Who We Are

We’re made up of big agency disciplines paired with small agency attention. Working together from our offices in Richmond and Charlotte, our people care deeply about our clients and treat their business like it’s our business.

Our Fearless Leaders

Terry Fink, CEO

Terry Fink

Chief Executive Officer

Barry Wilson, President

Barry Wilson

President

Dawn Dantzler, SVP Strategy

Dawn Dantzler

Senior Vice President, Strategy

Terry Fink

Chief Executive Officer

Before Planet Central, Terry was Executive VP and General Manager of HMS Partners in Miami, a $120 million agency where, in addition to managing the agency, he managed the relationships with Carnival Cruise Lines and the Florida Lottery. Prior to this, Terry was a VP with Publicis/Bloom and a supervisor at Foote Cone & Belding. His experience includes helping to build brands like Nestlé Juicy Juice, Long John Silver’s and Hanes.

Past Agency Experience:

  • EVP, General Manager, HMS Partners
  • EVP, Account Director, Edelmann Scott
  • VP, Publicis/Bloom
  • Supervisor/Planner, FCB and Henderson

Past Client Experience:

  • Carnival Cruise Lines
  • Grand Bahama Island Tourism
  • Virginia Power (now Dominion Resources)
  • CFW Communications—nTelos
  • The C.F. Sauer Company
  • Nestlé Foods
  • Kraft Foods
  • Long John Silver’s
  • Bob Evans Farms
  • Dow Chemical
  • Hanes
  • First Atlanta Bank
  • Team Bank
  • Anheuser-Busch, Earthgrains Division

Barry Wilson

President

Barry joined the team in 2002 and is Managing Director of the Charlotte office. His major agency experience includes Publicis/Bloom in Dallas, and Mullen, where he was the Account Director for Wachovia Bank. Before joining Planet Central, he was a partner in his own agency, Steedman/Wilson in Charlotte, where he led the agency’s client services and strategic planning.

Past Agency Experience:

  • EVP, Principal, Steedman/Wilson
  • VP, Publicis/Bloom
  • Account Director, Long Haymes Carr
  • Account Supervisor, Lawler Ballard
  • Account Executive, Henderson Advertising

Past Client Experience:

  • Wachovia Bank
  • Bob Evans Farms
  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Dow Chemical
  • Centura Bank
  • North East Medical Center
  • Square D
  • Hanes

Dawn Dantzler

Senior Vice President, Strategy

Dawn joined Planet Central in 2004 after working for several years in the healthcare industry. She has over 10 years of experience across various categories including financial services, healthcare, technology, retail, and construction. Dawn has a unique ability to quickly recognize any challenges or opportunities in a client’s business, and develop a strategy to ensure success at all goals. She has substantial knowledge in digital including strategy and execution of websites, mobile apps, display and search advertising, SEO, social media, and analytics. Her role at Planet Central includes account leadership, strategic development for both traditional and digital media, as well as agency operations.

Past Client Experience:

  • Atley Pharmaceuticals
  • Allianz Assistance
  • Liberty Tax Service
  • Media General
  • nTelos Wireless
  • Portrait Innovations
  • Tilson Home Corporation

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