Chief Operations Officer
Since joining Vector Communications in early 2017 as a project coordinator, Darby now aides in overseeing company operations. She also serves as an in house tech consultant and occasional staff consultant. Darby obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology Management from the John Cook School of Business at Saint Louis University and is also a LaunchCode graduate.
Outside of work, Darby enjoys solving puzzles and practicing aerial arts.
Cordell Whitlock has spent his entire professional career immersed in the communications field. His broadcasting experience has enhanced his ability to effectively transition into strategic communications and branding. In his current role as staff consultant for Vector Communications, Cordell is responsible for media relations, public engagement, and crisis communications. Prior to Vector, Cordell was communications director for the Community Action Agency of St. Louis County and St. Louis County Government where he was responsible for all strategic communications efforts. During his 30+ years in broadcasting, Cordell has won three Regional Emmy awards. He has served in various on-air capacities for KSDK-TV, HEC-TV, and KTRS radio.
Gabriela joined Vector in 2019 as an Associate Consultant. Gabriela contributes to the firm by providing communications, survey development, outreach and virtual and in-person event planning support. Prior to joining Vector, Gabriela completed the Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs in St. Louis. In this year-long fellowship, Gabriela developed skills in process evaluation and improvement, facilitation and project management and completed seven consulting projects in public and private sectors. Her consulting placements include Missouri Foundation for Health, the National Council of Jewish Women – St. Louis, Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 562 and the City of St. Louis. Gabriela graduated cum laude from Washington University in May 2018 with a B.A. in Latin American Studies and minors in Economics and Urban Studies. Outside of work, Gabriela enjoys playing pickleball, doing crosswords, and taking photos of her “foster fail” cat, Pippin.
Amy Flynn, M.A.
Brand Consultant / Event Planner
In May 2021, Amy graduated with her master’s degree in strategic communication and leadership, with distinction, from Spring Arbor University. She received her bachelor’s degree in communications with an emphasis in mass media and journalism studies from the University of Illinois at Springfield. Amy has over 11 years of event planning experience and over seven years of public relations and marketing experience.
Prior to joining Vector Communications, Amy worked in the Public Relations and Marketing department at Lincoln Land Community College (LLCC). While at LLCC, she was the chair of the Classified Personnel Advisory Committee, secretary of the External Stakeholders Team, and served on several event planning committees.
At Vector, Amy is a consultant for the McDonald’s of Metro St. Louis Co-Op and St. Louis Community College Foundation Gala. She specializes in digital media strategies, Gen Z research, and establishing relationships with internal and external stakeholders. Amy is enthusiastic and passionate about communication and providing quality service to her clients. In her spare time, she is watching or playing sports, at the gym, or drinking coffee.
Taylor Bardsley, MSW, LCSW
Taylor Bardsley joined the Vector team in July, 2022. Taylor is a graduate from the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University and a Saint Louis transplant from the East Coast. Her background as a social worker in the Saint Louis community cultivated a passion for public engagement and outreach with a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion. She brings skills in facilitation, community outreach, project management, and stakeholder engagement.