Category: Our Team

SUNNY505 Announces Staff Promotions

January 2, 2024

SUNNY505, New Mexico’s largest full-service integrated communications firm, has promoted several staff members: Deann Sena O’Connor, a 25-year marketing veteran, has been promoted to Executive Vice President. She joined the SUNNY505 team in 2021, after freelancing for the firm for 10 years. Prior to joining SUNNY505, she had her own graphic design firm DSO Creative…

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Katie Rock

Katie Rock Joins SUNNY505 as Media Strategist

August 1, 2023

Sunny505–New Mexico’s largest communications firm–has added Katie Rock to the team as a Media Strategist. A seasoned advertising professional for nearly 25 years, Rock joins the Sunny505 team with a wealth of experience in media strategy, budget development, purchasing, writing and client service, along with a talent for facilitating meaningful communication. In her new role…

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Gabe Gallegos

Gabe Gallegos Joins SUNNY505 as Strategy & Partnerships Manager

July 31, 2023

Sunny505–New Mexico’s largest communications firm–has added Gabe Gallegos to serve as the agency’s Strategy & Partnerships Manager. A seasoned media and communications strategy professional, Gabe returns to the Sunny505 team with a diverse background in paid media, integrated campaigns, digital strategy, political consulting, and audience research. As Strategy & Partnerships Manager, Gabe will build strategic…

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Sunny505 and Marketing Solutions Join Forces

January 12, 2023

Two of the state’s largest marketing communications firms have joined forces. Effective January 1st, Marketing Solutions has joined Sunny505. The merger makes Sunny505 the largest communications firm in New Mexico with gross billings of more than $12 million and a total of 20 employees. Laura Smigielski Garcia, Marketing Solutions CEO, will stay on with the…

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Dezaree Vega Garcia

Vega Garcia Elected Chair of the Board of International Advertising Agency Group

December 21, 2022

Dezaree Vega Garcia, President of Sunny505, one of New Mexico’s largest communications firms, has been elected as Chair of the Board of TAAN Worldwide. TAAN Worldwide is a consortium of advertising and communication firms with members representing 29 countries. TAAN agencies share best practices, management information, processes and technologies; expertise, through cooperative use of the…

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Deda Austin

Sunny505 Adds Deda Austin

November 10, 2022

Albuquerque-based advertising and communications firm Sunny505 expanded its team with the addition of new Account and Creative Manager Deda Austin. Austin joins the Sunny505 team after a decades-long career in media, radio, community relations, marketing, and the financial industry. She began her career 15 years ago as a radio personality and community relations director and…

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Kayle Torres

Sunny505 has added Kayla Torres to the Team as Marketing Assistant

March 21, 2022

Kayla brings marketing and graphic design experience from her previous positions at Zia Auto, The Waite Company and freelancing as KB Designs. During her freelance work, she worked with clients such as Rio Grande Credit Union, PNM (Avangrid), and nonprofit organizations. Torres earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Communications from the University of New…

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