YMC Team

Bo McDonald

Bo McDonald

President/CEO

Frank Allgood

Frank Allgood

Vice President of Relationship Development

Jennifer Pham

Jennifer Pham

Vice President of Ideas and Results

Adam Tate

Adam Tate

Relationship Development Leader

Sheridan Vance

Sheridan Vance

Relationship Development Leader

Delaney Walker

Delaney Walker

Relationship Development Leader

Edith Avalos

Edith Avalos

Project Manager

Emily Stokes

Emily Stokes

Graphic Designer

Katie Samuels

Katie Samuels

Graphic Designer

Corey Barker

Corey Barker

Brand Manager

Katie Solomon

Katie Solomon

Brand Manager

Jamie Bartlett

Jamie Bartlett

Brand Manager

Lizette Llamas

Lizette Llamas

Junior Graphic Designer

Arjon Diesta

Arjon Diesta

Graphic Designer

Carlo Lazado

Carlo Lazado

Digital Advertising Specialist

Corey Hudgins

Corey Hudgins

Senior Project Manager

Arjon Diesta

Arjon Diesta

Graphic Designer

Arjon Diesta

Arjon Diesta

Graphic Designer

Bo McDonald, President/CEO

Bo McDonald (He/HIM)

President/CEO

#WHODAT

Finding his creative voice (literally) behind the mic as a radio DJ in Upstate New York, Bo McDonald used his unique view on the financial world to create the go-to firm for community financial institutions looking to venture outside their comfort zones. Through a process of trial and error, Bo founded Your Marketing Co just over a decade ago and has enjoyed continued growth since then. His past ten-plus years at YMC have been defined by industry-disrupting ideas, a whole lot of laughs, and a creative boom in credit union marketing.

A dedicated leader and student of office culture, Bo has created a unique environment at YMC that focuses on interdepartmental connections and advancement. He introduced the Future Leaders of YMC (FLY) program in 2017, a program that trains people within the company in business leadership, project management, and individual growth.

“I can put my head on the pillow at night and know we’re working hard for clients that are making a difference in this world, says McDonald. “Lives are changing and dreams and being realized through the hard work of our clients, and through the work we do with them.”

When he’s not in Greenville, Bo can be found basking in the bayou vibes at his spiritual home in Louisiana, enjoying Irene’s Cuisine, and sipping on a Schug Cabernet. He also someday wants to skydive, through has admitted the only thing about it that scares him is the possibility of getting sick on a stranger mid-air. A YMC Fanatic through and through, you just might catch this bearded beauty around your town rocking YMC branded glasses, a teal blazer, and orange alligator shoes. You can’t miss him, and you won’t want to.

Speaking Areas of Expertise

Frank Allgood, Vice President of Relationship Development

Frank Allgood (He/Him)

Vice President of Relationship Development

Serving as the Vice President of Relationship Development, Francis Allgood, aka Frank, has a multitude of experience with communication through marketing. He has cultivated a piece of advice from his lengthy experience, “Tell a story that will change how a person feels.  This can be about themselves, about you or your products, or even about the competition. Authentic brands are built on a balance of warmth and competence, and there’s an art (and science) to reaching meaningful consumer action.” This personal touch also relates directly to the YMC staff as Frank stresses that the team’s work is valuable and has an impact on those in the communities our credit unions serve. Working with people is the cornerstone for Frank’s interest in public facing marketing, with that being said, he would tell a younger version of himself that people pleasing will ultimately lead to failure.

Outside of work, Frank can be found with his wife Jeneane, and their two children Penelope and Thomas possibly at Saskatoons, drinking a Wandering Bard Oaked Blueberry Mead. Or perhaps at a Seattle Seahawks game where he has hopes to be in the building for a Super Bowl victory.  

Speaking Areas of Expertise

Jennifer Pham, Vice President of Ideas and Results

Jennifer Pham (She/Her)

Vice President of Ideas and Results

Heading up the Design and Digital Teams is Jennifer Pham. Jennifer is an undeniably skilled designer who spent her college years honing a defined style and scientific precision while earning dual degrees in Graphic Design and Chemistry at the University of South Carolina.

A creative soul and natural leader, Jennifer has found a second home here at YMC. She seldom meets a problem she can’t finesse her way around. She loves working with the staff and pushing creative boundaries, and always reminds the team that less is more. A graduate of YMC’s FLY Program, Jennifer has not stopped reevaluating and refining her role as a communicator and a leader as a dedicated member of a local Toastmasters Club. She’s a huge fan of anything spicy, as well as fruit juices with high-quality liquor. She dreams of one day having a secret passageway or invisible door in her house.

Adam Tate, Relationship Development Leader

Adam Tate (He/Him)

Relationship Development Leader

Adam is an East Tennessee native and spent the past decade in financial services. Adam often jokes he is perfect for the position because he’s been a credit union member since he was four years old! He enjoys the whole experience of working at YMC, from travel, to helping good people across the country improve their lives through credit union membership, and of course our awesome team! He also always reminds clients not to be afraid to try something outlandish or bizarre for campaigns!

A graduate of ETSU, Adam spent his undergrad years focusing on criminal justice and criminology before receiving his M.B.A. from King University. When he’s not honing his financial skills, talking recidivism or playing with his dogs, you can find Adam at many of the local breweries Bristol has to offer. He also dreams of one day hiking the Rainbow Mountain Pass in Peru.

Sheridan Vance, Relationship Development Leader

Sheridan Vance (She/Her)

Relationship Development Leader

Sheridan is the go-to person for anything social media. Someone who is not afraid to try new things, even her favorite Thai Green Curry was new to her once! Sheridan reflects upon the past, prior to social media and is thankful her father reminded her of the Pat Benatar concert she attended as a child. Without social media posts available, she would have to write her younger self a note to stock up on toilet paper as 2020 was well, 2020. Sheridan looks forward to 2021 and beyond with a prosecco in hand and the courage to try new adventures!

Delaney Walker, Relationship Development Leader

Delaney Walker (She/Her)

Relationship Development Leader

As a transplant from the Land of Nonprofits, Delaney already loves your mission. She is here for the low rates, the second chances, and the way credit unions make their communities stronger. Basically, she’s wild about you, but that doesn’t mean she’ll let you get away with saying something crazy like, “But that’s how we’ve always done it!” She agrees that some things are worth repeating: prayers, eating an entire bag of Five Guys fries, and Spartan obstacle courses— but her tolerance for repeating history doesn’t extend to ideas that aren’t furthering your mission. Don’t worry; she isn’t as much of a hardball as she likes to think. She loves laughter, brainstorming, and the way Your Marketing Company provides a space for possibilities. Best of all: she is already looking forward to working with you!

Edith Avalos, Project Manager

Edith Avalos (She/Her)

Project Manager

Born and raised in Mexico, Edith moved to the United States in 2011. Edith graduated from Bob Jones University in 2016 with a B.A. in Spanish Language and Literature and then again in 2019 with an M.A. in Communication Studies. She likes challenges and thinking of solutions that can help people. She loves that at YMC, we work hard while having fun, and we like incorporating fun ideas to help our clients reach their goals. Edith enjoys helping people and puts others above herself. When she is not busy, you can find Edith either at the gym doing kickboxing, baking, or simply relaxing at home reading a book or watching a good movie. Some other fun facts about Edith, she loves coffee, tacos, and Chick-Fil-A. She one day wants to try skydiving saying she really just wants to jump off an airplane. And she would offer the advice of “Do the best you can and always stay true to yourself,” to her younger self.

Emily Stokes, Graphic Designer

Emily Stokes (She/Her)

Graphic Designer

Emily has been a part of the YMC family since 2019.  Bringing her fun-loving spirit with her wherever she goes, she is hopeful that quarantine will be a thing of the past.  She reminisces of days when Kirk Franklin could sing in a park and imagines the glorious days spent with Dolly Parton.  Her motto rings true for much of the last couple of years, “Do what you can until you can do what you couldn’t.”

Katie Samuels, Graphic Designer

Katie Samuels (She/They)

Graphic Designer

Katie received her Bachelor of Science with a focus in integrated marketing communication. Her love of the arts and design lead her to YMC’s graphic design team, where she appreciates the collaborative ideas and culture. As arts are an important part of Katie’s life, and she expresses her talents with freelance photography and illustration in her free time. Within her own work and at YMC, Katie advises that design and branding are simple, consistent, and clear. Once travel is permitted, Katie would like to visit England again and be sure to visit London, hopefully they have good dim sum. 

Corey Barker, Brand Manager

Corey Barker (He/Him)

Brand Manager

A Greenville native and Furman University graduate, Corey is a brand manager who is devoted to all things pop culture. You might catch that pop culture knowledge coming through in various forms, whether it’s Corey dropping the ridiculous fact that Paris Hilton has five cell phones to help her conduct business, regaling us about the time he saw *NSYNC as a child, or quoting Miss Frizzle when planning marketing campaigns by saying, “don’t be afraid to take chances, make mistakes, and get messy.” In addition to being an incredible asset to the YMC team, Corey also plans to be a published author! No wonder he’s so incredible at writing amazing content for our clients!

Katie Solomon, Brand Manager

Katie Solomon (She/Her)

Brand Manager

As a Clemson University graduate, Katie brings both her English and Brand Communication education to the workplace as a YMC brand manager. She’s got a lot going on in her head, which is why one of her favorite creativity tips is to “brain dump.” What’s a “brain dump?” Simply jot down your internal monologue or ideas with reckless abandon and without regard to grammar or structure. This helps Katie clear her mind of thoughts and focus on the task at hand. Some really stellar ideas have come from those notes! If she could give her younger self one piece of advice, it would be: “Don’t be afraid to be bold and take chances. Put out into deep waters, and you’ll be surprised at what can happen.” She hopes to be bold and take a leap across the pond, as they say, and visit England one day! Hopefully she can get her favorite ½ sweet, ½ unsweet iced tea there or at least a Long Island. Not too much to ask.

Jamie Bartlett (She/Her)

Brand Manager

Hailing from Branford, CT, Jamie is an Eastern Connecticut State University graduate, who has worked with credit unions for over 6 years, though she also has plenty of stories from when she was a Jungle Cruise Skipper at Disney World. She’s the biggest baseball fan we know, pledging to visit all MLB stadiums in both the US and Canada. At YMC, she is constantly reminding us that “the members are the ultimate benefactors” and to keep the focus on them. She also loves seeing the creativity of her coworkers. She lives by the motto “live and let live”, though she also loves to drop a fun dark fact every now and then, like the fact Mulan has the highest kill-count of any Disney character.

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Lizette Llamas (SHe/Her)

Junior Graphic Designer

As an integral part of our team, Liz brings her graphic design experience to YMC. She can advise you on how to keep from melting in the dry heat of Phoenix, Arizona. One tip is to keep green tea close by and make frequent trips to Zoës Kitchen. Beyond recommending food and drink, Liz has learned to, “never take negative feedback personally” throughout her career. Thank goodness for the art teacher who recommended your major! Liz would tell a younger version of herself, “don’t hesitate to share any ideas you may have, the simplest idea may happen to be the best”, and lives by the motto, “you can’t get good at anything unless you don’t try” which makes her a great piece of the puzzle we call YMC. If you don’t see Liz around she might have taken off to Iceland to knock it off the bucket list. Iceland sounds great in comparison to the daily temperatures she shares with the teams!

Arjon Diesta (He/Him)

Graphic Designer

Hailing from the Philippines, Arjon brings creativity and a positive outlook to work every day! While he is new to the credit union way he’s loved tackling the fresh challenge with his terrific design, where he uses his motto “know your audience, know what they want, and they will come to you.” In his free time, Arjon is quite the carnivore, enjoying fried meats and seafoods, and trying out new extreme sports and traveling to see and photograph the Phillipines many beautiful waterfalls! He also has enjoyed making creative connections and friends at YMC, and has said one of his favorite parts of the day is slurping up some noodles while thinking over to  his fun fact to share with the team during standup.
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Carlo Lazado (He/Him)

Digital Advertising Specialist

As one of YMC’s digital ads experts, Carlo started in the field working with high-end organizations like Google, stating that he both loves doing a job for a company he respects and loves being able to have a voice in his work. Carlo is an animal lover, giving the staff exciting updates about his farm, and in his free time, Carlo has the dream of setting up a dog sanctuary! Carlo often reminds us to “just keep breathing” when it comes to keeping a cool head. He takes life in stride by understanding you shouldn’t be too hard on yourself.
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Corey Hudgins (She/Her)

Senior Project Manager

Corey is YMC’s source of growth and change, bringing terrific new ideas to the team from her impressive career! She loves being part of an organization where the goal is to create success for one another. She reminds us all to not sweat the small stuff and also that less is more when it comes to marketing. Her motto is to be scrappy, which she embraces whether it’s wanting to follow the life long dream of singing opera at the met despite not being a singer, or in her decision to pursue marketing in the first place! When she’s not at work, you can find Corey knocking back some seafood with a Campari and soda, listening to some Doobie Brothers, and sharing large swaths of her repository of random knowledge! 
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