Industry trailblazer, dynamic visionary and fearless leader.
An award-winning public relations and marketing veteran, Michelle Flowers Welch is a visionary entrepreneur and expert in the field of communications. With more than 25 years in the business, she is founder and CEO of Flowers Communications Group, one of the nation’s top multicultural integrated marketing agencies. Known as an innovative, strategic thought leader, her depth of communications experience includes the agency, nonprofit and corporate sectors. Her diverse experiences enables her to bring clients a creative, results-oriented and integrated approach that fully taps into the marketing mix. Throughout her impressive career, Flowers Welch’s work has been recognized by respected industry peers, including induction into the Northwestern University Hall of Fame and the PR News Hall of Fame. She has received the Publicity Club of Chicago’s Lifetime Achievement Award, the Black Public Relations Society's Founders Award and was named one of Chicago’s “Top 100 Black Business and Professional Women.” Flowers Welch’s work at FCG alone has garnered more than 100 industry awards for campaigns created for such blue-chip brands as McDonald's, Mary Kay, MillerCoors, Unilever, Sears/Kmart, Wells Fargo and Honda.
Senior Vice President
Sharron Banks, Senior Vice President
Gifted HR practitioner with an eye for finding talent, and the heart for growing it.
Sharron leads all Human Resources and business operations. Known for her collaborative, creative and results-oriented approach to everything she touches, Sharron is an integral member of FCG’s leadership team. In her role she has helped FCG retain and attract some of the best talent in the industry, expand our services footprint and continue to enhance our business operations. Sharron holds a Master of Business Administration in Human Resources Management from Morris Graduate School of Management, an International Event Planning Certification (IEWP) from QC Event School and a Bachelors of Business Administration from Robert Morris University, where she graduated Cum Laude. Sharron is a current member of Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) and notary public.
Executive Vice President
Christina Steed, Executive Vice President
Serious strategist who finds balance in the midst of leading by example.
Christina Steed is Executive Vice President of client relations with Flowers Communications Group. She is primarily responsible for business development, client relations and external visibility for the agency. Additionally, she provides strategic counsel for the agency’s accounts, including AT&T, Federal Home Loan Bank, Financial Services Pipeline, and several others. Christina’s background includes a mix of journalism, public relations, marketing communications, trade show marketing, and global communications. In 2012, Christina was named one of PRWeek’s 40 under 40, a prestigious list of top professionals in the public relations industry. @ccsteed
Executive Vice President
Barbara Thompson, Executive Vice President
Integrated marketing strategist who believes the heavy lifting is in finding the consumer insight.
With experience that spans advertising, media relations and engagement marketing, Barbara works to keep clients grounded in consumer behaviors and what it takes to impact it. She brings to clients not only the answer to their questions, but tangible and impactful results across multiple marketing layers.
Danyele Davis, Vice President
Award-winning executive with a fierce determination when it’s “show time.”
Danyele Davis is a Vice President with Flowers Communications Group. She currently manages the account services for the MillerCoors, Brown-Forman and Chicago Park District accounts. Her work includes the development and ongoing management of the award-winning signature initiative MillerCoors Tap the Future; multicultural advertising; and stakeholder relationships, in particular with multicultural nonprofit organizations. Danyele has more than 15 years of experience in promotions, brand marketing and public relations expertise and has won 12 industry awards, including the PCC Platinum Award for her work on the Get Fit with Walgreens program.
Wanda Taylor–Ward, Controller
Experienced business leader who knows that an agency is only as good as its strong financials.
As one of the first employees hired at Flowers Communications Group in 1993, Wanda Taylor-Ward has more than weathered the challenges that typically confront a start-up company. During her initial year at FCG as accounting manager, she was instrumental in developing what have become the agency’s standard operating policies and procedures. Through the years, her financial savvy has resulted in many cost-saving initiatives for the agency and has added greatly to the agency’s financial structure and profitability.
Aquinas Early, Account Director
A skilled marketing communications executive who believes creativity is golden and thinking outside the box is absolutely normal.
Aquinas is a skilled marketing communications executive with a proven track record of elevating brands and developing campaigns that create buzz! Her innovative ideas, creative concepts and strategic campaigns have received national recognition and been the recipients of many industry awards. Based in the LA area, Aquinas enjoys spending all her free time on the beach and in the sun.
Allison Paige, Account Supervisor
Passionate and ambitious marketing pro, who appreciates life’s humor – and has the “gusto” to help the team grow!
Allison Paige is an Account Supervisor with Flowers Communications Group. She serves as the lead on the McDonald’s account and boasts more than eight years of experience working on the brand. Allison’s innovative and out-the-box thinking has been beneficial in creating strategic advertising and public relations plans that are always rooted in consumer insights. Through her passion for creative marketing, grassroots programming and community engagement, she offers a fresh approach for clients to increase their brand’s awareness and connect with their consumers.
Daisy Garcia, Account Director
Strategic and Imaginative Brand Story Teller
Daisy Garcia is an Account Supervisor who serves as the lead on AT&T Hispanic initiatives and also provides keen insight on other agency accounts. An award-winning, integrated marketing pro, she brings clients proven experience in marketing, sponsorships, event management and public relations. Daisy’s millennial lens and her vast knowledge of the Hispanic consumer market are instrumental to the development of culturally relevant, results-driven Hispanic campaigns. In her free time, Daisy secretly develops her stand up material. It’s not very good; she clearly needs more free time.
Brian J. Packer
Brian J. Packer, Account Supervisor
Thought-provoking and insightful PR wizard, bringing great ideas to life from behind the curtain.
Brian J. Packer is an Account Supervisor who supports the AT&T, MillerCoors and Brown-Forman accounts managing media relations, influencer engagement, social media and strategic marketing initiatives for the African American consumer market. Brian has been an active PR practitioner for more than a decade. His professional background includes a mix of public relations and marketing communications for consumer goods, non-profits, educational institutions and entertainment. He’s governed by his favorite quote: “A smart man knows his limitations, a wise man knows he has none.”
Nicole Pierce, Account Supervisor
Results driven, media relations maven who adds a pop of color to all of her projects and campaigns.
C. Nicole Pierce is an Account Supervisor who leads work on the Brown-Forman account, with a focus on lifestyle experiences that engage multicultural audiences. She also lends her expertise across accounts to ensure wins for the agency. Her background includes a mix of public relations, social media marketing, community relations and content development with some experience in search engine optimization and online marketing. Nicole enjoys spending time with her family, reading, writing and attending events and live concerts. She loves to see the world, seizing the opportunity to travel as often as possible.
Senior Account Coordinator/Project Manager
Mary Corbin, Senior Account Coordinator/Project Manager
Lively and upbeat events guru who loves to have a good time as much as she enjoys creating them.
Brinton Flowers, Account Executive
Radio personality turned PR pro with both the skill and heart for community engagement and events.
Daniela Chavez-Lira, Account Executive
An introvert living in an extrovert’s world, yet always ready to tell a story.
Tracy Asencio, Account Executive
Fierce communicator, media relations pro who adds finesse to any project she touches.
Brienna LaCoste, Account Executive
A thoughtful and persistent strategic communicator always eager to learn, grow and utilize PR to uplift communities.
Assistant Account Executive
Angelica Ramirez, Assistant Account Executive
A highly engaged PR professional that’s dedicated to keeping both the client and agency happy!
Assistant Account Coordinator
Shalena Baez, Assistant Account Coordinator
Life is an ever changing experience, as are all of the souls trying to live it... as a mixologist I’ve learned that being in the mix with people is my favorite cocktail.
Gina Valentine, Project Manager
Personable, Purposeful, Dedicated and Driven
A seasoned professional, with over 21 years of experience in Experiential Promotions & Events. I love what I do!
Visual Content Director
Eric Seals, Visual Content Director
A cinematic Jack-of-all-trades who loves post-production as much as the shoot.
German Chavez, Creative Director
Hello, my name is Germs, and I am bipolar. No, not the disorder. More like in worlds and design. I am an award-winning copy of well-made art direction skills. I know, it might sound like I am a hybrid mutant and somehow a little pretentious.
Chantal Hayes, Graphic Designer
Fun and funky graphic artist known for developing strategic and innovative design solutions to push brands to the next level.
Sachiel Asencio, Content Creative
An author without the pen who creates stories using a lens.