The GBR Team

The team at GBR came together to transform the way technology companies build and grow their Public Sector business. We work hard every day to deliver the government strategy, marketing, enablement and content that drives real and lasting results for our clients.

Executive Team

Juliana Slye

Founder and CEO, Industry Strategy S.M.E.

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Jinx Mancini

Chief Operating Officer, Enablement S.M.E.

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Management Team

Alison Mitsuhashi

Director of Marketing, Marketing S.M.E.

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Brenda Ginty

Director of Content

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Nicole Cvitanovic

Director of Research & Analysis

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Makin’ It Happen Team

Amy Campbell, Senior Project Manager

Amy Campbell’s background spans operations management, event planning, and project management over the past 20+ years.  In her past experience, she has led large teams, project managed a national windsurfing event tour, liaisoned and led corporate marketing efforts, and oversaw daily operations for a health club and spa.  As Project Manager at GBR, Amy is responsible for client engagement and driving projects to completion, with high-touch service and exceptional quality end-results. When not working, Amy enjoys sailing and hiking, as well as cooking and entertaining friends every opportunity she gets.

Jean Fritz, Senior Field Marketing Manager

Jean delivers over 20 years of industry marketing experience including science and technology, bio-tech, life sciences, higher education, K-12, manufacturing and energy.  Her experience in public sector marketing including Fed-Civ, DOD and State and Local and her specialties include integrated marketing programs, special events management, program management, development and execution, customer loyalty and recognition programs.  When she’s not working, you’ll find Jean strumming her guitar and enjoying margaritas in the Southern California sunshine.

Danny Lorigo, Project Manager

Danny brings to GBR 12+ years of experience in B2B and B2C product marketing, project management, and content development.  His positive energy and creative spirit have led to various entrepreneurial ventures and contributed to his willingness to dive into any problem.  As a Project Manager, he focuses on client engagement, team synergy, and executing projects from start to finish.  In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, adventuring around the world, and transferring his outlooks and experience on paper.

Ellie Patounas, Senior Marketing Manager

Ellie comes to GBR with over 20 years of experience in global marketing, communications and public affairs in the public sector industry.  Through her comprehensive approach to industry marketing, Ellie strives to deliver powerful strategies, plans, campaigns and content that move the needle for our GBR clients.    She enjoys traveling, the outdoors, spending time with her family, and watching her favorite sports teams, NY Giants football and NY Yankees baseball.

Carol Rough, Senior Content Manager

Carol brings over 25 years of marketing, publishing & project management experience to GBR. Carol is responsible for managing content development in the GovContent Studio(tm).  She helps to coordinate resources and ensures that that all of GBR’s content is delivered on time and is of the highest quality and effectiveness.  Prior to GBR, Carol worked in leadership roles on both the client and agency side. Carol has a passion for health & fitness that fuels her professional endeavors.

Kari Ryan, Executive Business Partner

Kari brings over 15 years of account management and sales training to GBR, along with a high degree of motivation and organizational experience. She is responsible for recruiting and developing our talent ecosystem, and ensuring that the GBR teams have what they need in order to succeed.  Outside of GBR, Kari is likely to be found spending time with her daughter outdoors, or traveling around the world to places like Bali and Costa Rica.

Elaine Weichsel, Senior Marketing Manager

Elaine has over 20 years of experience marketing for technology companies, including field, channel and product marketing roles.  For 15 of those years, she was also responsible for public sector marketing, initiating and developing go-to-market programs for the companies. When she’s not working or experiencing new cultures, she enjoys playing golf, tennis and is a new pickleball player.

Michael Valentine, Controller

Michael Valentine manages GBR’s day to day operations, logistics and finances. When not at work, Michael can be found traveling, on the golf course, or hitting the trails with his four-legged shadow and company mascot, Chance.