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.
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.
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.
There are no endings, only new beginnings and the opportunities they present.
Abby has a passion for managing employee- and customer-engagement for organizations in complex business environments. Working with her Deutser team on results-driven solutions, she has successfully leveraged a national organization’s culture to drive its safety initiatives and overall performance. Abby has led and managed brand identity, corporate marketing and advertising, communication strategies and event activity for startups, nonprofits and private-equity-backed companies. To the delight of her Deutser colleagues, Abby is also a semi-professional baker, video editor and all-around creative individual. She is a graduate of Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
Brenna brings more than 15 years of marketing experience to the Deutser team. Having worked with a variety of brands in numerous industries ¬– from food service at Landry’s to jewelry at Zadock Jewelers to media at the Houston Press – she brings a wide range of expertise to her Deutser clients. A native of Corsicana, Texas, Brenna holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in Art History and Public Relations as well as a Master of Arts degree in Journalism and Mass Communications – all from Texas State University. Brenna is an active community volunteer serving on two Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo committees and working with animal rescue groups.
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.
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.
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.
Brent brings scientific expertise to the firm's organizational consulting practice. With a background in experimental psychology and neuroscience, he specializes in bringing research methods to diagnose organizational strengths and weaknesses and to find areas of maximum growth potential. His client experience includes Princess Cruises, Booking.com, Good Think (Shawn Achor) and Sephora. Brent has a B.A. in Biology from Southwestern University, an M.A. in Psychology from Wake Forest University and is a PhD candidate for Neuroscience at Texas A&M University.
Leaders can never spend enough time dreaming.
People want to belong to something that is bigger than their own experience.
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.
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.
We must recalibrate our approach to genuine connection–elevating an active listening presence.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Molly Voorhees is recognized for thinking strategically and changing systems and practices to improve business results. She has a history of establishing long-term, productive relationships and raising funds to build businesses and nonprofit organizations. In her consulting role at Deutser and as President of Becks Prime and Chocolate Bar, Molly continuously analyzes and responds to changing business environments, making recommendations and building support from diverse stakeholders. Molly holds a BA from Middlebury College and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business. She has served on the St. John’s School and Breakthrough boards and currently serves on both the Houston Zoo and UTMB Development boards.
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.”
Every organization has a culture; the question is whether it is intentional or accidental.