Helping Companies Find Their Voice
After completing her MBA in Marketing, Shani Godwin realized that her unique blend of education, professional background and natural talents could help companies find their voice and communicate more effectively with their consumers. So in 2002, Shani left her job in Corporate America and founded Communiqué USA to begin serving small businesses as a creative communications consultant and advisor. The company quickly grew, and it wasn’t long before news of Communiqué’s solid reputation began to spread around Atlanta. Larger corporate clients began seeking out Communiqué’s expertise, and their client focus gradually shifted from small businesses to large corporations. Today, several years and dozens of clients later, Communiqué is a respected and trusted marketing communications firm advising large national brands on everything from global communications strategy to local marketing.
While we excel at being invaluable team members for our clients, our company culture truly celebrates the individual. We know that having full, happy, productive lives outside of work, allows us to be the steadfast workhorses that we are inside the office. Our belief is that when we aid each other in reaching our personal goals—we ALL benefit—especially our clients.
As President and CEO of Communiqué, Shani oversees the daily activities of the company, and still manages to stay involved by working directly on client projects.
She began her career working as an Associate Account Executive and Project Manager for companies such as J. Walter Thompson, Chick-fil-A and Bellsouth Telecommunications. Today, with an MBA in Marketing and over 20 years of marketing and communications experience, she is a great mentor and resource for her team as well as her clients.
When she is not working, Shani enjoys spending her time trying out new restaurants, socializing with friends and family, and traveling—especially for races. She runs with multiple running groups and has completed two triathlons and five half-marathons and has several more in store.
Currently an Account Director for the Chick-fil-A account, Stephanie has 20+ years of marketing experience across a variety of industries including telecommunication, transportation, financial services, food service, hosiery, and more. Serving as a Brand Manager, Account Executive, Senior Marketing Manager and everything in between, companies like UPS, Sara Lee and SunTrust have benefitted from Stephanie’s results driven, solution-oriented, work ethic.
In 2011, Stephanie founded a nonprofit organization, in memory of her daughter Imani Thompson Twine. In her spare time she is a hiker and an avid traveler with plans to visit all 50 states! 30 down…20 to go!
Growing up in a lively family as the seventh of eight siblings, Christian learned early on to be a go-getter. He began his professional career in high school with Chick-fil-A, and continued working with the company throughout college. After graduating from Florida Atlantic University with a degree in business administration, he went on to continue that career at Chick-fil-A, Inc. During those 10 years, Christian worked in cities around the country gaining incomparable experience in leadership, personnel management, site launches, marketing activations, PR and much more.
Now, as a Project Coordinator with Communiqué, he continues to help clients by working with restaurant leadership to improve in-store promotional materials.
Christian is an outdoorsman at heart who is always exploring and learning as much as he can. Hiking at Sweetwater Creek Park, swimming at Lake Lanier and running on the Beltline are just a few of his favorite activities in Atlanta.
Kimberley Brown is a seasoned communications professional with more than 14 years of experience. Technology, finance, telecommunications and healthcare are just a few of the industries that she has worked in for companies such as Bellsouth and Cox Communications. Kimberley has worked for Communiqué for over 10 years, and currently leads project management and consulting initiatives for our clients.
A spirited adventurer to the core, Kimberley is likely to be found hang gliding across mountain tops, hiking through tropical jungles, or simply keeping her project teams entertained and engaged with her quick-wit and great sense of humor.
With 15+ years of agency experience, Tonia brings a wealth of knowledge to Communiqué. She has worked with Ad agencies in Chicago (Draft FCB), Minneapolis (Martin Williams), Nashville (The Bohan Agency) and Atlanta, working with notable corporate clients such as Sprint, Target and 3M.
Now calling Communiqué home, Tonia works on the Chick-fil-A account, managing their digital direct mail programs. She enjoys working with her smart, passionate and kind colleagues and appreciates the emphasis that the company places on developing strong leadership skills in its employees.
Exquisite food is one of Tonia’s passions. As a self-professed “foodie”, she enjoys trying the latest and greatest culinary creations from new restaurants around town.
Hailing from Orlando, Florida, KatieRose has loved the sunshine, beach, orange juice and Chick-fil-A® Chicken Biscuits for as long as she can remember. While earning a BA in English from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, she began working for Chick-fil-A’s non-profit initiative, WinShape Camps for Communities. WinShape afforded KatieRose invaluable experience working in the non-profit sector and with project and event planning and coordination. She is happy to be bringing that experience to Communiqué USA in her role as Project Coordinator, where she is also appreciating the mentorship from the other team members at the firm.
After an extended stay in Tasmania, Australia, world travel is in KatieRose’s blood. But she is also known for her gift of organizing, re-organizing and then sometimes organizing just a bit more.
Serving as a Project Coordinator for the Chick-fil-A account, Hannah expertly juggles many projects, providing support to the account and project leads on a variety of tasks, including fulfilling digital offers, working with vendors, and assisting with project rollouts and test markets.
Hannah’s professional history and familiarity with the Chick-fil-A brand make her uniquely qualified to fulfill this multifaceted role since she previously worked as a General Manager, Training Director and Certified Trainer in Chick-fil-A restaurants for three years prior to joining the Communiqué team. Other professional experience includes working in the non-profit sector assisting with grant writing and media development.
Staying on top of trending marketing strategies worldwide is something that Hannah feels Communiqué excels at and she is enjoying witnessing it firsthand and being a part of the process.
During her off work hours she enjoys spending time with her large family (which includes 8 siblings!), or doing her part to increase the vegetable population of the world by propagating plants, one avocado seed at a time.
K. Reneé Overs
As a Project Manager for Georgia Power and Communicorp (a wholly owned subsidiary of Aflac), Reneé has spent the past 10 years working in Marketing and Public Relations across the agency, non-profit and corporate sectors. Holding positions at Edelman Atlanta, Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Coca-Cola, she enjoys working with cross-functional marketing teams and engaging in the various phases of a project, from conception through execution. Reneé enjoys the energetic, creative passion at Communiqué and the universal commitment to exemplary client service.
Spending time with family and cultivating her personal sense of style are two of Reneé’s favorite pastimes. She finds that shopping—whether in a retail store or online, is an excellent source of personal therapy, so it’s easy for her to remain both balanced and en vogue.
As the Executive Administrative Assistant, Sheron is major part of Communiqué USA’s foundational backbone—she provides invaluable support to the President/CEO and other senior executives. Managing calendars, providing administrative and operational support to all Communiqué team members, coordinating meetings, company events and retreats and establishing office procedures, are just a few of the critical functions that Sheron is responsible for. And her natural disposition as a “go to” person allows her to perform tasks with grace and dexterity.
Before coming to Communiqué, Sheron shared her organizational expertise with Trinity Construction Company where she was an Executive Assistant for eight years, and worked in accounting with EarthLink and Creative Loafing.
Sheron values the work-life balance that is promoted at Communique, and in her off hours she can be found traveling, reading, spending time with loved ones and curating her extensive collection of vinyl records.
Talela was born to be a marketer. Following in her father’s footsteps, she began her career as part of the Anheuser-Busch grassroots marketing team for the Budweiser brand. It was there that Talela learned the valuable tenets of marketing and client-focused service. She is happy to now be able to bring that experience to Communiqué where she writes and collaborates to create compelling marketing content for Chick-fil-A.
In addition to her marketing acumen, Talela is also quite technically savvy. Outside of work, she can often be found providing iPhone tech support for her friends or exploring her passion for photography.
World-traveler and “Army brat”, Mirtha Vaca-Wilkens, shines as a Market-Level Project Manager for Communiqué USA. Primarily working on the Chick-fil-A account, she supports the company’s custom advertising initiatives, which include radio, television, billboard and print and also manages sponsorships for outdoor spaces, such as stadiums, water towers and marquee wall art.
Mirtha’s extensive, 14-year marketing background, in both the non-profit and for-profit sectors, is a great asset to Communiqué and its clients. Some of her past experience includes serving as a Communications Consultant for an education and healthcare foundation and creating award-winning educational and fundraising videos for Seattle Children’s Hospital. Before joining Communiqué, Mirtha worked with Mopdog Creative and Strategy as an Account Manager, where she managed a variety of client accounts including CP Kelco, First Landmark Bank and the Boys and Girls Clubs of America.
Mirtha enjoys working with a team of “living learners” at Communiqué and appreciates how everyone faces challenges with grace and diligence.
As a person who is always on-the-go, she makes sure to enjoy the moments, “finding the funny” in all them—but her greatest joy is watching her three children grow, which keeps her grounded and able to view life with a fresh perspective.
Based in Atlanta, GA, Communiqué USA is more than a marketing firm. We’re a lifeline for over burdened corporate marketing teams and agencies. We’re the pinch hitters—the savers of the day—the ones you call when a deadline is rapidly approaching and there aren’t enough hours or resources to meet it on time. Our team is able to step in and immediately fill any of your company’s marketing communications needs by producing creative and impactful communication solutions that help strengthen your relationship with your audience.
At Communiqué, our team is comprised of highly accomplished marketing and communications experts—some of the best and brightest in the business—and they are the reason our clients keep us on speed dial. Every member of our team has experience working within major corporations and top-tier advertising and public relations agencies; they have crafted strategies for leading brands such as Delta Air Lines,
J Walter Thompson, UPS, AT&T, Bellsouth and Cox Communications to name just a few. So it’s no surprise that we understand corporate culture and how to meet the demands of a high-pressure, results-driven environment.
Want to be our next team member? We are always looking for experienced marketers, copywriters and project managers to join our team. To apply, please go to our contact us page and drop us a line.