Our Team

At Local Marketing, Inc., you get an entire marketing and web development team dedicated to your business. From content writers to graphic designers to PHP developers, every team member at Local Marketing, Inc. is involved every step of the way. Our in-office staff is committed to team collaboration to ensure all challenges and projects are met head on from every angle.

Get your business found with our team at Local Marketing, Inc. and watch your clients, patients and customer base grow. Together we will plan and create a customized digital marketing strategy to suit your business's unique needs and requirements.

Fill out our online form or call 404-917-2100 to speak with a Local Marketing, Inc. team member today. Be sure to request a white paper, consultation, or a FREE digital marketing analysis!

 

Senior Leadership

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Puneet Mehta

Founder/CEO

Puneet's unique and localized approach to marketing inspired the foundation of Local Marketing, Inc. With 15+ years of marketing experience, starting in the e-commerce space with companies like Art.com, Puneet's insightful strategies have helped LMi succeed. Puneet, who is originally from India, earned his MBA from The Wake Forest University School of Business. In his spare time, he enjoys contributing to Forbes Magazine with insight any entrepreneur can appreciate.

Michele Fontanelli Arnett

Michele Fontanelli Arnett

Co-Founder

Michele, with 15+ years of experience, heads up the Atlanta office, leading all digital marketing strategies to help clients achieve a positive ROI. She received her B.A. in English from Emory University and her MBA from Georgia State University. When she's not working, Michele enjoys spending time with her husband and two rescue pugs, running, reading, baking, listening to 80s music, and following the latest fashion trends.

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Heidi McIvor-Allen

Director of Automotive Marketing

With over 10 years of digital experience, Heidi leads our automotive efforts. She manages our project management team and works with both our inside & outside sales teams. Heidi has a successful background integrating digital into your current marketing efforts to see a stronger ROI. With international experience and extensive marketing background, Heidi can help take your digital marketing to the next level. Outside of work, you can find Heidi playing volleyball, taking lots of photos, volunteering and enjoying life with her husband JP (who is a radio producer) and their 2 dogs.

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Nicole Bennett

VP of National Sales

Nicole’s 23 years of automotive sales experience and proven sales track record are taking the LMi office by storm. With experience at big names like Cars.com and Autotrader, she’s passionate about the automotive industry and helping dealers of all sizes navigate the ever-changing digital landscape. Nicole is married with an eight-year-old daughter and loves animals. Her first car was a Plymouth Laser.

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Aubree Powers

Recruiting

Aubree brings a unique perspective to the LMi team. Though she studied chemistry at Alverno College, she is a Recruiter for LMi, having worked in HR and recruitment for over four years. Her experience includes extensive work sourcing qualified talent for different firms. Outside of the office, Aubree loves reading and horseback riding. Her first car was a beloved silver 2006 Dodge Stratus named Elliott that was stolen three times.

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Holden VanHoutan

Senior Project Manager

Holden graduated from Fordham University in Bronx, New York, with a bachelor's degree in Political Science. He has a background in Healthcare and Real Estate Marketing. At LMi, Holden works across automotive accounts as a Senior Project Manager. Outside of work, Holden has a passion for designing and creating men’s shoes, sculptures, and reading science fiction. His first set of wheels was a red Razor scooter.

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Mike Codichini

Project Manager

Mike Codichini is a proud New Yorker living in the south (Go Yankees!). He has over 15 years of experience in digital, broadcast, and traditional (Radio/TV) media marketing. He has interviewed a broad range of famous recording artists from Ed Sheeran to Big Boi, so if you ever need the scoop on celebrity gossip, Mike’s your guy. This radio renaissance man also owns and operates a voice-over business. He is a husband, dog dad, and self-proclaimed technology geek. Mike's first car was an old, beat-up Chevy Corsica.

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Katie Holcomb

Junior Project Manager

Katie is a Chicago native and Clemson graduate with a degree in English and Communications. She has a background in content editing and is one of our busiest content writers. She writes the equivalent of a website and a week’s worth of social media every day! During her spare time, you will find Katie eating tons of Mexican food and being active with her dog, Hampton.

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Ozzy Diaz

Front-End Developer

As part of the LMI team, Ozzy is a renaissance man who handles web and traditional design, performs custom front-end web development, and writes and translates Spanish-language content for our clients. He loves the outdoors and owns two horses named D and Jelly. Ozzy's first car was a 2002 Nissan Altima.

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Sara Partridge

Graphic Designer

With a passion for design and the automotive industry, Sara comes to LMi’s creative team with a Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design from The Art Institute of Atlanta and six years of experience in the automotive industry. She is also a dog mom with five fur babies, including her Instagram-famous pit bull, Nahla. Sara was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, but when she is not working or spending time with her dogs, you can find her working on her '08 Bullitt Mustang or breathing new life into vintage furniture. Sara's first car was a 1999 Pontiac Trans Am WS6, T-tops and all.

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Katie Taylor

Digital Marketing Specialist

Katie is an Auburn University graduate (War Eagle!) with a Professional and Public Writing degree. This girl’s got a passion for writing, so she’s living the dream crafting content pieces, social media posts, and all things wordy for the digital marketing team. She’s a huge nerd who loves learning and U.S. history. You can usually find her eating vegan food.

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Meghan Daves

Digital Marketing Specialist

Meghan came to LMi with a degree from South Carolina’s Winthrop University and seven years of public and media relations experience with non-profits and sports organizations. She’s a huge sports fan herself, cheering on the Gamecocks, Atlanta United, and the Carolina Panthers and Atlanta Falcons (yes, both!). She also loves kickboxing, rap music, and traveling anywhere hot and sunny. Meghan's first ride was a silver and green 1996 Honda CR-V.

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Benji Katz

Digital Marketing Specialist

Born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, Benji brings the creative perspective to our content creation team. He can always be counted on for a great pun or catchy Instagram caption--studying creative writing at Bowling Green State University will do that. In his spare time, Benji is also a poet, bass player, and big geography nerd. His first car was a 1995 Buick Regal.

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Ava Prestipino

Ava is an Automotive Digital Sales Specialist with over eighteen years of experience in both corners of the East Coast, from New York to South Florida. She’s an avid golf enthusiast who loves fine wine and spending time with her dogs. Her first car was a used yellow Opel GT.

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Leslie Hoff

Regional Account Executive

Leslie was born in Washington D.C. and moved to Atlanta in 1995. She graduated college with a degree in Fashion Merchandising. While in school, she developed her passion for auto sales helping a friend wholesale cars and has been working in the industry ever since. Leslie brings over 15 years of Automotive digital sales experience to the LMi sales team, including stints in radio and at autotrader.com! When she’s not off working hard to help our clients, Leslie enjoys playing tennis, hiking, running, and spending time with her 3 beautiful daughters and dog. Her first car was a silver 1992 Honda Accord.

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Greg Bianchini

Outside Sales Representative

Greg, with a background in finance and marketing from the State University of New York at Albany, is part of LMi's digital marketing outside sales team. Greg is extremely knowledgeable when it comes to recommending the right programs to help automotive dealerships improve leads and sales. When he’s not in the office, Greg enjoys diving into a good Tim Ferriss or Ryan Holiday book at a local coffee shop. His first car was a trusty Honda Accord.

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Heather Marie

Outside Sales Representative

Born in Detroit and from Orlando, Florida, Heather graduated from the International Academy of Design and Technology with a bachelor’s in Advertising and Business Marketing. She also earned her Master of Fine Arts in Media Design from Full Sail University. She brings over 12 years of sales experience and over 8 years of digital marketing and advertising experience to the LMi team. Heather loves her Yorkie Daxton Asher, the beach, music, and her family. Her first "beach mobile" was a gold 2001 Chevy Malibu.

Lee Herndon

Outside Sales Representative

Lee was born and raised in the South in the small town of Wilson, NC. Lee has been in the automotive field for 29 years with the majority of that time helping dealers with their automotive digital marketing. He has spent many years working with National Major Accounts as well as smaller groups and single point owned dealerships. Lee currently lives in Wilson with his wife Lisa and their baby girl "dog" Lexie Grace. Lee loves spending time with Lisa, his son Bryant, daughter-in-law Amber and most importantly his grandson Carter. He also enjoys grilling, NASCAR, Carolina Panther Football, and spending time by the pool, cruising, and traveling with his wife. Lee and his wife also love giving back to the community with helping with the Lupus Foundation, Alzheimer's Association and helping others less fortunate. Lee's first car was a 1983 Buick Regal.

Office Dogs

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Fitz McIvor Allen

Mood Lifter / Break Master / Office Dog

If you have ever worked for a company that allows you to bring your pets into the office, you know why we LOVE having Fitz -- aka Mr. President, aka the Fitzer -- here at LMi. When Fitz first arrives to the office with his mom, Heidi, he makes his rounds greeting all the employees, then makes his way to his office (his mom’s office) where there is a water dish, toys and treats. If you ever need a break during the day, Fitz is right there to cheer you up! The LMi office is a brighter place when he comes to visit us.

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Frank The Tank

CFO: Chief Fetch Officer

You read that right, his name is actually Frank the Tank! When he first arrives with his mom, he runs through the office, sprinting down every hallway to greet all his coworkers with lots of love and excitement. Don't be surprised to see Frank jumping, playing fetch and providing everyone at LMi with a little break from agency life.

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Jay

Chief Begging Officer

Jay has more than earned his title here in the LMi office. Open a bag of chips and you'll hear him pitter-pattering his way to you, ready to stand watch for any falling crumbs. Jay is a rescue from a local Atlanta shelter who lives for cuddles and head scratches. When he's not begging for treatos, Jay loves making new friends, going to the dog park, and being ridiculously cute.

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Nahla

Barketing Executive

Meet Nahla, the sassy, food-obsessed, head-tilt queen of the office. Nahla is an expert in communication--she's very vocal about what she wants, and she won't stop until she receives the correct amount of treatos or neck rubs. Nahla is also a master of looking great in jammies and charming the pants off everyone she meets. Stop by LMi and see Nahla in action--just make sure you're prepared for a serious dose of cuteness.