Dave Imre Executive Chairman
Dave founded imre 27 years ago, after stints on the client side and a mid-sized ad agency in Baltimore. From the outset, imre’s focus has been on providing creative ideas, flawless execution and excellent client service.
What began in Dave’s basement as marketing and public relations consultancy for Baltimore-based clients has grown to a national agency, specializing in social, digital, creative, public relations and paid media, and serving Fortune 500 companies such as John Deere, STIHL, NFL, Under Armour, AstraZeneca and GlaxoSmithKline. imre now has more than 160 employees working across its four offices located in Baltimore, New York, Philadelphia and Los Angeles.
The company is committed to an inclusive culture, encouraging different perspectives, empathy and respect, which has been a driver of the agency’s success. The culture and the team members it attracts have been key to serving long-term clients and retaining employees.
As a senior counselor, Dave’s role is to liaise with clients and mentor other leaders within the agency. In his spare time, Dave volunteers with the Maryland SPCA, travels and enjoys spending time with his husband, Tom, and their two very spoiled dogs.
Mark Eber Partner & President
As one of the two owners of the firm, Mark oversees all of the day-to-day operations across imre’s four offices in Baltimore, New York City, Los Angeles and Philadelphia, which includes more than 160 employees. In his 25+ years of experience, he’s led integrated marketing communications programs for brands such as Baltimore Orioles, Dickies, Milwaukee Power Tools, NFL, Ryobi, STIHL, Travelers and Toyota and steered imre’s growth to $32M in fee income in 2019.
A former Division I college baseball player, Mark understands the commitment and dedication it takes to build and maintain winning teams. Mark lives in Baltimore with his wife and four daughters – all Baltimore Ravens fans. Mark serves on the President’s Parents Council at Queens University of Charlotte and also volunteers his time at Bridges and St. Paul’s School for Girls. In his down time, you can find him on the sidelines watching his daughters play lacrosse and field hockey or working to lower his 6.8 golf index.
Anna Kotis President, imre Health
Anna is a marketing leader with 20-years of healthcare marketing experience having worked in roles on both the agency and client side—let’s just say she has worn many hats.
Anna is an effective leader who drives innovative, strategic thinking by bringing the voice of the customer to the forefront to inspire fresh thinking and drive recommendations that create results. She has worked on over 27 product lauches, and helped shape many of our industry's blockbuster brands. Throughout her career, Anna has touched a breadth of therapeutic areas, and has a personal fulfillment working in Oncology.
On the weekend you can find Anna juggling errands with her three daughters, or finding her way to the beach.
Anne Denford EVP, Human Capital
Anne advocates for the respect, empathy and accountability shared between the people of imre. Her 20+ years of experience in HR, 7+ years at imre and exposure to industries—including, but not limited to television/radio, hospitality and print journalism—has prompted her to push the bar when it comes to company organization and management.
Anne led the expansion of imre’s HR department by five-fold. With a rapidly growing team, she saw the need for extensions within her department and saw to the development of Talent Acquisition, Organizational Management, Benefits and Compensation, Compliance, and Employee Relations sectors.
She is a huge Baltimore Ravens fan, red wine enthusiast and mother of six—this includes her four dogs.
Breanna Buhr SVP, Client Experience
Breanna has more than 15 years of experience in the transportation industry at the intersection of automotive and consumer lifestyle. Her background in public relations combined with imre’s expansive digital marketing capabilities allows her to lead integrated programs that move the needle for her clients. Breanna is also General Manager of imre’s LA office, responsible for driving the imre culture and west coast philanthropy.
She is most likely to be found on a 5AM run blasting 90’s pop music in her airpods.
Brian Simmons EVP, Marketing, Communications & New Business
Brian is the catalyst for driving growth across imre Health, the agency’s dedicated practice for leading pharmaceutical and biotech marketers. He also leads marketing efforts communicating how the agency infuses empathy in programs purpose-built for patients, caregivers and physicians.
Under his leadership, imre Health was recognized as the Small Healthcare Agency of the Year (2019) by MM&M. Today the agency now counts AstraZeneca, Pfizer, GSK and AMAG Pharmaceuticals among its growing roster of clients.
Brian is most recognized on the streets of New York City as the guy who always has Sour Patch Kids in his hand.
Jennifer Kurowski SVP, Creative
Jennifer is a pedigreed agency leader who fuels imre Health’s efforts to deliver breakthrough creative strategy for our healthcare clients. Jen brings rich experience includes AOR account leadership for leading health portfolios. Jen earned her Bachelor’s degree in Advertising from Temple University and her Masters’ in English from Arcadia University, where she was also an Adjunct Professor for several years.
Jen has been a writer and storyteller for as long as she can remember and loves the smell of books—especially those written by Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, and Edith Wharton.
Jessie McDonald SVP, Client Experience
Jessie leads interdisciplinary teams that develop fully integrated, patient-driven marketing programs for several of imre Health’s pharmaceutical clients, including Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline and AstraZeneca.
Previously, Jessie designed and executed award-winning communications campaigns for a wide range of healthcare organizations, including trade associations, pharmaceutical companies, non-profit organizations, medical societies and federal government agencies. Her work in health communications and marketing has received numerous accolades including PRWeek’s “Healthcare Campaign of the Year,” PRSA-NCC Thoth Awards for “Global Communications,” “Events & Observances” and PR Daily’s “Best Press Event/Media Tour.”
Jessie is a graduate of Duke University and a lifelong Cameron Crazie.
Lindsay McGettigan EVP, Activation
Lindsay leads imre Health’s approach to ecosystem design and activation planning through an emphasis on translating empathy insights into actionable patient, caregiver and healthcare provider solutions. With experience ranging from architecting brand launch campaigns to building digital loyalty through community, Lindsay strives to deliver a seamless experience at every stage of the journey. With an eye toward fueling constant iteration and client business growth, Lindsay also drives imre Health’s analytics, reporting and measurement methodology to consider how patients act and how they feel.
Outside of the office, Lindsay can be found spending time with her husband and two young children, exploring Baltimore’s foodie scene and watching anything and everything Bravo.
Matthew Zogby Chief Data Officer
Matthew is focused on building out a data and analytics service stack capable of delivering against what the modern marketer needs from their agency. Over the better part of the last two decades, Matthew has worked with hundreds of clients to plan, build and generate value from data. Prior to joining imre, Matthew served in data leadership, building out and overseeing data science and data engineering practices. His experience spans both consumer and healthcare and he enjoys applying practices and insights from both verticals to develop effective solutions and drive innovation.
On the weekends you can find Matthew hanging out with the wife and kids, enjoying snowboarding, sailing, rock climbing (depending on the season), or indulging his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu habit.
Nick Eber EVP, Client Experience
A marketing renegade, Nick has no preconceived notions about solutions, an insatiable appetite for knowledge and brings a no-nonsense approach to business. This has led to his own personal growth, as well as the growth of the agency.
As a leader at imre, he’s responsible for making believers, including staff, client partners and consumers. He’s a harbinger of change, integrator and protagonist.
You can find Nick on the golf course on the weekends… and when he takes a vacation.
Patrick 'Sully' Sullivan Chief Creative Officer
Patrick ‘Sully’ Sullivan is an internationally award-winning Creative Director and writer who helms the copy discipline within our Innovators group. With over two decades of experience in the creative industry, Sully has led integrated global brand work for the likes of Marriott International, Pepsi, MarsWrigley, Grey Goose, Ford Motor Company, MillerCoors, Shriners Hospitals, Europcar, Nestle and more. He’s also appeared as a panelist at New York’s Advertising Week and is a passionate student of the cultural zeitgeist. Sully believes brands should choose their words wisely and that empathetic storytelling is the secret sauce for transforming people into true brand believers.
A native of Baltimore, Sully is a ski bum at heart, loves being a new Dad and is always up for seeing live music.
Robert Marbury VP, Creative
Robert is responsible for championing the creative spirit that connects imre between offices and across Consumer and Healthcare. He works with the conviction that collaboration and wild ideas not only foster better work, but also drive market results and brand intrigue.
Robert was a child actor, sailed the Savu Sea, and authored the ultimate guide to Rogue Taxidermy art.
Sarah Dembert EVP, Client Experience
Sarah is a Vice President at imre Health, where she oversees the entire portfolio of AstraZeneca work—including products in the respiratory, diabetes, CVMD and oncology therapeutic categories. Sarah has been the shepherd of double-digit growth in the business over the last four years, leading a cross-functional team of account, creative, strategy and activation professionals to deliver industry-first, cutting edge patient and healthcare professional programs that have been recognized for excellence across the industry.
A recent winner of PR Week’s Top Women in Healthcare award, between tennis matches and Orangetheory workouts, Sarah enjoys spending time with her husband, two young sons and her rescue pup, Mango.
Stephanie Friess SVP, Earned Media
Stephanie is a passionate PR professional who believes in the power of earning attention for brands and organizations. As the leader of the PR Innovators team at the agency, she is focused on creating editorial stories that make believers, drive empathy and create true connections for brands with their tribes.
Throughout her career, Stephanie has strived to find innovative and strategic earned-led solutions for clients, delivering barrier busting results for top consumer and health brands globally. She brings this energy to imre and works with the teams to find new solutions for many of our clients.
Stephanie is a native New Yorker who enjoys experiencing all the city has to offer.