Joy Stanton

Director of Partnership Marketing

Joy Stanton has worked with The Wilkinson Group (TWG) since March 2008 as Director of Partnership Marketing. Joy brings over ten years of experience in sales, marketing, managing, organizing, and executing sponsorships, promotions, events, and private functions. In her current role at TWG she leads sponsorship recruitment and begins many of the initial sales and strategic partnership conversations. She assists in developing, closing and activating high-profile corporate, media and trade sponsorships for multiple clients, including Maker Faire and Bay Area Science Festival. Through her persistence, determination and happy-go-lucky attitude Joy secured over $250,000 in sponsorship and media revenue for the 2011 Bay Area Maker Faire, which including: Chevrolet, WIRED, ASUS, Esurance and 5 Hour Energy.  Her strong creative talent aided in the strategic development of proprietary event property plans for TWG client, NBC Bay Area. During her time at TWG she also took on a lead role in managing a key TWG non-profit client, Sticks-2-Schools, while supporting CEO David Wilkinson in his role as EVP of the Washington Stealth as they captured a National Lacrosse League (NLL) Championship.

In addition, she supports the whole TWG team in the research and development of new business for the company.

Prior to joining TWG, Joy started her own business managing promotions and events for numerous high profile companies including: Visa, Microsoft, Bank of America, MasterCard, Kraft Foods, Procter & Gamble, Toyota, Unilever, The Coca-Cola Company, MillerCoors, Time Inc, Diageo, Nintendo of America, and Moët Hennessy. Joy also worked for more than four years in business development and account management for two of the nation’s leading graphic design and marketing firms: Curran & Connors and The Olympians. During this time she was a top sales producer. She brought in new clients and communicated their objectives through personalized service, blending business experience and strategic problem solving to create a polished product.  Joy also developed and executed strategic marketing programs that built strong, profitable brands and loyal consumers through creative selling ideas.

Joy received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration cum laude from Saint Louis University with a major in marketing. She currently resides in Pacifica CA. with her husband and two daughters. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, surfing, sailing, visiting the mountains and having a good time.