We Grow When You Grow.


Providing the Peace of Mind that Comes with Success

Our mission is to deliver high-value sales opportunities to drive growth for B2B companies. Founded by engineers who can speak the language, we specialize in the industrial, manufacturing and engineering space. We see ourselves as an extension of your sales and marketing team.

We offer a unique blend of marketing and sales to enhance your business development efforts. We take the weight off your shoulders and get the results you need. For nearly 20 years, Acadia has been an expert partner to companies that fuel the economic engines of our country.

 

We are an agile team, ready to grow your business.

Are You Ready?

 

Our values drive growth for our clients and for each individual on our team.

AGILE

We are flexible to the client's needs and make smart adjustments.

CREATIVE

We do not have a cookie-cutter approach. Each client has a unique plan of action.

AUTHENTIC

We represent our clients as they would. We are forthright in our interactions.

DECISIVE

We are confident in our ability to guide our clients to success.

INQUISITIVE

We are curious and dig deep into our client's world to understand their business.

ANALYTICAL

We make data-driven decisions and provide measurable outcomes of our work.

We attract employees of varied backgrounds, empowering our team to make meaningful connections with one another, our clients and their prospects.

Marge Murphy - Acadia Team

Marge Murphy

Official Title: President
Actual Title: #MakesUpWords since 1999
A culmination of her life experiences, Acadia sprang up as a blend of identities: engineer, entrepreneur, wife and mother, friend and neighbor. Marge has built a company that values each employee’s unique gifts and because of that culture, a company that delivers results to its clients. Marge has a clear focus on hiring and training the best people, and she leads with heart, a sense of humor and an authenticity that has no rival. She even makes up her own words. Wonky, right?

When not constantly managing change and growth, Marge is spending time with her husband Mike and being a supportive mom to her grown kids. She is active, too. In the office, you’ll often find her working on her treadmill. Out in God’s creation, Marge is biking, hiking or kayaking and always channeling her energy to learn and grow, and help everyone she meets be the best version of themselves.
Mike Murphy - Acadia Team

Mike Murphy

Official Title: Director of Business Operations and Business Development
Actual Title: #NeverSetsTheBarLow since 2013
With an extensive and varied background in engineering, sales, and marketing, Mike knows how to advise our clients because he’s been where they are. He’s always looking ahead to the next goal. A natural adventurer he takes the team into the future with his strong leadership. Please don’t ever tell Mike it can’t be done. That just fuels his New York-based drive to prove you wrong. (and makes us all have to work harder)

To say that Mike is a fan of baseball is an understatement. Outside of his family (he's married to Acadia's president Marge), it is his biggest passion. In the 80’s he pitched for the Indians and helps coach youth throughout the Dayton region. He also enjoys keeping up with his son who plays for the Oakland A’s and helping his daughter with her career as a certified athletic trainer. He also is a freelance (emphasize free) home repair specialist for his daughter's vintage home.
Alan Beck - Acadia Team

Alan Beck

Official Title:Technical Inside Sales and IT/Infrastructure Manager
Actual Title: #DocumentHoarder since 2011
Alan is a list-building, campaign-managing, report-analyzing sharp shooter. He is known to be a great listener and that is the key to his success. He translates what our customers need into action and makes sure we deliver results. Alan thrives when presented with a complex problem. He will dig into it, dissect all the options and then nail a decision on how to move forward.

He is married to another Acadia employee, Shelley, and together they share a deep faith and their awesome backyard pool. Alan dabbles in IT, talks like he knows a lot about sports and politics and delivers it in such a way that you are unsure if he’s being totally serious. He plays a large role in creating the team environment at Acadia and we are lucky to have his calm and confident ways.
Jessica McCann - Acadia Team

Jessica McCann

Official Title: Inbound Marketing Program Manager
Actual Title: #InboundCartographer since 2012

Jessica is our inbound marketing wizard, who thrives when a client gets a great inbound lead. Her work involves using content marketing, social media marketing and search engine optimization to help her clients increase their revenue and position themselves as the subject matter experts they are. During her five years with us, Jessica has developed mad HubSpot skills and with her cartography background helps Acadia navigate the ever-changing inbound marketing landscape.

Jessica will be married eighteen years this November and has one precocious ten year old boy, who motivates and inspires her daily. During her free time, Jessica enjoys forcing her family into long hikes, traveling, reading and learning just about anything. That tenacious curiosity and desire to learn is what makes her so valuable to us and our clients.
Jessie Young - Acadia Team

Jessie Young

Official Title: Campaign and Office Coordinator
Actual Title: #TrafficCop since 2012
Jessie is our in-house cat herder, a risk-taker and an out-of-the-box thinker. Her background in the medical field adds an element of strict adherence to process. She prepares and launches every single campaign we undertake. She knows every customer and makes sure that Acadia meets every deliverable. Jessie is also our fearless software guru and helps us use technology to be more efficient, focused and on-track to meet our customers’ goals. (She might actually be the real boss.)

When not at the office, Jessie can be found out and about at a car show, seeing the sights or just enjoying time with her husband and two daughters. Inspired by music, she will say, “When words fail, music speaks.” Brilliant.
Erika Rogers - Acadia Team

Erika Rogers

Official Title: Outbound Team Leader
Actual Title: #ShoulderShrugger since 2016

As a renowned know it all, Erika is the person everyone goes to first. She is an extremely organized, big-picture thinker that can execute even the smallest details. A natural manager and teacher, Erika is patient and kind when she tells you that you are wrong. From knowing where the supplies are to managing an entire office move, Erika is a dependable constant on our team. 

Being the only person in the world who sounds good singing with headphones on, Erika has many amazing gifts. But the one that stands out the most is her desire to learn and grow. Wise beyond her years, Erika is an empowered and empowering woman, mother to 1, leader to 7 and coworker to 22. Please don’t steal her.
Tami Randall - Acadia Team

Tami Randall

Official Title: QA and Operations Manager
Actual Title: #HRQAPDQ since 2006
Tami has a background in business administration and has a keen understanding of compassionate communication. She is an excellent listener and a supportive team member always at the ready to seek the best solution and have fun doing it. As an expert in quality assurance, Tami makes sure our documentation is up to snuff, consistent and brings tremendous value to our clients. She also wears a different hat entirely and sees to it that we are hiring the best people to join the Acadia family. Having been here for over 11 years, she knows just who to seek. Our very own celebrity, she even has a patent.

Tami loves family, friends, wine tasting and traveling and not necessarily in that order. A nature lover for sure, she also likes human nature and is drawn toward people of high integrity. Everyone at Acadia values Tami for her forthrightness and honest advice. She brings in treats, too, which helps.
Kathy Howard - Acadia Team

Kathy Howard

Official Title: Lead Development Representative
Actual Title: #MatchMaker since 2016
Being a mother to 5 children, Kathy has an incredible ability to understand the different personalities she encounters during her workday. We call her the matchmaker because when she is in the zone, she doesn’t stop until she finds a match between the client and a prospect. Armed with a marketing degree and her caring nature, Kathy excels in connecting on the phone and bringing our clients hot leads so they can grow revenue. 

Kathy is a surrogate mother to (only) 3 dogs. So, you’ll often find Kathy out hiking and enjoying nature, too. A consummate caregiver, she is the office Mom encouraging her coworkers and helping to bring out their best. She also has a smart and sophisticated sense of humor to help keep the Acadia family in line.
Kim Hoggan - Acadia Team

Kim Hoggan

Official Title: Business Development Representative
Actual Title: #EngineerHunter since 2012
Sleuthing is Kim's strong suit. She doesn’t stop until she gets to the right person. Her work can be lonely at times while she researches on behalf of our customers, but she has a keen knack for quickly developing rapport with those whom she is calling. As someone who is dependable and has sticktoitiveness, Kim has helped key customers drive incredible revenue growth. She sets the bar high.

Married for nearly a quarter century and almost an empty nester, when not working Kim can be found paddle boarding, hiking and biking (which is better than driving) to visit the many local breweries in Holly Springs, North Carolina. She used to live in Dayton and can be coaxed to come visit with the promise of the famous Bill’s Donuts. That helps, but what really inspires her is seeing others achieve their goals.
Beth Schultz - Acadia Team

Beth Schultz

Official Title: Lead Development Representative
Actual Title: #WanderLust since 2008
Beth is a longtime employee of Acadia. That coupled with her business degree and entrepreneurial spirit makes her a valued member of the team. As an LDR, rejection is part of the work. Beth takes it in stride always falling back on her strong faith and her genuine desire to help our clients succeed.

Beth’s favorite book is the Bible. Married for over 30 years with 2 adult sons, she has earned the right to travel. An aficionado of sorts and very organized, she loves travel almost as much as planning the trip. If work weren’t enough, Beth stays busy outside of work with healthy living and exercise, volunteering and as an amateur baker. We just wished she wasn’t home-based so we could enjoy some of those goodies.
Sylvia Veith - Acadia Team

Sylvia Veith

Official Title: Lead Development Representative
Actual Title: #SquarePegRoundHole since 2014
Sylvia is an actress, writer, and director with a BFA in Fine Arts and an M. Ed. in English Education making her well prepared for working with the variety of people she calls. Inspired by the men and women who work so hard to make the economic engines run in our country, Sylvia works hard to connect with engineers and business owners. Getting a hot lead is one thing, but she‘s accomplished something when she’s made them laugh.

Because she is a teacher, she is super organized. She can’t pass a movie line without straightening it up. As a self-proclaimed dog and cat lady, Sylvia adores her pets and other professions: actress and published playwright. Her childhood friends are still suffering the effects of being roped into her shows which premiered weekly in her parents' garage. We're glad to have her passion, her creativity and her authentic love for being a part of what makes our great country work.
Julia Baker - Acadia Team

Julia Baker

Official Title: Lead Development Representative
Actual Title: #CleanFreak since 2016
We may as well call her cupid. Julia brings companies together to generate clients for our clients: a match made in heaven. Like our other LDRs, she spends most of her day on the phone, buoyed by those hot leads so well-earned. Inspired by those who are optimistic, Julia has her own positivity, outgoingness and humor that she brings to every conversation with a prospective client. She is uniquely organized and a stickler for cleanliness; qualities greatly appreciated throughout the office.

When she's not off finding matches or studying for a Bachelors in Finance from Wright State, she's most likely outdoors, maybe camping or spending time with her fiance and two wonderful soon-to-be stepchildren. During college football season, you will no doubt find her near a television, cheering on her beloved Buckeyes. Go Bucks!
Shelley Beck - Acadia Team

Shelley Beck

Official Title: Lead Development Representative
Actual Title: #AlwaysKind since 2011

Shelley is one of our seasoned LDRs, and has the results to prove it. Loaded with self-confidence and a positive attitude, she thrives when she makes a solid connection for our clients. Shelley is a real team player, willingly sharing her knowledge and secrets to success. Daring and fearless by nature, she does not give up easily. She is a real inspiration to our team!

Outside of work, Shelley is an estate sale junkie, looking for the next greatest bargain. To stay in shape, she swims and practices yoga and crochets to relax. Shelley along with her husband and fellow employee, Alan, take our family-like work environment to a whole new level.
Susan Gnann - Acadia Team

Susan Gnann

Official Title: Inbound Marketing Specialist
Actual Title: #ProcessPusher since 2017
Susan is our slack-picker-upper extraordinaire. Assertive, while also amiable and sincere, there’s never a minute that goes by that Susan isn’t making a difference. She works in a variety of ways to support different clients from basic account management, content strategy and writing, process documentation, the list goes on. With an industrial engineering background combined with her entrepreneurial spirit, Susan is a force to be reckoned with.

Susan thrives best when she can see how her actions impact a larger plan, especially God’s plan and is inspired by those who are unapologetically genuinely themselves. Outside of work, her many passions include her faith, her family, including her husband of fifteen years and their two awesome sons, her friends, and definitely tennis
Colleen Sullivan - Acadia Team

Colleen Sullivan

Official Title: Digital Marketing Specialist
Actual Title: #JustCan'tStayAway since 2017
Apparently working as an intern with us was just too awesome because Colleen returned to Acadia after her graduation from the University of Dayton. Her fingerprints are all over our new website as she helps create the Acadia brand and communicate with visitors to our site. As part of our Inbound Marketing team, Colleen uses her education and her innate creativity to add value to everything she touches.

Colleen is someone who attracts others to her because she is a true optimist and brings an enthusiasm to every interaction. When not being fantastic at work, Colleen loves exploring new places, with an eye toward learning from different people, and sampling their food if they are so kind to offer.
Lisa Moore - Acadia Team

Lisa Moore

Official Title: Data Management Specialist
Actual Title: #DataGirl since 2011
Lisa cleans data. She organizes data. She trends data. She delivers that data in a way that Acadia can make informed decisions. She is content to work solo, but loves collaborating with a team. Lisa gets really excited (doesn’t everyone?) when she develops repeatable processes that improve the accuracy and efficiency of data reporting. Don’t ask her to present in front of a group, though. That makes this strong, dependable woman weak in the knees.

It is not surprising then that when she is not working, she’s still doing precision work like sewing and crochet, and no doubt analyzing lots of stuff. A mother of 4 and grandma to 6, Lisa is a true mother hen. Do not cross her family or friends. She might bite.
Marisa Banke - Acadia Team

Marisa Banke

Official Title: Intern
Actual Title: #OlderThanILook since 2017
Is she 12 or 21? Many are unsure. However, what we do know is that Marisa is a terrific addition to our team! At the University of Dayton, Marisa is one year away from earning a degree in Marketing with a minor in English. She is a hard worker and applies her unique academic background in various aspects of the business, supporting projects in both our inbound and outbound services. She enjoys working alongside her coworkers who she describes as extremely nice, helpful and interested in her learning. Hey, thanks!

When Marisa is not working or studying, she can be found traveling the globe, reading, and attending concerts. Marisa’s family keeps her inspired, specifically her two younger sisters, both adopted from China, with their endless happiness and willingness to work hard.
Delaney Bak - Acadia Team

Delaney Bak

Official Title: Intern
Actual Title: #QuickDesignSomething since 2017
Delaney is our go-to design consultant. She works on inbound campaigns for clients, as well as internally and participates in various projects across the company. She enjoys being able to take part in as many aspects of the company as she can and is eager to learn new things. Delaney is a great blend of creativity and attention to detail. She thrives on designing solutions that aren’t just pretty pictures. Delaney is a senior at the University of Dayton where she is studying Marketing and Communications.

Delaney can be found either spending time with close friends and family or exploring the outdoors in her free time. She also enjoys playing with her dog and finds inspiration in art and the beauty of nature. She lives by the quote “Have courage and be kind” as it encourages her to step out of her comfort zone and reminds her to see the best in others.
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Karen Smith

Official Title: Quality Assurance Specialist
Actual Title: #What’sSheWritingNow? since 2016
As our cross-checking and vetting guru, Karen edits comments and reconciles what's said with that's supposed to have been discussed. A writer and editor by education, profession, and preference, nothing makes Karen happier than when people remember the grammar they learned in grade school. This attention to detail ensures Acadia delivers the highest qualitinformation to our clients.

Karen's husband and two children would say she lives inside her head, enjoys life as a hermit and is one alpaca or cat shy away from being a crazy alpaca/cat lady. Also passionate about horses and llamas, she is a true animal lover. Besides caring for her animals, outside of work, Karen can most likely be found reading or writing. Inspired by nightmares, strange suppositions, and the many conversations taking place inside her mind, Karen is truly a one-of-a-kind and we are so grateful to have her on our team.
Morgan Read - Acadia Team

Morgan Read

Official Title: Intern
Actual Title: #CoffeeQueen since 2017
Morgan is a real go-getter, inspired by the possibilities for the future. She’s already left her mark on various inbound campaigns for clients and has been vital in helping with our re-branding effort and office move. She’s a senior at the University of Dayton where she is hard at work earning a degree in Marketing with a minor in International Business. She has quickly become an important asset to our company.

Outside of work, Morgan plays a mean game of racquetball, but if you try to take her on with trivia, you'll probably win. Whatever you do though, don’t talk to her during a Cincinnati Bengals game. She doesn’t start her day without coffee and often invites co-workers to grab a cup-o-joe with her in the morning, or pretty much all day long.
April Dirks - Acadia Team

April Dirks

Official Title: Business Development Representative and Lead Development Representative
Actual Title: #ChanceTaker since 2016
April brings sunshine even on a cloudy day. She is a positive force and delivers that to each interaction she has with coworkers, prospects and our current and potential customers. Her study of psychology gives her a unique ability to connect on the phone as an actual human being. Sadly, they can’t see her, because she is a sharp dresser, too. Entrusted with much responsibility to help grow Acadia’s business and deliver hot leads to our clients, April is so important that she has 2 titles.

When she is away from work, time with her husband and children brings her immense joy. She loves reading, the beach most of all and “coating her mind” with good information. April gets inspiration from people who make the most of their life and she seeks opportunities to bring out the best in herself and others. Inspired.

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