Chandra Taylor joined the Vector team in 2019. She brings her skills in strategic planning, community engagement, and project management coupled with her enthusiasm for stakeholder engagement. Chandra has worked for Fortune 100 and 500 companies, achieving product development objectives through successfully created and implemented strategic plans.
Prior to her work at Vector, Chandra was the Contract Project Manager at Allstate Insurance Corporation in Northbrook, IL where she designed, wrote, and implemented insurance policy contracts for six product lines. In addition, she captured market requirements and wrote business requirement documents for communications capabilities on projects. Chandra was Basic Infrastructure Committee Chair for the Chicago 49th Ward Participatory Budgeting process where she served three years overseeing $1M of capital funds. During her tenure from 2016-2019, she negotiated additional public assets required for future growth and public benefit, discussing conflicting infrastructure projects, city moratoriums, illumination, traffic stop improvements, curbs, alleys, and storm improvements which contributed to allocation of $670,000 to road infrastructure.
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.
Brand Consultant / Event Planner
Amy joined the Vector team in October 2021. She recently graduated with her master’s degree in strategic communication and leadership from Spring Arbor University and received her bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Illinois at Springfield. Amy has over 10 years of event planning experience and over six 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 St. Louis Co-Op and St. Louis Community College Foundation Gala. She specializes in social media, 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, Amy is an avid sports fan and proud dog mom.
Client Services & Operations Manager
Since joining Vector Communications in early 2017, Darby has become a vital member of the Vector team. She assists with planning and facilitating client events including all aspects of online registration management, pre-event coordination and event logistics. Darby also provides communications assistance on client projects by completing research, stakeholder outreach, survey creation, project summary writing and database management. She has successfully executed numerous events and presentations for Vector’s clients.
Prior to her work at Vector, Darby was a mortgage representative at Citibank. There she conducted inbound and outbound mortgage sales calls, counseled customers on available loan products, maintained product knowledge, registered loans, compiled appropriate documentation and communicated with customers during the process.
Gabriela joined Vector in 2019 as an Associate Consultant. Gabriela contributes to the firm by providing communications, research, outreach and 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.