Hospitality industry veteran Debbie Evans has more than 20 years of sales, marketing and public relations experience. Her career has taken her from the floor of Germany’s largest travel trade fair to the top of Spain’s tallest roller coaster.
Evans has extensive experience in product launch, photo and video direction, collateral development, corporate communications, crisis management, and media relations. Through the year 2006, Debbie served as Six Flags, Inc.’s corporate director of communications providing strategic counsel and oversight of the company’s 39 parks worldwide.
After her tenure at Six Flags, Evans gained valuable marketing agency experience working with leading consumer brands including Target and The Home Depot. As a consultant, her clients have included the International Association of Fairs & Expositions, PGA National Resort & Spa, Miraval Resort & Spa, Skyterra Wellness, Herschend Family Entertainment, Premier Parks and Six Flags among others.
Evans is a graduate of the Georgia State University School of Hospitality Administration and is active as a volunteer with numerous industry and local organizations. A native of Atlanta, she currently lives with her family on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
Meet the Evans Marketing Partners Team
Founder & CEO
Havilah specializes in public relations, crisis and risk management, and community relations. She has worked for The National Press Club, Six Flags America and multiple theme parks across the United States.
Her experience in high profile, big venue entertainment complexes has made her an expert at managing the media and procuring prominent placement for new products, signature events and newsworthy information. She understands how to build brand awareness by creating an integrated marketing approach to build name recognition and help drive revenue.
With years of work as a company spokesperson she has more than 100 live on camera, radio and print interviews and regularly conducts media training for clients. Havilah has been a guest speaker multiple times for PR News and Howard University related to media and public relations. She holds a Bachelor of Science, in Mass Communications, from Towson University.
Marketing, Social Media & Design
Kristin Thomas is a marketing professional with expertise in digital marketing, social media and graphic design. She utilizes her broad range of creative experience in brand strategy and development, graphic design and B2B/B2C marketing to create effective campaigns and corporate narratives.
Kristin has worked for Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Six Flags America and Helmets to Hardhats, a veteran-centric nonprofit. She has led multiple corporate rebranding projects and advertising campaigns.
Kristin is an expert in increasing client’s social media footprint creating strategic plans that include a mixture of paid and organic practices. Kristin has a bachelor’s degree in Marketing Communications from the University of Phoenix.
Marketing & Public Relations
Lorena is a public relations and marketing professional with 22 years of experience in strategic communications, event planning and corporate communications. She has extensive experience in crisis management, government protocol, and social media management.
She worked for Six Flags Mexico and Hurricane Harbor Ozxtepec water park where she was responsible for public relations, government relations and marketing. Lorena has a bachelor’s in Business Administration from the Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo, a MBA from Universidad del Valle de México and a postgraduate degree in International Business from the London School of Economics.
She has collaborated in multiple business around the globe such as BBVA, the British Council and The United Kingdom Embassy. She is also a member of IAAPA and an AIMS Spanish instructor.