As chairman, Jarvis is responsible for the agency's vision and direction. He is recognized nationally for the strategic and crisis communications counsel given to global industry leaders and investors on sensitive matters impacting their business. For nearly 20 years, Jarvis was one of the most sought after federal government and public affairs consultants in Washington. Prior to his consulting career, he served as chief of staff to former U.S. Rep. Harold Ford, Jr. of Tennessee and on the senior staff of former Clinton Labor Secretary Alexis M. Herman.
Jarvis serves on several nonprofit boards, and has been a guest lecturer at Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management and Howard University. He was also founding partner of the Washington Nationals. A native Texan and graduate of Prairie View A&M University, Jarvis lives in the Washington, DC area with his wife Stacey and their daughters Madeleine and Savannah.
Acid Jazz. Hermes Ties. Johnnie Walker...Blue Label. Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. Texas Brisket.
Straight outta Cleveland, Ohio, Nikki is our resident wordsmith, pitch artist and queen of Snark. A veteran political strategist and communications and public relations specialist, she is a former communications director for three Congressional Black Caucus Members. Additionally, Nikki has served as a spokesperson for various national political campaigns and consulted for clients including the National Education Association, The World Bank and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame +Museum. She is a true blue Spelman College grad, Dynamic Delta and loves God, her Momma and Daddy (RIH) and Trap music. East 1999 is where you'll find her…
Nikki is a drummer chick (no really, she plays the drums) who loves music (especially live), puzzles, Spades games, flag football, laughing out loud and is a long suffering Cleveland Browns and Cavaliers fan.
Andrew Och is an award winning television and multimedia producer and documentarian with over 20 years of experience. He is the author of "Unusual for Their Time: On the Road with America's First Ladies." Andrew traveled to every home and historic site of every First Lady - Martha Washington to Michelle Obama - for the C-SPAN series "First Ladies: Influence and Image" to document the lives and tell the stories of this remarkable sorority of women. He is a well-known public speaker and commentator on America's First Ladies with the moniker, The First Ladies Man.
Andrew has spent his life traveling the world in search of provocative stories and adventure. He creates effective and thoughtful multimedia campaigns for clients based on these travels, experiences and his unique way of looking at things. Andrew has been a part of election and campaign coverage and programming for cable and network news since 2000. He has been the lead creative force and writer for human interest stories, ad campaigns and documentaries for PBS, Discovery Channel and ESPN. Andrew specializes in specific demographic groups and target audiences.
Andrew works with Veterans groups to help improve the lives of our nation's heroes when they return home from battle. He is native to the Washington, DC area, and lives with his historic Harley Davidson and his drum collection South of Annapolis, MD on the West River. Andrew is a visible commentator on Fox News & Radio, ABC News, News Channel 8, SKY News, Sirius XM Radio, NPR, The Washington Post, The Washington Examiner, Newsmax, and Breitbart.
Dionna's love for design began as a young child with Audrey Hepburn and a coloring book. These days she doesn't have much time for breakfast or Tiffany's. With more than 10 years of experience developing, transforming, and enriching creative packages, and leading design teams, Dionna provides strategy, brand rejuvenation, and ad campaign collaterals. Prior to IR+Media, she worked in a design house in NYC, studied fashion design at Istituto Marangoni in Milan, Italy and Villanova University. "There is no denying that we live in a world, which is dictated by our reliance on machines. With every project I remind clients about the brilliance that is the human element. No matter what line of work my clients are in, my goal is to help them to better connect with their audience by catering to the human factor." Whew! Thanks, Dionna (wink).GUILTY PLEASURES:
Music Junkie. Philadelphia EAGLES fanatic. Chronic napper. Grey movies and anything vintage.
Sharon has made a career of bringing order and structure to creative chaos and that is exactly what she does at IR+Media. She enjoys developing a space where talent can thrive and create great work while simultaneously making sure they don't destroy the company's bottom line. Prior to IR+Media Sharon spent fifteen years in New York and Los Angeles managing creative folks at various companies including Hidden Beach Recordings, The Clio Awards and Penguin Putnam. She holds an undergraduate degree from Howard University and an advanced degree from Brandeis University.Sharon's Guilty Pleasures:
Sharon feels no guilt about anything she enjoys. However she loves, Maryland crabs, escovitch fish, R&B music, tennis, and a cold beer while watching sports, Power and Game of Thrones.
When the Internet gods laid the yellow brick road for social media, they did so with Kimberly in mind. At IR+Media she directs social media strategy for our clients, their communications goals and reputations. Before joining the team, Kimberly worked on the government and public affairs teams at Walmart and McLane Company. A native of Washington, DC and graduate of Virginia State University, Kimberly is a K Street fixture and can often be found "moving and shaking" with her ear to the ground and smartphone in hand. Fun fact: She prefers to take Uber to the office instead of driving. "Don't you get it? I can use that time getting caught up on morning tweets." Yes, Kimberly, we get it.Guilty Pleasures:
Uber and Instacart, Drinking Veuve Cliquot champagne and Tropical Mango Vitamin Water, Eating Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, Watching the Real Housewives franchises, Oh, and if I'm being really honest, watching Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
As Media Relations Consultant, "Montie" strives to achieve dynamic campaigns through social media and written communications. A Howard University graduate, prior to joining IR+ Media, Montie worked in Advertising with NBC and FOX.
Montie's written work has been published on Essence.com, Madamenoire.com and Styleblazer.com. She is Editor of her own beauty blog, BoldBrightBeauty.com and Owner of Velvet Wax & Beauty, a Spa in her Hometown of Hampton, VA. When she's not playing with her dog Ella Fitzgerald or traveling with her Sorors of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, she loves hanging out with her two younger sisters, Ashley-Kristian & Emerald Jade.
Not So Guilty Pleasures: Empire, NBA live games, Zumba, Water Sports and Sephora shopping sprees.