Meet Our Leaders
Milissa Sprecher | CEO | Principal Photographer
Milissa is Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer for NOISE, managing the agency’s financial and personnel matters. An accomplished photographer specializing in people, travel, food and architecture, her work as been featured on The Today Show, COASTE and Coastal Living magazines, the cover of the Sanibel Captiva Chamber of Commerce Visitor Guide, and has been recognized with numerous ADDY awards. She has over 20 years experience in the advertising industry, both in sales and creative, and graduated from the University of Wisconsin in Advertising.
John Sprecher | Founder | Chief Creative Officer
John is Founding Partner at NOISE. In 33 years under his leadership, NOISE has been recognized by 1,000-plus awards — with more than 450 travel, tourism and destination marketing awards including two HSMAI Platinum “Best of Show” awards; four VISIT FLORIDA Flagler awards; seven consecutive years (2007-2013) “top creative agency” in Southwest Florida; numerous media praise, including Wall Street Journal, Adweek, Graphis, Print and more; plus highlighted praise in major university level hospitality marketing and business textbooks. John holds a B.A. in English and M.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Wisconsin (Milwaukee).
Ashley Shenk | Partner | Brand Experience Director
Ashley serves as Partner and Brand Experience Director at NOISE, specializing in customer experience and service marketing strategy and delivery. A Florida native fluent in tourism, she has more than 15 years consumer experience in the hospitality, recreation and tourism industries. Ashley excels in market research, SEM, audience profiling, message development and delivery, user experience, plus relationship marketing. She earned an MBA and Master’s Degree in marketing from University of Tampa, completed undergraduate studies in Event Management at Florida State University and is a U.S. Air Force veteran.
Marlene Squires-Swanson | Vice President | Chief Brand Officer
NOISE is inspired to have Marlene serve as Chief Brand Officer, specializing in destination marketing organizations, travel and consumer goods. For the past six years, Marlene held the position of Director of Advertising: Global Media & Paid Media at VISIT FLORIDA During her tenure at VISIT FLORIDA, Marlene directed, drove and delivered more than $50 million annually in media strategies and spend — while negotiating savings of more than $32 million the past four years. Marlene has also served in director roles with Amazon, AT&T, Gannett, Ashley Home Furnishings, Pep Boys and Sears.