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MediaBrains Team Bios

Suzanne Zapfel, President

Suzanne Zapfel

President & CEO

Suzanne assumed the role of president in 2014 to oversee day-to-day operations, focus technology & product development strategies, and spearhead efforts to improve customer experience. Her collaborative approach guides the management team in their efforts to provide leadership for the company while promoting revenue growth, profitability and organizational development.

Prior to joining MediaBrains in 1999 as Chief Financial Officer, Suzanne held senior financial management positions with various divisions of The McGraw-Hill Companies and Westinghouse Broadcasting. Suzanne also served as President for Ocean Blue Enterprises, an e-commerce company. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Finance from the University of South Florida. On her own time, she enjoys golfing, cooking, reading, and travel to exotic locations.

Favorite quote: "Control your destiny or someone else will." –Jack Welch

Lisa Donnachie, Director of Finance

Lisa Donnachie

Director of Finance

Lisa is responsible for ensuring the quality and content of all MediaBrains financial data by overseeing all daily accounting functions as well as preparing, analyzing and presenting all financial information.

Lisa relocated to Southwest Florida from eastern Pennsylvania and joined MediaBrains in January 2017. Prior to joining MediaBrains, she worked as a Controller for a roofing contractor and held various accounting and financial reporting positions for companies in the Philadelphia suburbs. Lisa holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Millersville University. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her dog and husband.

Favorite quote: "Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment." –Oprah Winfrey

Scott Horner, Director of Operations

Scott Horner

Director of Operations

Scott directs the operational activities of the business, including improvements to and maintenance of the customer resource management system. He serves as a liaison between the sales and tech teams, working to improve business processes and facilitate interdepartmental communication.

A member of the MediaBrains family since 1999, Scott has been involved in most aspects of the business. His previous responsibilities include work as a project manager, technical roles in web development and IT management, and leading the MediaBrains sales and client service teams. Scott began his career at MediaBrains following his engineering education at Edison State College. When he’s not at work, Scott enjoys golf, tennis, fishing and travel.

Favorite quote: "Winning is not everything, but wanting to win is." – Vince Lombardi

Judith Gaa, National Accounts Manager

Judith Gaa

National Accounts Manager

Judith works with advertisers to identify and implement advertising strategies that drive results. She is skilled at understanding the best network placement for a company, maximizing opportunities for marketers to engage industry buyers and channel traffic to their website.

Judith joined the MediaBrains family in 2007. Her previous experience includes more than seven years of account management experience with various online marketing organizations. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from Illinois State University. Judith is a hockey enthusiast and likes to spend her free time with her dogs and family.

Favorite quote: "Don’t wait for, expect, or rely on favors. Count on earning them by hard work and perseverance." –Marian Wright Edelman

Jennie Haas, Accounting and Renewal Contracts Administrator

Jennie Haas

Accounting and Renewal Contracts Administrator

Jennie is responsible for contacting and guiding advertisers through the contract renewal process and works directly with marketers to review ad performance. She also manages the company’s accounts payable and receivable activities.

Jennie has been a member of the MediaBrains family since 2003; previous to joining MediaBrains, she served as Listing Secretary for National Yacht Brokerage. Jennie is an avid reader and enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Favorite saying: "It is better to act than react."

Kendall Borelli, Marketing Coordinator

Kendall Borelli

Senior Marketing Manager

Kendall leads the editorial team to ensure the digital content across all MediaBrains B2B directories is industry relevant. She also executes all email campaigns from planning to reporting as well as manages new marketing opportunities.

Prior to joining MediaBrains, Kendall worked in the real estate industry managing email campaigns and local newspaper advertisements for real estate listings. She received her Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing with a minor in Psychology from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. When she’s not at work, Kendall enjoys being outdoors with her toy Aussie, traveling with her husband, and laughing with friends and family.

Favorite quote: "The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud." –Coco Chanel

Megan Meyer, Marketing Coordinator

Megan Meyer

Marketing Coordinator

Megan is on the editorial team and manages digital content across all MediaBrains directories to ensure the best user experience. She works with companies to keep profiles up-to-date, assists with new directory build projects and provides customer support to users and advertisers.

Megan was born and raised in Naples, Florida and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication with a concentration in Public Relations and a minor in Marketing from Florida Gulf Coast University. Prior to joining the MediaBrains team, Megan lived in New York City and worked for Jack Morton Worldwide doing Brand Marketing. When she’s not at work, Megan enjoys attending concerts, cooking and traveling to new places.

Favorite quote: "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." –Maya Angelou

Robert Gabriel, Sales Team Leader

Robert Gabriel

Sales Team Leader

As the Sales Team Leader, Robert provides the training and motivation to the team to reach and exceed sales goals while promoting a competitive, team-centric culture.

Robert is a native Floridian and earned a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Florida Gulf Coast University. Robert’s prior experience includes positions as a licensed insurance agent for Allstate Insurance, GEICO Insurance, and an Electronics Sales Lead for Target Inc. While studying at FGCU, Robert was involved in sports and environmental activities. When he is not working you may find him on the shoreline fishing, expressing his fandom at various sporting events, or enjoying a live concert with his family and friends.

Favorite quote: "Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." –Winston Churchill

Michael Coy, Marketing Coordinator

Michael Coy

Account Executive

Michael helps BtoB companies reach their maximum potential with efficient and effective advertising within the many directories that MediaBrains hosts. With his guidance, companies have been able to increase their exposure in the thriving markets that all of our directories cater to. He helps his clients get the most out of their online advertising by leveraging his knowledge of the directories.

Before working at MediaBrains, Michael was a manager with Enterprise, handling everything from fleet maintenance to daily business operations. Michael also worked in construction as a territory manager and energy auditor, handling construction from Marco to Port Charlotte. He graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University in 2016 with a B.S. in Business Administration and a minor in Graphic Design. When Michael is not at work, he enjoys boating, spending time at the beach, and going to any brewery trivia he can find.

Favorite quote: "You will find that many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of view." –Obi-Wan Kenobi

Frank Willshire, Senior Software Engineer

Frank Willshire

Senior Software Engineer

Frank is part of the team that develops and maintains Web and database software, designed to not only meet today’s business needs, but also evolve with the needs of marketers in the digital space.

A member of the MediaBrains team since 1998, Frank’s prior experience includes positions as a Software Engineer for American Tower Corporation, a Web Application Developer for Bluestreak, and as a Software Engineer for Grantham Mayo Otterloo. He holds a Masters in Computer Information Technology from Hodges University. Frank enjoys playing tennis and keeping up with changes in the software industry.

Favorite quote: "All things are possible, except for skiing through a revolving door." –Anonymous