Ellis is Involved in every aspect of the company, including overall management, creative direction and production.
Ellis founded EW Bullock in 1982 after determining there was a need in the Pensacola market for an agency with fresh ideas and a different approach. Continuing to serve as president and creative director, Ellis ensures our ideas remain fresh. A notorious early adapter, if there is a new book on technology or business trends, Ellis has read it or it’s waiting on his bedside table.
Involved in every aspect of the company, Ellis maintains responsibility for overall management, creative direction and production coordination.
A lifelong resident of Pensacola, Ellis is deeply invested in the life of the community. He has been selected the “Small Business Person of the Year” and the “Volunteer of the Year” by the Pensacola Bay Area Chamber of Commerce. He has been active in Volunteer Pensacola, the Pensacola Escambia Clean Community Commission, Community Alcohol & Drug Commission and United Way.
Serving on the board of the Baptist Health Care Foundation, Ellis has also served on the boards of the Pensacola Chamber of Commerce Committee of 100, the Fiesta of Five Flags and Pensacola Rotary Club.
While obtaining his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in visual communications design from Florida State University, Ellis spent a semester in Florence. While there he met the legendary art collector Peggy Guggenheim in her Venetian mansion and developed a lifelong love of Italy and all things Italian.
Ellis and his wife, Joan, reside in East Hill. They have three children and five grandchildren.
Leslie is responsible for the day-to-day, hands-on functioning of EW Bullock’s creative output.
Leslie is our chief operating officer, responsible for the day-to-day, hands-on functioning of EW Bullock’s creative output. To that role Leslie brings more than two decades of experience in account management, media planning and video production.
Before joining EW Bullock in 2002 as media buyer, Leslie, who graduated from the University of West Florida in 1991 with a Bachelor’s degree in communication arts/advertising, had experience with several agencies in the Pensacola market. With her arrival at Bullock, Leslie found the creative and challenging environment she had been seeking, quickly becoming account manager for some of our largest clients, including Visit Pensacola, Pensacola Energy and Landrum Human Resources.
A graduate of the LEAP (Leadership Pensacola) class of 2003 and the AAAA’s Executive Leadership Program, Leslie’s goal as the company’s first COO is to continually improve EW Bullock’s internal operations, from new client development to traffic flow, while assuring our clients receive the full benefit of the agency’s myriad skills.
A native of Milton, Fla., where her family owns and operates Milton Quality Bakery, Leslie lives in southern Santa Rosa County with her husband, Larry, and son, Parker.
Sandy manages accounts payables/receivables, payroll, HR and overall smooth operation of everything.
Sandy serves two functions at EW Bullock. The first is as financial officer and office manager. In that role she manages accounts payables/receivables, payroll, human resources and assures the overall smooth operation of everything from billing to time management. Sandy’s second function, since she has been with the agency since 1986, is unofficial historian. She knows who has come and gone, which desks they occupied, the many colors the walls have been painted and she remembers all the clients we have serviced over more than 25 years.
Sandy and her husband John recently moved to Michigan but she still functions as Ellis’ right hand thanks to the wonderful world of technology. She custom designed our very efficient project tracking system, and continues her number crunching in the place where she was raised and is happy to return to four seasons. She visits the home office 2 to 3 times a year so don’t worry…you will still see her around Pensacola off and on.
A native of Jacksonville, Fla., Trisha holds a degree in graphic design from Florida State University.
Trisha is a native of Jacksonville, Fla. and a graduate of Florida State University with a bachelor’s degree in Visual Communications. She relocated to Pensacola in the late 1980s, starting her career as a technical illustrator creating drawings for aircraft training manuals for government contractors. In 1991 Trisha landed a graphic artist position with an international scuba diving magazine where she became the sole designer and production manager.
In 1995 Trisha entered the world of advertising, working for various Pensacola agencies before finding her home with EW Bullock in 2002. Her work has garnered numerous ADDY Awards, a Flagler Award, and most notably, her design was selected as the official U.S. Navy Blue Angels license plate for the state of Florida.
Her portfolio also includes work for Baptist Healthcare, Pensacola Symphony Orchestra, ECUA, BRACE, University of West Florida, as well as the annual Visit Pensacola Insider Guide and the Visit Pensacola Beach Guide.
Trisha and her husband Mike love living in East Hill, where she spends her spare time in her studio creating oil paintings of portraits, pets and nature.
Katie worked more than 12 years as photojournalist and manager at the Pensacola News Journal.
Katie King joined EW Bullock in 2015 after more than 12 years working as a photojournalist and manager at The Pensacola News Journal. A graduate of the Henry W. Grady School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia, Katie was a freelancer for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution before joining the Pensacola paper in 2002.
While at the PNJ, Katie’s photographs gained national recognition, including an appearance on CNN where she talked about her experience shooting the aftermath of Hurricane Ivan. Her photos have also made the Newseum’s Top Ten Front Pages exhibits in Washington, D.C. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, USA Today, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post and other major publications.
While at the PNJ, Katie helped the newsroom staff transition from print to digital coverage to enhance the online experience of readers. She was a newsroom leader in optimizing a multi-platform approach to daily news coverage and she developed deep skills in the use of social media and targeted marketing.
At Bullock, she serves as an account manager, specializing in public relations with an emphasis on digital and social-media campaign management.
Katie was born in Louisville, Kentucky and believes the first Saturday in May – Kentucky Derby Day – should be a national holiday. She moved with her family to Atlanta, Georgia in 1987 and has vowed never to live outside the South again, especially after discovering the beauty of Pensacola Beach.
Her love for the community deepened after settling into her cozy East Hill home that she shares with fellow photojournalist and potter Ben Twingley. The couple share their cottage with a pair of rescued Great Danes, Bauer and Minnie, who control the sitting and sleeping arrangements in the house.
Katie has been a mentor with the Big Brother/Big Sister program in Pensacola and is actively involved in dog rescue and adoption placement services around the Southeast.
Recently joining the team in 2019, Devin creates visual solutions for the agency’s clients.
Devin D. Bonner joined EW Bullock Associates as a Graphic Designer in June of 2019, where he will be creating, presenting and producing creative visual solutions for the agency’s clients.
A native of Pensacola, Devin graduated from Washington High School in 2004 before earning an Associates of Pre-Pharmacy degree from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in 2007.
In 2016, Devin found his true niche in graphic design and went back to school to pursue that field. In 2018, Devin earned an Associate’s degree from Pensacola State College in graphic design and is currently working to complete his Bachelor’s degree in 2019.
Devin has previously worked as a graphic designer for Navy Federal Credit Union and Lamar Advertising. He is the recipient of numerous gold and silver Addy Awards, both at local level and district level, for his illustrations, photography, poster series and pre-press campaigns.
Devin’s hobbies include dancing, motor sports and martial arts. Devin is the founder of The Rocksmiths, a non-profit that combats depression through hip-hop music and dance. Devin and his wife, Annastasia, live in Pensacola.
At EW Bullock, Chryssie is responsible for implementing media planning and placement to fit the clients’ needs and budget, as well as social media management and assisting key accounts.
EW Bullock Associates is excited to welcome Chryssie Banfell as the newest member of the EW Bullock Associates team.
Banfell joins EW Bullock as a Media Buyer, bringing with her expertise in paid social media advertising, organic social strategy, and brand communications. Her professional journey has seen her shape the marketing narratives for renowned brands such as Etnies, Sky Zone Trampoline Park, X Games, Dew Tour, Street League Skateboarding, and FUEL TV.
Born and raised in Gulf Breeze, Banfell graduated from the University of West Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and Communications in 2010 before moving to the West Coast.
Skateboarding, surfing, snowboarding and mountain biking are pursuits that have shaped her career trajectory and steered her to a decade-long move to Southern California to work in the action sports industry.
At the turn of the pandemic, Banfell made the decision to return to her roots to be with her family, marking her homecoming to Pensacola. Her move to the Gulf Coast was pivotal as it catapulted her into launching the locally-rooted apparel brand, Pensacola Shirt Company.
Amy’s responsibilities include crafting marketing strategies, managing key accounts and new business development.
We are delighted to welcome Amy Nitti as the newest member of the EW Bullock Associates team. Amy joins us as an Account Manager and Marketing Strategist, with 20+ years of experience in marketing, branding, and creative production. She has led multi-faceted campaigns and initiatives for clients such as Netflix, ABC, ESPN, Bridgestone Golf, MGM Grand, BCBS, Entergy, and the USVI Department of Tourism.
Amy, a Birmingham native, grew up in Opelika, Alabama and went on to attend the University of Alabama, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications. After graduating, she ventured into the dynamic world of advertising in Miami, eventually becoming an Executive Producer and overseeing the first of her two Super Bowl commercials.
Years later, she (and her southern roots!) leapt at the chance to move to Atlanta to manage a production, post-production, and design studio servicing brands such as Ford, General Electric, and The Coca-Cola Company. Her skills soon caught the attention of the Los Angeles ad agency world, where she worked with some of the biggest brands in television and entertainment. There she honed her expertise in marketing and brand strategy; print, digital, social, and television advertising; and experiential and event-based marketing. She’s thrilled to bring this expertise and passion for business-building to EW Bullock Associates and its clientele.
In her spare time, Amy enjoys the beach, yoga, gardening, traveling, Alabama football, and spending time with her husband Joe and their three dogs at home in Cordova Park. Amy serves on the board of Gallery Night Pensacola and the board of The Pensacola Chapter of the University of Alabama Alumni Association. She volunteers regularly with Ocean Hour Florida and attends St. Mark United Methodist Church in East Hill.