Rumor has it that John Boyanoski never sleeps because of the way he always seems to be involved in every project no matter what time of day (or night) it is. The truth is he sleeps, but he won’t tell anyone how or when.
John is the “media” guy at Complete Public Relations having spent the bulk of his career as a reporter and editor for newspapers and magazines nationwide before going into public relations. That lets him know the inner workings of how the media thinks and acts. And as a published author, he knows the demands the media can make. That is part of what sets Complete apart from the other firms…we know both sides of the fence so that allows us to offer more to our clients.
When not running Complete, John believes in service to the Upstate, South Carolina community. He was the 2013 chair for the Greenville Chamber’s PULSE Advisory Council, which represents more than 1,000 young professionals in the Upstate. He also sits on the Chamber’s LEAD Executive Committee with an interest in the sponsorship group; the Chamber's Board of Advisors; The Chamber's Finance Committee; is a vice chairmn of the Friends of the Greenville Zoo board; is on the Leadership Council for Meals on Wheels of Greenville (he also volunteers on the line—just ask him about slopping beets); serves on the county's Laurens Road trail committee and is an active member of Greenville Forward and the Greenville Track Club. He was named one of Greenville's Best and Brightest in 2012 and is a member of Leadership Greenville Class 40.
Well-known fact: John is a graduate of Syracuse University’ S.I. Newhouse School of Communications where he was a Newhouse Scholar. You mean he hasn’t mentioned that to you before?
Little-known fact: John is a big fan of 1970s rock group, Slade.
Guru may be the better title for Tim Brett, but at Complete Public Relations, he is our Chief Executive Officer. How many public relations companies can list someone like Tim on their roster? The answer is none. In his long and distinguished career, he served as an aide to the esteemed Carroll Campbell, both in Congress, on the campaign trail and as governor. Tim spent seven years coordinating and managing public affairs for Michelin North America. He spent 18 years leading his own public relations firms that handled some of the biggest and well-known companies in the Southeast.
But there is more to Tim than just business. There is service. He was a police officer when he first graduated from Newberry College in 1974. He served two terms in the General Assembly as a Republican at a time when Republicans weren’t cool in South Carolina politics. Then there is his vast service to the community over the past 30 years.
He has twice chaired the Salvation Army Advisory Board, is a past president of the Mauldin Rotary Club, was the chairman of GreenvilleConnect, past member of the Executive Committee of the State Chamber, past board member of BIPEC, and received the Order of the Palmetto, the state’s highest civilian honor, from Governor Campbell. He was named to the Greenville County Transportation Commission in 2014.
Well-known fact: Tim is an ardent Clemson Tiger fan.
Quote: “We put a bowtie on the pig, but it was the wrong color so we will have to do it again.”
Nick is a graduate of Newberry College and native to Greenville. Nick is responsible for the direction of all of Complete’s creative work coupled with client managment. He provides photography for the web site and local media while managing the majority of Complete’s technical needs. He is also the caretaker, mentor and trainer of Mack, our resident HR Director. This is Nick's most important and time consuming responsibility.
Little known fact: Nick has been involved with many of the Upstate’s local animal rescue groups for the majority of his life. Also a willing unknown local artist, Nick has participated in numerous local art shows. A proud new father, Nick now spends the majority of his life rousing his daughter Lillian into a frenzy until he is forced to yield by his loving and forceful wife Julie.
Quote: "A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools." - Douglas Adams read by Nick
You can learn more about Tammy's business, Liquid Catering, here.
Well-known fact: Tammy is a native of Texas, who lived in Charleston, Hawaii and Alaska before finding Greenville.
Little-known fact: Tammy dislikes the 1970s rock band, Slade.
Sarah might be a Greenville native, but she’s now a diehard Georgia Bulldog fan. After graduating from Wofford College in 2012, she now attends UGA as a second-year Master’s student in Journalism and Mass Communication, specializing in Public Relations. She has Complete PR to thank for her initial interest in public relations. Sarah’s communication interests include government, nonprofit and higher education public relations.
In addition to working with Complete, Sarah also has public relations experience with a U.S. Congressman, Athens Regional Health System and the UGA Graduate Student Association. She also currently works as the Editorial Assistant for the Journal of Public Relations Research. In her free time (which is actually just a myth in grad school), she enjoys theater, Georgia football and Athens’ fantastic music and restaurant scene.
Well-known fact: Sarah was a Girl Scout for 11 years. Thin Mints are her favorites.
Little-known fact: Sarah has no idea who the 1970s rock group Slade is.
Mack the Cat will tell you he is the descendent of a long-line of famous Persians that have consulted for kings, emperors, heads of state, tsars and czars. In reality, we found him as a little ball of fluff next to a garbage can and took him in. He refuses to leave.
As the office cat, Mack’s job is to entertain, beg for food, make coffee and diffuse stress. He does three out of those four very well.
Well-known fact: Mack is quite the Facebook celebrity because of pictures of him with a “lion cut” and his penchant for sleeping in sinks.
Favorite food: Popcorn