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After a decade as a reporter, anchor and producer at KENS-TV (San Antonio’s CBS affiliate), she launched her career in public relations as a founding partner of Guerra DeBerry Coody, a successful public relations and marketing agency, and in 2012, started her own firm. Trish has been an instrumental leader in cultivating long-standing client relationships with H-E-B Grocery Company, Vanguard Health Systems, Spurs Sports and Entertainment, San Antonio Water System, and Brooks. She was a key force in extending the city’s visitor tax to fund $415 million in improvements to the AT&T Center, extend the San Antonio River by 14 miles, and build youth sporting facilities throughout the city.
Negotiating clients through complicated community issues is Trish’s forte. She’s been at the helm of projects, including the Go Public campaign, to drive support for Bexar County ISDs, Bexar County Flood Control, bond packages for SAISD and NEISD, and critical projects that were part of the historic $850 million San Antonio bond, overwhelmingly approved by voters in 2017. One of her proudest accomplishments has been her work for David’s Legacy Foundation, including the swift passage of David’s Law, anti-cyber bullying legislation in Texas.
Trish is a founding board member of the South Texas Hispanic Fund and commits her time on boards for the Alamo Heights Foundation, David's Legacy Foundation, San Antonio Women's Hall of Fame, United Way, and serves as the Chair of the Board for Centro Partnership.
Trish’s recognitions and accomplishments throughout her career are numerous, including the NEISD Outstanding Alumni Award, National Association of Women Business Owners Entrepreneurial Spirit Award, and most recently, the 2017 San Antonio Women’s Hall of Fame Award and 2017 San Antonio Women’s Chamber of Commerce Comet Award.
She has two children, Maddie and Scott.
Anamaria seamlessly combines public affairs and marketing expertise, making her clients’ messages or products resonate with stakeholders, consumers, investors, interest groups, policy makers, and voters. Having worked in public relations and marketing for more than 20 years, she’s grateful for the amazing mentors she’s had throughout her career. With a marketing degree from St. Mary’s University, Anamaria provides her expertise and oversight to such clients as Mission Pharmacal/Dr. Smith's, San Antonio Water System, and San Pedro Creek Culture Park.
As an animal lover, she’s a supporter of San Antonio Pets Alive and other dog rescue organizations. Anamaria also supports the San Antonio Area Foundation Women & Girls Development Fund.
Her work has spanned from broadcast to corporate identity to interface design, always seeking a balance between form and function. She has led teams in designing corporate websites, custom web applications, e-commerce, online training/education, and multimedia development for clients such as Dell, Seton Healthcare Network, Best Buy, DefensiveDriving.com, and Silicon Laboratories. Add to this Laura’s role as adjunct professor for the Visual Communication department at Austin Community College and as Senior Art Director for Bromley Communications, and you have yourself someone with the multifaceted background and know-how needed to lead a strong design team.
Laura received her Bachelor of Science in Communications – Advertising from The University of Texas in 1997.
Her love for analytics, and using that information to build stronger connections with audiences, guides her strong belief that data-informed approaches are integral to creating successful and thoughtful strategy. A graduate of The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Science in communications studies, Melessa’s right-brain, left-brain duality makes her an invaluable resource for clients embracing the continuously evolving digital landscape.
Melessa is deeply passionate and invested in playing an active role in developing our city into a leader of innovation. She puts her interests into action as a volunteer with the Junior League of San Antonio, member of the Pecha Kucha San Antonio planning committee, Young Achievers mentor, and as a newly selected member of Leadership San Antonio’s Class 43.
As a 2017 graduate from the Art Institute of San Antonio with a Bachelor in Graphic Design, Tori has directed an award-winning music video and had artwork featured in the Mississippi Collegiate Art Competition. This contest receives more than 1,000 submissions each year, with only 50 works chosen. Tori's commitment to life-long learning and creating impactful work makes her a multifaceted team player.
Fun fact: Jared used to play music professionally in his early 20s. When he finally got hip to the fact that knowing the difference between a prepositional phrase and a dependent clause was a way cooler use of his time, he subsequently got his degree in English from The University of Texas at San Antonio turning him into the wordsmith he is today.
After growing up in Saudi Arabia, attending boarding school on the East Coast, and then returning to Texas to earn his degree in Communications, Computer Science, and Film Studies from Trinity University, Don began working as a production assistant for local news affiliates WOAI and KABB. He then moved on to Newscast Editor and News Photographer, before joining The IMG Studio as a Videographer/Production Manager.
At The DeBerry Group, Don brings his creative acumen to all client work, continually raising the agency’s standards for production, editing, and design.
At TKO Advertising, Tina planned, executed, monitored, and reported on multimedia campaigns for clients like Dallas Water Utilities, Texas Secretary of State, and Santa Fe Tourism. In 2016, she moved to K2MD, where she served as Senior Account Executive for clients including Lovelace Health System, New Mexico Health Connections, Array Solar, and Dion’s Pizza. In addition to providing strategic level advice on communications and outreach strategies, her overall communication forte involves digital and social media, as well as social media marketing and web content.
Tina earned her degree in Business Administration and Management from St. Edward’s University. She’s a founding member of Women in Digital and a board member of Alta Mira Specialized Family Services.
Lauren received her Bachelor of Science in Advertising and Marketing Communications from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, later working in social marketing for Lord & Taylor under Hudson’s Bay Company.
From Argo Group to Airrosti, Blockbuster to The Broadway, Toshiba to Toaster Strudel, Kristine has helped scores of brands articulate and reach their marketing goals. Prior to joining The DeBerry Group, Kristine managed strategic content development for USAA employees in her role for Pace Communications.
As digital strategist for Bromley Communications, she crafted the social strategy across all channels for Toaster Strudel, including the introduction of a new target – extremely non-traditional and highly viral. At Matthews|Evans|Albertazzi in San Diego, she was at the forefront of the rise of digital, counseling clients like the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System and Leap Wireless on this emerging medium.
Lindsey graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in sport management and communications, later working in sports public relations at Syracuse University, the University of South Florida, and the Kraft Sports Group (New England Patriots).
She moved to San Antonio to work for Spurs Sports & Entertainment in 2011 and was most recently the Public Relations Manager for SeaWorld San Antonio, helping open the first swim with the dolphins experience in Texas, and led the marketing effort for the park’s first roller coaster in more than 10 years.
Kimberly’s agency client experience ranges from regional businesses, such as Zachry Corporation, CPS Energy, IBC Bank and Schlumberger, to Fortune 500 companies including Walmart, to travel and tourism destinations including the South Padre Island CVB and Visit San Antonio.
Kimberly is a proud graduate of the Moody College of Communications at The University of Texas at Austin; she also earned a master’s degree with distinguished honors from St. Mary's University to teach the next generation of communications professionals at local universities. Outside of work, she is an active volunteer for the Junior League of San Antonio, having served in several chairperson positions throughout her tenure. She is also a member of the United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County Emerging Leaders Council and the local chapter of the Public Relations Society of America, through which she was awarded the Horizon Award for her outstanding contributions to the profession.
Denise has worked for various media outlets within Texas, including News 4 San Antonio, the Abilene Reporter-News, and the Laredo Morning Times. Most recently, she handled communication and events for a local nonprofit named Alpha Home. She holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in Mass Communication - Journalism from Texas State University.
As the Digital Marketing Manager for online fashion boutique The Polkadot Alley, Mariah handled online advertising campaigns and grew the social media presence by 27%. Mariah also led a successful rebrand while managing six accounts and 20 associates at RaiderComm PR.
Mariah earned her bachelor’s degree in Public Relations from Texas Tech University.
Before joining the team, Cheryl spent the majority of her career at OneMain Financial Group, starting as a clerk and moving up to Sr. Assistant. Cheryl earned her associate’s degree in Human Resource Management from San Antonio College and was a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.