Makenzie Bennett

Makenzie is the Production Assistant at Convergence. As a member of the production team, Makenzie assists with research, asset collection, script writing and concept development. Prior to joining Convergence, Makenzie worked as an elements producer and scriptwriter for a national political talk show on One America News Network.
She graduated from Loyola University New Orleans with a degree in Strategic Communications and Public Relations. During her time in school, Makenzie worked at the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and interned for the Republican Party of Louisiana. She now resides in Alexandria, Virginia.

Highlights:
  • Producer at One America News Network
  • Field Organizer for Rep. Darrell Issa (CA-50)
  • Intern for the Republican Party of Louisiana

Liam O’Toole

Liam O’Toole is the Director of Data, Insights and Reporting at Convergence. As a member of the Digital team, Liam supervises the full life cycle of all digital data from managing proper tracking and storage to building compelling visualizations and in-depth analyses. Liam designs and runs the Marketing Intelligence platform for the digital team, providing insights to make data-driven decisions. Before joining Convergence, Liam worked on the digital team at the RNC during the presidential election cycle.
Liam is a graduate of the University of Dallas and currently resides in Alexandria, VA.

Highlights:
  • Served as Senior Data Analyst on the RNC digital team during the 2020 Presidential campaign, overseeing reporting and analytics on the more than $1 billion raised during the cycle
  • Designed and implemented the RNC Marketing Intelligence platform driving analytics and marketing decisions

Joe Capra

Joe is a Digital Marketing Copywriter at Convergence. As a member of the Digital team, he creates and edits data-driven content.
Joe graduated from Saint Louis University with a degree in Political Science and currently lives in Arlington, Virginia.

Highlights:
  • Created and wrote direct marketing pieces for various political clients as a political copywriter at The Lukens Company
  • Communicated the mission and vision of multiple network organizations as a member of the communications team at In Pursuit Of
  • Served as an intern on the Ann Wagner for Congress campaign during the 2016 election cycle

Sarah Mautino

Sarah Mautino is a Digital Marketing Analyst at Convergence. As a member of the Digital team, Sarah assists with developing and executing strategic marketing campaigns.
Sarah graduated from the University of Richmond with a degree in PPEL concentrating in Political Science and currently lives in Richmond, Virginia.

Highlights:
  • Spent her senior year interning and assisting on local, gubernatorial, and senatorial races in Virginia
  • Interned at Data Trust working on their clients leads and development team
  • Interned at the Republican Party of Virginia assisting with the Trump Victory Campaign

Walker Thomas

Walker Thomas is a Digital Marketing Manager at Convergence. As a member of the Digital team, Walker creates cutting-edge campaigns tailored to win.
He graduated from the University of Mississippi with a degree in History and currently lives in Atlanta, GA.

Highlights:
  • Political Director for Congressman Rob Woodall
  • Managed mail, print, and digital production to deliver projects to clients across the country
  • Produced IVR polling and peer-to-peer text message campaigns

Daniel Bronstein

Daniel Bronstein is a Digital Media Analyst at Convergence. As a member of the Digital team, Daniel supports client programs online from start to finish.
Daniel graduated from American University with a degree in History and currently lives in Washington, D.C.

Highlights:
  • Wrote a thesis on American Foreign policy at American University
  • Worked on starting a burn camp in Brazil, which helps children who have gone through traumatic experiences like fires and earthquakes
  • Volunteered with children that have special needs

Charles Barbour

Charles Barbour is the Director of Production at Convergence. He spent the last 13 years at Turner in Atlanta, starting as a Marketing Assistant before switching over to the production side of the business. He worked his way up to the position of Sr. Writer/Producer at Cartoon Network, where he developed and executed award-winning, co-branded campaigns for Fortune 500 companies across TV, digital and social. A few of the clients included Sony Pictures, Mattel, Kraft, LEGO, Paramount Pictures, Pilot Pen, McDonald’s, Subway and Hasbro.
Charles hails from Houston, Texas. He graduated from the University of Washington & Lee, where he met his wife, Emily. They live in Atlanta with their son, Charlie, and daughter, Mary Benson.

Highlights:
  • Sr. Writer/Producer at Cartoon Network.
  • 2021 Gold Stevie Winner at the American Business Awards for writing Cartoon Network’s 2020 PSA for their Stop Bullying: Speak Up Campaign.
  • Directed A-list talent at promotional junkets, including Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson at Cartoon Network’s  junket for Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.

Katie Kistler

Katie Kistler is a Digital Marketing Copywriter at Convergence. As a member of the Digital team, Katie writes prospecting and fundraising copy for clientele and collaborates on media strategy.
Katie graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in English and Texas State University with a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing. She currently lives in Alexandria, VA.

Highlights:
  • Featured speaker at 2019’s Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference
  • Has been published in Camping Magazine, High Shelf Press,The Stirling Spoon, Appalachian Review, and Meniscus Literary Journal, among others

Jacob McLaughlin

Jacob McLaughlin is a Digital Marketing Manager at Convergence Media. As a member of the Digital team, Jacob manages clients accounts and advises them on their digital operations. He graduated from College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA and currently lives in Washington, DC.

Highlights:
  • Ran the day-to-day operations for the digital fundraising program for one of top House Republican PACs during the 2020 cycle. Helped defy the expectations with winning back 15 seats in the House
  • Served as executive director for a one-of-a-kind political staffing agency that worked with campaigns, committees, agencies, nonprofits and other entities
  • Assisted political operatives of all experience levels find jobs and opportunities through networking
  • Managed digital and mobile advertising campaigns along with direct mail projects during the 2018 cycle for national and Congressional campaigns
  • Worked on the John Persinger for Mayor campaign in his hometown of Erie, PA in 2017 and helped to nearly pull a massive upset in a heavily Democratic city

Madi Puzey

Madi Puzey is a Digital Content Manager at Convergence. As a member of the Digital team, Madi creates and edits content, develops landing pages for both fundraising and engagement emails, and works with clients to find the best digital strategy to meet their goals. Prior to joining Convergence, Madi spent two years as a content creator at a real estate marketing firm.
Madi graduated from Brigham Young University and lives in Arlington, VA.

Highlights:
  • Developed a small-dollar “Buy a Cup of Coffee” campaign that increased donations to a member of Congress by over 300%
  • Improved overall quality of digital content sent out by multiple clients