Katie Schibler Conn
Dr. John Schibler
Katie Schibler Conn
A classically trained marketer and founder of KSA, Katie has 20+ years of agency experience leading integrated marketing initiatives for global brands such as Pepsi, SKYY Spirits, and PlayStation.
She is an industry leader, delivering complex marketing campaigns and forging meaningful business-to-business partnerships with a focus on workforce development.
Katie is a past president of the Association of Marketing Professionals of Rhode Island (AMP-RI), an active member of the Forbes Agency Council, and an alumna of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program. Providence Business News recently honored Katie as the 2021 Creative Services Woman to Watch.
Laurie is the glue that keeps the team together. She has done it all for KSA, from client management to administration to planning team outings. Her customer relations skills are unmatched, and her self-motivation and problem-solving abilities allow her to bring any project or vision to life. You can always count on her to work from nine to wine.
David is a digital marketing expert with a talent for making strategy simple and practical. He authored two books on digital strategy and has been retained by a variety of organizations, from startups to Fortune 100s. It is David’s expansive thinking, cross-disciplinary understanding, and strategic perspective married with an insatiable curiosity that keeps him keenly aware of and engaged by his client’s unique circumstances and ready to develop action plans.
A California girl at heart, Melanie brings passion, commitment, and just a little sass to every project. As part of Team KSA, she uses her savvy social, digital media, and writing skills to help clients build strategy-driven digital and traditional marketing campaigns. As a self-proclaimed cat mom, you can catch her in her spare time hanging with her fur baby Meredith Grey, watching Disney movies or listening to a new audiobook/podcast.
Steven is a proud graduate of the University of New Hampshire. He spent the last seven years in the sports marketing and events industry working with some of the nations top programs and organizations. Steven has a fun, team first attitude that is combined with a competitive drive to be the best. In his free time, you can find him playing with his two dogs, traveling or spending time with friends.
Olivia joined the KSA team during the COVID-19 pandemic. She graduated from Emmanuel College where she was a member of the Women’s Lacrosse team (Go Saints!). After graduating, she took a job at Clark University working in their Athletics Department, covering all 17 of their Varsity Programs. She only works to fund her chocolate and travel addictions and is always dreaming of a new place to visit.
Dr. John Schibler
Dr. Schibler came at the right time — as KSA is on the verge of growth. He brings to the table his Ph. D. in management and an outstanding 45 years of leadership and business experience. As our team “dad” and Strategic Advisor/CFO, he overlooks our business operations to help us improve month after month and better serve our clients. Just like a loving father that wants his children do well. Outside of the 45 years of awesomeness in his career, he kicks ass in golf, enjoys a cup of coffee during long walks on the beach and visits countries like Vietnam and Cambodia.
As a lifelong Rhode Islander, Nicole has started her career here with us at KSA. Nicole is a 2021 graduate from New England Institute of Technology, majoring in Business Management with various experiences in the marketing field. Creating content graphics for social media and events are just some of the things Nicole is great at.
As an ambitious entrepreneur, while studying at NEIT, Nicole has provided social media marketing services for several local small businesses, deepening her experiences in social media, client management, and business operations.
After sewing her professional oats in Boston, Megan relocated to Rhode Island a few years ago to be closer to her extended family. As part of Team KSA, she leverages her past life in financial services and organizational skills to assist the team.
Megan knows that through a combination of kick-ass commitment, passionate tenacity, and bold courage, the right results can be achieved. In her spare time, Megan can be found with her two young children hunting for sea glass on the beaches of Southern, RI.
Ryan Ferrer is a copywriter and sales coordinator. He earned a degree in architectural studies and transitioned to working remotely in 2009. Before KSA, he had worked directly with David Bradley, in a software company, and in an eLearning startup. Ryan prefers to listen to podcasts and audiobooks rather than reading books, but he’s willing to make an exception for the likes of Jordan Peterson. In his spare time, Ryan loves taking his dog to the park to take a walk or play fetch.
A born and raised Rhode Islander, Josh earned a B.S in Public Relations and Business Management from the University of Rhode Island. Through dedication to community engagement and student involvement, he became the recipient of URI’s 2019 Excellence Award for Campus Impact. Josh spent his early career at companies like ADP Inc. and CVS Health and now serves as an Account Specialist working with our client PepsiCo International.
With a passion for purpose-driven business, Josh strives to build strong and mutually-beneficial relationships between KSA and its clients through strategic communication and efficient project management.
Noah is a hard-working member of KSA and a current student at Rhode Island College where he is majoring in Communications with a concentration in Mass Media. Before KSA he worked in customer service, always bringing his positive attitude and smile to every call. Noah graduates in spring of 2022 and intends on becoming a permanent member of the KSA team!
Business Development Specialist
Susan is an accomplished human resource professional with a broad range of organizational expertise and proven track record in talent acquisition, retention and management. At KSA, she helps us find kick-ass team members as we continue to grow.
Susan has a holistic view across all teams to leverage best practices, manage resources, align with agency vision and direction, and support managers driving their team’s performance and accountability.
Aaron is a business development intern with KSA and soon to be a University of Rhode Island graduate, majoring in finance and minoring in entrepreneurship. Aaron has previous experience in the IT field and is excited to broaden his horizons and work in marketing. In his free-time, he is an avid kickboxer and grappler, enjoys watching sports, and sports-betting.
Elaine is an aspired digital marketer who is passionate about helping clients to connect their brand values with their target audience through her experiences in social media marketing, paid advertising, and campaign metrics performance. As a marketer, she always welcomes opportunities to leverage strategic thinking, analytical know-how, and international teamwork skills.
Currently based in Vietnam, Elaine continues to deliver inspiring brand voices and messages to audience through her social media specialties and passions.
Alyssa brings experience in software sales, education marketing, and a creative eye to Team KSA. She’s a talented communicator that enjoys deciphering patterns within data sets and helping clients discover new ideas and insights. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Bryant University.
Alyssa started practicing photography as nothing more than a hobby, taking pictures of family, friends, and Rhode Island’s scenic landscapes. She quickly realized she had found her passion and began offering portrait photography services. When she’s not taking pictures and planning creative shoots, you can find her relaxing with her cats and dogs and working with non-profits to get stray animals adopted.
Growing up in Rhode Island, Ellie stayed true to her roots by attending the University of Rhode Island. In May of 2020, she graduated after studying Marketing and Public Relations. An active member of the URI community, Ellie was awarded for Scholastic Achievement and Service Excellence in Marketing in 2019 and then went on to receive the Class of 2020 Academic Excellence Award in Marketing. Now, Ellie is pursuing her passion in marketing with KSA while also furthering her education earning her Master’s in Business Administration at the University of Rhode Island.
A self-proclaimed foodie, Ellie enjoys trying new cuisines. To keep in shape from all the eating, Ellie enjoys cycling classes as a way to stay healthy both mentally and physically. She has the travel bug but loves to call Rhody home.
A Rhode Island Native, Robin comes to KSA with a 20 year history of sales and marketing experience both from the agency side and as the customer. She has a Bachelors’ degree in Marketing and Communications from Bryant University, and has experience marketing for large retail brands like Swarovski and Alex & Ani, to Rhode Island based Centreville Bank. With extensive background in integrated advertising campaigns, she is adept in identifying opportunities and developing solutions that improve performance, profitability, and efficiencies.
Robin has two little ones who haven’t met a sport they didn’t like, so when she’s not in the office, you can find her at the hockey rink or the baseball diamond cheering them on.