Becca Merriam Art Director
Becca is a conceptual thinker and creative leader with expertise in digital, print and packaging for brands in hospitality, franchises, food and beverage, and healthcare. Before joining Aqua, she served as a creative manager at Wynn Las Vegas and as a graphic designer at The Venetian. Whether she’s collaborating with her teammates, presenting new ideas or creating breakthrough design, her passion to create impactful content results in phenomenal work. She thrives on challenges and tackles each project with an endearing smile and can-do attitude.
Becca recently relocated from one of the finest cities that never sleeps to St. Petersburg and is settling into her new digs with her goldendoodle, Ellie. Her enthusiasm to excel carries over into her personal life as she’s a certified personal trainer. Her love of working out is equaled only by her love of good food, so she’s enjoying exploring the thriving culinary scene in her new home of St. Petersburg.
Becca holds a BFA in Graphic Design from the Paier College of Art in Hamden, Connecticut.
Full-Service. And Full of Surprises.
Formed in 2010, Aqua is one of the few firms in the country specializing in both destination marketing and economic development. Our staff possesses extensive experience in both fields and is one of the most highly awarded firms in the destination marketing industry. Year after year, Aqua is recognized for its efforts on a regional, national and international scale.
A fully integrated, multi-functional marketing communications firm, Aqua’s staff understands the complete gamut of requirements to competitively define and market destinations. Every one of our staff is deeply experienced in their area of expertise as well as how it applies to and is leveraged within your industry. That experience includes branding and brand development, advertising, public relations, social media, media relations, events, lead conversion, collateral creation, broadcast and video production, web development, database development/management, as well as all aspects of online marketing (PPC, SEO, SEM and more).
And to top it off, you’ll find we’re really nice people and a joy to work with. We specialize in making life easier for our clients. So besides being constantly innovative, we’re also constantly willing to be flexible, pick up the slack, and help in any way.
Dave Di Maggio President/CEO
Fran Vaccaro Senior Vice President/Account Services
Katie Varano Account Supervisor
Travis McClure Account Executive
Alisha Farmer Vice President of Public Relations
Eddie Delgado Public Relations Account Executive
Megan Brewster Public Relations Account Executive
Sarah Caro Public Relations Account Executive
Michelle Lenhart Public Relations Account Executive
Chip Futch Director, Digital Strategy and Business Intelligence
Tricia Pressley Media Director
Lauren Cuff Senior Media Buyer
Bart Sztykowski PPC Digital Manager
Ashlee Carrasquillo Media Coordinator
Thom Hart Creative Director
Kim Oliphant Senior Art Director / Account Management
Angela Mitchell Senior Copywriter
Amanda Zdzierak Art Director
Megan Pugh Art Director
Becca Merriam Art Director
Kristofer Atkinson Video Producer
Tim Sinclair Digital Development
Brooke Perry Account Coordinator
Alana Pulver Social Media Coordinator
Joanne Bisset Bookkeeper/Financial Manager