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Pres joined Eckel & Vaughan as Director of Business Development in 2012. He has spent his career at growth-oriented companies, developing a unique ability to look beyond the obvious solutions and help brands create truly innovative solutions to their marketing, communications and public affairs challenges. Pres became a partner in 2016.
Pres spent more than a decade helping to grow New Media Strategies (NMS), a social media pioneer, into the nation’s largest social media agency. During his time at NMS, he helped the agency develop new services and identify new clients, resulting in a period of unprecedented growth.
Pres has helped launch or lead the social media strategies for numerous Fortune 100 brands, including Domino’s Pizza, Roche, Lowes, Lexus, TomTom, Chick-fil-A, Sea World, The Golf Channel, and Turner Sports.
Pres holds a Bachelors Degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He currently resides in Wilmington, North Carolina, with his wife Weezie and their young son. Pres is the Chair of both the Wrightsville Beach Marketing Committee and the North Carolina Holiday Flotilla.