Tony Vann is a proven public relations and communications professional with more than 20 years of experience in media relations, state and federal government relations, marketing communications, and non-profit administration. He has represented organizations and individuals in the health care, hospitality, travel and tourism, insurance, real estate, and retail industries. Prior to founding Vann & Associates, he served as President of Christian Companion Senior Care, a national franchise corporation offering services for seniors in their own homes. A position he gained by growing the company from a start up to more than 32 locations within seven states.
His career also includes service as communications director for Oklahoma’s Lieutenant Governor Mary Fallin where he worked closely with key officials in the public and private sector to move Oklahoma forward in making the state a more business-friendly environment. Vann has also worked as the development director for the Oklahoma City National Memorial where he raised more than $14.1 million dollars to complete the three-component National Memorial dedicated to those who were lost in the Alfred P. Murrah Building on April 19, 1995.
In his previous capacities, he has also served as the public relations director at Oklahoma State University in Oklahoma City as well as the legislative assistant to the House Republican Leader in the Oklahoma House of Representatives. Vann also has the claim of being the first creator and instructor of a distance learning political science class in the state of Oklahoma. Vann is active in his home town of Edmond, Okla. with his family and friends. He is a graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma with a B.A. in Political Science.
Lauren Daughety is responsible for client relations and communication development. Her expertise and vision creating new campaigns for healthcare, tourism, non-profit and athletic clients has proven successful for both businesses and Daughety’s career.
Prior to joining V&A, she served as director of corporate communications for Christian Companion Senior care where she developed public relations, media relations and advertising campaigns to promote local and national brand awareness. Daughety has also served as the public relations manager and marketing and advertising coordinator at Frontier Country Marketing Association in Oklahoma City.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in mass communications/public relations from the University of Central Oklahoma and is a member of the Public Relations Society of America. Daughety has served on the public relations committee for the Arts Council of Oklahoma City for Festival of the Arts.