|Meet Our Staff|
Owner/President, Advertising Media Plus
Daniel Medinger, president of AMPs, has served in media since 1975. After completing his Masters of Arts at Marquette University, he worked for several years in weekly and daily newspapers and radio. For more than three decades, he worked closely with the Catholic community – locally, nationally and internationally – communicating its story, mission, challenges and opportunities. He served in the Diocese of La Crosse (WI), Archdiocese of St. Paul and Archdiocese of Baltimore. In 1986, he was named CEO of the Cathedral Foundation, a Catholic non-profit chartered with the State of Maryland, which produced the archdiocesan newspaper, The Catholic Review, which he led as associate publisher and editor. He re-formed the Cathedral Foundation into a “Catholic communications company in service of the church” which was recognized for product excellence and financial achievement. Notable initiatives included adding product lines, such as the acquisition of a print shop, starting a book publishing division, publishing L’Osservatore Romano for the United States and Canada and the quarterly magazine, Catholic International, providing communications consultations and implementation services for dioceses and religious organizations and purchasing an advertising agency which represented Catholic newspapers, magazines and websites in the United States. In 2009, Mr. Medinger and his wife, Patti, purchased AMPs, which he had been managing since 2001.
Mr. Medinger is an award winning journalist from several media groups. He also has been honored for promotion and business excellence.
Equally comfortable assisting religious organizations, non-profits and for-profit groups, Mr. Medinger brings enthusiasm, energy, experience and confidence to all tasks.
Owner/Vice President, Advertising Media Plus
Patricia Medinger, (Patti) is co-owner and vice president of Advertising Media Plus, a company she and her husband Daniel purchased in 2009.
Patti started her professional career in Wisconsin, as a pediatric nurse working in the neonatal intensive care unit for newborns. Years later she began another new and satisfying career as SAHM (Stay at Home Mom). She returned to the “paid workforce” in 1997 when she accepted a position with varied responsibilities at The Cathedral Foundation, a non-profit multi-media company. Over a 13-year span at the Cathedral Foundation, Patti’s job titles evolved and included serving as Director of Cathedral Press, Customer Service Representative for L'Osservatore Romano, English Edition, and Project Supervisor for the Official Catholic Directory for the Archdiocese of Baltimore. Specific tasks for all three positions included customer relations, maintenance of subscriber lists, working closely with authors, and coordinating various teams for production, distribution, sales, service and marketing of available products.
Currently, as vice president of Advertising Media Plus, Patti's responsibilities include office management, staff support and supervision, administrative and accounting services, director of human resources and customer relations.
When not in the office, Patti enjoys spending time with her husband, Daniel, her children, grandchildren, and taking long walks with her Golden Retriever (Bella).
Graphics & Web Designer
Melissa sees herself as a creative problem solver, a person with a passion for color and font, and prides herself on her ability to translate a client’s ideas into a visual and informative piece. She has been working as a graphic designer for the past six years. Melissa earned her undergraduate Bachelors of Arts degree in Graphic Design from York College of Pennsylvania in 2006, and is currently pursuing her Masters in Professional Studies in the Business of Art and Design at Maryland Institute College of Art, and will graduate August 2012. In addition, Melissa has also been a member of the American Institute for Graphic Arts for the past nine years. Since February 2010, she has been employed at Advertising Media Plus. As a graphics and web designer for AMPs, she provides art direction, project planning for both web and print, e-marketing as well as print marketing materials, and creative solutions to obtain more friends and more funds. Melissa's goal as a designer is striving to create materials that both suit the audience that are functional and attractive for the client.
A proud native of Baltimore, Megan earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Communications at Stevenson University. Megan first came to Advertising Media Plus as a freelance writer but became a part of the team in June, 2010. Before starting with AMPs, she started her marketing career as an intern at the Baltimore Sun in the Events Marketing Department. She then focused on her long love for writing at Chimes, a non-profit organization that supports people with disabilities. She received a year long scholarship to intern at Chimes where she wrote various articles that were published in several niche publications. Her marketing career continued at a design firm based in Baltimore, Ashton Design, where she developed new marketing opportunities for the firm. She currently provides media relations project management and marketing skills for AMPs, while providing journalistic content for clients.
Erin Heilman is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Waynesburg University, Magna Cum Laude, in 2009 with a Bachelors Degree in Communication-Graphic Design. While in school, Erin received a scholarship to study abroad at Oxford University, England, in 2007 and in the same year, completed an internship with World Vision in Washington D.C. After graduation, Erin worked as a freelance graphic designer producing magazines, catalogs, brochures, advertisements and other print materials. Erin joined the Advertising Media Plus team in June of 2011. As a project manager, Erin is responsible for handling the needs of clients in print and online.
Ken is a Certified Public Accountant, and recently retired from full time work. He has been with AMPS since November 2010, and provides accounting, bookkeeping and client invoicing services to AMPS. During his career, Ken has served in professional and financial leadership positions in a variety of businesses, including publishing, printing, manufacturing, professional membership associations. He is a graduate of Mt. St. Mary’s University. His goal is to provide quality and timely services to the AMPs team and clients.