VCU Brandcenter

Industry Mentors

Advice. Critique. Feedback.
They've been there before
and they're here to help.

Second year students are matched with industry mentors who work in the fields which the students are studying.
They make themselves available to answer questions, review work, offer valuable feedback, give advice, and even host
student visits at their agency/company. Many of them are Adcenter/Brandcenter alumni or just friends of the school.

We thank all of our industry mentors for all their support of our students. 

2015 Industry Mentors

Morgan Aceino, Deutsch
Andrew Aquino, RedScout
Alec Black, Muhtayzik-Hoffer
Allison Bolyard, Baby Jogger
David Byrd, The Martin Agency
Chris Colliton, Droga5
Claiborne Colombo, AKQA
Catherine Dailey, AKQA
Sarah Daily, Prophet
Paul Davis, Diamond Candles
Michael Fanuele, General Mills
Ross Fletcher, Barton F. Graf 9000
Cj Franzita, McKinney
Chelsea Garber, R/GA
Stephen Hadinger, AKQA
Natalie Hammel, Google Creative Lab
David Hartman, Target
John Hayes, American Express
Jarrod Higgins, Wieden + Kennedy
Ben Johannemann, The Bull-White House
Susan Land, Wieden + Kennedy
Ted Marakrewicz, Redscout
Patrick Maravilla, EVB
Christian Markow, Joe Smith Brand Consulting
Nick Marx, 72andSunny
Kirstie Maryott, Goodby Silverstein & Partners
Julie Matheny, Deutsch
Amy Meyer, Neighborhood
Gabrielle Muse, West SF
Lindsey Neeld, Translation
Kara Noble And Mary Gross, Boone/Oakley
Steve O'Connell, Red Tettemer O'Connell and Partners
Avery Oldfield, Venables Bell
Roseanne Overton, Argonaut
Mollie Partesotti, Media Arts Lab
Tyler Schmidt, AKQA
Allison Solomson, Venable Bell Orange
Sean Staley, Barton F Graf 9000
Mary Toves, Team One
Kyla Wagman, Redscout
Deacon Webster, Walrus
Kevin Weir, Droga5
Brig White, Tool of North American
Claire Wyckoff, Wieden + Kennedy