Senior Group Director, Banking
Don came to CI-Group after co-founding and then managing an ad agency specializing in the financial industry in central New Jersey for 16 years, focusing on financial services. He got his start with a degree in Advertising from Michigan State University. Upon graduation Don worked with FCB/Los Angeles, and then joined a division of HBM/Creamer in NYC, making him officially bi-coastal.
Don and his business partner have created award-winning marketing, advertising and PR campaigns for more than 15 community banks in the state and are proud to include the NJBankers Association among the CI-Group bank-related clients.
In his free time (what??) Don is an award-winning freelance photographer who volunteers to shoot a variety of community events, local news and his sons’ lacrosse games, with his images having appeared in dozens of publications. Don has been the official photographer of the annual NY Times Crossword Puzzle Tournament for 35+ years (don’t ask), where he met his wife, Kelli, 20+ years ago.