About Lenz

Richard J. Lenz founded Lenz, Inc. in April of 1992. Richard chose his family name for the company because it signifies a personal guarantee: He stands behind the work that we produce. Everyone at Lenz does. It's a business philosophy that permeates through the company to this day.

Lenz offers clients the full suite of marketing and communication tools to grow their businesses. At Lenz, integrated marketing is the strategic and coordinated implementation of digital and traditional advertising, PR, web sites, social media, and events to achieve a stated goal.

Richard J. Lenz, Founder, President, and CEO

Richard J. Lenz, Founder, President, and CEO

Richard J. Lenz is founder, president, and CEO of Lenz, Inc., an integrated marketing firm that uses advertising, public relations, graphic design, and web-based technology to help clients achieve their goals. His most recent accomplishments include launching one of the most celebrated festivals in the country; rebranding a major hospital system; designing and installing a 2,000- square foot museum exhibit; steering a $20 million fund raising campaign; and launching a web site that is revolutionizing cancer care across the country. He has won industry awards for his graphic design, ad campaigns, writing, and photography and is author of several popular non-fiction books.

John R. Lenz, Vice President/Partner

John R. Lenz, Vice President

John joined his brother Richard at Lenz in 1993, and is a managing partner. John uses his 20 years of experience to innovate, problem-solve, and help his clients be more profitable.

John is proficient in standards-based coding practices, and he enjoys staying abreast of new technologies and marketing techniques.

John is also President of the Tall Rocker Company, and before joining Lenz, John attended Oglethorpe University, where he was a starting pitcher on the baseball team.

John is a graduate of the Leadership DeKalb Class of 2010, is married with two children, and lives in Atlanta.

Mike Killeen, Marketing Director/Partner

Mike Killeen, Marketing Director

Mike directs client marketing at Lenz, providing strategy and consultation for Lenz’s largest clients. Most recently, he helped develop the Resurgens Orthopaedics “Resurgenize!” campaign, which extended across the mediums of print, radio, TV, outdoor, and digital. Mike serves as program director for Lenz‘s healthcare radio show, “The Weekly Check-Up with Dr. Bruce Feinberg,” which airs every Sunday afternoon on News/Talk WSB. Mike is a singer, songwriter, and musician who performs regularly and has released several albums. He is the founder of Poverty is Real, a non-profit organization that travels from city-to-city, throwing fundraising concerts to support local organizations fighting poverty. Mike received a Journalism degree from the University of Georgia and is currently pursuing an MBA from Georgia College. He joined Lenz in 2002. Mike and his wife Jessica have two children, Liam and Emily.

Lindsey Lee, Account Manager

Lindsey Lee, Account Manager

As Account Manager, Lindsey oversees the daily marketing activities of several accounts, including Georgia Cancer Specialists, Resurgens Orthopaedics, the AJC Decatur Book Festival, and OPAL Aesthetics. Since joining Lenz in 2011, she has helped develop several major integrated campaigns and has extensive experience with traditional and digital advertising, brand development, website development, public relations, and social media.

Prior to working at Lenz, Lindsey wrote music features and album reviews for Paste, a national music and entertainment magazine. She graduated from the University of Georgia with degrees in both Journalism and French.

When she's not serving her clients, she enjoys exploring the Atlanta restaurant scene, live music, running, and reading.

Courtney Pickens, Account Manager

Courtney Pickens, Account Manager

Courtney graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in Marketing and emphasis in Sales. The studies enforced a perfect mixture of creative passion and business savvy, which are vital for the daily interactions of the Account Coordinator role. She works in digital media and content development in order to bring our clients the most up-to-date tools and tricks for attracting the best attention.

When not at hard work, Courtney enjoys catching up on a good book, traveling, and tasting some of the local cuisines.

Lauren Rollins, Account Manager

Lauren Rollins, Account Manager

Motivated by a passion for people and creativity, Lauren Rollins joined the Lenz team as an Account Manager. She is a graduate of Vanderbilt University, where she studied Political Science and European Studies.

Her international experience has allowed her to work across the globe, working with non-profits and fortune-500 companies alike. She has a strong background in consumer/brand marketing and corporate communications across a wide range of industries. Lauren has provided support for top companies including: AT&T, Wendy's, Kodak, Newell Rubbermaid, Philips, and DoubleTree by Hilton.

In her free time, Lauren enjoys travelling, reading, frequenting museums, and cycling.

Elaina Polson, Digital Marketing Coordinator

Elaina Polson, Digital Marketing Coordinator

Elaina is the latest Bulldog to join Lenz as a Digital Marketing Coordinator in the marketing department. A Political Science major, Elaina found her passion for marketing after working on several political campaigns, where she contributed ideas for messaging and general strategy. Now, Elaina works with a variety of Lenz’s clients to deliver effective online content and maximize social media success. She enjoys the blend of creativity and analysis the work requires, as well as the welcoming atmosphere perpetuated by everyone at Lenz.

Originally from "up North" (Connecticut, specifically), Elaina has grown to love Atlanta’s fusion of Southern culture and urban sophistication. Good music, good books, and good food are her main areas of interests. Guilty pleasures include Bravo TV, Dr. Pepper Jelly Beans, and adding hot sauce to everything.

Ryan Klee, PR Director

Ryan Klee, PR Director

Ryan joined Lenz as a Marketing Assistant in January 2004 after graduating from the University of Florida (yes, he is a very proud Gator!) with a degree in Telecommunications Production. At Lenz, Ryan further pursued his interest in media and soon ascended to Public Relations Director, where he oversees PR and advertising for Lenz clients.

Ryan is a member of the Public Relations Society of America, and excels in building strong, productive relationships with appropriate local, regional, and national media that will serve the needs of Lenz clients the best. Ryan greatly enjoys working with his incredibly talented team to identify and develop stories for clients that will enhance their public image and meet the set communications goals.

Ryan's work has garnered millions of dollars in exposure and tens of millions of impressions for Lenz clients over the years. He takes pride in keeping up with the constantly changing Atlanta and national media landscape, and the digital media world, and using that to our clients' advantage in the PR and advertising worlds.

One of Ryan's biggest success stories is Georgia Cancer Specialists's Totes 2 Tots suitcase drive for foster children. Through media exposure, media sponsorships, and community partnerships, Ryan has led the PR efforts that have resulted in more than 33,000 new and nearly new bags being collected and distributed to Georgia's foster children.

Ryan has also led the PR efforts for the AJC Decatur Book Festival since its inception in 2006, garnering thousands of media hits and helping the festival receive local, regional, and national acclaim on the way to becoming the largest independent book festival in the country.

On the personal side, Ryan loves sports, his girlfriend, his two dogs, and a beautiful sunny day. A baseball player through high school and college, he now enjoys playing a lot of soccer. He also loves cheering on his beloved Florida Gators, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Tampa Bay Rays.

Rachel Cushing, PR Coordinator

Rachel Cushing, PR Coordinator

Rachel began her journey at Lenz as an intern during her final undergraduate semester at Agnes Scott College. She quickly proved her commitment to the company, her ability to keep up with its fast-paced environment, and willingness to learn from those around her, and rose to the Public Relations Coordinator position. Rachel attributes her well-rounded skill set to her liberal-arts college education and intrinsic curiosity.

Rachel now helps garner positive, profitable media exposure for Lenz clients and continues to expand her knowledge of the Atlanta media scene. She enjoys working with the talented and innovative Lenz team and especially respects the organization's commitment to both commercial and philanthropic efforts.

In her free time, Rachel enjoys exploring the many outdoor wonders in and around Atlanta, reading about political history, traveling, and practicing yoga. She has been known to take every opportunity given to talk about her time living in South Africa.

Cameron Spivey, Creative Director

Cameron Spivey, Creative Director

Cameron is a conceptual graphic designer with years of experience providing creative solutions for branding, identity, marketing communications and strategy development. His client list spans across national and regional accounts and includes IRWIN Industrial Tools, Nationwide Insurance, PolloTropical Restaurants, CRUNK Energy Drink, John Deere and many others. He has won numerous awards in print and broadcast, not only for his creativity, but also for its effectiveness.

Prior to joining the Lenz team, Cameron served in virtually every role of the agency environment—from Art Director to Copy Writer, Project Manager and Creative Director. His ability to balance creative insight with project management priorities makes him a proactive and versatile creative problem solver.

Ben Barnes, Art Director

Ben Barnes, Art Director

Ben is a creative problem solver who loves a challenge and creating the visual solutions that result. He brings 8 years of experience with him where he has successfully developed campaigns for Coca-Cola, Allstate, P&G and many others.

Prior to joining Lenz, Ben worked in several roles in the agency environment spanning from print design to web and interactive design and development. He has had personal work displayed in museums, published and distributed throughout the world.

Ben earned his BFA in graphic design from the Savannah College of Art and Design and joined Lenz in 2013. He and his wife Lauren live in Decatur.

Ema Myers, Graphic Designer

Ema Myers, Graphic Designer

Ema Myers, soon to be a graduate, has just begun her career with the Lenz team. Her dedication to Graphic Design at the Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur has earned her the chance to work with a talented group of people before she even finishes school.

Her quick and efficient design ability has proven to be a true asset to the team.

Ricky Pattillo, Lead Web Developer

Ricky Pattillo, Lead Web Developer

Ricky Pattillo is a problem solver. Thanks to a high school teacher, he was introduced to programming as a freshman and has been applying it as a solution to problems ever since.

After learning as much as possible from that teacher, Ricky went on to earn his B.S. in Computer Science from Georgia Institute of Technology where he specialized in databases, operating system design, compilers, and security.

At Lenz, Ricky utilizes over 16 years of programming experience combined with his specialization in databases to build and maintain robust applications tailored to meet each client’s needs.

Lizzi Livingston, Web Developer

Lizzi Livingston, Web Developer

Lizzi recently graduated from Florida State University with a bachelors degree in studio art and with a focus in graphic design. Before FSU, she received her A.A. degree in Studio art at Chipola College.

With a background in design, coding, and studio art, she has found that web development and graphic design are her strengths as well as her passion. She has experience doing projects for small and large business owners.

In her spare time, Lizzi likes to be active in her church, engage in community events, and travel to the beach.

Sylvester Willis, Web Developer

Sylvester Willis, Web Developer

Sylvester Willis recently graduated with a degree in Computer Science from Georgia State University, where he obtained advanced knowledge of software development.

He found a passion for web development after attending a class and working for various organizations developing websites while attending school. He is now helping the team at Lenz develop sites for our clients.

In his spare time, Sylvester enjoys traveling and learning about various fields of software development.