About Kessler Creative
Formed in 2007, Kessler Creative has since then grown to become one of the leading providers of direct marketing services to clients nationwide. As a team, we are motivated to provide high levels of quality at competitive rates to our clients. Every day we offer results-driven marketing solutions to marketers, entrepreneurs, franchisees, and small & medium businesses that are focused on targeting their ideal consumers with creative, engaging, and effective mail campaigns.
To deliver Results Driven Marketing with exceptional customer service and quality.
Our Leadership Team
Marisa Torres Operations Manager
Marisa has over 10 years of print and mail experience that she brings to Kessler Creative as Operations Manager. During her time at Kessler Creative, she has been instrumental in the growth, success and diversification into new markets such as Digital Inkjet Technology. The continued collaboration and dedication of the sales, marketing and production teams are key to the success in her role at Kessler Creative.
Wendy Phillips Bookkeeper
Wendy Phillips has been the Bookkeeper at Kessler Creative since 2017. Born and raised in Jacksonville, FL, Wendy naturally took to the Kessler team because it is a family-oriented and friendly environment. She appreciates the new and exciting challenges that happen every day, matched by a team with very respectful attitudes that make this not just a job.
Dan Smith Director of IT/Information Security Officer
Since 2016, Dan has managed Kessler’s onsite and cloud infrastructure, compliance, data team, disaster recovery, key business technology software and services. Holding a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology with a concentration in Digital Forensics from Strayer University, Dan brings over 20 years of knowledge and experience in the field of information technology and compliance in both corporate and small business settings. Dan is responsible for application and data support, infrastructure, communications, and information security, in addition to working with key team members to maintain HIPAA compliance and disaster recovery readiness. Working in the information technology field has given Dan the opportunity to work with diversified clients and understanding their needs to provide solutions and value. “Achieving customer satisfaction, building trust and forming a relationship while striving for excellence is what serving clients means to me” says Dan Smith.
Dee Emery Creative Director
Dee started as an intern in 2001, and has been instrumental in helping Kessler Creative evolve into a national direct marketing powerhouse. As Creative Director, Dee spearheads the Design Team in the creation of all types of projects – from logo designs to award-winning direct mail campaigns and innovative solutions for clients of all industries. The most rewarding part of Dee’s job is seeing the end result in use, knowing that the Kessler team provided yet another client with a quality product that will help their business succeed.
Felita ForneyProduction Manager
Yvonne Dempsey Floor Supervisor
Yvonne Dempsey has been the Floor Supervisor for about a year. She started with Kessler Creative 8 years ago in the digital print department. She feels that the word “co workers” is an understatement, for working with Kessler Creative feels more like working with family. She cares deeply about the services we do for the clients. Outside of work she enjoys being with family and her annual relaxing ladies trip (which always means a glass of wine in hand seeing the sun set!)
Scott Couch Facility Manager
Scott Couch has been the Facility Manager at Kessler Creative since 2019. With 20+ years experience in the print industry, Scott has his finger on the pulse of new technology and what it takes to be successful in print today. Specializing in Mechanical Engineering, Scott also has a degree in Business that makes him a well-rounded team member. Scott enjoys volunteering with a local school for Science Olympiad competitions and being with his family and dogs in his downtime.
Franklin Chief Fetch Officer
Sir Franklin is one of Kesslers newest member of the team! Franklin is named after Benjamin Franklin, the first postmaster general, and will be representing Kessler Creative as the Chief Fetch Officer. He is responsible for providing pet therapy and dog-cuddle fixes. When Franklin’s not going for walks or taking naps, he enjoys cheering up clients and staff, and searching for scraps of food left in trash cans!
Keith Kessler CEO
Keith Kessler is the CEO of Kessler Creative, Keith grew up in Pennsylvania, and attended Rollins College and East Stroudsburg University studying Business Administration. He first started his entrepreneurial path when he took over his parents' restaurant in 1983 in partnership with his brother. He managed that until 1993, when he married and moved to Jacksonville. Upon arriving in Jacksonville, he worked briefly in the restaurant industry before finding his way into the automobile industry. He worked his way up from a salesman to General Sales manager over a 5 year career. He left in 1999 to start his own marketing company, working with non-profit agencies to develop a local printed resource guide for their area. These guides became a great collaborative tool for local agencies, forging lasting relationships that proved very beneficial for all. The company had over 20 markets when it was sold in 2003 to a larger publishing company. Keith, along with his wife who came into the business in 2001, stayed on as managing partners. In 2007, they bought back the company and started Kessler Creative.
Keith has been an elder in his church, received many business and civic awards over his career, including “Rotarian of the Year” and “Mentor of the Year" from Take Stock in Children. He and his wife reside in Mandarin FL. They have two children, their daughter Madison, graduated Ohio State University and works for Afiniti, a software company as an event planner in New York City and their son, Blake, is a professional ballet dancer for the Joffrey Ballet in Chicago.
Keith’s passion at work is to provide the best customer service possible to all their clients.
Dina Kessler President
Dina Kessler grew up in New Jersey, where she attended and graduated Widener University with a Bachelor of Science Degree. When she moved to Florida in 1993, she managed restaurants becoming a General Manager for Bennigans at 23. It was during this time that she realized her love for helping people progress in their careers and growing a business with a focus on excellent customer service. She went on to recruit for businesses in both the clerical and industrial field learning what was important to hiring and keeping good people in a warehouse environment. With these experiences, Dina joined her husband in his current work, selling print and advertising. In 2007, Dina and Keith launched Kessler together. Kessler has grown to a multi-million dollar company, with over 40 staff members.
Dina currently serves as the Industry Co-Chair of the Communications and Marketing committee of the Postal Customer Council Advisory Council and is on the board of the Northeast Florida PCC. In addition, she serves on the Mailers Technical Advisory Council. In May of 2018, Kessler was honored to receive the Mailing Innovation & Digital Award for the Southern Area from the USPS at the National Postal Forum in 2018. Dina was invited to share the success on a panel at the postal forum. In December of 2018, she was honored with the Industry Member of the year for the Northeast Florida PCC.
Dina has spoken at the National Postal Forum several times as well as at mail conferences. The topics include customer service, leadership, promoting your company in today’s market, and direct mail effectiveness. Her favorite aspect of the mailing industry is all of the people she works with on a daily basis.
Over the years, Dina has served as an elder in her church, a service manager for the girl scouts, and led a women’s bible group that served professional women who balanced both careers and family life. Her hobbies include spending time with her husband and 2 children, family and friend gatherings, traveling, cooking, reading and yoga.