About

Purpose for Progress

Shelton Group is a team of communicators with a heart for our world and a head for business. We've been speaking the language of energy and sustainability marketing for more than 20 years.

Pragmatists

Whether you're a Fortune 100 or a 501c3, we know you need to hit business goals. Our purpose is to turn the good you do for people and the planet into market success for your organization. Let's collaborate.

Translators

We make the complex simple and package it in ways that are engaging and relatable.

We Are Shelton

Visionaries

For a world where sustainability is ordinary and every home and building is responsible with energy, water and waste.

Facilitators

Earth's problems can't be solved in siloes. We have connections, and we're delighted to share them. Need inspiration? Need a partner? See our offerings.

History

Shelton Group started in 1991 as a one-woman generalist copywriting operation.

Business took off, and by the late '90s, Shelton Group had clients in health care, higher education, and, most importantly, energy.

Our research opened the door to bigger and bigger clients, and our creativity kept them coming back for more. But we were just one of many experts in all of our categories, except for one - energy and environmental causes.

We filled that void in the industry by becoming the only agency we knew of to specialize in energy efficiency and sustainability back in 2005. Today we've got 15 years of trended market insights and sustainability communications experience under our collective belt, and we leverage it to ensure our client's actions and stories position them ahead of the pack.

People

Left brain + right brain + heart

We're a unique blend of storytellers, strategists, digital pros and researchers with deep experience in the energy and environment
space. (We're also football champs, hot tea junkies and Vimeo Staff Pick regulars.) Whatever we do, we do it with heart. And that
makes all the difference.

Jason Grissom

ESG/Content Director

Pulkit Gairola

Research Analyst

Oslo Cole

HR Generalist

Riley Phillips

Senior Account Executive

Laura Bridges

Sr. Insights Strategist

Daniel Ford

Research Analyst

Leah Shearer

Account Director

Mike Brown

Senior Copywriter

Kris Hesson

Digital Services Director

Courtnay Hamachek

Project Director

Office Pups

Jenn Johnson

Executive Assistant

Virginia Eberting

Director of Insights

Alex Wade

Jr. Art Director

JJ Tracy

Senior Graphic Designer

Sarah Beth Parker

Senior Account Executive

Meghan McDonald

Senior Copywriter

Jeremy Parker

Senior Digital Designer

Mike Twardy

Account Supervisor

Becky Lohr

Associate Research Director

Gwen Meadows

Accountant

Jonus Camp

Account Management Intern

Kellie May

Account Coordinator

JD Sizemore

Account Director

Suzanne Shelton

President & CEO

Kendra Forsythe

VP of Finance & Operations

Susannah Enkema

VP Research & Insights

Casey Ward

VP Account Management

You could complete us

Join our team

If you’ve got something to bring to our table – and we sound like your kind of people – let us know!

Careers
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Courtnay Hamachek
Courtnay Hamachek

Project Director

Courtnay oversees our day-to-day operations to keep us running smoothly and support our growth. She establishes project management systems and processes to help our teams anticipate bottlenecks, prevent process issues, and keep projects on time and on target. Courtnay has built extensive experience over 25 years in all aspects of marketing, from account services and project management to design and production.

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Suzanne Shelton
Suzanne Shelton

President & CEO

Suzanne is the voice and the vision of Shelton Group. Drawing on her extensive experience in energy and the environment – and 25+ years in the marketing and advertising industry – Suzanne provides high-level strategic insights for our clients and guidance for our research and creative departments. She regularly speaks at conferences around the country, including Sustainable Brands, Fortune Brainstorm E and the International Builders’ Show, and serves as a guest columnist for publications like Fast Company, Green Builder and GreenBiz.com.

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Kendra Forsythe
Kendra Forsythe

VP of Finance & Operations

Kendra is responsible for finance, accounting, taxes and tax planning, strategic planning, risk management, human resources, facilities management and information technology. Effectively serving as Shelton Group’s jack-of-all-trades, she’s a licensed CPA, skilled at everything from delivering accurate and timely financial reports to establishing and maintaining internal controls. Before joining us in 2018, Kendra started as an auditor for EY then worked as an audit manager for Coulter & Justus PC. Later, as the controller for the large nonprofit Tellico Village POA, she managed the finances and budget for four LLCs, six divisions and 29 departments. As part of her commitment to community involvement, Kendra served as VP of the Board of Directors for CASA of East Tennessee, which trains advocates for abused and neglected children. Education B.S., Accounting, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, magna cum laude

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Susannah Enkema
Susannah Enkema

VP Research & Insights

Susannah directs our research team and plays a key role in extracting the nuggets of information that pave the way for recommended marketing strategies and creative approaches. Susannah has nearly two decades of market research and strategy experience, including her role as president of SE Consulting, where she led the services for the likes of DIY Network and the makers of GORE-TEX®.

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Casey Ward
Casey Ward

VP Account Management

Casey manages our relationships, growth and development with a specific group of clients that includes Environmental Defense Fund, Cotton LEADS and CertainTeed Insulation. She provides leadership and support for the account team members who manage the day-to-day processes for these clients. She contributes to strategic direction for each client and guides our creative efforts to ensure everything we do builds toward meeting – or exceeding – the client’s goals. Her ability to simultaneously see the big picture and pay close attention to the details helps her champion her clients’ needs and identify new growth opportunities for them.

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