Board of Directors2017-2018
President, Media Auction Chair
Director of Advertising, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino
Vice President, AdBAM Co-Chair
CEO, Greater Coachella Valley Chamber of Commerce
Treasurer, Social Co-Chair
Secretary, ADDY’s Co-Chair, Social Co-Chair
Embe Advertising Agency, Owner
Brandon Marley is a marketing professional and community driven person in the Coachella Valley. He has spent time working in advertising for marketing agencies and businesses throughout the Coachella Valley. He launched his own marketing agency Embe in early 2017. Aside from his successes in his field, Brandon spends most of his free time working with local not for profits. He helped start the Lose for Life program for Desert Cancer Foundation as well as the Guest Bartender program which has raised thousands of dollars for multiple Charities throughout the Coachella Valley. His free time is enjoyed spent with his 3 children and wife.
Andrea de Francisco Shek
Creative Director, Cord Media Company
Andrea is detail obsessed. She began her career working design and visual merchandising in the home goods and furniture industry the San Francisco Bay Area. In 2005, she moved to the fast-paced casino industry working for Spotlight 29 Casino and the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla’s four resort properties. In addition to creating award-winning brand campaigns for the grand opening of the 4-diamond Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa and The Show concert venue, she excels at direction on video and still shoots, and leads creative branding and strategy for 7 casinos, slot machine manufacturers as well as restaurants and lifestyle clients. If her experience isn’t enough to impress, Andrea has won countless advertising and design awards including a Platinum Summit Marketing Effectiveness Award. She has a Masters in Art Direction and is certified in Marketing for Tribal Gaming from the Sycuan Institute at San Diego State University
Social Media Chair
Digital Marketing Manager, Leap Online Marketing
With more than 10 years’ experience working in online marketing, Jamie Steinberg is a savvy digital marketer who has worked with a variety of clients both in and out of market.
Jamie specializes in social media marketing, search engine optimization and functional responsive website design. She works collaboratively with clients to bring their online presence to the next level with higher rankings and improved conversions.
Scholarship Co-Chair, Membership Co-Chair
Lamar Advertising, Outdoor Advertising Executive,
Russell is a professional marketing & advertising executive with a background in selling solutions. He has worked in a variety of industries including owning businesses before landing at Lamar Advertising.
With more than 3 years experience working in outdoor advertising, Russell applies his business experience towards his clients success at Lamar. He works with Local and Out of Market clients who seek a solution in getting noticed.
Ad Bam Chair
VP of Brand/ Creative Director, Greater Palm Springs CVB
Jeff joined the Greater Palm Springs CVB in July 2015, bringing 25 years of experience in brand development, creative direction, art direction and copy writing with him. He has a proven ability to connect with a client’s audience and customers. In a career developing brands for tourism and meeting professionals, he has earned his reputation from a proven practice in “emotional branding.” Prior to joining the Greater Palm Springs CVB team, Jeff created notable Destination Brands for San Antonio, ‘Deep. In the heart.’, Visit Mesa, City Limitless and Arlington, TX, The American Dream City.
KDFX & KESQ-TV
Past President, Scholarship Co-Chair
Greater Coachella Valley Chamber of Commerce
Rebecca Rizzo is a master communicator. Her passion for marketing started in 5th grade. She has loved marketing and advertising because it allows others to share their story. She has lived in Coachella Valley for over 20 years. Rebecca has grown an intense passion for how and why the Coachella Valley works the way it does and is a proud graduate of Leadership Coachella Valley of 2009. Rebecca and her husband have 4 children.