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, is also the Publisher of FrontdoorsMedia.com and is dedicated to celebrating the people and groups who give generously and work to build the future of our community. She 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 served 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 has 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. She is married to Tom Evans and the proud mother of two children.
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 planning 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.
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.
Catie Richman, Marketing and Event Planning Associate, caters to the individual needs of each client putting together events ranging from galas and conferences to networking mixers, and everything in between. In her role, she goes beyond just event logistics and works closely with the rest of Evans Communications team on marketing and public relations campaigns. The Arizona native previously worked as a publicist in Los Angeles and as a PR consultant for luxury marketing firm in Paris, France. Catie graduated from the University of Southern California in 2013 with a B.A in Communications with an from the Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism and also earned a B.A. in French Language.