Mary Ellen Slayter is managing director of Reputation Capital Media Services. Before creating her own content marketing firm, she served as director of content development and a senior general business and finance editor at SmartBrief, a leading publisher of e-mail newsletters. There, she led the editorial development of the SmartBlogs network, including SmartBlog on Leadership and SmartBlog on Social Media.
Before joining SmartBrief, she spent 8 years at The Washington Post, where she authored the Career Track column and worked as an editor in the business news department. She has a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Maryland and a B.S. in agronomy from Louisiana State University. That means she can correct the pH of your lawn, as well as the errors in your content marketing strategy.
Mike Redaelli is creative director at Reputation Capital, a role that draws on his extensive experience in visual communication, brand management and product development. You can most often find Mike in his lab, meticulously creating and reviewing each deliverable to assure that it belongs on the top shelf. Prior to joining Reputation Capital, he spent nearly a decade in the toy and novelty industry, developing, designing and marketing what essentially amounts to joy for children across the world. Following a great run heading up a small design firm, Mike joined forces with Reputation Capital to help them take over the world…of content marketing.
Mike is currently on the Dean’s List of The School of Hard Knocks, an institution that he has attended for nearly 35 years. There is no graduation date currently set. He also has an A.A.S. in Digital Arts. He has taken an adventurous career path which has included luthiery (guitar building), record store clerking and gas meter reading. The desire to expand his experience and knowledge bases while remaining close to the creative coalface are what makes him tick.
When Mike isn’t awkwardly writing about himself in the third person, he enjoys cultural and scholarly pursuits such as art, reading, writing, sporting and eating. He is a native Clevelander who views that as a positive.
Lee Price is marketing director at Reputation Capital. Lee graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in English and Spanish. Since then, she’s taken a creative professional path, exploring her passion for writing and interest in new media. Lee comes to Reputation Capital with experience in marketing, business development, and product strategy. She has managed recruitment advertising in online publications at SmartBrief, implemented brand strategy for the world’s largest temporary tattoo manufacturer (we can’t make this stuff up), written fun and inventive copy for businesses large and small, and managed social media for a diverse array of clients. Lee is HubSpot certified and Google Analytics certified.
She considers herself an expert on good beer, gummy worms and exploring new cities in the U.S. as an Air Force spouse. Find Lee on Twitter.
Brooke Howell is editorial services director for Reputation Capital. Before joining Rep Capital, she served as the small business and entrepreneurship editor at SmartBrief, where she developed several new newsletters and also spent time as lead editor for newsletters on women’s business leadership, franchising, insurance, wholesale distribution, the automotive aftermarket and the law. There, she also managed U.S.-based writers as well as team researchers and writers in Manila, Philippines, and worked on several projects to improve SmartBrief’s content offerings and customer service.
Before joining SmartBrief, Brooke worked for UCG as an editor on its Home Health Line newsletter, as an assistant research editor at AARP The Magazine and as a freelance reporter for publications including The Washington Post. She has a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Maryland where she reported on crime and justice stories and a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Indiana University.
Brooke is serious about work and sassy about life. She spent two years living in Japan and completed the Athleta Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon in 2011. She loves travel, biking, happy hour, crafts and any time someone else does the dishes.
Catherine Conlan is a writer and editor at Reputation Capital Media Services. She has more than 20 years of experience in writing and editing at daily and weekly newspapers, monthly magazines, news websites and, most recently, for a wide variety of private clients as a freelancer. Before freelancing, she worked as a city editor at the Duluth News Tribune, where she oversaw business, health and education reporting.
She has a bachelor’s degree in Russian from St. Olaf College, and spent almost two years working in Russia as deputy editor of St. Petersburg’s leading English-language newspaper. She runs occasionally, reads voraciously, prefers the grill to the stove and chose her newest car based on how many hockey gear bags it could carry (at least two, four when necessary).
Dominique Rodgers is the office manager at Reputation Capital, which means she specializes in a little bit of this, a little bit of that, organization, details and haranguing all the other people on this page when necessary. Before joining Reputation Capital, she worked for several years at Louisiana Fish Fry Products and Benny’s Car Wash, two of Baton Rouge’s best-loved family businesses, specializing in payroll and human resources. She is currently finishing up her final undergraduate year at Louisiana State University after testing out nearly every possibly major on campus and then landing back on general studies. If the planets align correctly, she’ll get her masters in HR by 2016.
She loves all dogs, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and pineapple on pizza. Fears include heights, clowns and falling off her treadmill desk once it arrives.
Taylor Dupuy is the content marketing intern for Reputation Capital Media Services. She is a student at Louisiana State University, majoring in psychology. Her interest in understanding the inner workings of things has led to a desire to understand the evolution of communication and relationships through technology and social media. She brings an intuitive approach to her writing and delights in recognizing the patterns, purpose and points within content. She got her start with Reputation Capital writing blog posts at SXSW 2013.
Outside of work and school, Taylor will most likely be found in a coffee shop, buried in a book, discussing topics that make her heart sing, including holistic health, healing, quantum physics and consciousness.
Chris Ambrose is a business development associate at Reputation Capital. He is graduating from Wright State University with a degree in Supply Chain Management and is interested in all things related to business processes, current events and new media. Chris is from Ohio and comes to Reputation Capital after serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, but one of his first jobs was cleaning out horse stalls and caring for horses at a ranch. Now that he’s moved away from the farm, he is endlessly curious about technology and science and enjoys fiddling with new computer software.
Chris loves to run, travel and try new restaurants. Because Ohio isn’t exactly known for its food, he loves to try the Cajun food in Baton Rouge…even though he recently discovered that he’s allergic to oysters.
Angela Long is a writer and marketing consultant with 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. Her experience in financial services includes positions in marketing, research, analytics and strategic planning, for both credit unions and banks.
She has a master’s degree in marketing and a bachelor’s degree in journalism, both from Louisiana State University.