Don’t let the salt and pepper hair fool you. Michael Burns still thinks of himself as the new kid on the block. A former journalist who founded the company nearly three decades ago, Michael has jumped head first into the digital marketing age. And now you can’t get him to look back.
A specialist in strategic marketing and corporate communications, Michael’s core skills are in managing integrated communication campaigns for B2B companies, and keeping Burns360 at the forefront of new (and constantly changing) marketing innovations.
Michael readily admits to being a professional student. He holds BA and MA degrees from the University of Texas, an MBA from the University of Houston, and recently earned a certificate in digital communications from SMU. He also serves on the advisory board of SMU’s School of Communications, and has served on the boards of several Dallas charities, including the Ronald McDonald House, Children’s Cancer Fund, and Artreach-Dallas.
The only thing Michael loves more than learning and leading Burns360 is spending time with his family–his wife, his daughter, his new granddaughter, and even his son-in-law.
Executive Vice President/Managing Partner
For Jennifer Green-Moneta, the agency’s Executive Vice President, life is all about experiencing new things. For years, she traveled the world managing the agency’s international clients, helping them market their products here in the U.S., all the while gaining an appreciation for other cultures and cuisines. With such a strong spirit for change, we feel pretty lucky to have kept her on the team for 20-plus years.
Jennifer’s children tend to keep her on this side of the pond these days, but that hasn’t stopped her from helping some of Burns360’s longest-standing clients reach new heights.
Jennifer has a strong background in media relations, marketing communications, and event planning. She has planned and managed programs to support product rollouts, market launches, corporate acquisitions/mergers, brand strategies, and more. She’s even hosted a ground-breaking event headlining former first lady, Barbara Bush. Her expertise has allowed her to excel in a number of industries including real estate, manufacturing, financial services, transportation, facility management, and home furnishings.
Jennifer is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and still bleeds burnt orange. As someone who believes in making a difference, she serves on the Board of Directors for Shakespeare Dallas, the Advisory Board for Dwell with Dignity, and the PR committee for the Dallas Arboretum.
Though she still has a wanderlust and love of new experiences, Jennifer believes some of her best adventures today happen around the family dinner table. And at Burns360.
At Burns360, integrated communication may be our art, but great art can’t happen without great creativity. That’s where Lois Weaver comes into the picture.
Lois oversees the agency’s creative services. She has more than 25 years of experience as a professional designer and art director, and has won too many awards for creative types like us to count. Her breadth of experience spans every area of print and digital design, from corporate identity to websites, from collateral and advertising, from flash animation to multimedia presentations.
A graduate of Louisiana State University, Lois is also a highly talented musician. As if all of that isn’t enough, in recent years she has also earned a national reputation as a fine art mosaicist.
Director of Operations/Account Supervisor
Double trouble. Times two. You read that right. Jeff Green is the father of two sets of twins. Since he prefers things in twos, we have him doing double duty in the office as well. He currently serves as the agency’s Director of Operations and as an Account Supervisor on some of the agency’s top accounts.
For nearly two decades (catch the theme here?), Jeff has developed and executed integrated communications programs for companies in a variety of industries, including information technology, professional services and financial services. Some of his notable clients include Retalix/NCR (retail technology), Fujitsu America (retail technology), Moravia IT (localization/translation), International Capital Management Corp. (wealth management), and Tamlin Software (enterprise resource planning systems).
Jeff bleeds maroon as a graduate of Texas A&M University, but the Longhorns here do their best not to hold it against him. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from A&M, and is also Hubspot Certified in Inbound Marketing.
Digital Marketing Manager
For some people, it just “clicks.” While studying for his Masters in Global Entrepreneurship, Raleigh’s career path took a change in course when he began to learn about the world of digital marketing. And he’s been learning more and more about digital marketing ever since.
As the agency’s Digital Marketing Manager, Raleigh specializes in inbound marketing, search engine optimization, and lead generation. With over five years of digital marketing experience, Raleigh has launched and managed multiple global websites, and has helped companies of all sizes to become more engaging and active online.
A graduate of the University of San Francisco, Raleigh has a soft spot for feel-good movies, and like most in our agency, he has a passion for travel. His personal goal is to travel (and tweet, post and Snapchat his way) through all 50 states.
At Burns360, we’ve never been afraid to take on clients from complex industries that have equally complex messages. One of the reasons why? Keith Hobbs.
Keith has been a Staff Writer with us for 20 years (yes, 20), and is the agency’s leader when it comes to technical writing and content marketing. He has an uncanny ability to make some of the most mind-boggling content seem easy and enjoyable to read. From accounting software to building automation systems to steel lattice towers to hospice care, Keith can create content that stimulates interest—and leads.
When he needs a mental break, you can catch Keith biking at White Rock Lake, cooking, listening to NPR News, or strutting through art museums in his jeans and Burns360 t-shirt. But don’t even think about dressing his dog, Truman, in just anything. Truman only wears Ralf Lauren.
For five years, Erik Wheater spent his time in front of the camera as a television news anchor and reporter. Fortunately for us, we were able to lure him to the dark side (TV speak for public relations), where he now serves as an Account Executive for Burns360.
Erik learned several things during his award-winning television career that are highly valuable to our clients (and to us). His relationships with media across the country and his ability to pitch reporters helped the agency land news coverage before he even joined the team. He has a knack for seeing what is newsworthy about each company we work with and knows how to tell stories in a compelling, visual way. He is also a social media whiz and helps clients increase their reach through multiple platforms–Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and more.
A graduate of Iowa State University, Erik is no stranger to Big 12 country, but he does find it strange that anyone could actually like “that Texas heat.” Outside of the office, Erik is a member of the Press Club of Dallas and the ISUAA DFW Chapter, and claims to have made an eagle the first time he stepped foot on a Texas golf course.
Every time he designs or upgrades an existing website, Dan strives to create something he would enjoy clicking on himself. That’s why he’s a perfect match for Burns360 because we want our clients to have engaging, interesting websites that people want to visit. As Web Developer for Bursns360, Dan builds, maintains and helps manage websites for the agency’s clients.
Dan began his career while a student at the University of North Texas where he maintained several university websites and even trained faculty to add content to their course sites. After graduating, he joined a web development company, where he also designed, developed, and maintained websites.
Dan isn’t just adept on the computer keys. A self-taught pianist, he enjoys playing the ivory keys whenever he can. Our newest team member from Nairobi, Kenya, is drawn to the water as well, whether it’s for swimming or kayaking. And while he’s on dry land, Dan relies on his technical skills and his passion for results to bring code to life.