Meet Our Newest Team Members

July 15th, 2016 by Melissa Verzwyvelt

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Our team at Search Influence continues to grow with these four recent new hires.

Andrew Jones

Andrew grew up in a small town on Mobile Bay in southern Alabama. After graduating from Auburn University with a degree in political science and English, he worked for a political polling firm in Montgomery. He relocated to New Orleans in 2011 with his dog, Hank. Most recently, he worked with an environmental defense law firm and as a freelance music writer. At Search Influence, he has joined the Content Team as a Junior Editorial Internet Marketing Associate. In his free time, he can be found reading, cooking, making music, and playing trivia around the city.

Grace Neal

Grace Neal has joined Search Influence as an Account Associate. Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, she attended Mississippi State University to study communications to follow her family’s legacy as a fourth-generation bulldog. Prior to working at Search Influence, she was a sales manager for JCPenney. Some of her favorite things to do in New Orleans are biking at Audubon Park and grabbing beignets at Cafe Du Monde. On any given day, you can find Grace facetiming her parents’ wiener dog or dancing to her favorite artist, Michael Jackson.

Maggie Valdes

Maggie is extremely excited to join the Search Influence team for the summer as a Junior Account Assistant. Born and raised in New Orleans, Maggie is a rising senior at Louisiana State University, where she is concentrating on digital advertising. Aside from her studies, Maggie loves to travel and try new experiences. She previously worked at Men’s Fitness Magazine in New York City and spent the last four months studying abroad in Italy. However, she’s finally glad to be back enjoying crawfish and snowballs in the Big Easy.

Teri Murphy

Teri is our newest Junior Account Associate. Born and mostly raised here in New Orleans, Teri Murphy is a recent honor graduate of Dillard University, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration. Although she concentrated in management, after taking a handful of marketing courses during undergrad, she decided a career in marketing was for her. Prior to joining Search Influence as a Junior Account Associate, Teri volunteered for a local nonprofit and held internships in accounting and education. In her spare time, she loves watching makeup tutorials on YouTube, going to museums, and spending time with family and friends. She is a member of the #BeyHive and can sing really well in the shower.

Welcome to Search Influence, Andrew, Grace, Maggie, and Terri. We are excited to have you on the team.