Leadership

Benjamin Bryant — Managing Partner, Principal Communications Strategist and Trainer

Ben is an award-winning public affairs, marketing, and communications leader, with 16 years experience strategic, corporate, and marketing communications in both the corporate and public (defense and homeland security) sectors.

Ben has years of service as a print and broadcast journalist; and as a  communications advisor, strategist, writer, and speechwriter for public sector clients at the Program Executive Officer, Flag Officer, and Deputy Under Secretary (DUSD) and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (DASD) levels, and has worked with a number of DoD programs to develop and optimize multi-channel communications efforts. In 2010, he served as lead editor for the DoD’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” report (and Supplemental Plan for Implementation) for the Secretary of Defense, Congress, and the President of the United States.  Prior to that, Ben served as senior contractor for the DoD Independent Review (IR) Related to Fort Hood and the associated Air Force follow-on effort. As managing editor for the DoD IR, Ben supervised a team of 14 contractors and supported the work of 129 to produce the final West-Clark report on the November 5, 2009, mass shooting at Fort Hood for the Secretary of Defense.

Ben’s notable corporate achievements include a 300-500% jump in all metrics of an integrated communications program, including multiple campaigns in the United States and EMEA regions for a pharmaceutical and life sciences solutions division of Honeywell International.

He is also an experienced meeting and event manager, facilitating high-level briefings, focus groups, sales meetings, and users’ conferences for groups ranging from 5-800 people.

Ben is the winner of several awards, including two Paul R. Ellis media awards, and has supervised multiple award winning projects for clients and employers. He is also Six-Sigma Greenbelt certified.

Clients Ben has served throughout his career include:

  • Office of the Secretary of Defense
  • Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition & Technology
  • Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Force Health Protection & Readiness
  • Program Executive Office, U.S. Coast Guard Deepwater Program (Department of Homeland Security)
  • Honeywell International

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Tommy Zamberlan — Vice President & COO

Tommy is an accomplished manager of people and projects, with 15 years government and industry experience in quality assurance, content editing, project management, and information technology.

Tommy possesses extensive experience designing and implementing creative and award-winning solutions for small business, corporate, government, and military clients. Known as a skilled quality assurance manager and editor of high visibility creative content, Tommy served in 2010 as the technical editor of the DoD’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” report (and Supplemental Plan for Integration) for the Secretary of Defense, Congress, and the President of the United States.  Prior to that, Tommy served as senior technical editor (and deputy senior contractor) for the report of the DoD Independent Review Related to Fort Hood (exploring the issues surrounding the 2009 mass shooting at Fort Hood, Texas), and associated follow-on efforts.

Over the last five years, Tommy has served as lead multimedia designer on multiple projects for United States Armed Forces, supervising front- and back-end custom development in support of client needs, projects consistently singled out for awards and recognition by peers and industry organizations.

Clients Tommy has served throughout his career include:

  • Office of the Secretary of Defense
  • Office of the Secretary of the Air Force
  • Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition & Technology
  • Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy
  • Knowledge Advantage, Inc.

Connect with Tommy through LinkedIn.

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