What sets Chernoff Newman apart? Our people. And the team is growing in every discipline, from interactive and media to account service and creative. Check out the newest team members, who bring passion and creativity to their work every day in order to drive results for our clients.
Jeff Colfer, Interactive Developer
Armed with two bachelors degrees from the University of Tennessee, Jeff is an unabashed Vols fan, runner and lover of Indian cuisine. He’s also a software engineer and full stack developer. One of his more interesting projects was development of Conquest of Aries, an artificial intelligence multi-player Risk-like video game for Android. Jeff joined Chernoff Newman in 2016 after working at Cadre5, LLC as a Software Developer.
Molly Hefka, Media Planner and Buyer
Molly was one of the best ‘Chernewbs’ – the incredible students who intern with us – with whom we ever worked. So we were all thrilled when she officially joined the agency full-time in 2015. After graduating from the University of South Carolina with a B.A.in Advertising in 2012, Molly worked with Universal McCann in New York, developing and executing media strategy and plans for Johnson & Johnson, among other national brands. Just prior to coming to Chernoff Newman, Molly was a Digital Sales Planner with the NBC Universal News Group. She loves to read and is a passionate doodler. And don’t be surprised if you run into her at some of the major music festivals criss-crossing the country each summer.
Joseph Lemmons, Interactive Designer and Front End Developer
Joseph is a designer of internet things with a wide range of experience from front end web development technologies to traditional print design. He spends most of his time solving problems, sipping coffees, and filling divs — all while cultivating a killer beard that thrives on pixel glow. Born in Charlotte, raised in small-town South Carolina, Joseph attended Coker College for his Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design. He joined Chernoff Newman in 2016 after a successful stint as an independent designer and developer, helping deliver results for clients locally and nationally, including NASCAR, Mossy Oak, Beam Global Spirits, Deep Silver, and Arby’s.
Seth Kingdon, Account Coordinator
Seth joined Chernoff Newman as an Account Coordinator after interning with the agency. He supports the account teams by providing media relations, research, analytics, social media and content development for a variety of clients including Teen Health Connection, Walmart and Baker & Taylor. He is also a leader of the New Professionals Committee for the Public Relations Society of America Charlotte chapter.
Seth graduated from UNC Charlotte in May 2015 with a bachelors degree in Communication Studies focusing on Public Relations and Journalism. He was president of the university’s Public Relations Student Society of America chapter and an intern with Make-a-Wish Central & Western North Carolina, Spark Strategic Ideas and BREWPUBLIK during his senior year. His interests include reading, hiking, hammocking and eating Little Debbie Swiss Rolls.
Abby Pickus, Graphic Designer
Abby Pickus is an eclectic graphic designer. Her hobbies include snowboarding, collecting socks and making random lists. Her work includes everything from packaging design to video games, with creativity firmly rooted in an understanding of business and the consumer. While at the College of Charleston, Abby picked up two degrees in four years: a B.S. in Business Administration and another B.S. in Hospitality and Tourism. From there, she spent two years honing her skills at the Creative Circus in Atlanta.
Jordan Veverica, Interactive Project Manager
Jordan Veverica joined Chernoff Newman in 2016 as our Interactive Project Manager, but he’s really our renaissance man. In May 2015, he graduated with honors from the University of South Carolina with not one, but two degrees (Marketing and Entrepreneurial Management) while minoring in Spanish. For fun, he likes being outdoors – when he’s not reading about psychology and neuroscience. And did we mention he’s a drummer, guitarist and vocalist?