Marketing Specialist - Jaketa Clark-Thompson
Ms. Jaketa Clark Thompson is the proud owner of an award-winning, full-service advertising and marketing agency (Omnia Unlimited LLC). She started her journey as a business owner at the age of 18 when she began working with Fortune 500 companies on their experiential brand activations and has worked in the industry ever since. Marketing and advertising are her true passions, and she loves working with businesses of all different sizes to take their vision to the next level. Jaketa enjoys spending a great deal of her time serving her community. Jaketa currently serves as Chairman of the Board of the Virginia Beach Jaycees, on the VB Board of Directors for the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce, Marketing and Outreach Director for the Atlantic Avenue Association, and as a board member for Lynnhaven River Now, Pandas Fight Against Cancer, a founding member of Listen Learn Love, a member of the Virginia Beach Kiwanis, and is an appointee to the Mayor's IDEA Commission.
Media Specialist - Toni Guagenti
Toni Guagenti worked in newspapers in Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Hampton Roads before leaving journalism to work in marketing, public relations and social media. She’s served as a freelance political consultant for several Hampton Roads’ political candidates, and as a freelance writer for various publications. She also penned the book, “100 Things to Do in Virginia Beach Before You Die.” She is a huge proponent of the mission and goals of the Virginia African American Cultural Center. When she’s not exploring new parts of Hampton Roads or freelance writing, Toni spends time with her Italian greyhounds, enjoys good vino and gleams with pride at being the mother of her 23-year-old daughter.