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Ron Meritt
Ron Meritt

Owner/Partner

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Ron opened ON Advertising after working in television for many years. He wanted to take skills honed in his broadcasting career to help clients navigate the ever-changing media landscape. As President, Ron oversees day-to-day operations at the agency while guiding the strategy, client service and performance. He does this by uniting a unique combination of strategic thinking and business innovation.

In addition, Ron manages the agency’s Crisis and Issues Management division. Ron leads a nationally-accredited seminar that provides training for clients on how to communicate in crisis situations and manage the impact of a crisis. His depth of experience and expertise is unrivaled in this area.

Ron has degrees in Broadcasting and Public Relations from Northern Arizona University and in Meteorology from Mississippi State University.

John Hernandez
John Hernandez

Owner/Partner

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John oversees corporate operations, structure, planning, and development for the agency. He works tirelessly for our clients on business strategic planning, business development, and creative branding strategies.

Before joining ON Advertising, John gained extensive media experience working as a producer, photographer, reporter, anchor, and news director for TV stations all over the country. He understands how media works and knows how to leverage this knowledge to achieve measurable results for clients.

John studied Broadcasting and Journalism at the University of Arizona. He is involved in many organizations in the Hispanic community. John is perhaps the Cardinals’ biggest fan – the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team, that is.

Eric Garcia
Eric Garcia

Owner/Partner

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Eric began his career in 1991 as an Assistant Art Director at Robinson & St. John Advertising in Florida. While at RSJ, he was part of the team that produced advertising and marketing campaigns for national and regional accounts including AT&T, Bank Boston, Ford Motor Company, and Wendy’s Restaurants. His talent as an illustrator was also utilized in a number of campaigns developed by RSJ.

In 1995, Eric launched his own multidisciplinary design firm, EFG Creative, in Albuquerque, NM. Wanting to expand to the Arizona market, EFG came to the valley looking for an advertising agency to pair with. In January 2018, EFG merged with ON Advertising.

As a hands-on designer Eric has a meticulous eye for detail and a fresh graphic style. Eric is a fine artist and a native of New Mexico.

Tom Evans
Tom Evans

Partner/PR & Event Strategies

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Tom is a well-known veteran in public relations, marketing, advertising and public affairs in Arizona. Tom is a seasoned professional with more than 25 years of experience in communications and has worked with hundreds of clients over this time, ranging from small businesses to non-profits to Fortune 500 companies. Before coming to ON Advertising, Tom was Principal of his own consulting firm, Evans Communications, which served some of Arizona’s most high-profile public and private sector organizations. Prior to starting his own business, Tom worked with two prominent Valley public relations, public affairs and advertising firms, handling a wide variety of large accounts. His skill set includes creation and oversight of  high-end public relations and media outreach campaigns, as well as a full spectrum of creative products and communications tools. And, his experience in branding and managing campaigns ensures that the right message is delivered to the appropriate audiences.

Darren Higgs
Darren Higgs

Vice President of Marketing

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Before coming to ON, Darren worked for ON’s sister company EG Structural (Formerly EFG Creative) for 6 years as an Account Executive. Darren joined ON Advertising in August 2017 and in 2019 was promoted to Vice President of Marketing Strategies, a role in which he supervises all clients in the agency and oversees Account Services Division including marketing, social media, and web services. He is responsible for strategy, tactics, and supervision of all marketing and PR accounts in the agency and is also a national award-winning graphic and web designer.

Catie Richman
Catie Richman

Director of Events & Marketing

Michelle Berry
Michelle Berry

Social Media Manager

Courtney Blackman
Courtney Blackman

Traffic Manager

Nate Sorensen
Nate Sorensen

Videographer

Mikaela Copley
Mikaela Copley

Account Executive

Ryann Haenel
Ryann Haenel

Account Executive

Carlos Rojas
Carlos Rojas

Senior Graphic Designer

Hope Flores
Hope Flores

Social Media Assistant / Account Coordinator

Shelby Gonzales
Shelby Gonzales

Website Developer

Julie Light
Julie Light

Media Director

Frankie Calandra
Frankie Calandra

Account Coordinator

Kylie Ferguson
Kylie Ferguson

Event Planning Associate

Mark McGovern
Mark McGovern

Videographer Intern

Felipa Lerma
Felipa Lerma

Voiceover/Talent/Actress

Rhys Wilson
Rhys Wilson

Photographer

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