Team Showcase 2

velocity

ROBERT BERNING, III

FOUNDER
ROBERT BERNING, III

FOUNDER

Mr. Berning has long-standing relationships with many of his clients, such as Northrop Grumman, Ford, and Mercedes-Benz, whom he has worked with for over 20 years to produce project documentaries, corporate communications, PR initiatives, and advertising campaigns.

More recently, he founded Event Design Build, a division of VELOCITY AGENCY, that works with clients such as TNT/TBS and ShurTech’s brand Duck Tape to create Experiential Pop-Ups at music festivals and conventions. Despite his work on a national and international level, Mr. Berning has never lost sight of his local community.

Since 2013, he has written and directed marketing campaigns for the United Way & Brees Dream Foundation, organizations dedicated to improving the lives of New Orleans area families. Mr. Berning’s work has been recognized locally, regionally, and nationally, and has received numerous TELLY, ADDY, Summit & Davey awards over the years.

DELLA BERNING

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
DELLA BERNING

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

A veteran of the marketing industry with a passion for helping companies realize their vision, Della Berning has worked with Velocity for several years. As a new business coordinator, she enjoys working with clients to determine their needs and matching those needs to the expert services Velocity provides.

GARY HOLLAND

PRODUCER
GARY HOLLAND

PRODUCER

A veteran producer and member of the marketing industry, Gary Holland has been on board the Velocity team for the better part of a decade. Gary is in charge of our Malibu office and coordinates services for our clients in California.

ALISON PITRE

ACCOUNT MANAGER & PRODUCER
ALISON PITRE

ACCOUNT MANAGER & PRODUCER

Alison is a life-long resident of the New Orleans area. Having attended Ursuline Academy and UNO, where she was an Art History Major, she has an unmatched love and understanding of Louisiana culture. She has over 20 years of experience in marketing and over 15 years of experience in film and video production. Alison has worked on many local and national campaigns as well as political races, documentaries and educational films. Alison has been a long-time friend of the Berning family and has even collaborated on past campaigns.

MOE AHSAN

DIGITAL MARKETING MANAGER
MOE AHSAN

DIGITAL MARKETING MANAGER

Moe was born and raised in Baton Rouge where he graduated from Louisiana State University with a degree in Political Science and a concentration in International Security and Affairs. Moe has a passion for public relations, communications, government, and politics in this country. Before joining Velocity, Moe devoted over 5 years of his life to learning, understanding, and appreciating the political system in which we reside. He has spent the past year in the world of public relations and strategic marketing as an Account Manager with Velocity Agency. Moe has interned and worked for many officials in the State of Louisiana. He has been a part of Senator Bill Cassidy’s office as an intern, Senator David Vitter's campaign for Governor, Bill Cassidy's campaign for Senator, Billy Nungesser's campaign for Lt. Governor, and many others. His job titles have included Administrative Intern, Louisiana State University Campus Coordinator, State Coalition Director, Regional Political Director, and more. In his last political role, he worked as a Political Strategy Director for Majority Strategies. Moe now loves being a part of Velocity Agency and enjoys working with clients to ensure that they have the upmost success in their endeavors.

MARIA BOADA

MEDIA DIRECTOR
MARIA BOADA

MEDIA DIRECTOR

Maria is a native New Orleanian with over 20 years of marketing experience ranging from event management to media buying. She has handled accounts in the legal, automotive, casino, political and healthcare industries. Away from work, Maria is currently pursuing her Master's degree in Business Management, stays busy raising her three boys and escaping to the beach whenever possible, which is her favorite place to be. She believes the best part about working for Velocity is the open environment and diverse personalities.

SETH WILEY

DIGITAL CREATIVE DIRECTOR
SETH WILEY

DIGITAL CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Seth Wiley is originally from Lafayette, LA and attended college at ULL, he majored in Visual Arts where he became classically trained in painting, drawing, animation and other media. After college, Seth worked at Vidox Image and Data in Lafayette primarily as an animator but was known as a jack of all trades.

Seth moved to Los Angeles and worked at Brainforest doing animatics for some of the larger industries in the United States. In the 16 years that he has been working in the industry, he has worked with a wide range of clients from tech companies to design studios. This has helped him gain valuable experience with motion graphics and video production while developing animatics, commercials, and video presentations. Now working for Velocity Agency, he is part of a collaborative team and utilizes his creative talents overseeing our creative department.