HOW WE THINK
We all have a role to play in making the world a better place. Helping our clients become savvy, strategic, and successful change-makers is what has always driven us individually, and is what drives The Artemis Agency collectively.
We firmly believe in taking strategic and bold risks that affect societal change in distinct and measurable ways. Our expertise is grounded in our understanding of the opportunities and challenges within corporate, public, and nonprofit organizations.
WHAT WE VALUE
We believe that the fastest path to a better world begins with:
We believe in delivering bold ideas that are rooted in experience
We consider long-term results while acting in the now
We are deeply engaged in the change we facilitate
We agree that the whole is more often greater than the sum of its parts
While our goal is to help our clients change the world for the better, our work is both strategic and tactical on their behalf. Specifically, Artemis services include our expertise in:
- Advocacy & Messaging
- Board Development
- Corporate Citizenship
- Digital & Social Media Strategy
- Entertainment Strategy & Engagement
- Environmental Sustainability
- Event Strategy & Production
- Impact Investing
- Strategic Planning
Sarah is an expert in entertainment strategy & engagement with extensive philanthropic experience working with many of the world’s leading global celebrities. Her work mirrors the agency’s proficiencies—from advising clients on public/private partnerships, to organizational strategy, to brand building and measurement, to creating a corporate social responsibility program.
Drawing on a broad array of multi-faceted local, national and international relationships, Sarah has collaborated with foundations, corporations, NGOs and The White House across numerous issue areas, including improving the quality of America’s public education system, the passage of the Affordable Care Act and increasing economic support and employment opportunities for veterans.
Before joining The Artemis Agency, Sarah led all philanthropic efforts for WME|IMG, working with high-profile clients to create successful, robust charitable initiatives designed to raise awareness about their individual causes and interests. She also established all of the structure and programming for employee charitable matching, company drives, corporate event sponsorship models, and WME|IMG’s global company-wide day of service (Walk the Walk), which facilitated volunteer activities for nearly 5,000 employees in more than 130 communities around the world.
Sarah began her career by serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in the former Soviet Republic of Georgia where she developed a passion and commitment to community engagement and philanthropic service. She is a graduate of USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, and earned her Master’s Degree in Public Administration from USC’s Sol Price School of Public Policy. Her thesis, which reported on the smart practices of public engagement through mobile government solutions, was nominated for the John Randolph and Dora Haynes Foundation Recognition Award. Sarah is a member of the Pi Alpha Alpha and Nu Lamda Mu honor societies, and serves on the boards of The Art of Elysium, Imagination Foundation and the Artists & Athletes Alliance.
Catherine is a skillful connector who harnesses her unique and powerful network of global leaders across diverse sectors to transform the philanthropic landscape. She produces campaigns and events for some of the world’s most renowned and respected actors, directors, performing artists, politicians and nonprofit organizations.
Drawing on an extensive production, theater and campaign management experience, Catherine founded her own strategic consulting firm, CK/LA where she helped clients achieve success by utilizing the private sector and cultural influencers to amplify important social messages. Currently Catherine serves as the west coast lead consultant for Bono’s ONE and (RED) campaigns, and Al Gore’s Climate reality project where she recently helped produce “24 Hours of Reality/Live Earth”, a world-wide broadcast in multiple languages across the globe that awakened people to the climate crisis.
Her commitment to raising public awareness and elevating the profile of various non-profits has enabled her to direct a number of national and global advocacy projects for organizations including The City of Joy – a transformational leadership community for women survivors of violence, located in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo – and a variety of national political policy initiatives including events at the 2012 Democratic National Committee Convention with Former U.S. President Bill Clinton. She has also proudly worked with Action Against Hunger International, Malaria No More, Global Green International (founded by Mikhail Gorbachev) and Children’s Health Council.
Catherine is passionate about theater and storytelling. She graduated from Southern Methodist University with a BFA and began her career in television at ABC. Following that she served as assistant director at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, and as Literary Manager at the Ojai Playwright’s Conference.
Michelynn brings expertise in corporate citizenship, advocacy & messaging, entertainment strategy, employee engagement and digital marketing. Michelynn is a leader who utilizes an extensive network of relationships in entertainment, government, and the nonprofit sectors to develop creative campaigns for high-profile individuals and Fortune 500 corporations connecting them to the issues they support.
Michelynn specializes in delivering results that make an enduring impact. While managing corporate social responsibility for JCPenney, Michelynn instituted a mechanism for customers to have the ability to donate to a different non-profit partner every 30 days while completing purchases. Customers said “yes” to Round Up in over 25 million transactions in 2013 generating significant contributions for The USO, Boys & Girls Clubs, Girls Inc., Habitat for Humanity, The Breast Cancer Research Foundation and many other noteworthy charitable organizations.
More recently, Michelynn led philanthropy for both the top-rated talk show host Dr. Phil, and his wife Robin McGraw successfully integrating cause into the popular broadcast. Michelynn also worked with hip-hop recording artist, fashion designer and entrepreneur, Kanye West creating and launching The Kanye West Foundation with Dr. Donda West. From 2001 to 2006, Michelynn was an Executive within the Creative Artists Agency (CAA) foundation division working as a philanthropic advisor to several prominent celebrity clients. During her tenure at CAA, Michelynn served on the front lines helping to manage client engagement, advocacy and communications stemming from the tragic occurrences on September 11th 2001, and two catastrophic natural disasters, the Indonesian Tsunami in 2004 and Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
A graduate of Hampton University’s School of Liberal Arts and Education, Michelynn spent her childhood in Wisconsin, England, Puerto Rico and Atlanta, and as a result is an avid traveller who is passionate about creating diverse communities and promoting civic engagement. Today, Michelynn serves on the board of several charitable organizations including Circle of Change, Big Sunday and Community Coalition.