Carl Dameron, President, Creative Director
Carl M. Dameron is a public relations expert with more than 30 years of success serving California companies, governments and non-profits. He has won: awards, support for projects, customers, and media coverage with the most prestigious and popular media outlets, locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.
Public/Government/Community Development/Community Relations Proficiencies
Development, implementation and management of strategic plans and programs to achieve the clients’ goals. Oversee the community organizing campaign including development, training and implementation of clients’ programs. Conduct policy advocacy activities regarding development, construction, education, entertainment, environment and public health policy issues. Implement program evaluation activities and prepare written and oral reports for various purposes. Serve as the primary spokesperson for the community campaigns to boards, media, business and community leaders, other organizations, elected officials and government agency representatives. Direct and supervise staff, and work cooperatively with partners to meet the project’s administrative and budget requirements. Oversee educational campaigns including: written materials, training sessions and media outreach to raise public awareness. Issues have included: construction, development, education, environmental issues, DBE/WBE/MBE/DVBE small business Outreach and Public Information, tires as fuel, the State of California Healthy Families Program, education and health care.
Creative and tenacious Dameron uses relevant research, gets on the ground and communicates with customers, community members and front line staff to find customer “hot buttons”. The creative team digests this information to create effective messaging for multi-media campaigns that work. Dameron effectively implements current technology and finds ways to effectively adopt new technology into campaigns. He leads a team of creative professionals that create big ideas, engineer’s words and images that capture the audiences’ attention and motivates them to act.
Dr. George Gary Manross, Director of Research
A behavioral scientist with more than 25 years experience in marketing and applied research, George joined Dameron Communications in 1998. He is also chairman and CEO of the Strategy Research Institute in Fullerton, California. Additionally, he has held executive-level positions with two Fortune 500 companies as well as the California Association of Realtors and PR firm Hill & Knowlton.
George began his career as a business editor for a large metropolitan daily newspaper. He has taught at UCLA and USC in communications, advertising and public relations.
His Ph.D. is in Communications Research from the Annenberg School for Communications at USC.
John Bender – Director of Public Relations
The former politics and topics editor for The Press-Enterprise in Riverside. In that role, he supervises coverage of elections and local, state and federal lawmakers and edits topical stories that frequently appear on the paper’s front page and on its main Web page. Bender was a member of the paper’s team of reporters and editors that won the 2015 Sigma Delta Chi Award for Deadline reporting for coverage of the San Bernardino terrorist attack.
John is an experienced Editor with a demonstrated history of working in the newspaper industry. Skilled in AP Stylebook,News Writing, Editing, and Journalism. Strong media and communication professional with a Bachelor of Science focused in Communication Arts from California State Polytechnic University-Pomona. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from Cal Poly Pomona.
Valda Wilson, Public Information Specialist
An experienced public information specialist and professional photographer with excellent skills in communications, journalism, photography, leadership and team building created during 23-year Air Force career.
Traveled extensively to 5 continents, 24 countries, and many locations in the U. S. A seasoned communications leader well-versed in media. Skilled in pitching stories and engaging media to promote specific talking points. Worked with Hollywood’s elite on several Air Force centric productions, built communication plans and oversaw strategies and tactics to achieve specified outcomes. Proven leadership/public information skills resulted in successfully creating/motivating teams to exceed goals as well as individual performances. Delivered creativity and innovation that influence counsel to leaders, effective communication with peers, and consistent record of producing quality results-driven products.
Damon Britain, Videographer
With more than 15 years of production and editing experience, producing a variety of quality videos for local, national, and international clients, Dameron Communication’s Mark Damon Britain has extensive experience as a cinematographer, editor, gaffer, and sound engineer. This experience has enabled him to effectively produce and manage all areas of video production.
Mark has successfully created award-winning films, music videos, corporate videos and documentaries while working with a who’s who of Fortune 500 companies and celebrity clients which include: Ford, Mazda, Verizon, Sprint Mobile, Universal Pictures, Luther Vandross, Chaka Kahn, Snoop Dogg, No Doubt, Blink 182, Limp Bizkit, Mickey Rooney, Gary Busey, Lorenzo Llamas, Christina Ricci, Brian Cranston, Dean Stockwell, former California Governor Grey Davis and former US Attorney General Janet Reno.
Janeen Britain, Video Production Assistant
Janeen Britain brings eight years of experience as a video production assistant to Dameron Communications, makes certain Dameron Communications handles every detail properly and timely for their clients.
She is responsible for coordinating the production needs of clients, casting for auditions, as well as hiring and scheduling production crews.
“I really enjoy what I am doing,” said Janeen. “I like the energy of interacting with so many different people and projects during our location shoots. I particularly enjoy working with the non-profit organizations. They are so passionate about what they do, it really motivates me to do positive things for the community too.”
An extra benefit for Janeen has been the opportunity to work with award winning director and her husband, Mark Damon Britain. While they have focused their talents on the production of corporate commercials, the duo has also worked on several independent films.
Thom Salisbury, Art Director
Thomas has more than 25 years experience as an art director and artist. Previously, he was the senior art director for Pacific Coast Sportfishing, a national full-color monthly.
He has also worked for The San Bernardino Sun, The Long Beach Press-Telegram and Donrey Outdoor Media of Las Vegas. At The Sun Thomas used his creative talents on major accounts including San Manuel Indian Casino in Highland and the former Harris Department Store.
Salisbury prides himself in providing creative work that emphasizes branding, and effectively reaches the client’s customers and encourages them to buy products or services.
Thomas has a degree in fine art from Saddelback College and he also studied art at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and at California State University, Long Beach.