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TMG Names New Managing Directors for Buffalo and Rochester Offices

4 min read
April 27, 2016


Seasoned Advertising and Marketing Industry Professionals Lisa Strock and Dion Pender to Assume Expanded Roles Within Agency

The Martin Group (TMG) announced the promotion of two members of its senior leadership team, Lisa Strock and Dion Pender.

Lisa Strock, senior vice president of client services, has been named managing director of The Martin Group’s Buffalo office. Dion Pender, senior vice president and executive creative director, has been named managing director of the Rochester office, which located in the nearby Town of Victor, NY.

“Lisa and Dion have both continuously demonstrated leadership in servicing our clients, cultivating a dynamic staff, and contributing to the overall growth of The Martin Group,” said Tod Martin, president and chief creative officer of The Martin Group. “These new roles are well deserved and a testament to their dedication to our agency. By placing them each in charge of the day-to-day operations of our two offices, I’m confident that we will become even more efficient and dynamic in the services we provide, as well as how we deliver them.”

“The Martin Group and Martin Davison Public Relations, our public relations affiliate, will remain focused on delivering high-quality service for our clients across Upstate New York, Southern Ontario, and beyond,” continued Martin.

About Lisa Strock—Managing Director, Buffalo Office

Lisa Strock has been with The Martin Group for over 10 years. Since joining The Martin Group in 2005, Strock has brought superior business experience, personalized service, and professional dedication to every client. She coordinates and oversees each step a client’s brand takes, from RFP to launch, providing customized strategy that produces measurable results. As a member of the agency’s management team, she is involved in assessing and implementing our day-to-day operations, pursuing new business initiatives and stewarding the agency’s bottom line. Outside of work, Strock has been involved with the Buffalo Ad Club, WNY’s Women Foundation and Saints Peter and Paul School. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Niagara University and her Master’s in Business Administration from Regis University.

About Dion Pender—Managing Director, Rochester Office

Dion Pender offers more than two decades of industry experience with top agencies in Buffalo and Rochester. Throughout his career, he has managed teams of thirty and mentored creative staff, as well as directed day-to-day operations of entire creative departments. To complement his leadership, he has fine-tuned skills in corporate identities and points-of-sale for local and national advertising campaigns. Pender has been involved with the Rochester Advertising Federation and the Advertising Club of Buffalo. He received his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Design and Advertising from the State University of New York College at Buffalo.

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