We are business people, storytellers, managers of reputation, change agents, designers and communications experts whose focus is to help you achieve your goals.
Like everything else we do, our approach to building our team is unique. We handpick each of our teams from an amazing network of communications and marketing professionals that we’ve worked with over the years that we trust to deliver results day in and day out. No two teams are alike, because no client is alike. This allows us to make sure that we have the perfect team for each of our clients.
Jessica Antle, Founder
Jessica launched Ardent Communication in order to focus on what she does best, counseling leadership teams on positioning and branding and how to best engage their key stakeholders to drive business results.
From technology companies to higher ed, Kimberly is an expert in relationship building, leveraging audience-specific messaging, digital strategy, and technical solutions. Kimberly has smoothed out client/vendor relations in IT, given peace of mind to helicopter parents in Higher Ed, and reassured the unsure during times of crisis.
With over a decade’s experience in media relations, Kori has a penchant for delivering extraordinary media coverage that moves the needle for both established, and start-up companies alike. From the Today Show to the Wall Street Journal, Kori knows how to place a story.
Joy SavulakA publicist for nearly 20 years, Joy has been garnering positive exposure for clients through compelling copywriting, expert public and media relations, and professional event planning services. She is a storyteller by nature and truly believes that, “every person, every business has a story to tell … I just help them shout that story out.” Her innovative – and sometimes offbeat – approach to garnering earned media coverage and exposure is an asset to all who work with her.
During nearly a decade of working at big agencies in NYC, Alana led strategic management and day-to-day operations for public relations and marketing programs for numerous global companies and products, including Shire Pharmaceuticals, Amgen Inc. and Novartis.
With more than 20 years experience developing and leading content based programs for organizations from Girl Scouts of America to Charles Schwab & Co, Elizabeth knows how to create content that will make an meaningful impact on your brand and engage with your key stakeholders. With writing skills that are second to none, she works with clients to develop content to differentiate themselves in today’s crowded marketplace.
Melissa SqueoMelissa Squeo is a social entrepreneur, and intuitive hands-on graphic designer who manages a wide-range of projects from concept through production. “Design with Intention” is her mantra, and what drives her in supporting brands in their desire to make a positive impact on people and our planet. By defining s client’s vision and voice, she assures they can achieve their marketing goals and long-term success.
With 13 years of project and account management, Katharine has experience working with a variety of clients. She has worked with some of the industry leaders in pharmaceuticals, such as Forest Laboratories, Janssen and Genentech, as well as hospitality and fine art clients. Katharine’s attention to detail and commitment to excellence motivate her to make her client projects successful.
Audrey is currently a Junior at The Pennsylvania State University working towards earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Psychology and Minoring in Labor and Employment Relations. She is hard-working and extremely organized allowing her to succeed as one of our Public Relations Interns.
Galen Antle, Vice President of OperationsWith more than twenty years experience as a diversified consulting professional with a strong financial services and management consulting background at firms like Accenture, EY and PWC, Galen is highly experienced in managing both people and projects and skilled at business process improvement techniques to optimize key business drivers. A former Lieutenant in the US Army, Galen works behind the scenes to optimize the client experience for Ardent Communication.
Heidi has more than 20 years of experience managing communications and marketing programs for global brands. She has expertise in crisis communications, CEO and Board level transitions and change management. Most recently, Heidi spent four years as part of the turn-around team at BlackBerry in the roles of senior vice president of Corporate Marketing and before that senior vice president of Corporate Communications. During this time, Heidi managed the CEO transitions of three different leadership teams, and was responsible for BlackBerry’s internal and external programs to rebuild the company’s reputation and corporate viability. During this time, Heidi and her team won a number of awards, including Global PR Week’s Corporate Branding Campaign of the Year – 2015 for their work in turning the media sentiment of the company around.
Whitney Parker Mitchell
Whitney is a highly sought-after B2B online marketing expert with more than 12 years of experience leading marketing and communications teams in a variety of organizations, including nonprofits, small businesses, tech startups, and large global corporations. She’s helped dozens of brands gain greater recognition for their causes and products in the digital world. Whitney is CEO and Founder of Beacon Digital Marketing, a full-service digital agency based in Beacon, NY, that specializes in B2B marketing. Beacon Digital is Ardent Communication's preferred partner for digital projects.
Priya is an established leader in global marketing with a wealth of experience overseeing media, marketing and creative strategies for top brands and Fortune 500 Companies. Priya has run global marketing for brands including Hermès, the Travel Channel and Citigroup, Most recently, Priya was Senior Vice President, Marketing and Sales Development for Time Inc., overseeing the $2.5 Billion company’s marketing, creative, digital and content platforms for 25 of the world’s most iconic media brands including TIME, Fortune, People, In Style, Sports Illustrated, Food & Wine and Travel+Leisure.