Team

Work with a group of people who desire what’s best for your business. With Blair, you get access to a group of full-time marketing, advertising, and communications experts with an uncommon set of skills, talents, achievements, and perspectives.

Kip Smith – President & Creative Director

Kip oversees the development and implementation of project content. With more than 20 years of agency experience as writer, account executive, and creative director, Kip’s insightful creativity and extensive knowledge of communication technologies includes virtually all media formats. His television productions have earned national recognition, including a nomination for the coveted Ace Award.

Kip studied at Richmond College in Surrey, England, Central Virginia Community College, and Lynchburg College. He brings his conceptual, copywriting, and presentation skills into play for a full range of projects.

Josh Quintero – Vice President & New Media Director

An award-winning designer, Josh has created many effective designs for a variety of marketing communications tools. Josh is equally proficient at back-end web development tasks, including programming and database operations…as well as the rapidly evolving field of social media. With more than 20 years of experience in both new media and collateral design projects, Josh can knowledgeably guide clients through both the visual and the technical aspects of communications and marketing.

Just as importantly, Josh is also a strategic thinker who can help your business be confident that all materials are working in concert to accomplish the overall communications, branding, and marketing goals.

Pam BaileySenior Account Executive

Pam brings more than 15 years of communication project management experience to the Blair team. She previously directed communications and public relations for the United Way of Central Virginia, and in advertising and trade show promotion management at Ericsson prior to joining Blair Marketing eight years ago. A graduate of Meredith College, Pam is now a Senior Account Executive, and serves as the firm’s primary social media marketeer.

Jennifer MarkhamOffice Manager

Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing and Management from Longwood, and brings skills in resource planning and financial administration.

Kyle KriskoGraphic Designer

Kyle joined the Blair staff after relocating to Lynchburg from the Columbus metro area — and brought with him more than five years of experience in graphic design for such major accounts as J.P. Morgan Chase, Red Lobster, and Nestle Brands (including Butterfinger, Crunch, Stouffer’s, Toll House and Lean Cuisine).

Kristen Butler – Multimedia Services

Kristen brings more than five years of video production experience to the Blair Marketing team. Specializing in the area of post-production, Kristen has worked on projects ranging from video marketing and local television to feature films. Her previous experience includes serving as a Video Production Specialist for Liberty University and as a Producer and Editor for Mirari Pictures.

Samantha HessGraphic Designer

Sam joined Blair in 2016 and is a recent graduate of Liberty University earning a BS in Communications. She is a talented graphic designer and applies her skills in both print and online media.