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 foosball champs, hot tea junkies and Vimeo Staff Pick regulars.) Whatever we do, we do it with heart. And that makes all the difference.

Welcome to

Knoxville, TN

Take a peek around our office and our city.

Meet Our Team

  • Suzanne Shelton
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    President and CEO
  • Susannah Enkema
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    VP Research & Insight
  • Penny Kemp
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    VP Account Management & Strategy
  • Matt Brass
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    VP Creative
  • Mike Beamer
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    VP Business Development
  • Glen L. Vesser III
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    VP Finance and Administration
  • Teri McClellan
    Operations Assistant
  • Yukti Sancheti
    Quantitative Analyst
  • JJ Tracy
    Senior Graphic Designer
  • Jim Lyza
    Senior Qualitative Analyst
  • Lauren de Wet
    Digital Marketing Director
  • Casey Ward
    Account Director
  • Martha Behm
    Creative Services
  • Alex Wade
    Creative Associate
  • Meghan McDonald
  • Mike Twardy
    Senior Account Executive
  • Lyn Meany
    Senior Copywriter
  • Lee Ann Head
    Research and Insights
  • Jacob Rouser
    Digital Content Strategist
  • Kristin Spoerre
    Business Development & Agency Marketing/PR Coordinator
  • Becky Stephens
    Associate Research Director
  • Jesse Brass
    Art Director
  • Sarah Beth Cantrell
    Marketing & Project Coordinator
  • Danielle Nance
    Research Operations Manager
  • Office Pups
  • Sarah Marshall
    Project Coordinator
  • Jeremy Parker
    Senior Digital Designer
  • Judith Rosenberg
    Senior Account Director

Want to join our team?

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

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Suzanne Shelton

President and 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.

Susannah Enkema

VP Research & Insight

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®.

Penny Kemp

VP Account Management & Strategy

Penny leads our client engagement process, overseeing activities from both a strategic and a tactical level to ensure our work generates desired results. She works closely with Suzanne, President & CEO, to develop strategic marketing plans and with Matt, VP Creative, to foster creative campaign ideas. Before joining Shelton Group, Penny had developed expertise in brand management and marketing while working with award-winning agencies and shepherding programs for the likes of Ritz-Carlton Hotels, Russell Athletic and James Hardie Building Products.

Matt Brass

VP Creative

Matt steers the creative department in concepting, designing and producing campaigns. He ensures sound strategy and deep insights inform everything his team develops, and works closely with the accounts department to ensure copy and designs will meet our clients’ goals. As a designer and filmmaker himself, he’s also a principal contributor to all of Shelton’s in-house photography and videography work.

Glen L. Vesser III

VP Finance and Administration

Glen manages Shelton Group’s finances and administration, ensuring our internal systems run smoothly so we can provide exceptional client service in a seamless and timely manner. Glen’s financial and administrative expertise has been shaped by decades of experience in a variety of industries, including public accounting, media distribution and health care.

Mike Beamer

VP Business Development

Mike joined our team to help provide strategic vision and foster our agency’s growth by overseeing new business leads and managing agency marketing and website content. He arrived in Knoxville steeped in energy efficiency and renewables – he previously led client service for an agency division in Boston dedicated to marketing communications strategy and branding for B2B and B2C clients in that space.