Meet Your Marketing Support Team
Today, it’s more than just marketing and communications or advertising – it’s about creativity, MarTech, and the people who understand it.
Developer/ SEO Specialist
Nicholas Burcin is a web and software developer. He has done undergraduate work in neuroscience from the University of Pittsburgh and is pursuing a degree in software engineering from Penn State University. He has a keen interest in accessible site design for people with disabilities, political analysis of film and golf.
Account Manager Trisha Etherington joined Levy Industrial in 2008 after working as a circulation sales and marketing executive at Trib Total Media/Gateway. She is a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing. Trisha overseas the lifecycle of all projects and ensure their successful completion.
Owner, President, & CEO
Francois Gau is owner, president and CEO of Levy Industrial. For more than 20 years, he delivered impressive results at Kennametal and Honeywell Aerospace by developing and implementing marketing and growth strategies, and in operations management. Francois has a special interest in IIOT technologies. He holds an MBA and completed the competitive strategy program at Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He is a native of France, where he studied business, mathematics and physics. Francois is a board member of the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Pittsburgh Chapter, and GlobalPittsburgh. He enjoys golfing, flying private aircraft and traveling.
Myriam creates strategic campaigns to convert leads into customers using marketing automation and social media. She has a bachelor’s degree in business and marketing from Institut de Formation a la Gestion of Toulouse, France. Since arriving in the United States in 1995, she’s held various positions in marketing, HR and education. Myriam is president of the French Cultural Center/Centre Francophone de Pittsburgh and donates her time as a social media specialist for three local non-profits.
Senior Art Director
Senior Art Director Dan Kerekes, an accomplished graphic designer with more than 20 years of experience, launched his career with Levy Industrial in 2004. His passion for good design, strong creative, and commitment to the success of our clients is a tremendous asset to the firm. He is a graduate of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, where he earned a degree in visual communications.
Dave Levy launched Levy Industrial more than 30 years ago after honing his skills as an advertising executive for a number of prominent Pittsburgh agencies. Known for his energy and creativity, Dave has built a highly regarded agency that services many of the region’s most reputable and well-known corporations and institutions by hiring top talent, focusing on exceptional service and developing creative, award-winning communications. Dave is a graduate of Duquesne University’s School of Business.
Todd joined Levy in 1990 as director of public relations after serving as a former lobbyist for the Chemical Manufacturer’s Association and as a producer for the McLaughlin Group in Washington, D.C. Todd’s work in public relations and media relations has been recognized by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and the International Association of Business Communicators. Todd is a graduate of the University of Michigan with a bachelor’s degree in history.
Vice President of Business Development
Lauren Norris is the Vice President of Business Development at LEVY, as well as a community contributor. With 14 plus years in marketing, strategy, business development and sales management experience, she has focused on building long term relationships with clients and their business goals, leading teams and training.
Active in the community, she is involved with multiple organizations. As the President of the American Marketing Association, Pittsburgh Chapter, she continues her leadership and contribution in the local marketing community. She also serves as a Professional Mentor Representative with the University of Pittsburgh’s annual Pitt Athletics: Career Networking Night and has previously been involved in various board and volunteer roles with Big Brothers Big Sisters, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, DePaul School for Hearing and Speech, Heinz History Center, and Pittsburgh Young Professionals.
When she’s not working with her clients, networking or volunteering, you can find Lauren spending time with friends and family, traveling and enjoying all Pittsburgh has to offer. She resides in the Mt. Washington neighborhood of Pittsburgh.
Marketing Automation Leader
Cathy Snyder is marketing automation leader. She collaborates with our team of designers, writers, and producers and data analytics experts to streamline content. tracking, reporting, metrics, and workflows. She is an accomplished watercolorist.
Deborah has been with the firm since its inception and offers expertise in strategic planning, copywriting and branding strategies. Known for her exceptional creativity, Deborah excels at uncovering compelling angles in which to promote a product or service. She has won awards from Direct Marketing Association, Women in Communications, IABC/Pittsburgh, and International Media & Public Relations Forum. Deborah is a graduate of Point Park University.
Director of Account Management Amanda Uhme joined Levy Industrial in 2015 after working in the non-profit sector. She works directly with clients, vendors and the internal Levy team to ensure all projects are out the door on time, on budget & on spec. A graduate of the George Washington University, she holds a BS in Political Communication and MPS in Political Management. In her free time she enjoys cycling, kayaking, and reading non-fiction.
Benjamin joined Levy Industrial in 2016 as a Web Developer, building polished websites with a focus on user experience and client satisfaction. A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, he is also passionate about socially-conscious songwriting, writing, animals, and helping people.
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