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 21 years of experience to create, innovate, problem-solve, and help clients be more profitable.

John is also President of the Tall Rocker Company and Georgia Smoke BBQ. 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 a volunteer baseball coach, volunteers locally in the DeKalb County School System, 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 healthcare, non-profit, and small business clients. He also 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 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. He is a singer, songwriter, and musician who performs regularly and has released several albums.

Mike received a journalism degree from the University of Georgia and is currently pursuing an MBA from Georgia College. He joined Lenz in 2002 and became a partner in 2014. Mike and his wife Jessica live in Decatur and have two children, Liam and Emily.

Lindsey L. Pakula, Account Director

Lindsey L. Pakula, Account Director

With a passion for customer service and marketing strategy, Lindsey brings creative communication solutions to life. Since joining Lenz in 2011, she has helped develop several major integrated campaigns and has extensive experience with traditional and digital advertising, brand development, public relations, website development, and social media marketing.

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, traveling, and reading.

Ivan Whitted II, Account Coordinator

Ivan Whitted, Account Coordinator

Ivan is a recent graduate of the University of Georgia with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a certificate in music business. In his time at the university, Ivan developed a love of marketing and public relations through his internships in government and music promotion. Now he joins Lenz as an account coordinator and looks forward to working closely with his clients and establishing worthwhile relationships.

In his spare time, Ivan can be found scavenging blogs for the latest music and pop culture updates, writing poetry, singing, and searching for new restaurants to try all around Atlanta.

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.

Rachel Cushing, PR Manager

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 Manager 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.

Jenna Farmer, PR Coordinator

Jenna Farmer, PR Coordinator

Jenna’s background in the arts and culture sector has made her a resourceful and creative communicator. Jenna joins Lenz following years of experience with public relations management, media outreach, and event planning for South Arts and the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Office of the Arts. As PR Coordinator, Jenna aids in the development, implementation, and execution of strategic public relations campaigns for Lenz clients.

Jenna has a BFA in Arts Management from Brenau University and completed an MA in Communications from Georgia State University in May 2014. She lives in Brookhaven with her husband Daniel and black lab Sophie where she is an avid fan of pop culture, humor, al fresco dining, and all things opulent.

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 to be challenged by his work, and creating the visual solutions that result. He has been in the design industry for over 10 years and 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, and published worldwide.

Ben earned his BFA in graphic design from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2001, and joined Lenz in 2013. In his free time he enjoys hanging out with his wife Lauren and son Kingsley, brewing beer, and tinkering around in the garage.

Ema Myers, Graphic Designer

Ema Myers, Graphic Designer

A recent graduate of the Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur, Ema Myers earned her B.F.A., as well as a spot on the Lenz team.

Starting as an intern, Ema quickly became a integral part of the Design department, as well as a favorite of many clients. Her creativity and technical skills have not only earned her recognition from colleagues, but also from her school, winning various awards such as Best In Show and Best Contribution to her Department.

Ema continues to support the design department, and expand her skills across print, digital, and motion platforms.

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 17 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.