Meet the Team Megan McGuinness Owner | Chief Media Officer Megan has 18+ years’ experience in marketing and media strategy development, both in agency and client-side roles. She spent six years at Carat in Boston, a global communications agency where she managed the advertising efforts for national and global brands such as Reebok and Philips. In February 2009, moving from Boston to Rhode Island when offered a position as the Advertising Manager at Twin River Casino in Lincoln, RI. After working at Twin River for 3 years, Megan formed McGuinness Media & Marketing in April 2009. In 2015, Megan was recognized by Casino Enterprise Management magazine as one of their 2014 Great Women of Gaming. In 2016, Megan received two more awards – one from Rhode Island Small Business Journal, winning their Entrepreneurial Women to Watch Award and a second recognition from Providence Business News as a recipient of their Business Women to Watch Award. Most recently in 2018, Megan received Providence Business News “Top Forty Under 40” award. Geralyn Hashway Associate Account Director Geralyn joined the MMM team in March 2019 as our Associate Account Director, responsible for overseeing the day-to-day needs for all assigned client accounts. Working directly with our internal and external teams, Geralyn develops, strategizes and executes on client goals and initiatives across all mediums. Prior to this role, Geralyn spent 7+ years working in brand marketing and partnerships for ALEX AND ANI. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Journalism degree from Suffolk University where she studied Public Relations. In early 2019, she completed a certification for life coaching through World Coach Institute. In her free time, Geralyn loves to travel, spend time with her family – especially her baby nephew — and loves a Rhode Island summer! Lia Catanzaro Digital Media Manager Lia joined the MMM team in June 2019 as our Digital Media Manager, responsible for organizing, facilitating, and coordinating all social and digital-related work for clients, and ensuring consistency in brand ‘voice’ across the board. Lia recently moved back to Rhode Island after spending 9 years in Honolulu (lucky!) where she specialized in brand identity, content creation, and social media management for clients in a vast array of fields—from boutique fitness locations to larger public utilities companies. Prior to living in Honolulu, Lia received her Bachelors of Science in Psychology at Rhode Island College. Outside of work, Lia’s interests include reading, coffee, some type of movement (yoga, barre, dance) and cats—specifically her 18lb cat, Mochi. Paige Manacek Media Supervisor Paige joined MMM in September 2017 as Media Supervisor, responsible for being a primary lead on all major MMM accounts. Paige understands the client’s overall marketing objectives, as well as their on-going day-to-day needs, and services each account with her high-energy and intense passion for media. Formerly Political & Sports Account Planner of New England at Comcast Spotlight, she brings extensive experience in television and digital media to the MMM team. Prior to working at Comcast Spotlight, Paige received her Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Fairfield University. Jessica Laudati Senior Multimedia Designer Jess joined MMM in January 2017. Formerly Head Graphic Designer at Regan Communications, Jess worked with clients to design print material and digital graphics that visually communicate brand messages to target audiences. In addition to working with PR clients, she assisted with publishing Coastal Angler Magazine, Boston Edition. Jess holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bridgewater State University, where she double-majored in Art with a concentration in Graphic Design and Communication Studies with a concentration in Corporate Communications. After two years with McGuinness Media, Jess was promoted to Senior Designer. Ben Donnelly Senior Multimedia Designer Rhode Island born and bred, Ben is a URI graduate with 15+ years of design experience, ranging from branding and identity, to illustration and jewelry design. Prior to joining McGuinness Media, Ben spent nearly seven years at Alex And Ani as a Senior Designer. His portfolio includes a wide range of work, from local businesses and non-profits to Disney, Warner Bros, the NFL and more. When he isn’t designing, you will find him on a golf course, in a video game, or spending time with his dogs. Brandon Rainville Multimedia Designer Brandon joined MMM in February 2018. A graduate of Johnson & Wales University with a degree in Graphic Design & Digital Media, Brandon completed internships with the Johnson & Wales University Athletics Department and Collette Travel. During his time there, Brandon was able to complete a variety of design projects, including print ads, flyers, logos, social media content, website graphics and more. Brandon was also a pitcher for four years on the JWU Baseball team and currently resides in Northern Rhode Island. #makeitrainville Kristen Maliszewski Multimedia Designer Kristen joined MMM as a Multimedia Designer in March 2019. She attended Salve Regina University where she graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in Graphic Design/Interactive Media and a minor in Marketing. Formerly the Marketing Manager of a local coffee house & roastery, as well as a freelance designer, she has experience in print & digital design, branding, packaging, and coordinating social media. Besides design, her passions include drinking coffee & being a cat person. “‘You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.’– Wayne Gretsky’ – Michael Scott” Adam Kelly Media Specialist Adam started working at MMM as a Media Specialist in June 2019. A recent graduate from Roger Williams University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Marketing. During college, Adam participated in the 2019 National Student Advertising Competition, where his team took home second place. Adam also completed several marketing-focused internships at firms such as RDW Group and grew up helping his mother build her own brand, a Rhode Island-based Doggie Daycare. Other than marketing, his passions include craft beer, music, and traveling. Lauren Bucci Media Planner / Buyer Lauren joined MMM as a media planner and buyer in January 2020, working with the media team to create and execute marketing plans and analyze performance. A Rhode Island local and 2011 URI School of Business alum, Lauren previously spent 2 ½ years in Boston with a B2B ad agency, focused primarily on digital media and paid social. When she’s not creating media plans and recommendations, Lauren can be found exploring RI and discovering new music.