10/11/2022 Marketing and Public Relations, Office Culture

This TRIO is the charm! Our Account Services team has grown by three.

Some may say that three is a crowd, but when you look at the additions to our Account Services team, you’ll realize quickly you’re in good company! We’re beyond excited to introduce you to our three newest account managers: Michael Wieland, Nicole Popadich and Maxine Okon. 

Michael is TRIO’s resident boy scout. (Actually, he’s an Eagle Scout…the highest possible rank in the Scout BSA program!) Hailing from the suburbs of Atlanta, Ga., this account manager found his spark for client services at the University of South Carolina, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in public relations. 

Prior to joining our collective, Michael served as an account executive and marketing content lead for the Boy Scouts of America’s Indian Waters Council. Here, he built up his digital and traditional marketing skills while handling social media management duties. Now, he’s putting all he’s learned to the test to help TRIO’s clients soar.

When Michael is away from his desk, this craft beer enthusiast can be found either cheering on his teams (USC Gamecocks, Atlanta Falcons and Utah Jazz) or showing off his trivia skills alongside his girlfriend and friends every Tuesday at Crafty Draught in Mount Pleasant. Michael is also a proud cat dad to his two rescue feline friends, Dandelion (Dandy) and Misty.

This bubbly team member is always ready for the spotlight or to spark up a conversation. But after all, that’s no surprise when you learn she attended the Connecticut School of Broadcasting for broadcasting and communications.

Before joining Team TRIO, Nicole was most recently serving up excellence at Mount Pleasant’s Chick-Fil-A location, where she wore MANY hats to ensure the highest success of its customers, staff and partners. Her long list of roles included marketing director assistant, social media content creator, human resources, special event coordinator and more.

When she’s not assisting clients, Nicole is living life in her favorite role as a loving wife and mother to her two wonderful children. This Carolina Islander is also Charleston’s unofficial biggest fan, sharing her day-to-day on social media as she adventures with her family and friends in the seaside city she loves. #mylocalchs

TRIO’s own night owl answers to Maxine, Maxi or Max, and, although originally from Maryland, she’s now found her true paradise by the sea. Maxi earned her Bachelor of Arts in Media Communications (and an English minor, too) from the University of Delaware.

Though only graduating in 2019, this account manager has been carving out a name for herself in the marketing and media space, working as a digital marketing associate for Osprey Interactive and a marketing assistant for Brown Harris Stevens. Before joining our team, Max served as the owner and digital marketing manager for her own firm, Maxine Creative, LLC. 

If she’s not in the office helping clients nail their marketing goals, you’ll most likely find this self-proclaimed professional snacker and her boyfriend boating down to Sullivan’s sandbar, hanging out on Shem Creek or soaking up the morning sun and sand with a coffee walk on one of our beautiful beaches.

On this team, we’re not so inclined to believe in coincidences. After all, we’re a marketing agency. Everything is by design! So when not one…not two…but THREE stellar members join TRIO at once…well, that sounds like a good omen to us.

Team TRIO has your back!

With these new members on our crew, we’re more ready than ever to help you succeed. Visit our website to learn about our diverse marketing, web and event services, and contact us today to speak with our team. Oh, and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and TikTok for all the latest from our agency!

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