Evans Communications was founded in 2003 by Tom Evans, Principal, a veteran in public relations, marketing, advertising and public affairs in Arizona. Tom is a seasoned professional with more than 20 years of experience in communications. He has worked with hundreds of clients over this time, ranging from small businesses to non-profits to Fortune 500 companies. Before starting his own business, Tom Evans worked with two prominent Valley public relations, public affairs and advertising firms, handling a wide variety of high-profile accounts. His diverse skill set ensures he can provide everything from copywriting to graphic design to web site development to video production services, as well as overseeing the creation of high-end creative products and communications tools — and his experience in branding and managing campaigns ensures that the right message is delivered to the appropriate audiences.
Andrea Tyler Evans, Principal, launched her event consulting business in September 2003 following a successful career as a full-time event planner for two of the Valley’s largest non-profit agencies. She has since emerged as a political fundraising expert as well, with a distinguished list of clients on the local, statewide and national level. Along with her experience with fundraising and non-profit events, Andrea Tyler Evans also has extensive event experience with corporate conferences, meetings and seminars. Andrea is a graduate of Valley Leadership, and volunteers with a number of non-profit and community groups. She was named as an up-and-coming Valley businesswomen in February 2004 in The Business Journal’s annual “40 Under 40” publication.
Cheyenne Brumlow, Creative Director, is an experienced, versatile and talented designer who has worked with some of the best-known brands in the world across almost all platforms and formats. Cheyenne is responsible for the branding and design for all Evans Communications products. Cheyenne joined the firm after more than 10 years of work with the Phoenix Suns, where she was responsible for designing a large portion of the external marketing and communications for the team as well as creating cross-branding efforts with the team’s sponsors and partners. In this role, she provided creative services for the Suns as well as the Phoenix Mercury, Arizona Rattlers, Legends Entertainment District and US Airways Center. Her external clients while with the Suns included Adidas, Coca-Cola, MillerCoors, Toyota and Verizon.
Whitney Thistle, Director of Client Services, supports all aspects of client relationships for the Evans Communications team and plays a primary role in project management for marketing, creative and event planing clients. She works well in fast-paced environments and provides diverse client support skills in marketing, event production and resource development. Most recently, she spent five years working in strategic fundraising, events and donor retention, donor recognition and engagement for Valley of the Sun United Way. Prior to that, she taught special education as well as working with nonprofit organizations in the Tucson marketplace. Born and raised in Glendale, Arizona, Whitney is a 2006 graduate of the University of Arizona with a degree in Psychology and Family Studies/Human Development.
Mike Saucier, Public Relations Specialist, has an extensive background in public relations, newspaper editing and copywriting and provides Evans Communications with a fresh approach to messaging. Before moving to Phoenix, Saucier served as a spokesman for the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the New York City Department of Correction during Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s administration. Prior, he worked as an editor for The New York Sun and the Boston Herald. As a freelance writer, Saucier has written for The New York Times, Reuters news service, and local publications such as North Valley Magazine, Highline Autos Magazine, Scottsdale Airpark News and the Arizona Informant.
Emily Chin, Director of Event Planning, is responsible for coordination of a broad spectrum of marketing and event planning tasks for the firm's client base. She has been involved in planning a wide variety of events, including charity galas, corporate conferences, networking socials and non-profit fundraisers. She is involved in several civic organizations, including Phoenix Suns Charities' Suns 88 and several animal rescue groups. Emily is a 2012 graduate of Arizona State University with a degree in Special Education and Elementary Education, and worked as a special education teacher for two years helping nonverbal students academically and socially. Emily also worked for a large disability insurance company assisting in claim management and customer service.
Jamie Killin is the Public Relations and Marketing Manager for the firm, a role in which she works to gain media coverage for clients, creates and implements marketing plans and oversees social media efforts. She also is a freelance journalist who has been published in Thrillist, So Scottsdale! and The Arizona Republic. Jamie graduated magna cum laude from Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism in May of 2014, and through Barrett, The Honors College was able to earn both her B.A. in Journalism and her M.A. in Mass Communications at the same time. She also earned a minor in Art History through the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts.