Brenna Bolger | CEO
Brenna Bolger, Founder/ CEO
As the founder and CEO or PRxDigital, Brenna has more than 40 years of communications experience in Silicon Valley. Her hallmark has been attracting talented professional staff and significant clients for whom campaigns have been conducted utilizing branding, marketing, media relations and publicity as well as conceptual design and creative development, social media and videography. She conceived and co-founded major initiatives such as Joint Venture: Silicon Valley and the VMC Foundation - the first non-profit foundation for a public hospital in the U.S. and she co-founded and launched The Synopsys Science & Technology Championship. Along the way, Brenna has had the opportunity to work closely with some of the most well-known and well-connected leaders in business and government in Silicon Valley. Her established relationships in the Valley and throughout California and the U.S. prove invaluable for clients for introductions to key influencers and power players. She has been called “a trusted guide leading you to successful interactions where it counts.” As a member of the first class of women at Santa Clara University, Brenna graduated with honors. She holds a degree in history and philosophy.
Jason Bennert | Communication Specialist
Jason Bennert, has two decades of experience in Santa Clara County media both as a print and broadcast journalist, most recently with KLIV-AM the South Bay’s CNN radio affiliate. He has also served in media relations and public policy roles for one of five members of the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors. His freelance journalism has appeared in Newsweek and Outside magazines. Jason received a degree in history from UC Santa Barbara.
Terry Downing | VP
Terry Downing is a graduate of San Jose State University in Radio/TV. She owned her own production house in San Jose, Video Estate Productions, for 9 years until she changed careers and became a Field Manager for QSP Fundraising Reader's Digest. On July 8, 2011, Terry's middle daughter became psychotic overnight and was eventually misdiagnosed as having bipolar. This is when Terry started her campaign to open a children's medical psych hospital with the help of Cindy Chavez and Joe Simitian, and to spread the word about the new disease her daughter had PANS/Autoimmune Encephalitis. 222 million dollars was recently approved for a state of the art facility at the San Jose Medical Center. In 2013 Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford started a clinic after her daughter and asked Terry to join their staff as a parent mentor. Terry mentored families, used her media skills to spread their story, and helped raise 2.5 million in funds for the clinic.
In 2017 Terry was awarded the Family Member Community Hero Award in appreciation for improving the quality of life of Santa Clara County Residents. She now serves as a Behavioral Health Board Member for Santa Clara County. In December of 2016, Terry started working as the Development and Outreach Manager for Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley. This is a nonprofit that does free home repairs and safety modifications for homeowners in need. She has produced over a half million in sponsorships with companies including Google, Amazon, Wells Fargo, Sereno Group, Marriott and many more. Terry additionally managed all media outlets and social media posts to build awareness and visibility. She has been able to create 525k in TV news segments and newspapers.
LaNor Maune | Content Marketing Director
LaNor specializes in social media, focusing on creating strategies to help clients succeed in raising brand awareness, engaging their audiences, and generating inbound traffic. Drawing on her background working with and for nonprofits, government agencies, and universities, most recently at Stanford University, she has a 360-degree view of community issues. LaNor received her MA in communications from Missouri State University.
Jordan Henderson | Digital Content Strategist
Jordan is a Digital Content Strategist, Photographer, and Videographer responsible for creating visual content. In addition to focusing on the creative content, he is also responsible for the technical side of the execution. Meaning Jordan often works in conjunction with our marketing, public relations, and creative experts to ensure our clients receive a cohesive message across a variety of platforms.
Rachel Sumi | Account Manager
Over the past 25 years, Rachel has produced a great variety of writing and communications projects, including content for blogs and websites, press releases, brochures, newsletters, annual reports, articles, op-eds and research and policy documents. Rachel's deep experience in content development and strategic messaging, a clear and concise writing style and excellent editorial and proofreading skills are appreciated by PRxDigital clients. Also included in Rachel's scope of work are developing effective messaging, cultivating media contacts and placing articles in various media outlets. Clients especially appreciate Rachel's attention to detail and absolute commitment to deadlines. Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley, Valley Medical Center Foundation, Toeniskoetter, Inc., and various projects for Santa Clara County are some of Rachel's current clients at PRxDigital.
Rachel received a political science degree from UC Davis
Thuy Nguyen | COO
Thuy joined PRx in 1998 while attending San Jose State University where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in finance and information systems management. She has been responsible for setting up and managing all the accounting systems in use at the firm, including accounts receivable and payable, bank reconciliations, cash flow, benefits, pension plan, payroll and tax accounting.
In addition has extensive experience in media buys with more than half a million dollars campaign for Preparing for Pandemic Flu, she works with each media outlets with other languages as well from planning, creative, scheduling and ensuring a smooth communications with client and media outlets for ad placement/monitoring. She works on each account team to maximize time management and reporting, manages the clipping collection and analysis process and proofreads and verifies accuracy of Vietnamese language materials the agency produces for clients.
Shalica Riley | Content Strategist
Shalica is a Content Strategist, Writer, and Designer. She explores different spheres of digital marketing and strategy as manager and creative for a series of client accounts at PRxD, and is the overall designer whenever the agency needs syntactic or artistic architecture. Lately, she’s been engaged in learning the practices of User Experience, and experiments with UX design and research through Adobe Illustrator and XD. Shalica achieved her BA Degree at San Jose State University with a degree in English/Professional Technical Writing and minored in Public Relations.
Lucas started out as an intern at PRxDigital over the summer in 2019 and now has started working part-time while attending Santa Clara University during the school year. He is a current Junior at SCU and is involved in many clubs and organizations on campus. He is the president of the SCUTS rugby team and has been involved with Camp Kesem as well. He is majoring in Marketing and minoring in Entrepreneurship and is hoping to eventually join the sports marketing industry. So far he has been involved with social media management and content creation over the past few months and is looking forward to working on big campaigns in the near future.
Johanna started interning at PRxDigital after graduating from San Diego State University in August. She is a Santa Clara native and is excited to be back in the beautiful Bay Area after being away for four years. Her professional interests include social media, PR, marketing, and copywriting. She is currently considering a career in management consulting and eventually doing freelance copywriting and consulting to be her own boss. Her ten-year life plan is still in the works. She is an avid animal lover and wants to one day have a large lot of land with chickens, goats, dogs, and cats.
Jojo Chen is a student at the University of California, Berkeley studying computer science. She worked with PRxDIgital as an intern over the summer, helping with various aspects from creating graphic content to conducting market research. Jojo hopes to combine her interests in technology, business, and design in the future. In the past, she has experience running an art-for-charity organization and an online jewelry boutique.