Akoya is a woman-owned small business that delivers big results in strategic communications. Since 2000, our seasoned team has equipped federal, corporate, and non-profit clients to successfully persuade, engage, and partner with their critical audiences. Doing business with Akoya.
As co-founder and partner, Nancy provides strategic counsel and client service and directs the company’s creative team.
As president and partner, Holly oversees Akoya business and financial operations, client contracts, and resource allocations.
As partner, Genna leads client accounts, provides creative input across the company and applies her background in journalism and technical writing to produce compelling content for government and corporate clients.
Jennifer, an experienced writer with a background in online and print media covering local and military-related news, provides assistance in the creation of written content and photography.
Tommy Benz is a certified Project Management Professional in program management and business development. He brings 10 years of experience to maintaining client relationships and building industry partnerships in Washington, D.C.
Sarah’s expertise includes editorial review, concise summation, project management, information structuring, and quality control.
A Navy veteran and former Defense Fellow, Leo brings his wide-ranging knowledge of military organizational management, planning, and budgeting to his role as a strategic communicator for our clients.
John is a U.S. Air Force veteran and strategic communications expert with extensive broadcast, print, and online experience in managing and producing news and public affairs coverage.
Tara offers broad national experience in the planning, management, and delivery of high-level strategic outreach and communications operations.
Neal, a retired Marine, holds a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification and brings extensive career experience in public affairs, including expertise in strategic planning and communications, crisis communications, and reputation management.
Peter provides expert communications counsel to clients and senior leaders, specializing in media relations, crisis communications, strategic communications, speechwriting, web development, and public relations.
Wendy provides textual and technical acuity to client communication objectives for various platforms, including print, web, video, and interactive media.
Sue manages Akoya’s administrative operations, including information systems, purchasing, and equipment.
Karen provides strategic client counsel and creative direction for coordinated communications—from web and print to event planning and exhibits, speeches, articles, presentations, and video.
An award-winning film producer and a published author, Robert leads Akoya’s video production business.
Karen contributes to Akoya’s business development and marketing efforts, building strategic partnerships with industry and agencies.
Amy specializes in details, from meticulous quality control to tracking complex client projects through final deliverables.
An expert in health care marketing and communications with more than 16 years’ experience, Carrie is skilled at making technical content appeal to a wide range of audiences.
Dan is an accomplished writer whose experience spans feature articles, reports, web content, fact sheets, news briefs, press releases, editorials, brochures, books, newsletters, and advertising copy.
Matt supports multiple client accounts, is a member of the business development team, and spearheads Akoya’s social media efforts.
Amelia’s diversified skill set includes a practiced design eye and the ability to manage heavy production workloads.
Thearon’s (T’s) concentration on achieving organizational goals through development and integration of plans, strategy, policy, and operations is anchored in almost three decades of service in the U.S. Army and extensive skills in solving complex, multi-disciplinary challenges.
A veteran of the U.S. Army, Shawn brings decades of experience in planning and executing strategic communications, and particularly in building and cultivating productive working relationships among senior-level military and civilian leaders.
Sofie balances a seasoned sense of joie de vivre with a dignified demeanor and mature attitude that promotes calm and gratitude among clients and staff.
Federal agencies can contract for Akoya services through the U.S. General Services Administration, under GSA professional Services Schedule (PSS), Akoya Contract No. GS-00F-162CA. See our capabilities. Interested in a sole-source contract with a woman-owned small business (WOSB) or an economically disadvantaged WOSB? See How to Sole Source Akoya.
Commonwealth agencies and suppliers can contract for Akoya services through the Department of General Services under Creative Services Schedule 4400008677, Akoya Contract No. 440014970. PA eMarketplace
Akoya services fall within these NAICS codes:
Disruptive Health Technology Institute at Carnegie Mellon University
2015 Communicator Award of Distinction, Nonprofit Annual Report
2015 Communicator Award of Distinction, Annual Report Copy/Writing
U.S. Department of Energy
2014 Communicator Award of Distinction, Video, for “Transforming the Lighting Landscape: L Prize PAR38 Competition”
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
2014 Communicator Award of Excellence, Integrated Campaign for Social Responsibility, for “Rethink Veterans”
2012 VA Certificate of Appreciation for exceptional services
2012 Bronze Telly for “You Served, You Deserve”
2010 VA Ace Achievement Award for “Health Campaign Poster Series”
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
2014 PR Daily’s Nonprofit PR Award, Best Membership/Recruiting Campaign, for WPFL Hospital Organ Donation Campaign
2012 Communicator Award of Excellence, Video, Motivation, for “Let Life Bloom”
2012 Communicator Award of Excellence, Video, Recruitment, for “Let Life Bloom”
2005 New York Festivals Finalist Award (Government) for “Dreams of Aviation”
2005 Bronze Telly Award (Government Relations) for “Dreams of Aviation”
2005 Gold Aurora Award (Convention/Exhibition) for “Dreams of Aviation”
2005 Gold Aurora Award (Aerospace) for “Dreams of Aviation”
2005 Silver Crystal Vision Award (Aviation) for “Dreams of Aviation”