About the Empowered Marketing Group

Frank Gomez, Creative Director of the Empowered Marketing Group
Frank Gomez, Owner and Creative Director
Anna Gomez, EdD, Organization Change and Marketing Consultant
Anna Gomez, EdD, Organization Change and Marketing Consultant
Stacy Rector, Lead Graphic Designer
Stacy, Lead Graphic Designer
Suzanne Villard, Web Design Assistant
Suzanne, Web Design Assistant
Emily, Writer
Emily, Writer
Chloe, Writer
Chloe, Writer

Frank Gomez, Sarasota WordPress Expert & Graphic Designer

Frank Gomez is the Owner and the Creative Director of Empowered Marketing, LLC: Providing Website Development, Web Design and Graphic Design since 1997. Originally named Frank's Designs in Seattle, the phrase Empowered Marketing was added in 2008 when he moved to Sarasota to describe what we do. In Sarasota Frank developed his skills in InDesign, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop as well as using WordPress for website design.

As a WordPress user Frank concentrated early on on building unique, fast loading and mobile friendly websites.

Anna Gomez, Ed.D., Organization Change and Marketing Consultant

Anna has a strong organization background with years of both consulting experience and education. She brings strategic sensibilities to clients in their efforts to accurately direct their marketing as well as to place marketing campaigns into broader goals of their  organization. This orients client activities toward success.

Emily Leinfuss, Writer

Currently I write, edit, and/or oversee the creation of feature articles, profiles of people and places, advertorials, blogs, websites, business collateral and entire publications – on digital, print and hybrid platforms.

The subjects I cover include the arts, health and wellness, aging and boomers, food and dining, financial and estate management, philanthropy and more.

Here are highlights from my 30+ years as a career writer and editor.

  • I worked at the Herald-Tribune newspaper in Sarasota FL from 2004-2011 when was still owned by the New York Times Company. I managed and wrote the content for custom advertorial publications, advertorial special sections and Newspapers in Education (NIE) publications.
  • I served as executive editor for Florida Family Magazine, a group of parenting publications based in Sarasota, FL, from 2002-2004.
  • I was a freelance writer and editor throughout the first dot.com boom from 1990-2002. I specialized in technology and business trends and wrote articles, analysis, white papers and more. I also developed advertorial sections that appeared in Businessweek, Computerworld, and Money Magazine.
  • I was an editor for two sections of a weekly newspaper covering computers and communications during the formative years of the original personal computer revolution (1983-1989). I was responsible for investigating, writing, planning and assigning breaking news and feature articles.
  • My first job was as an assistant at Firehouse Magazine, a trade publication owned by New-York Times best-selling author and former firefighter Dennis Smith.

Chloe Blanch, Writer

Mother, writer, getting back into activism. My degree is in political science. Music preferences are classic rock and Billy Joel.