If we had to describe Franco in one word, it would be TEAM.

We have an amazing team. Our breadth of experience spans all facets of public relations and marketing and across various industries. Right brain, left brain. Seasoned strategists to efficient implementation, content development to design…our people are what make us great.

DANIEL F. PONDER
DANIEL F. PONDER
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
As CEO, Dan Ponder oversees Franco’s business development and operations. He also provides strategic counsel in business and marketing to Franco’s clients with particular emphasis on the integration of an organization’s operations and communications disciplines.
TINA KOZAK
TINA KOZAK
PRESIDENT
Tina is wildly competitive in the most friendly and productive sort of way. She loves a challenge, whether it’s the thrill of a big client event or a crisis management situation.
TINA BENVENUTI SULLIVAN
TINA BENVENUTI SULLIVAN
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT
A self-proclaimed neat freak, Tina can take any unorganized mess and turn it into a color coded, alphabetized masterpiece.
PAT ADANTI-JOY, APR
PAT ADANTI-JOY, APR
VICE PRESIDENT
Public relations was an easy career choice for Pat as she always had an affinity for writing.
MARIE BOYLE
MARIE BOYLE
ACCOUNT SUPERVISOR
Marie has a wide range of interests from trapshooting to teaching children Polish dancing.
RACHEL BURNARD
RACHEL BURNARD
ASSISTANT ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE
Born and raised in metro Detroit, Rachel has a love for the city that led her to work in downtown Detroit after graduation from Michigan State University.
RENE CIZIO
RENE CIZIO
ACCOUNT MANAGER
Rene is an experience collector. She is always finding something to explore, learn, or create. Whether it’s traveling, being outdoors, arts and crafts, or a new exercise class, if you suggest adventure Rene will likely volunteer to go along.
LAUREN CONNOR
LAUREN CONNOR
ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE
Lauren is a metro Detroit newbie and you can catch her out on the town during her free time exploring the city and meeting new people.
LORI COOK
LORI COOK
OFFICE MANAGER
Lori is responsible for managing Franco’s office at the GM Renaissance Center in Detroit. Arguably the most critical role at Franco, Lori is the glue that holds the team together.
ADRIANE DAVIS
ADRIANE DAVIS
DIGITAL MARKETING SPECIALIST
When asked to describe herself in four words she replied, “always on the move.”
ASHLEY DUPUY
ASHLEY DUPUY
DESIGNER
Ashley lives for nature. Come spring you will find her packing up her tent and looking for the next great camping adventure.
JOE FERLITO
JOE FERLITO
ACCOUNT MANAGER
Joe is Franco’s outdoors guy. On land or lake, he loves fishing, hunting, fishing, kayaking, fishing and anything else that gets him out in the wilds of Michigan and across the country.
ANN MARIE FORTUNATE
ANN MARIE FORTUNATE
ACCOUNT SUPERVISOR
When she’s not at Franco, Ann Marie can be found hanging out with friends and family all over metro Detroit.
SEAN GAGNIER
SEAN GAGNIER
ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE
Sean provides support in media relations, social media, event coordination, community outreach and research for many of Franco’s B2B clients.
GEOFFREY GEIST
GEOFFREY GEIST
DIGITAL MARKETING SPECIALIST
Whether he’s on the course, doing a project, or out on the town, you’ll find Geoffrey all over Detroit.
ERICA SWOISH HARMON
ERICA SWOISH HARMON
SENIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE
Erica serves a variety of Franco’s B2B and non-profit clients, providing support through content creation, media relations and monitoring, community outreach and event planning.
DAN HORN
DAN HORN
SENIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE
A music enthusiast, Dan can often be found in a record store flipping through vinyl or at home playing a variety of instruments from guitar and harmonica to piano and drums.
ANDREA KENSKI
ANDREA KENSKI
ACCOUNT SUPERVISOR
Andrea perfected her customer relations skills during her 15 years in retail management for Target and the Gap.
MARY PARKINSON
MARY PARKINSON
ASSISTANT ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE
Mary Parkinson serves on a variety of Franco’s consumer and nonprofit accounts providing support with media relations, media monitoring and events.
ELIZABETH ROBBINS-SABOURIN
ELIZABETH ROBBINS-SABOURIN
ACCOUNT DIRECTOR
Elizabeth learned that “there’s no place like home” when she returned to Franco after four years building her PR and social media experience on the corporate and agency sides.
JENNIFER SPEARS
JENNIFER SPEARS
ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE
Jennifer is a true Michigander, hailing from East Lansing before moving to Ann Arbor for college and finally to Detroit after graduation.
JAMES YOUNESS
JAMES YOUNESS
ASSISTANT ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE
James serves on a variety of Franco’s consumer accounts providing support with media relations, social media and content creation.