Meet The Team

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Scott White
CEO and Co-Founder

A journalist who went from sportswriting to agency-building, we say Scott went to the majors in our industry. Former president of the Texas Public Relations Association, he divides his time serving on boards (um, you might even call him a tree-hugger) while making our biggest and best clients even bigger and better.  

 

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August Johnson

Originally from Atlanta, this Georgia Peach fit right in with our Texas crew before heading to Chicago. And our agency work blew north to the Windy City too! While the snow and negative temperatures have been an adjustment, our Chicago presence is red hot in her hands. A former member of her college dance team, August knows all the right moves not only on the dance floor but also in the PR world. Her knack for research and passion for strategy not only earned her a master’s degree, but also brought her to BizCom where she’s always looking for the most effective ways to exceed client expectations. And before you ask… No, she does not have a sister named September...

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Madeline Rockey
 
A Harry Potter fanatic and former soccer player who also has her own cooking blog on Instagram, Madeline is yet another Baylor grad who uses her training in journalism and advertising to help our clients develop effective marketing and communications programs. She loves spending time with friends and family, especially if it involves hiking, watching movies or trying new recipes together. One day she hopes to live in a different country, even if it’s just for a little while, and possibly have a chance to fine tune her (somewhat limited) Spanish speaking skills!
 

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Madison Woodruff
 
As a globetrotter who decided to place her roots in Texas, Madison couldn’t be more excited to be a member of the BizCom digital media team. She’s a passionate storyteller, content creator and connoisseur of all things Italian! With degrees in Italian Language and Advertising from The University of Oklahoma, she’s the double threat to bring your social media dreams to life. And to that we say, Che bello! In her free time, Madison enjoys traveling, spending time with her pup Loki, and she will never turn down an espresso.
 

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Emily Seabaugh

Laissez les bon temps rouler! Emily is a Louisiana native who studied Communications and Marketing at Louisiana Tech University. Her hobbies include staying up to date with pop culture and finding adventure wherever she goes. Emily is the textbook definition of a "fangirl" and will stop at nothing to see her favorite artists in concert. She loves traveling the world and has worked in Nashville, TN, and Walt Disney World’s EPCOT Center. With a creative mind and a knack for social media, Emily loves applying her passions to her career as a member of the digital division at BizCom!

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Candace Smith
 
It rings true that home is where the heart is, and for Candace home is Texas. After receiving her degree from the University of North Texas, Candace planted her roots down south in Houston. Her passion for storytelling and love for others is what fuels her skillset in account service, research and strategy. It's also what brought her to the Account Service team at BizCom. Candace thrives in creative, free-thinking environments and appreciates team-building and collaboration to create work that is meaningful and intentional with the hopes of telling stories and changing lives. When she’s not working with clients, she’s spending quality time with family and friends, taking on new adventures, and enjoying good food and iced coffee.

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Marcella Winfiele
 
As a news junkie and storyteller, Marcella is happy to be part of the BizCom Media Relations team. She is originally from Missouri City, Texas, and studied Communications and French at Texas A&M. Marcella loves all things French and sometimes even writes in franglais because her brain mushes the languages together. She is a little bit southern and a little bit British, so listen when she speaks because both accents can be heard in one sentence. Marcella is a writer, avid reader, and dog lover who drinks too much tea and knows every word to every song. She also loves photography, whether it's documenting her travels or just taking pictures of her dog Lexi.

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Monica Feid
President and Co-Founder

Born in Boston, raised in Texas, employed in NYC and now a longtime Dallas girl, Monica’s talents include getting award-winning results for clients and never saying anything is “wicked smart, y’all.” She has turned social media into an art form and is the news media’s best friend, living and working with headlines as her goal and counting national TV and reality shows, co-writing client books, and making clients famous the perks of her career.

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Lauren Moore

Look what the wind blew in! Originally from the suburbs of Chicago, Lauren left the Windy City for Texas after graduating from Saint Mary’s College. Even though she prefers to say, “you guys” instead of “y’all,” she is still embracing all The Lone Star State has to offer – especially the warmer winters! Lauren manages BizCom’s Media Relations Division and when she is not securing local and national headlines for our clients, she can probably be found obsessing over Notre Dame football or spending time with her husband, Christian.

 

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Loren Brown
 
While she may be a graduate of the University of Oklahoma, Loren is a Texas girl at heart and excited to be back south of the Red River and working in her home state. When she’s not pitching the news media to generate publicity for BizCom’s world-class roster of global clients, Loren enjoys shopping and traveling to new places. Her college experience wasn’t all Boomer Sooner, however. She also studied abroad in the United Kingdom in 2019 and is eager to cross “the pond" again. 
 

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Ellie Marcum
 
Georgia used to be on her mind but now this University of Kentucky graduate deems Lexington as her Old Kentucky Home. Ellie is thrilled to be a member of the BizCom team and right-hand to Vice President August Johnson. Even though this pair used to go head-to-head as high school rivals, they’ve joined forces to bring top-notch PR services to their clients. Ellie utilizes her skillsets in all things planning, writing and coordinating within the realm of account services. In addition to her account service skills, Ellie can tell you anything and everything you want to know about Chick-fil-A and Kentucky basketball.

 

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Clarissa Rios
 
She’s a first-generation Dallas girl who graduated from the University of North Texas where she studied public relations and marketing. Clarissa’s passion for people and love for writing have drawn her to the industry and our Media Relations team. A natural aptitude for relationship-building, communication and research are key to her ability to generate high profile publicity for our clients. She loves sports but don’t bother asking who she’s rooting for because the Dallas teams have her heart! On her free time, Clarissa can be found with friends and family, writing or watching movies — 90s rom-coms and Marvel movies are her personal favorite!.

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Megan Driscoll
 
Megan grew up in the small state of Rhode Island, also known as the Ocean State. While she loved being just a short drive to the beach, she decided to travel south for college. Passionate about social media, Megan studied Strategic Communication and Social Media Marketing at High Point University in North Carolina. Turning her passion into a career, she is excited to join BizCom’s digital team. Amongst her friends and family, she is known to talk for hours about her two dogs, Loki and Remi – a 150-pound Saint Bernard puppy. A fun fact about Megan is that she is a certified drone pilot.

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Helaina Hefner
 
Born and raised in Dallas, Helaina has always been a proud Texan, even while attending the University of Oklahoma where she majored in Journalism with an online emphasis. After graduating, Helaina set her sights to Europe where she lived in Paris, France, however, it wasn’t long before Texas was calling her name. Helaina is excited to be back home and a member of BizCom’s digital team. Aside from her love of storytelling and all things social media, Helaina is an avid baker and dog lover who spends her time in the kitchen crafting new recipes with the help of her five dogs!

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Melissa Rubin

 
Our Yankee-in-Residence, Melissa has repped some of the best brands for PR agencies in New York and New Jersey. But her heart and the real estate bonanza led her move to Texas!  Today she wears many important hats including: wife, mom, PR guru, and HGTV “Fixer Upper” junkie. When she is not winning national headlines for clients, she is perfecting life as a Texan better than most natives.
 

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Avery Barzizza
 
Wooooo PIG SOOIE! Avery left her hometown of Cincinnati and ventured south to call the hogs at the University of Arkansas where she majored in Journalism with emphases in Advertising and Public Relations. Her passion for PR brought her to BizCom team where she is thrilled to be on our Media Relations team. When Avery isn’t generating publicity, you can find her working on her calligraphy business and binge-watching anything on Netflix. Avery’s time at Arkansas frequently led her to Texas where she fell in love with the Lone Star State and now lives spending time with her two dogs, Sullivan and Luigi.

 

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Jordan Wheeler
 
Born and raised in Texas, Jordan is a country boy who found his passion for public relations while attending the University of North Texas. With a double major in Public Relations and English Literature, Jordan is a talented writer with a mind for research. A lover of stories, fantasy and people, Jordan is a nerd at heart who loves playing Dungeons and Dragons, watching movies and hanging out with friends and family. He loves traveling and has visited several countries, and while he plans to continue traveling, Jordan can hardly imagine ever permanently moving away from the Lone Star State.

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Sylvia Shtraym 

Sylvia wasn’t born in Texas, but she got there as fast as she could. Being from the Windy City, she is naturally adventurous and enjoys exploring new places. Sylvia graduated from DePaul University with a degree in Public Relations and Advertising, and in her free time, she enjoys a good mystery book, binge-watching a new Netflix series, and shopping online.

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Kyle Baldwin 

Look at the back of your left hand, and point at just under your ring finger knuckle. That's where Kyle calls home in Pure Michigan, despite previously calling Texas home. Joining us as a writer, Kyle found his calling as a multifaceted storyteller and communicator for a wide range of industries at Grand Valley State University, earning a degree in Advertising and Public Relations. Kyle is your go-to guy on anything relating to music, the shoe market, and his Green Bay Packers (he's a part-owner!). No matter the topic or audience, he is looking for the best angle to share your message.

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Camille Gilvar
 
Much to her “Yankee” parents’ chagrin, Camille is a born-and-bred Texan. She headed south from Dallas to San Antonio to attend Trinity University, where she earned a degree in communication and discovered her passion for public relations. Camille is excited to bring her love of writing and research to BizCom as part of the Client Relations Division. When not at work, she enjoys rewatching her favorite Disney movies for the 100th time, reading fantasy and sci-fi books, and traveling to new places with her family.

Agency History

The agency was formed in 1999 by a group of PR professionals who wanted to create an agency that delivered the expertise and results of a large agency but the speed, flexibility and energy typically only available through a small, boutique agency. We wanted to create an agency that would attract innovative, visionary clients with great stories to tell and provide them with affordable access to experienced, senior level public relations and marketing communications  professionals.

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