Our Team

Debra Abell

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As Recruiting Manager at McKinley Marketing Partners, Debra is responsible for leading the recruiting team and sourcing experienced marketing professionals for medium-sized to Fortune 500 companies. She has worked in the staffing industry for 19 years and holds multiple AIRS recruiting certifications and is skilled in identifying candidates through deep web searches.

Nearly half of her career has been spent recruiting writers, print production artists, graphic designers and web programmers for a creative staffing agency, and she even worked in print production. She understands the idiosyncrasies of this diverse market and can help clients find the right fit for their next project.

Debra, who relocated to McKinley’s Houston office in 2015, once lived in the remote Alaskan town of Adak- about 1,200 miles to the nearest major city- for two years. She spends free time with her family and enjoys running 5Ks and half-marathons.

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Ruth Bradley

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As the Associate Manager of Recruiting at McKinley Marketing Partners, Ruth Bradley sources, identifies, and screens candidates. She’s responsible for coordinating candidate interviews and supporting all other aspects of the recruiting process. Ruth takes pride in making personalized connections with every candidate she meets — either virtually or in person. She ensures that every candidate’s needs and goals are fully communicated, allowing McKinley to place them with a client who will benefit from their expertise. Ruth earned a Bachelor of Science in Fashion Merchandising with a Minor in Business Administration from the University of Delaware.

Ruth lives in Arlington, enjoys hiking, and is a frequent attendee of Washington Nationals games. She’s also extremely passionate about Italian food!

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Gerry Burns

Gerry Burns
As Director of Business Development for McKinley Marketing Partners, Gerry Burns works with Fortune 500 companies to place experienced marketing and creative professionals in challenging, yet rewarding roles. With more than 17 years of experience in business-to-business sales in staffing, IT and creative services, he is skilled in managing client relationships and delivering results. His consultative approach helps him truly understand a client’s needs and allows him the opportunity to present the right candidates, quickly.

In his spare time, Gerry enjoys reading about sales techniques and stays on top of the latest business trends. He holds an MBA in Marketing and Finance from the University of Houston’s C.T. Bauer College of Business and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from the University of Dayton. He lives in the Houston area with his wife, daughter and menagerie of household pets.

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Sasha Cabell

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As the Digital Marketing Manager at McKinley Marketing Partners, Sasha Cabell is responsible for developing, tracking, and optimizing McKinley’s marketing campaigns across all channels. With a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from James Madison University, Sasha approaches marketing with the end-result in mind. She believes that visualizing the larger impact helps to ensure that each and every campaign and program supports the company’s strategic objectives.

Sasha Cabell is a digital marketing enthusiast with a passion for helping B2B companies optimize their digital marketing platforms. She lives in Alexandria, VA with her boxer, Otis Redding and lab, Sadie. She loves classic R&B/soul music (hence, her dog’s name) and she’s a relentless and perpetually disappointed fan of the Washington Redskins.

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Barbara Cain

Barbara Cain
As the Staff Accountant at McKinley Marketing Partners, Barbara Cain is responsible for all accounts receivable and accounts payable matters. Barbara works closely with McKinley’s consultants and clients and considers customer support her top priority.

Barbara graduated Magna Cum Laude from Strayer University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and a minor in Accounting.

She grew up as a Navy brat, and has had the opportunity to live in many countries including Israel, Italy and Spain. She enjoys traveling, boating, motorcycling, and gardening. Barbara also loves spending time with her children and two grandchildren.

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Joe Deutsch

Joe Deutsch, McKinley Marketing Partners
Joe Deutsch, head of McKinley Marketing Partners business development in New York and New Jersey, has over seven years of experience developing strategic partnerships across a range of business functions and industries. As Director of Business Development at McKinley, Joe provides his clients with innovative solutions, through the delivery of highly qualified marketing professionals from McKinley’s experienced talent pool.

Joe believes in taking a personalized approach with his clients and candidates. His strategic focus and ability to build long-lasting partnerships is what makes him successful in matching an organization’s marketing challenges with a candidate who delivers on all requirements while blending seamlessly into the cultural fabric of the organization.

Joe resides in Northern New Jersey with his wife, Allison, and their son. He enjoys watching college sports, particularly University of Maryland Athletics, and considers himself a foodie—as he enjoys cooking dinner “most” weeknights.

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Kayla Dottery

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Kayla Dottery, Manager of Operations at McKinley Marketing Partners, oversees the execution of McKinley’s processes and procedures across all departments and provides additional support to both the Client Services and Finance departments. She honed her marketing and customer service skills while working for the Washington Redskins and therefore understands the importance of teamwork and knows how each member plays an important role in an organization’s success.

She holds a Master of Professional Studies in Sports Industry Management from Georgetown University and a dual Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Spanish from Virginia Polytechnic Institute. This California native and animal lover is also an experienced clarinetist and was a proud member of the marching band.

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Victoria Flood

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As Senior Director of Business Development for McKinley Marketing Partners, Victoria Flood relies on more 17 years of diverse marketing experiences to understand and meet clients’ needs. Central to Victoria’s approach is a high level of business integrity, which she believes turns great consultants into great clients. She enjoys enhancing people’s lives with career development and new opportunities.

Victoria holds an MBA from George Washington University and still lives in the DC metro area. In her free time, she enjoys sailing, scuba diving, and spending time with her husband and children.

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Joe Incorvia

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Joe Incorvia sources and screens top-notch marketing and creative services candidates in the New York area in his role as an Associate Manager of Recruiting at McKinley Marketing Partners. His experience as a talent specialist combined with his background in psychology enables him to fully understand a candidate’s needs and helps him establish lasting professional relationships.

Joe holds a Master of Arts in Human Behavior and Organizational Psychology from Kean University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts. He’s a huge fan of all Philadelphia sports teams but favors the Eagles. When he’s not playing basketball or running you can find him exploring New York City or eating Tacos Al Pastor (Mexican-style pork tacos).

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Audrey O’Clair

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As a Recruiting Coordinator for McKinley Marketing Partners, Audrey O’Clair sources and finds the best marketers for McKinley’s clients.  As a marketer herself, Audrey enjoys getting to know the talented marketing professionals who work with McKinley while keeping up with the changes and innovation in the marketing industry.

Prior to joining the McKinley team in 2016, Audrey acted as the Marketing Coordinator for Avpro, Inc. and Lennar Homes. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communications with a focus in Public Relations and Advertising from Towson University. Audrey is a devoted Washington Nationals fan. She lives in Maryland with Franklin, her long-haired blonde dachshund, and loves cooking, baking, and running.

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Jeremy Schmerling

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Jeremy Schmerling is an energetic Business Development Manager at McKinley Marketing Partners with a primary focus on helping nonprofit organizations and trade associations fill their hiring needs. Jeremy has a strong understanding of different communicative styles and an appreciation for people’s unique backgrounds, which he attributes to his University of Maryland communication degree and his experience traveling abroad and living in Rome.

Jeremy loves working and living in the DC metro area. In his free time, he likes to travel, play in charity sports tournaments (including a basketball tournament that raises money for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society), and give back to the community – especially by participating in programs that allow him to play sports with disabled or disadvantaged youth.

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Gretchen Stanford

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As Senior Manager of Recruiting at McKinley Marketing Partners, Gretchen Stanford builds and develops the internal recruitment team while also sourcing quality candidates for the company’s Business Development team.

Prior to becoming a recruiter, she worked in marketing and advertising in the food services and entertainment industries, developing loyalty campaigns, promotions and events. She also worked closely with creative teams as they brainstormed ideas that would ultimately generate brand buzz. She parlayed her affinity for marketing into a recruitment role in the creative services industry and never looked back.

While she does have a degree in political science from Moorhead State University she is happy with the career path she has chosen. She gets to combine her creativity with her passion for helping businesses attract top talent, something that brings her great satisfaction.

Job seekers and industry professionals may enjoy her candid and often humorous blog, ResumeRANTS, which examines recruiting from an insider’s perspective.

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Cate Thompson

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Cate Thompson, a Client Services Specialist at McKinley Marketing Partners, provides exceptional customer service to internal and external stakeholders. From on-boarding to completion, Cate interacts with both clients and consultants throughout the duration of assignments. This seasoned client relationship manager also has experience as a freelance content writer and marketing consultant and is well-versed in the creative side of the business.

Cate holds a Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration in Communications from Roanoke College. She mentors children through various organizations and enjoys international travel, with Florence being her favorite destination.

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Carmen Zawodny

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Originally hired by McKinley Marketing Partners in 1999 as an Office Manager and Executive Assistant to the President and CEO, Carmen Zawodny currently oversees the Management Operations Department. She coordinates office management, financial reconciliation, information technology, and all vendor relationships.

Prior to joining McKinley, Carmen held positions at ITT Federal Services International Corporation, the U.S. Department of Defense, and in the primary education field. Early in her career, Carmen spent several years living in Germany and remains fluent in the language. Outside of work, she enjoys being active in volunteer organizations like band booster clubs and parent/teacher associations.

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