Welcome Stephen and Zakiyyah to the VVK Team

March 17, 2023

We have two fantastic new additions to the VVK family.

Meet Stephen Jones, Our New Senior Account Executive
If you’re wondering, you can call him Stephen or Steve. He comes to us from Barton Malow where he was working in internal communications for the construction company. With a rich background in strategic communication and marketing, Stephen has worked across a variety of industries including construction, energy, automotive, healthcare, finance, real estate, consumer products, tourism, hospitality, non-profit, and professional & collegiate sports.

Stephen is an alumnus of Wayne State University, and I personally had the pleasure of working with him at Van Dyke Horn. When Stephen expressed his desire to leave corporate communications and return to agency life, we jumped at the chance to bring him on board. His diverse experience and passion for communication make him an asset to our team.

Introducing Zakiyyah Wade, Our PR Coordinator
Zakiyyah Wade is joining us as our new PR Coordinator. She was the very first person we interviewed for this role, and she impressed us right from the start. A 2020 graduate of Eastern Michigan University, Zakiyyah brings with her experience in public relations and digital marketing.

In her role, Zakiyyah will be helping on several accounts, supporting the PR accounts teams with project management, media relations, social media, and more. If her first few weeks are any indication, she’s going to be an incredible asset to our clients and our team.

We’re thrilled to have Stephen and Zakiyyah on board and can’t wait to see the amazing contributions they’ll make. Their expertise and enthusiasm are already making waves, and we’re excited for what the future holds.

-Peter Van Dyke, CEO + Partner

Thank you for the support of our VVK Podcast. Our 10th episode is up. VVK partners talk about the company’s founding, the challenges and rewards of starting a new business, and what it takes to make a partnership work. We also welcome new VVK Podcast co-host Evann Webb to the program!

-Jamie Kaye Walters, COO / Head of Marketing & Talent + Partner