Leadership

Jim Stefan – CEO

Jim joined Public Imagery as its CEO in 2008 and is responsible for the corporate strategy, day to day operations and leads the design initiatives for the company’s industry leading clients. Jim’s direction to take the company from a manufacturer of framed art and sourced décor to creative driven digital technology imaging provider has led to successful engagements with Darden Restaurants, dineEquity, Ascena Retail Group and Applebee’s Services Inc. His design work and the company’s award winning décor packages can be enjoyed in many of today’s leading restaurant and retail brands that include Longhorn Steakhouse, Applebee’s, Olive Garden, Red Lobster, Hooter’s, Denny’s, Firehouse Subs, Bahama Breeze, Eddie V’s, Bennigan’s, Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Lane Bryant, Bonefish Grill, MedExpress and Tilted Kilt – just to name a few. Jim credits the company’s success to its dedicated talented staff and in 2011 Public Imagery became a member of the Inc 5000 list of fastest growing privately held US companies.

Prior to joining the company Jim co-founded and held executive level positions for a number of companies in the technology and advertising industries. He led branding, interactive marketing and strategy engagements for such clients as America Online, NASDAQ, Tech Data, Monsanto, Genie Industries and Sprint. Jim is a former Division I scholarship athlete – he still enjoys playing competitive tennis and the occasional round of golf and despite a very busy schedule finds time to volunteer as a Little League Baseball coach. Jim resides in Tampa, Florida with his two children and his mischievous golden retriever, Jaxon.

Bryan D. Vaughn-Vice President

Bryan Vaughn’s career spans over 20 years in the sign and graphics industry where he succeeded in sales and executive management for national outdoor sign companies. Bryan joined Public Imagery in 2009 and has been instrumental in the growth of the company’s digital services division. He has written many articles for industry publications and consulted with high profile retail and hospitality companies on sign specifications, branding concepts, and value engineering for interior and exterior sign and graphic programs. Bryan is also an experienced digital display consultant and holds a State of Florida Electrical Sign Specialty ES License. Bryan completed his BA at Indiana University Bloomington and is an active member of the Pi Kappa Alpha Alumni organization. He lives in Trinity Florida with his wife and two daughters and just about every weekend you’ll find him coaching the finer points of fast pitch softball to the Tampa Mustangs travel ball club.

John Troy – Manager, Finance & Administration

Originally from western Massachusetts, John relocated to Tampa in 1992. He has over 25 years of accounting experience, is a key member of the executive management team and is responsible for all financial reporting, accounting activities and company administration. John is a die-hard New England Patriots and New York Yankees fan – everyone at the company is wondering how that is actually possible.

Mike Cornier – Production Manager

Mike joined Public Imagery in 2011 and he is in instrumental in the delivery of all custom décor elements manufactured in our Tampa Florida facility. Mike is a décor industry veteran who worked his way up from a saw tech to the general manager of a successful custom framing operation in New York City. Mike is a master picture framer who specializes in shadow box and unique frame design and is also an experienced painter and licensed electrician. Mike enjoys spending time with his son and following the Yankees who just happen to have their spring training facility just a few miles down the road from our facility.