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Jeff Myers

Jeff began his career when he parlayed an unpaid Northwestern University internship with Foote, Cone & Belding/Chicago into a job: he wrote two TV spots (Sears and Johnson Wax) before they even officially hired him. In the ensuing decades – working for agencies and advertisers alike — he has created award-winning consumer and trade advertising, promotions and merchandising, developed new products, websites and business opportunities for his employers and clients. More importantly, he has consistently and successfully launched, relaunched and revived brands, creating incremental profits, share and customer loyalty.

After stints of increasing responsibility at FCB, Burnett and Needham in Chicago, he returned east to head up GE’s in-house agency and led the launch of “We Bring Good Things to Life” targeted to employees and the trade, including a direct-mail piece with an 86 percent response rate. During his eight years with PepsiCo, he managed Pepsi’s Choice of a New Generation advertising campaign, a multi-year effort that would include Michael and the brothers Jackson, among many rock dignitaries, and garner an unprecedented amount of attention, awards and ultimately force the “other guy” to blink. One of his proudest achievements, however, was creating the company’s first-ever Hispanic campaign.

At Burger King, Myers created the Kids Club, an effort that did nothing less than pry open Ronald McDonald’s grip on millions of kids, initially using a then-unheard-of property called The Simpsons. Similar challenges and successes followed at Nabisco and Heinz/Weight Watchers until he launched his own agency, Myers Communications Group. During those eight years he created GE Capital’s first web site, helped ESPN create a profitable promotion strategy and showed AT&T and their agencies how to lower production costs by more than $8MM a year. After selling the agency Myers became Executive Director/Marketing for then-client Forbes. He effectively mixed business with pleasure when he became EVP for the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. He brought passion and creativity to the 415,000 members through efforts like redesigning a 52,000-page website, launching Project Pilot, a multimedia recruitment effort with Erik Lindbergh, and driving 50% readership growth in the weekly e-newsletter. Most recently, Jeff got the Cape Cod Conservatory up off its back, stabilizing the venerable but neglected institution and reenergizing it with outstanding faculty additions and exciting programs like The Conservatory of Rock and the Digital Music Lab. He continues his musical ways by performing with a wide range of classical and jazz groups in the area.

Rich Nagle

Rich has nearly three decades of leadership in business, financial and executive communications. Prior to MCG he was founder and president of AeroComms, Inc., an independent business communications consultancy serving organizations and executives in the technology and general aviation industries. AeroComm’s clients include market leaders including the 415,000-member Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), AirShares Elite, Avidyne, Precision Flight Controls, Columbia Air Services, Precise Flight and Analog Devices.

Rich also was co-founder and CEO of LNS Communications, a public relations agency serving technology clients in the United States, Canada, Europe and the Middle East. The firm grew from three employees in 1994 to 40 employees and $5 million in revenue in 2000. LNS earned a solid reputation for its senior leadership of accounts, results-oriented, goal-driven programs and long-lasting client and journalist relationships. Its clients included Motorola, Cognos and WSI Corp./Intellicast.com, and major successes included the launch of the world’s first Internet telephone software (VocalTec), the world’s first online grocery shopping service (NetGrocer) and many other market innovations.

LNS Communications was purchased in 2001 by Chime Communications PLC of London, an internationally renowned public affairs, public relations and marketing services company. Rich led the company through the tech market meltdown and initiated the firm’s re-naming and re-branding as a generalist public affairs and public relations agency, known now as Bell Pottinger USA with international clients in the healthcare, consumer goods, technology and other industries.

Previously, Rich held senior positions at high-technology public relations firms and was a reporter and editor with United Press International and Dow Jones. Rich serves on the board of directors of BOLDstreet Inc., a wireless broadband software and services company based in Ottawa, Canada. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He is an Eagle Scout and active Scouting leader and is an 800-hour instrument-rated commercial pilot.