Communications and Marketing — Staff Directory

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Angela Brutsche

Vice President, Communications and Marketing


Marty Kramer

Director/Editor


Ward Lowe

Associate Director of Communications/New Media


Summer Mandell

Managing Editor


Joel Mathews

Art Director


Josh Banks

Senior Graphic Designer


Valérie M. Horne

Senior Graphic Designer


Chris Nelson

Graphic Designer


Ashley Rathburn

Member Benefits Manager


Michael Schrantz

Social Media Editor


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Communications and Marketing Department Responsibilities

  • Edit and produce association publications and communications and marketing pieces
  • Conceive and produce Texas REALTOR® magazine and Focus e-newsletter
  • Create content and design for TexasRealtors.com, TexasRealEstate.com, and other Web sites
  • Compose association talking points and create presentations
  • Oversee media relations, edit news releases, manage Texas REALTORS® radio campaign
  • Manage leadership biographies and photos
  • Create partnerships for member benefits, affinity programs (e.g., dental insurance, life insurance, disability insurance) and discounts programs (e.g., UPS, La Quinta, Office Max)
  • Plan and design association marketing and promotions
  • Association's brand managers