Who’s Who at Quixote Group

Kim Doran Kim Doran Founder & CEO

Kim Doran

Founder & CEO

Kim Doran
After earning degrees in journalism and humanities from the University of Missouri, Kim spent 25 years gaining experience in public relations with firms in Nashville, Columbus, Winston-Salem and Greensboro. In 1999, Kim founded Quixote Group and selected the name of the company based on the inspirations of her father, who she considers to be a true renaissance man. Over her nearly 20 years at the helm of Quixote Group, Kim has instilled the belief that nothing is impossible in both clients and associates.

  • Places you’ll find her: Enjoying the deserts of Tucson, spending time with family.
  • Did you know? Kim is a seasoned equestrian that loves to ride for pleasure.
  • Guilty pleasure: Hummingbirds (ask her how many feeders she has!)

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Chuck Mattina

Role Model: Calvin of Calvin and Hobbes

Chuck Mattina Founder; President & CFO

Chuck Mattina

Founder; President & CFO

Chuck Mattina
Ask Chuck about brand strategy, and you’re sure to get an earful about what he thinks are examples of good and bad strategies. With a degree from Philadelphia University and more than 30 years of research, advertising and marketing experience, Chuck loves thinking in the corners of the box – you’ll have to ask him about that one yourself.

  • Known for: a love of all things Italian, nickel knowledge, and having the office that kids love to visit.
  • Places you’ll find him: on his road bike, in the kitchen, or tending to his fig trees.
  • Favorite truism: You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it thirsty.

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Zoe

One thoroughly spoiled labradoodle!

Zoe Chief Executive Paw-fficer

Zoe

Chief Executive Paw-fficer

Zoe
Thoroughly spoiled Labradoodle who thinks that everyone visiting the office is coming to see her. If she’s here when you visit, be prepared for a very enthusiastic greeting!

  • Known for: a tireless devotion to playing ball.

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Jennifer Whisnant

Personal Motto: Stay humble, hustle hard.

Jennifer Whisnant Senior Account Executive

Jennifer Whisnant

Senior Account Executive

Jennifer Whisnant
A woman who wears many hats, Jennifer is the perfect candidate to take care of our textile clients! As a frequent jogger, her favorite hat is a baseball cap that says "Run Happy," but she’s also a caring account executive, a loving mother of two girls and a die-hard Wolfpack fan, ever since she graduated from North Carolina State University with a degree in textile management.

  • Personal Motto: Stay humble; hustle hard.
  • Places you’ll find her: The carpool line, at the beach, Harris Teeter.
  • Guilty Pleasure: Vanilla ice cream with Oreos and milk.

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Sal

Small...but mighty!

Sal Chief of Barketing

Sal

Chief of Barketing

Sal
Sal is the newest addition to the four-legged Quixote staff, and named after where his mom, Meg, rescued him from - a salvage yard!
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Meg McDonald

Places you’ll find her: The beach, Trader Joe’s, trying new wineries, early morning spin classes

Meg McDonald Senior Account Executive

Meg McDonald

Senior Account Executive

Meg McDonald
Meg brings 11 years’ experience as a producer and reporter to the team - she is someone that knows how to get at the heart of a story and bring it to life. Meg is an outstanding writer, and has excellent project management skills. Meg is a graduate of UNC - Chapel Hill, with degrees in journalism and mass communications as well as political science. Meg is a mentor at the UNC- Chapel Hill School of Media and Journalism, and a board member for the Forsyth Tech Broadcast Advisory board.

  • Role Model: My mom
  • Places you’ll find her: The beach, Trader Joe’s, trying new wineries
  • Guilty Pleasure: Dark chocolate peanut butter cups, reality TV, online shopping
  • Personal Motto: Work hard, play hard.

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Barley

The ring leader of office mischief.

Barley VP (Vice Pooch) of Communications

Barley

VP (Vice Pooch) of Communications

Barley
He solemnly swears he is up to no good, because he is always the ring leader of office mischief. Barley loves to ham it up between lounges in the office chairs and adventures in the fountain.
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Lisa Kornblum

The heartbeat of the QG!

Lisa Kornblum Office Manager

Lisa Kornblum

Office Manager

Lisa Kornblum
With an accounting degree from the University of South Florida, Lisa is the resident number cruncher for Quixote Group. Her recipe for managing the office includes a healthy serving of accounts receivable with a dash of accounts payable and plenty of supplies to go around. Whether it’s budgets, banking or benefits, her number one goal is accuracy and attention to detail.

  • Guilty Pleasures: Food, wine, and movies
  • Places you’ll find her: Taking Jack on walks, trying new recipes
  • Personal Motto: If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all

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Jack

The smallest, yet mightiest, of all office dogs.

Jack Chief of Pawblic Relations

Jack

Chief of Pawblic Relations

Jack
Prissiest of all the pups, Jack loves to get spoiled with attention! He enjoys long walks and rolling in the grass immediately after being groomed, but he’s most content in the lap of his loving owner, Lisa. He reigns proudly over the other office dogs, as the smallest yet mightiest of them all.
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Tori Burns

QG’s newest team member!

Tori Burns Assistant Account Executive

Tori Burns

Assistant Account Executive

Tori Burns
Tori found her way down South by attending High Point University. Graduating in May 2018 with a degree in Strategic Communications, Tori brings fresh ideas during the creative development process. She enjoys traveling and creating meaningful relationships with new people. Being from New Hampshire, she loves to hike, boat in the summer and will never pass up watching a hockey game. Don’t be fooled though, with her family’s recent move to Naples, Florida, she’ll tell you that she would take a sandy beach over shoveling snow any day.

  • Role Model: My Mimi
  • Places you’ll find her: Any local restaurant or brewery – I love trying new foods and different drinks!
  • Guilty Pleasure: Chrissy Teigen’s Twitter account, any reality tv show…oh, and pickles!
  • Personal Motto: “Be the type of person that you would want to meet”.

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Annie

The newest furry addition to Quixote Group!

Annie Pawblic Relations Assistant

Annie

Pawblic Relations Assistant

Annie
Annie can be a little shy at first, as she has a harrowing rescue story to tell before her mom, Meg, adopted her. After a treat and a belly rub, this sweet, goofy girl will warm up to you quickly!
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