Strategic Marketing, Communications, & Public Relations
Terry-Ann Zander, Managing Member
Terry-Ann started Zander Consulting, LLC in 2003 after spending 12 years developing business for architectural firms in the state of New Jersey. She holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the College of Saint Elizabeth. She is a bit of an expert in the realm of referendums and can easily navigate the ins and outs of issues surrounding construction projects.
Corprate branding and identity, focus groups, consensus building, community surveys and public relations are all a part of Terry-Ann's professional repetoire.
Terry-Ann enjoys reading for her neighborhood book club, attending cooking classes, and spending time with her husband and two on the go sons. She has also pursued her interest in comedy using real-life stories in her stand-up routine.
Sandra Ceplo Johnson, Senior Graphic Designer
Sandra is the "head whiz" when Zander Consulting is looking for creativity. She has more than 20-years experience in all facets of the creative production process, including pre-press and printing management, photography, computer graphics, and Web site design/E-publishing, and publication layout and design. Sandra has special skills in developing corporate identity programs to create the most effective "look" for a client. She has won numerous regional awards for her eye-catching and creative branding and ad campaigns. Sandra has a degree in graphic advertising design from Cazenovia College.
Kate Munning, Senior Grant Writer & Writer/Editor
Kate is a writer, editor, and recovering academic. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the College of New Jersey and a master’s degree from the University of Maryland, both in English, with concentrations in gender studies and digital theory. A prodigal Jersey girl, Kate worked in publishing and the non-profit sector in Washington, DC for six years before returning to the GardenState in 2005. She makes a mean pot de crème, grows heirloom tomatoes, and enjoys a spirited debate on any topic. Kate and her husband are the proud parents of inquisitive children raising both to be critical thinkers.
Jill Alexander, Senior Writer
Jill can't seem to stay away from Zander Consulting for very long. She takes breaks every now and again to pursue non-profit and higher education work, but returns to dabble in Zander Consulting projects.
All of the writing and editing produced by ZC goes through Jill at some point. She is able to identify the needs of the audience and write specifically to them. Jill also writes editorials and press releases for the local media, is part of the survey development team, and chronicles activities of key communicator groups. She is also a diligent researcher.
Jill loves animals, sings in a local choir and spends as much time as she can with her three 20+ year old sons and entertaining husband.
Jill earned her M.A. in Corporate and Organizational Communication from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a B.A. in Psychology from Montclair State College.
Jill E. Nicholas, Senior Project Manager
In the world of marketing, Jill is a soup-to-nuts professional. She has done market research, analysis, strategic planning, implementation, and event management. Prior to joining Zander Consulting, Jill worked for a roofing products company and a marketing communications firm as an account coordinator and a marketing team leader. She holds a bachelor's degree in business management from West Chester University in PA. When she is not assisting Terry-Ann, Jill is kept busy with her active family and dog sitting duties.
Allison Cofone, Referendum Project Manager
Allison works with our southern New Jersey clients mostly on referenda and public relations issues. She is skilled at meeting management and working with both district administration and volunteers together. She has a talent for organizing and supporting voter outreach efforts to maximize votes in favor of a referendum. She holds a BA in advertising with a minor in Spanish from The Pennsylvania State University and attended La Universidad de Salamanca in Spain. She enjoys being in her kitchen cooking up a storm for her growing family.
Kathy Basil, Admin. Support/Project Manager
Kathy is the newest member of the ZC team. With a degree in Business Marketing from the University of Massachusetts, Kathy has spent the majority of her career in client relations, sales and brand management. Born in NJ, Kathy has lived in both the Northwest and Northeast corners of the country. She loves to volunteer, travel, entertain and spend time with her two teenage sons, husband, and very cute Pomeranian dog, named Yukon. Kathy is also a fitness nut and has a strong passion for fashion and photography.
Vincent Van Zile, Graphic Designer
Vincent joins the ZC team with 12+ years of experience in Graphic Design. A freelance artist at an early age, Vincent decided to perfect his skills and continue his education earning a Bachelors Degree in Graphic Design from Ramapo College. Born and raised in Vernon, Vincent is an avid Jets fan (even after a few disappointing seasons) and spends his free time as a drummer. The louder the music the better!
Sarah Schnurr, Writer, Project Manager and other duties as assigned :)
Sarahenjoys writing, traveling, kayaking and assembling IKEA furniture (strange huh?) for her friends. Sarah is a graduate of Kutztown University.