We help local and national companies go after their goals like their brands depend on it. Because guess what? Their brands depend on it.
We’re a creative agency in the cigar capital of the world, where roosters roam as free as our bold ideas. In over four decades of business, courage remains our compass to create change®. We win awards at national and international scales for our clever creative that’s steeped in strategy. We live by our core values, because it’s better to be honest than be cool. We take the risk of being interesting, so our clients can bask in the brilliance of meaningful outcomes. If it sounds too good to be true, then why are our tenure rates for both employees and clients three times higher than the industry average?
Matt is a vision-driven thinker who is known for shaking people from their comfort zone. A sought-after creative leader, his portfolio is stacked with 15+ years of nationally recognized work for a diverse range of notable clients in retail and tourism, like Bealls, VISIT FLORIDA, Audio-Technica, and PetSmart, all the way to clients in healthcare and financial industries, like 3M, Ameriprise Financial, Mayo Clinic, and Medtronic.
Under Matt’s direction, ChappellRoberts integrates progressive methods of collaboration that inspire great creativity within our team and deliver game-changing results for our clients. If Matt were the prideful type, he’d pride himself on growing company cultures that drive creativity and influential experiences for customers. His expertise in executing strong, holistic brand strategy for well-known brands translate into award-winning creative in branding, advertising, and digital with passion for execution across all mediums. Matt received his BFA from the Ringling College of Art and Design.
Katy brings a special brand of determination and aspiration to the agency. She guides us through milestones. She crafts internal policies and financial strategies with care. She explains complex insurance paperwork. Katy is the agency’s Controller. Think of her as the head of finances, human resources, and administrative operations who also maintains a herculean, cross-function effort to continuously grow the agency and further clients’ successes.
After graduating from the University of Florida with a degree in Communications and Business Administration, Katy found her true calling in advertising at the agency where she creates order from numbers in a creative environment with creative people. During her 12-year tenure at ChappellRoberts, Katy’s ascended from Accounting Assistant to this much-deserved Principal role. Along the way, she shaped the agency’s structure by turning her supporting positions into a whole Operations department.
Katy is also a certified professional through the Society for Human Resource Management and a graduate of Second Wind’s Agency Financial Management program.
When businesses have challenges, Christine sees the path to solutions from the start. As Executive Vice President, Christine leads the strategic vision for many of ChappellRoberts’ clients and community initiatives. A true marketing expert and creative industry pro, Christine executes branding with an eye for driving results with calculated methodology. Her specialty is benefitted by 20 years of wide-ranging experience in advertising and branding, as she’s pioneered marketing programs that boost effective growth and brand alignment. Christine is passionate about collaboration and has a start intuition for consumer and B2B markets, which has resulted in her winning many awards– regionally, nationally, and internationally.
A graduate of the University of South Florida, Christine is committed to strengthening the communities of Tampa Bay. She dedicates time on the boards of USF’s Alumni Association, Tampa Bay Chamber, and the Tampa Downtown Partnership. Christine continues to make significant strides for the community in her roles as board member of the Tampa Bay Businesses for Culture and the Arts, president of PRSA Tampa Bay and chairman of Leadership Tampa Alumni.
Scott is an analytical thinker by trade and an imaginative right-brainer by nature. As Director of Account Strategy, he brings a deep understanding of how market research, business strategy, and behavioral psychology form an unstoppable trifecta for transformative branding. Scott is so passionate about driving impactful results that he directs our research team for our sprawling client accounts – a job requiring hawk-eyed attention to detail and serious communication skills. Scott’s passion for planning and research began at Auburn University, where he developed a more-than-casual interest in analyzing data.
Scott’s special brand of leadership – think extroverted ideator – has earned him the trust of clients from diverse industries including healthcare, technology, finance, retail, telecommunications, public utilities, and non-profits. Scott currently serves on the Advisory Board for the Zimmerman Advertising Program (ZAP) at the University of South Florida as well as the Digital Marketing Advisory Board for the university. He is actively involved in the Tampa Bay Advertising Federation, American Marketing Association, the Auburn University Alumni Association, Leadership Florida and the Christian Business Men’s Connection.
Breaking down barriers and forging new paths has been Colleen’s mode of operation her entire professional life. After building her career on the client-side of brand development, marketing, advertising, pricing strategies, and market segmentation (to name a few), Colleen made a bold change. 20 years ago, she joined the agency-side to grow this company into a sought-after strategic branding agency that partners with top-tier, national and global clients.
Her unstoppable enthusiasm for actualizing full potential won her many awards including Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce Woman of Distinction, Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Businesswoman of the Year and University of South Florida’s Outstanding Alumnus. She’s recognized as a premiere business leader internationally winning the Gold Stevie Award for Management Team of the Year and the Bronze Award for Business Services Female Executive of the Year. Colleen was most recently named a 2020 Women of Distinction honoree by Girl Scouts of West Central Florida.
With a Bachelor of Arts in mass communications from the University of South Florida, Colleen is a Dale Carnegie graduate and accredited in public relations by the Public Relations Society of America. She has made lasting impacts on the community by serving as board member for the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Council (chair/executive board), American Marketing Association Professional Chapters Council (national member), Tampa Bay American Marketing Association (president) and Feeding Tampa Bay (development/marketing chair), USF Muma College of Business (member).