VP, Marketing, communications & Creative services
Really good at: Breaking down the silos between marketing disciplines.
Known for: Editing prowess and my coffee addiction.
Loves: My daughter Ryan, Twizzlers, international travel and Orangetheory Fitness, but not always in that order.
Guilty as charged: Pretending to be taller than I am (rarely seen without 4-inch heels).
Candace has spent more than 20 years counseling companies and organizations to rethink their standard approaches to communications and lean into bold initiatives and innovative strategies. With a background spanning everything from fintech to public service; hospitality to transportation, Candace’s work is as diverse as the organizations she’s promoted.
As Vice President of Marketing, Communications and Creative Services, Candace leads a team in the creation of integrated marketing communications on behalf of ME as well as all of its corporate and association clients.
Prior to joining ME, Candace honed her skills in both agency and corporate roles, including EVP & Managing Director of Cohn & Wolfe, SVP of Global Marketing for fintech start-up Powa Technologies, and as Chief Strategy Officer and head of digital and social media marketing at Cookerly Public Relations.
She has created award-winning programs for brands including Barclays, SunTrust, Lowe’s, Verifone, Starwood Hotels, Planet Smoothie, PwC, the Secure POS Vendor Alliance, and the Georgia Department of Transportation.
Outside of the office, Candace serves on the boards of directors for Social Media Club Atlanta, Atlanta Celebrates Photography (ACP), and 159 Georgia Together.