Gerald Garrison - President Gerald GarrisonGerald Garrison established Garrison Advertising in 1978 and has since then built the Agency into a full service, award winning, advertising and public relations firm. He began his career in the media industry in 1975 with a Shreveport television station in advertising sales and production, and then became the Baton Rouge branch manager for a Shreveport-based Advertising Agency before opening Garrison Advertising. Gerald's leadership acts as the hub of the agency, and his guidance and feedback are the catalyst. From production to new business development, Gerald keeps a close watch on each of the Agency's clients.

Mr. Garrison serves as a Board Member for Capital Area United Way, the Baton Rouge Speech and Hearing Foundation, The Salvation Army and Crime Stoppers. He is also a member of The Louisiana Association of Advertising Agencies, the Baton Rouge Advertising Federation, the Public Relations Association of Louisiana, the Baton Rouge Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Sales & Marketing Executives. Gerald's knowledge of marketing and business is enhanced by his concern for producing cost effective advertising that produces tangible results for our clients. Originally from Arkansas, Gerald obtained a Bachelor's degree in Marketing from the University of Central Arkansas and a Master's degree in Human Relations and Supervision from Louisiana Tech.

Chris Garrison Chris Garrison is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing. Chris is our Account Supervisor and Technology Specialist. Chris worked part-time for the agency prior to joining our staff full-time four years ago. Chris has over eight years of food service and retail experience. Before joining the agency, Chris owned and operated six T.C.B.Y. franchises. Chris has extensive knowledge of Microsoft products, internet operations and other current technological advancements. He can help you with any and all promotional needs.

Lynn Ross A native of New Orleans, Lynn attended the University of New Orleans, where she obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Communications. She has over 18 years of advertising experience over a broad range of duties including managing two branches of a video distribution company. Lynn has been involved in media sales, account supervision, and production management. The last ten of those years, Lynn has been heavily involved in media sales, buying, and management. She has made numerous buys in markets throughout the United States, including several markets in Louisiana and the Southeast. Lynn will assess your situation and present you with her strategic opinion of exactly which media should comprise an overall plan that will meet your objectives.

Katie Hebert Katie manages the administration of several accounts, primarily on McDonald's Restaurants, with whom she handles a variety of duties such as the ordering of point of purchase displays, TV and Radio production, media scheduling instructions and creative development. She also assists with the coordination and general planning of co-op meetings, media buying and planning advertising budgets. She is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications, with a concentration in Advertising and a Minor in Business Administration.

Donna Fortinberry Donna serves as the bookkeeper and accountant for Garrison Advertising and has more than 11 years of accounting/financial experience within a variety of industries. In addition to directing all aspects of company accounting and bookkeeping, Donna's expertise extends to client invoice auditing, post-promotional analysis and vendor co-op plans. Through her work with various co-op vendors, her organizational and technical skills provide Garrison Advertising and their clients accurate co-op billing, implementation and follow-up. Prior to joining Garrison Advertising, Donna worked for All-State Insurance Agency in New Orleans in the claims department.

Beau Moss Beau is a graduate of Louisiana State University with Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design. He is responsible for the creation of day-to- day graphics for our diverse client base. Whether it is designing a bold new look or working on a more subdued piece, Beau is able to highlight each client's attributes in order to help achieve the results that they are looking for. His creativity and originality bring a fresh perspective to our team.

Scott Carwile Scott is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Science in General Studies. He has over 25 years in radio and TV as an on-air personality, commercial producer, writer, and voice over talent. As Garrison Advertising's freelance Copywriter and Production Director, Scott's savvy and intuitive sense plays an important role in helping to develop creative strategy more effectively for the client.

Sarah Murphy Sarah is the first face you will see as you enter the door. Sarah has a background in graphics and marketing coordination, which proves invaluable as she assists with different facets of account administration and implementation. Her pleasant voice and personality set the tone for the friendly attitude at Garrison Advertising.