Positivity is the great connector of people, of companies and of relationships, and it’s the glue that binds us to our desired future state.
Mandy is a native Texan with a “world-wild” view. As an experienced designer, she has a distinct eye for detail and a strategic approach to creative. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Advertising from The University of Texas at Austin, and a degree in Design from the Art Institute of Houston. Before joining Deutser, she worked at Savage Brands, Landry’s Inc., Axiom (BrandExtract), and Shell Oil in Houston, Texas; Girvin Strategic Branding and Design in Seattle, Washington; and Robilant Associati, a creative lab in Milan, Italy — where she also became fluent in Italian. Bravissima! And, Mandy's the wrangler of a teenager and three rescue dogs.
Jennifer has been in the graphic design field for more than 15 years and has worked on many high-profile projects, winning local and national awards along the way. She supports clients in a variety of industries, from education to healthcare to energy. Jennifer brings a keen eye and a unique design expertise to every project she undertakes, whether it’s a website, an outdoor board, a brochure or a one-of-a-kind invitation. Clients appreciate her meticulous attention to detail as she addresses their most pressing and exciting opportunities. Jennifer earned her degree in graphic design from the Art Institute of Houston.
Dr. Isabel (Izzy) Bilotta
Dr. Isabel (Izzy) Bilotta
Izzy received her Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from Rice University. She researches diversity, fairness, belonging, and leadership at work. Her work is published in widely cited, peer-reviewed outlets including The Journal of Applied Psychology. She has conducted applied research for The Center for Creative Leadership, The Doerr Institute, and MD Anderson. As a selection specialist at NASA, Izzy helped identify the 2021 class of astronauts, the most demographically diverse group to date. A certified leadership coach, she emboldens clients to achieve their maximum potential using data-driven approaches. Hailing from D.C., Izzy loves the independent, entrepreneurial spirit embodied by Texans.
Christy’s expertise is vast, her experience, varied. During her 25+ year career she has art directed a regional lifestyle magazine, developed and designed “Happy Meals,” worked as senior art director at a Houston advertising agency, and been a “solo-prenuer.” As creative manager at Deutser, she oversees creative and culture workshops, helps with print production, leads design teams to award-winning work, all while having a lot of fun. A graduate of the Art Institute of Houston, Christy’s print work has received much recognition including a Regional Design Award from Print Magazine, local and national ADDYs, and a Gold award from the Independent Publishing Association for cookbook design.
With over 10 years of experience in the natural gas industry, Brooke brings a unique perspective to the Deutser team. Her previous background in a customer-centric environment coupled with strong project management skills provides an excellent framework for creative, results-driven solutions. She knows that there is no single approach to solving the task at hand and, through collaboration with passionate people, enjoys the process just as much as the end result. Outside of work, Brooke enjoys cooking and interior design and spends her spare time exploring both hobbies in and outside of Houston. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University.
Peter enhances value through enterprise risk management, operations management, and financial analysis. By maturing risk culture and through developing risk architecture and risk appetite, Peter has steered the inclusion of risk management into decision-making. He has a strong understanding of the energy and natural-resource industries, having guided Fortune 500 and multinational companies through acquisitions, divestments, continuous improvement and business transformation initiatives. In multiple international assignments, he has led business-development activities and established new operations. Peter is a Chartered Financial Analyst and Certified Public Accountant. He graduated from Fordham University with a bachelor’s in Business Administration.
Leaders can never spend enough time dreaming.
For more than 20 years, Jill has impressed her colleagues and clients with her agility, creative problem solving, collaborative spirit and communications skills. Her creativity and ability to meet pressing deadlines has enabled her to produce thousands of projects over the years, including event materials, brochures, annual reports, presentations, tradeshow graphics and digital campaigns. Her clients have been equally diverse, ranging from colleges, museums and non-profit organizations to restaurants and hotels. Jill also has extensive experience in the business-to-business sector, designing a wide variety of graphics and collateral for oil and gas, manufacturing and fluid-engineering accounts.
We are never going to outrun or outlast change.
Catherine Campbell Lane
Catherine Campbell Lane
Catherine brings extraordinary insights to leading educational institutions and national nonprofit organizations. Within these sectors, she has guided high-profile initiatives to create more aligned and engaged organizations, which has resulted in dramatically increased performance and meaningful change. Catherine has extensive experience working with complex and multifaceted education-based issues and community-engagement challenges at organizations including Collaborative for Children, The American Spectator and Empower America. A graduate of Baylor University, she is passionate about giving back to the community as a member of the Junior League of Houston, as well as serving on a variety of nonprofit boards and education-based steering committees.
Brad, a best-selling author, is the visionary behind the company. He is a trusted counselor and executive coach, as well as a leadership guru for CEOs, Board Chairs, and top corporate management. His unique insight and original approach to affecting change through organizational clarity have transformed many prominent businesses and cause-based organizations. Brad is recognized for his ability to navigate complex, ambiguous business and people challenges inside organizations. He is sought after as a speaker and authority on matters of organizational change and leadership. He is the author of “Leading Clarity: The Breakthrough Strategy to Unleash People Profit and Performance” and is an active contributor to many national media outlets. He is also active in the nonprofit community, as evidenced by his firm’s recognition on National Philanthropy Day, and he serves in leadership and board-chair capacities for many concerns including Young Presidents’ Organization. Brad is a graduate of The University of Texas.
Originally from Barranquilla, Colombia, Santiago started his career in the United States as a 3D graphic designer with his family’s prominent kitchen design company. After earning an associate’s degree in graphic design from HCC, he came to Deutser as an intern and immediately won over the entire staff with his exceptional skills and big heart. With a penchant for learning innovative technologies that help propel our clients forward, Santiago has become an integral part of the creative team, working on everything from brand identities to video production, holograms to websites, helicopter design to language translations and more.
People want to belong to something that is bigger than their own experience.
Kelsey leverages her experience in the professional sports and entertainment industries to help organizations and their leaders implement necessary change. With an inclination towards high pressure atmospheres and creative problem solving, she has had success leading large production teams to bring sporting events to screens across the country as a live sports television producer. Having also worked for professional sports organizations in both the Los Angeles and Denver markets, she has a passion for business development initiatives and bridging the gap between organizations and their surrounding communities. Kelsey graduated magna cum laude from Liberty University with a bachelor’s in Business Administration: Digital Media and Advertising.
Clarity is the foundational fabric that weaves together dreams, goals, initiatives, concerns, challenges, and triumphs.
A native Houstonian, Jared has stayed true to his Texas roots. Prior to joining Deutser, Jared worked for the Houston Texans and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin. Growing up and working in a family business, Jared developed an entrepreneurial spirit, fierce work ethic and a unique ability to quickly adapt to any circumstance and resolve challenges. With the Houston Texans, Jared held various roles ranging from leading community development initiatives and grassroots marketing efforts, to facilitating various football operations issues. At Deutser, Jared is working with some of our biggest clients on cultural change, safety initiatives and awareness campaigns. In his free time, Jared volunteers for the Pro Player Foundation and enjoys playing golf and exercising.
Inclusive leadership isn't a skill you're born with—it's a practice you cultivate consciously and continuously.
Lauren specializes in experiential marketing initiatives for clients across a wide range of industries. Her areas of expertise include integrated marketing, communications strategies, and project management. Lauren has a strong background in team and client leadership, previously acting as creative and editorial director at a small publishing house in Houston. She is passionate about championing local authors and literary arts, and serves on the Board of Houston Non-profit Publishing. An adopted Houstonian, Lauren received a BA in English and a minor in Telecommunications and Film from the University of Alabama.
Michelle is a design professional who brings varied and technically proficient creative talent to her work. She views design as problem-solving, and has expertly executed campaigns built around a variety of design solutions, from digital creation to identity systems, graphic treatments to conceptual videos and print. Among her award-winning portfolio credits are engaging, large-scale high-tech and video presentations, as well as social media design and implementation which she handles for Deutser. Michelle graduated with a communication design degree from Syracuse University and has garnered numerous awards including the American Marketing Association's Crystal Awards and The Tellys.
The willingness to challenge is at the core of every great outcome.
Nancy Hancock is a twenty-year veteran of the publishing industry. She has been responsible for publishing many high-grossing non-fiction books including more than 50 New York Times bestsellers, many of which sold more than a million copies. Thought leaders and their concepts are among her specialties and she has helped many at the largest brands in the country. Nancy is an expert in the written word and at putting language to emerging ideas. She has served as executive editor for such esteemed publishing houses as HarperCollins, Simon and Schuster, Rodale and McGraw-Hill. Nancy is based in New York City.
Jon has been a student of life and the graphic design world for over a decade. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Communications from the University of Houston. Jon is known for his infectious laugh and willingness to jump in to help solve any creative challenge. His enthusiastic personality carries into his creative work and especially his passion for environmental design. Rather it be practically, metaphorically, literally, or spiritually, he embraces the importance of communication and connection.
Karen has always had a creative eye and positive, infectious spirit. After studying Design Communications at Texas Tech University, she spent more than 22 years honing her art direction skills at some of Houston’s most prestigious advertising agencies. Her conceptual and beautifully designed work for clients like Walmart, Bank of America, Verizon Wireless and Reliant Energy has won awards and, more important, garnered results. At Deutser she applies her exceptional talents to produce intelligent and exquisite campaigns for clients like Houston Community College and Holocaust Museum Houston. When she’s not working, Karen spends her time biking, digging in her garden and playing with her beloved rescue dog, Olive Oyl.
Haley is a public relations professional with experience in the educational, entrepreneurial and corporate sectors. She specializes in helping clients translate their internal culture, values and strategies into on-going engagement and communications initiatives. Haley’s experience includes supporting the communications efforts of distinguished public and private universities and providing large-scale event- and trade-show management for clients in the healthcare and entrepreneurial arenas. She received a bachelor’s degree from Auburn University and a master’s degree from the University of Houston, both in public relations. In 2018, Haley received the PRSA-Houston Gold Excalibur award in the public service/non-profit campaign division for her work with UH’s Valenti School of Communications.
Jennifer is a seasoned marketing and sales professional with 20+ years of experience in the areas of Consumer Packaged Goods, Retail, and Entrepreneurship. With a creative eye and collaborative approach, she has led global, household name brands through brand strategy, integrated marketing, product and project management, and market share growth. She brings her expertise to Deutser with a focus on experiential marketing strategy and implementation, and production sourcing and management. Raised in the piney woods of East Texas, Jennifer grew up splitting her time between city and country before she left for Baylor University where she received her BBA in Marketing. In her spare time, she can be found dilly dallying in her garden, reveling in her role as Aunt, and chasing her Beagle, Phineas.
Peter has over 20 years of management consulting experience. He leads the firm’s Culture practice which includes organizational development, employee engagement and talent optimization. In addition, he directs the Deutser Clarity Institute which focuses on developing unique, creative, and performance-based content, leadership development, organizational research, engaging workshops and publications, a graduate of West Virginia University, Peter studied psychology/sports psychology. He also has a Master's degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Alliant University in San Diego, California. Peter is certified in Coaching for Development (Center for Creative Leadership) and The Balanced Scorecard (George Washington University). He is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology and the Society for Consulting Psychology.
Joshua Morrow, a military veteran, former professional athlete and entrepreneur, leverages his unique approach to help leaders evolve their mental and physical wellbeing. Josh works with CEOs and leaders at all levels to help prepare them for the daily challenge of leadership. Josh works with the psychological and physical elements critical to sustaining health and wellbeing. Josh, as the founder of Body N Tune, understands the demands of balancing life, work and family. A certified personal trainer, Josh played football in the NFL and for the University of Texas.
Every organization has a culture; the question is whether it is intentional or accidental.
Blas infuses creative strategy and art direction using cross-cultural influences and a perpetual study of design trends. He helps our clients discover more authentic ways to tell their stories by making meaningful connections with real people instead of faceless demographics. His empathic approach to creative helps Deutser craft more impactful experiences. With an insatiable curiosity, Blas continues to grow through the practice of design, connecting questions, truth and ideas to something well made.
Diane is a rare creative talent who is able to leverage strategic insight and cultural understanding to “humanize” her highly engaging creative work. She has been responsible for helping to create and reinvigorate some of the most high-profile brands and impact highly important cultural initiatives. Her client experience includes Coca-Cola, Sony, AT&T, M&M Mars, Pfizer, and MetLife. Her work with Ogilvy & Mather, D'Arcy and Young & Rubicam has led to effective, award-winning campaigns. A graduate of The University of Texas, she has been recognized as a national Addy finalist, Clio winner and Cannes Finalist.
Caroline specializes in marketing, strategy, public relations and communications with clients across a wide range of industries. She has experience in education, real estate, restaurant, and tech fields, and has a passion for building client relationships and business development. Caroline holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in Public Relations and Political Communication from the University of Texas at Austin. A Kansas City native, Caroline embraces her new Texas home through volunteering at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.
Ogechi leverages her curiosity, passion and music education background to support leaders and organizations that come to the Deutser Clarity Institute. In particular, she focuses on supporting clients through research, workshops and the humanizing process, helping to identify opportunities for improvement, cultural change and development. Additionally, Ogechi is a doctoral candidate in Music at the University of Texas at Austin where she also serves as a teaching assistant for the UT band program. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from the University of Houston and a Master’s degree in Conducting from Sam Houston State University.
We must recalibrate our approach to genuine connection–elevating an active listening presence.
Ashleigh has a passion for managing initiatives for high-profile organizations working in complex business environments. From distilling issues, providing strategic analysis and developing results-driven, highly engaging solutions, she has had success in leveraging an organization's culture to drive its safety initiatives and overall performance. For over 16 years, Ashleigh has led and managed the brand identity, corporate marketing and communication initiatives and event activity for numerous private and publicly traded companies. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and French from Trinity University.
Alan specializes in strategic planning, organizational alignment and performance improvement. His unique insight, methodical approach and engaging style have been instrumental in successful planning efforts for a diverse array of clients in industries ranging from oil and gas and aviation to healthcare and education. Publicly traded organizations, Fortune 500 companies and leading national businesses have all utilized Alan's strategic expertise to create meaningful strategies that improve overall performance. A graduate of Baylor University, Alan is a certified Balanced Scorecard Professional (BSP) from George Washington University and is certified in Lean Office and Service by the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.
There are no endings, only new beginnings and the opportunities they present.
Jill is a multidisciplinary designer who is passionate about developing thoughtful and relevant work. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Communications from the University of Houston and a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Texas A&M. Before coming to Deutser, Jill worked at Ogilvy & Mather, J. Walter Thompson, Shell Oil and Phillips 66. With graphic design, production and project-management experience, Jill brings a seasoned, empathetic, and fresh perspective to all projects. Her award-winning work has been achieved through a resourceful, collaborative nature and the fact that no one has ever heard Jill utter the phrase, “It can’t be done.”