Katie Varano Account Supervisor
Katie is a shining example of what it means to be an Account Manager. On the client side, she manages their expectations, their requests for jobs, and their marketing goals. However, it’s managing the creative team at Aqua where Katie really stands out. She really does go above and beyond to make sure our creatives have every resource, every specification, and as much time as possible to not only complete the work, but to do so in a creative and engaging way. Having previously honed her skills as a Media Planner for global powerhouse Universal McCann, New York, Katie has also led efforts for some of Florida’s most successful tourism and hospitality clients, including the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, Naples, Marco Island and Everglades Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Charlotte Harbor Visitor & Convention Bureau, and more.
B.A. in Advertising with a Minor in French (Penn State University)
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 Regional Director, South Florida
Katie Varano Account Supervisor
Travis McClure Account Executive
Megan Brewster Public Relations Account Executive
Michelle Lenhart Public Relations Account Executive
Kylie Morgan Public Relations Account Coordinator
Nicole Barnard 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