• Robin-Marie Williams

    President

    robin marieWhat do the present and former White House administrations, CEOs of corporations such as AT&T, Capital One and Sprint PCS, highest-ranking officers in our military and heads of federal agencies, like NASA and NOAA have in common? They have all turned to Robin-Marie, the President of Harmonic International. Why? Robin-Marie possesses the innate ability to help leaders define and articulate their vision and achieve a sustainable competitive advantage. She is responsible for innovative strategies for Fortune 100 clients that have redefined their businesses and engaged their customers at unprecedented levels. Using state of the art research, she constructively points out opportunities others cannot see, and identifies underutilized assets and barriers that prevent organizations from attaining their goals. In addition, she has the proven talent to lead clients and constituents through an efficient strategic planning process that is practical, enlightening and enduring. Prior to leading Harmonic, Robin was Partner, Director of Strategic Planning at Earle Palmer Brown Advertising, leading strategic planning efforts for all the agency’s offices. In that capacity, she defined the brand, the positioning and the messages through research for multiple Fortune 50 companies, international and other technology and communication accounts representing $1.5 billion worth of business. Previous to that, she was with DDB Needham Worldwide, New York, where she led the advertising efforts of General Electric.
    Robin-Marie holds a B.A. in Political Science from The George Washington University and an M.B.A. from the Carey Business School, Johns Hopkins University.

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  • Larry Percy

    Director of Strategic Research Development and Analysis
    Larry is not only the Director of Strategic Research Development and Analysis at Harmonic, he is one of the guiding voices in his field. He is the author of the definitive book “Strategic Integrated Marketing Communications” and co-author of fourteen other books on research, marketing strategy and advertising theory. His list of positions is as deep as his strategic acumen: Larry served as Senior Vice President, Director of Strategic Planning for mega-agencies, Lintas: USA and Young and Rubicam, both in New York. Larry’s client roster reads like a who’s who of America’s best-known brands, among them Anheuser-Busch, Beech Nut, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Chevrolet, Coca Cola, Hearst, Hershey Foods, Lipton, Nestle, Ralston Purina, Stouffers Foods, Sun Oil, Tasters Choice, Hanes, IBM, Mellon Bank, Mobil Oil, PeopleFirst.com and Taco Bell.
    Larry serves as a Visiting Professor at the Copenhagen Business School and the Luiss Business School in Rome, Italy. Previously, he served as a Visiting Professor at the University of Oxford Said Business School, Stockholm School of Economics, and the Stockholm University Graduate School of Communication.

  • Brian Fandetti

    Creative Director
    When the great designer Mies Van Der Rohe said, “God is in the details,” he must have been talking about Creative Director Brian Fandetti. Artist, thinker, and not your typical Renaissance man, everything just seems to look better when Brian touches it.
    A perfectionist by nature, and a meticulous visual artist by trade, Brian has applied his skills on some of the world’s best-known brands. Among them, household names like Wrangler, Keds, Timberland, Rolls Royce, Bentley, Crest and Iams. His work has garnered just about every creative accolade handed out to art directors from New York to Cannes. He was named as a finalist for two successive years by the prestigious Kelly Awards, which honors the country’s best magazine print advertising. His keen strategic abilities have earned Brian key creative management positions at many of the top communications firms in the country, including Saatchi & Saatchi, DDB New York and Chicago, The Martin Agency, Mullen and Harmonic International.
    Brian holds a B.F.A. from the Art Institute of Boston

  • Steve Bautista

    Creative Director
    It’s one thing to master a language; it’s another to use it as a weapon. That’s exactly what Steve does as Creative Director of Harmonic. A stickler for precise, strategic thinking, he has the rare ability to craft stand out work that is as smart as it is entertaining. His work has not only earned some of the industry’s highest accolades from New York to Cannes, France, but has enabled companies to garner attention and achieve vigorous sales goals. Steve’s done these feats by making it his personal mantra to complement the right facts with an emotive appeal that persuades his audience to take action. As a creative director, Steve has supervised many successful writers and art directors, serving in key management positions for some of New England’s most acclaimed agencies; including: Arnold Worldwide, Ingalls and Mullen. Companies that have benefited from his talents include FootJoy, Fidelity, Cannondale, Dreyfus, Citizens Bank, Ocean Spray and Timberland.

  • Arno Scharl

    A world renowned, frequently published expert on the internet, Arno has earned the distinction of being one of the key developers of the worldwide web. He is the vice president and department head at MODUL University Vienna, Department of New Media Technology. His current research projects include IDIOM/Information Diffusion across Interactive Online Media, AVALON/Acquisition and VALidation of Ontologies, webLyzard.
    Arno’s published books include: The Geospatial Web - How Geobrowsers, Social Software and the Web 2.0 are Shaping the Network Society 2007; Environmental Online Communication, 2004; Evolutionary Web Development, 2000; Hybrid NeuroFuzzy System: Theoretical Foundations, Comparison with Statistical Methods, and Application for Performance Diagnostics, 1999; and Reference Modeling of Commercial Mass Information Systems - Referential Design of Applications for the World Wide Web with Special Regard to the Information Industry, 1997.
    Arno holds an M.B.A. and Ph.D. with honors from the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration

  • Brian Kraft

    Vice President, Account Supervisor
    As Harmonic’s VP, Account Supervisor, Brian organizes, directs and coordinates the planning and production of all contract support activities. His professional experience and expertise have been focused on strategic positioning, planning, and communications, overseeing and managing large-scale, nationwide research projects, and the development of technological systems specifically designed to measure and track the effectiveness of communications. Brian’s business acumen and meticulous attention to detail has produced a proven track record in integrated marketing communications on behalf of some of the most formidable brands in the military and the public sector, including the US Air Force, NASA, NOAA and two White House administrations.
    Brian holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park.

  • Anson Franklin

    Director of Communications
    As Director of Communications for Harmonic, Anson is an expert communicator and authority on climate change and the environment. Former presidents and the heads of corporations have turned to Anson to understand complex issues in order to take remedial action. In his most recent position as NOAA Director of Communications, he energized a public affairs operation to address scientific integrity as it relates to climate change and the environment. Having directed both public and legislative affairs at the National Nuclear Security Administration and the U.S. Department of Energy during two presidential administrations, Anson has a keen awareness of the influence the news media can have on legislative objectives. In addition, as Assistant Press Secretary for President Ronald Reagan, he worked with major news organizations in the intense, often volatile atmosphere of the White House Press Office.
    As a principal in a Washington company representing clients in trade associations and coalitions, Anson addressed legislation involving climate change and electric utility regulation. In addition to energy and environmental issues, his policy experience includes strategic national defense issues. As a corporate spokesman (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich), and a political campaign manager, he has engaged in crisis communications and everyday media relations; understanding the urgency of getting the right message in the right medium quickly and effectively.

  • June Edwards

    Executive Director
    An accomplished attorney, retired member of the Federal Government’s Senior Executive Service and a strategist to the government and university communities, June is a master of policy development and currently an independent consultant in the areas of aerospace and national security. During her Federal civil service career, she was Special Assistant to the Director of Plans and Policy, U.S. Strategic Command (STRATCOM) where she worked in the areas of Space, Global Missile Defense, Operationally Responsive Space and Strategic Deterrence. She also served as the STRATCOM lead for Global Net Assessment.
    Prior to STRATCOM, she was at NASA Headquarters in a number of senior positions, including: Associate General Counsel for Commercial and International Programs, Office of General Counsel; Advisory Committee Management Officer, Office of External Relations, and Special Assistant to the General Counsel, responsible for the litigation after the Space Shuttle Challenger accident. June provided advice to NASA senior leaders on space commercialization and privatization, provided policy recommendations and drafted/reviewed Agency agreements, provided support to cross-cutting interagency matters and represented NASA in interagency executive-branch working groups and policy committees. June was NASA's legal expert on commercial ELV launches and cross-waivers of liability, and was the legal member of the NASA team negotiating Launch Service Agreements with commercial and international Space Shuttle customers.
    Prior to NASA, she served as a senior trial attorney in the Federal Programs Branch of the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ), as an Attorney Advisor to the Special Counsel of the Department of Energy, and as a Trial Attorney in the Antitrust Division of DoJ.
    She served several terms on the Board of Directors of Women in Aerospace, and on the Executive Committee of the American Astronautical Society.

  • Judith Aguilar

    Managing Director
    As Harmonic’s Managing Director, Judith uses her extensive federal agency experience in managing people and budgets to harness capabilities and achieve client goals. Her experience includes Associate Director for Program Development & Integration, National Center for Health Marketing, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Judith’s also been the Acting Director, Division of Health Information Dissemination, where she oversaw the CDC hotline (1-800 CDC INFO) as well as the premier scientific CDC publication, the MMWR, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. As the Deputy and then Acting Director of the Division of Bacterial Diseases at CDC, she was responsible for managing a scientific program of over 350 staff, comprised mainly of PhDs, MDs, and DVMs with an operating budget of over $35 million.
    Additionally, she was Project Director of the Equine Botulism Antitoxin Program, which produced heptavalent antitoxin for the national stockpile from over $300 million of department-level funding. Previously, Judith was a Director and Assistant Secretary of the CDC Federal Credit Union in Atlanta that constituted 13,000 members from 100 special employee groups.
    Judith holds a B.B.A. in Management from Georgia State University