CEO and Founder
Kevin Foley is among the pioneers in the field of broadcast publicity services. After a successful career in account management with two public relations industry giants, Burson-Marsteller and Ketchum, Foley founded KEF Media 29 years ago in Chicago.
In 1993, Foley relocated to Atlanta at the suggestion of clients at The Coca-Cola Company while maintaining operations in Chicago. In 1999, all company operations were transferred to Atlanta.
Today, KEF Media is the largest broadcast and digital public relations firm in the Southeast, with 30 professionals providing clients with a wide range of television, radio and online services.
KEF Media works with every major public relations agency in North America as well as Fortune 500 corporations. The firm has special expertise in Olympic sponsor communications dating back to 1984. Most recently, the firm produced live satellite media tours out of Sochi, Russia, during the 2014 Winter Olympic Games.
Foley earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Connecticut and has been married to Susan (Howard) Foley for 40 years. They have two grown children. The couple lives in Kennesaw, Georgia, near Atlanta.
An avid golfer, Foley, 61, is a member of Pinetree Country Club in Kennesaw. He is also a published author, writes a weekly column for the Marietta (Ga.) Daily Journal, and is frequently quoted in trade journals on industry issues.
Born and raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Yvonne has been a cornerstone to KEF Media’s growth and success. She graduated from Tennessee Tech University and previously worked for Universal Studios Orlando and WDEF (CBS) in Chattanooga. Yvonne’s spare time is spent parenting two energetic and hilarious children with her husband Matt. She also is the proud pet owner of a cat and two dogs.
Linda was born in Hartford, Connecticut, and grew up in Hillsdale, New Jersey. She studied liberal arts at the University of South Florida and previously worked as a reporter for Newsweek in Los Angeles. Just before joining KEF Media, Linda was public relations director at Universal Studios Orlando. Linda resides in Orlando, Florida with her husband Bob. They havetwo sons, Brendan and Robbie and three cats, Addison, NoNutz and PJ. For leisure, she gardens, knits and travels.
SVP, Assistant General Manager, Executive Producer
Audrey was born in Concord, North Carolina, and is a Tar Heel through-and-through. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has worked in television and production (news, news magazine and promotions) for 30 years in North Carolina, Los Angeles and Atlanta. Audrey’s favorite pastimes are watching old movies, trying new recipes, spending time with family and long walks with her four-legged baby, Onyx.
VP, Media Director
Ginny Grimsley joins KEF Media after serving a decade at EMSI Public Relations in the Tampa Bay region, working with many clients in every phase of their publicity campaigns. A native of Clearwater, Florida, Ginny served as EMSI’s Print Campaign Manager. Her experience garnered an array of contacts and built media relationships that converted to top-notch coverage in key offline and online periodicals and news sites. Her years of experience, media savvy and understanding of the entire PR process has now brought her to lead KEF Media’s media team. In her spare time Ginny likes to bake, watch horror movies and spend time with her maltipoo Savannah.
VP, Business Manager
James was born and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina, and served in the U.S. Air Force for four years before joining KEF Media. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Strayer University and received his M.B.A. from Kennesaw State University. James has more than 10 years of financial and business management experience, leading KEF Media’s financial division. In his free time, you can find him on a golf course or riding his motorcycle.
Kewana is a Georgia native and came to KEF Media from A-National Limousine. Kewana studied accounting at Atlanta Metropolitan College and received her certificate in accounting from Atlanta Technical College. When not crunching numbers, she volunteers as a mentor and loves spending time with her family.
VP, Media & Strategy
Tomeca is a military brat who has traveled the country with both of her parents who served in the U.S. Air Force for a combined 50 years. Born in the U.S. and raised in Europe, Tomeca calls many places home…the latest, Metro Atlanta. She has a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism and communications and holds a master’s degree in public administration from Webster University in St Louis, MO. Tomeca spent more than a decade working as an Emmy Award-winning producer in local and national newsrooms. Her joys in life include spending quality time with her husband and their daughter, church, sunny vacations, sports and a little shopping.
VP Client Services
Adriana was born and raised in Pensacola, Florida, and received a bachelor’s degree in public relations with a minor in business administration from the University of Florida. Adriana began her career as a public relations coordinator at Universal Studios Orlando. Before joining KEF Media, she was a public relations professional for NASCAR, both at Turner and TRG Motorsports. Adriana is an avid collector of shoes, proud pet owner of a bichon frise named Casper, Tully, a Yorkie, and cat, Phoebe.
Senior Editor, Design Director
Rashad was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas. He attended the Art Institute of Dallas, studying computer animation, then went to Miami International University of Art and Design, where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in visual effects and motion graphics. Most recently, Rashad received his master’s degree in broadcast design at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). Before joining KEF Media, Rashad worked at 2C Media in Miami as a graphic artist, then made stops at Georgia Public Broadcasting and Fourspots as a senior creative editor and designer, respectively. Rahsad and his wife Yolanda have two boys, Romee and Deakin.
AVP, Media Relations
Jon was born in Marietta, Georgia, and grew up in nearby Woodstock, Georgia. He attended Kennesaw State University and previously worked for Law Gibb Group, Inc. (formerly Law Engineering and Environmental Services/Kinko’s). A KEF Media veteran for more than 10 years, Jon has worked in different areas of production, reporting and monitoring. He is also big Atlanta sports fan and enjoys music, art and spending time with family.
Director of Marketing, Communications
Jeremy was born and raised near Buffalo, New York, and is a communications graduate of Alfred University. He went on to attend Kent State University’s School of Communication and Information, where he specialized in public relations. He is a social media specialist and has significant experience managing social media accounts for the nonprofit sector. He came to KEF Media from Tampa, Florida, where he launched social media and online strategies for EMSI Public Relations. Prior to EMSI, Jeremy led online strategies for a Feeding America Food Bank affiliate and Goodwill agency. Jeremy enjoys reading, wearing flannel and playing baseball.
Born and raised in Rochester, New York, Tony received a communications degree from Plattsburgh State University and has worked in sports media for more than 20 years. Before joining KEF Media, Tony worked at CNN Sports, CNN/SI and Fox Sports, where he produced and created the show College Football Weekly and covered all major sports leagues including NASCAR, NHL, NBA, MLB and the NFL. He joined KEF Media as a producer in 2006, and while he works with all types of clients, Tony specializes in sports and has traveled the world working on their behalf with amateur and professional basketball, football, golf, hockey, racing, soccer, tennis and track and field athletes. He’s also covered Summer and Winter Olympic Games for KEF Media in Torino, Beijing, London and Sochi.
Assistant Vice President, Media and Reporting
BJ Drohan was born in Madrid, Spain, and moved to Kennesaw, Georgia, at age two with his parents. BJ graduated from Kennesaw State University with a bachelor’s degree in communications, specializing in public relations. Before joining KEF Media, BJ held a number of customer service positions. In his spare time, BJ enjoys disc golf, visiting the dog park and reading comic books, especially Batman.
Manager of Digital and Social Media Services
Marnie is a graduate from The University of South Florida in Tampa. Marnie is our Social Media & Digital Manager with 10+ years of experience in social media and television production. She has worked for The Weather Channel, NBC, FOX, CBS and The Sally Jesse Raphael Show. In her spare time, Marnie and her husband enjoy for food and wine blogging and spending time with their two bichons.
Accounts Payable Manager
Venia Spencer is a native Georgian and received her bachelor’s degree in economics from Spelman College. For fun, she enjoys reading, shopping and studying applied theory.
Debbie was born in Miami and grew up in Orlando, Florida. She earned her associate in arts degree and has worked in the tourist and entertainment industry her entire career. Prior to joining KEF Media, where she has led production logistics for 15 years, Debbie worked for Universal Studios Orlando. Debbie’s hobbies include fitness, cooking, traveling, visiting the beach, wine tasting and paddle boarding.
Kyle was born in Jacksonville, Florida and grew up in Lancaster, California. After graduating high school, Kyle earned his communications degree from Kennesaw State University while working for Owl Radio as music director. Always seeking adventure, he moved to Las Vegas where he was a sponsorship/marketing coordinator for the Las Vegas Legends, a professional indoor soccer team. Kyle’s passions are music and entertainment and he loves working behind the scenes in both. When not at work, you can find him watching The Sopranos, The Office or sharing meals with great friends.