Graphic Design | Website Development | Market Research
Recognized as "Best Summer Camp" in Richmond by readers of Richmond Magazine, 2015
After graduating in 1987 from one of the top universities in the country for graphic arts and mass communications, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Theresa worked as the Advertising Manager for one of the most successful locally-owned menswear retailers in Central Virginia. During that time, she also served as an Adjunct Professor within the Arts Foundation Program at VCU, teaching Illustration and Life Model Drawing. Following her positions in teaching and advertising, she earned her Certified Marketing Director (CMD) certification and began a successful career in strategic marketing, working as the Regional Director of Marketing for Federal Realty Investment Trust, a leader in the ownership and redevelopment of high-quality mixed-use real estate in the country's best markets. As a regional director, Theresa managed teams of marketing professionals throughout the country, oversaw annual marketing budgets in excess of $1.3 million, and was assigned the company’s premier mixed-use properties in California in 2005 to spearhead marketing initiatives and develop bottom-line revenue streams. Today, Theresa works as a freelancer and consultant to provide graphic design, writing and creative marketing solutions for businesses.
"I have worked at the Leesburg Open Arms (LOA) Christian Child Development Center since it opened in September 2008, first as Assistant Director and for the last four years as the Center Director. LOA was going through some rough times in 2010/2011 - declining enrollment fueled by financial difficulties. Prior to my taking over as Director, there were some serious questions as to whether our childcare center could effectively continue its operations. However, supported by Theresa’s careful guidance and efforts, LOA turned around. Enrollment at LOA is now up to nearly 90% capacity and we've consistently been named as the #1 rated Childcare Facility in Loudoun County. Theresa has been one of the key advisors to our childcare facility and a valued advisor to me personally in my role as Director. Plus she has been a major guiding force in effective marketing of our childcare center. I heartily endorse Theresa and her company as a valuable resource in support of any educational facility."
Leesburg Open Arms Christian Child Development Center
"I have had the pleasure of working with Theresa Stenger for over seven years. She has helped in many ways launch my 2nd chapter of life after retiring from my 30-year dental practice. Theresa started with me on the ground floor, helping me establish my consulting firm Leadership by Design. Although marketing is her area of expertise, she brings many other skills to the table in establishing a cohesive brand for organizations through her ability to design, write script, study the market and connect with the audience I was trying to capture. One of the greatest strengths she brings is helping businesses understand and deliver relevant messages to your various audiences through her thorough research abilities. I would have overlooked this depth and moved onto another idea before the previous idea was finished. This has proved very valuable for me in developing substance around my vision and building out different components of my business. Theresa's multiple talents and education helped me to develop a professional brand with materials and content that provides great value in connecting with my various clients in health care, education, churches and the dental industry. Two other areas that can not be overlooked is her outstanding listening skills which she applies in developing plans for development of different phases of a project. She brings a significant level of expertise in capturing a high level of exposure to the relevant audiences. Engaging, creative, analytical and her knowledge base are talents that allow Theresa to bring great value to any business that incorporates her skill set and strengths."
James R. Schroeder, DDS, MS, FACD - Owner and Founder
Leadership by Design - Practice Transitions
"Ms. Stenger is my right and left hands when we work together. She does so much MORE than other professionals in her field of expertise. She takes time to get to know you and your business, which helps tremendously with the branding aspect or your business. She loves what she does, which makes it even more of a joy to work with her. I do not hesitate for a moment, recommending Ms. Stenger in her areas of expertise."
Shirley T. Burke - Talk Show Host / Professional Speaker
"I love, love, love the look and feel of the web site Theresa created for my business! I’m thrilled! Thanks so much for "getting" me, my intent and my goals and making them so beautifully visible!"
Debbie Bowie, MA, MS, CPO® - Author, Coach and Professional Organizer
"Theresa was a pleasure to work for and with. She was consistently on top of the day-to-day business activities of the entire marketing team while having a clear vision of our organization's overall marketing. Theresa was also on top of current trends in the market and staying abreast of new and relevant ways to communicate with our customers."
Becky Jasontek -Former Marketing Manager
Federal Realty Investment Trust
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