberts
Bruce Rogers
Barry Sanel

Cindy Salant
Shani Sandy
Cynthia Saccoman
Josee Ungaretta
Patricia Watson
Clarissa Zorr
Past Advisors
Emily Cohen
Andy Epstein
Gary Lynch