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Adam Russo, owner  |  Adam Russo is a lifelong learner who is deeply-rooted in the West Michigan communications community.  His professional experience includes working with global brands like Haworth and Amway, regional companies like Varnum and Comcast, as well as nonprofits like the Mosaic Film Experience and Sunset Retirement Communities.  Outside of the office, Adam is committed to community service and fitness.  He serves as the president for the West Michigan Public Relations Society of America, board member for the Literacy Center of West Michigan, a member of the Kent County Prevention Coalition, a student mentor at Burton Middle school and enjoys playing with his dog, running and weight training.   Adam is also an adjunct public relations professor at his alma mater Grand Valley State University.

 
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Randy Tahtinen, Social Media Coordinator  |  Randy Tahtinen is a creative soul who takes every opportunity to discover new things.  His professional experience includes working with regional companies like Biggby and Founders, as well as nonprofits like 3:11 Youth Housing and Rock Urban.  Outside of the office, Randy is passionate about sports and art.  He volunteers at his local church and enjoys playing the piano, drawing and wrestling with his 2 kids.   

 

 

 

 
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Aaron Robert, Intern  |  Aaron Robert is a junior at Grand Valley State University studying advertising and public relations with a minor in writing. He is also on the e-board for Grand Valley's PRSSA chapter and is an Account Associate at the student-run firm, GrandPR. He enjoys creative writing and is a contributor to The Artifice, an online arts and literature magazine. In his free time, Aaron enjoys running, traveling, and mentoring with GVSU Pals Student Mentors. 

 

 

 

Strategic Partnerships | COM 616 regularly collaborates on larger project opportunities and maintains a solid referral relationship with Castello Creative and Clark Communications.