About Us

Brad Mont

Brad Mont Brad Mont is President of Media Ad Ventures, Inc., an advertising agency that has placed media for federal, state, local and issue advertisers including John McCain For President 2008, Inc., Governors Jeb Bush, Mitt Romney and Christie Todd Whitman, US Senators Spence Abraham and Jeff Sessions, Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Ron Castille and Coalition For A Democratic Workplace.

Prior to founding Media Ad Ventures in 1993, Brad spent eight years as Vice President for Mike Murphy Media where he directed the purchase of media in more than 150 DMAs. He has been buying and directing campaigns since 1984 and now personally directs all media placement and strategy for the firm.

Media Ad Ventures has enjoyed exponential growth through the creation of national direct response campaigns (American Security Council, Citizens For A Sound Economy) and direction of corporate image campaigns (Blue Cross/Blue Shield Of Florida, Miami Heat). Brad’s embrace of new technologies and creative approaches to client strategy have earned him a strong reputation as an expert and a visionary in media placement.

Brad is a native of Brooklyn, New York and a graduate of Dartmouth College with an AB degree in government and economics. Brad has written several articles on campaign media placement and he is a frequent conference speaker and sought-after consultant to trade and broadcast organizations.

Scott Kahn

Scott Kahn Scott is the Media Director at Media Ad Ventures, where his primary reponsibilities include major markets. He is experienced in all aspects of buying and planning for broadcast and cable TV, internet, radio, print and outdoor advertising. Prior to joining Media Ad Ventures, Scott was a media buyer at Multi Media Services, Inc. where he bought for several federal, state, and local races including US Presidential candidate Bob Dole and US Senator Connie Mack. Scott is a native of Cleveland, Ohio and a current resident of Springfield, VA. He is a graduate of Ohio University and holds a BSJ in communications.

Carolyn Bush

Carolyn Bush Carolyn Bush is an Account Executive at Media Ad Ventures, a position she has held since April 2008. Her wealth of political buying experience includes Media Director positions at Wilson Grand Communications and Sandler Innocenzi, Inc. and Media Buyer assignments at Abar Hutton Media, McAuliffe Message Media and Multi Media Services. Prior to buying and directing media, Carolyn served as a Political Account Executive for National Cable Advertising and as a Sales Assistant at WJLA-TV and W*USA-TV, all in Washington DC.

Carolyn first became associated with politics at The United States Department Of Agriculture and The United States Senate, where she provided legislative and administrative support to Senator Chuck Percy. She has been a Field Liason for The Republican National Committee, a Legislative Assistant to The United States House Of Representatives Committee On Ways And Means and a Special Events Coordinator to The National Association Of Broadcasters. Carolyn is a graduate of The University Of Evansville (Illinois) where she holds a BS in Business Administration and she is a resident of Alexandria, Virginia.

Melissa Gonzalez

Melissa Gonzalez Melissa Gonzalez joined Media Ad Ventures in February 2008 as Assistant Account Executive, with duties that include office administration and media buying. She began her media career at Asian Marketing Services, a woman-and-minority-owned multicultural marketing and advertising agency that specializes in helping established businesses and key players in the auto industry to target the Asian and Hispanic markets in the Washington DC area.

Prior to her media positions, Melissa was an intern for the Mission To Peru To The Organization Of American States and to the Consulate Of Costa Rica, both in Washington DC. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs from the University Of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia, where she was an honors student, recipient of a diversity scholarship and selectee of the Emerging Leaders Program. Melissa is currently a resident of Springfield, Virginia.

Kristin Long, PMP

Kristin Long is the Project Manager at Media Ad Ventures where she is responsible for staffing and systems. Kristin recently earned PMP certification through Villanova University, after an extensive broadcasting career that included senior management positions at ABC National Television Sales/New York and Philadelphia, WBAL-TV/Baltimore, WYOU-TV/Scranton and Blair Television/New York. Kristin holds a BA from Douglass College/Rutgers University in American Studies and Communications, and she is a resident of Philadelphia, PA and Stone Harbor, NJ.

Erica Parrish

Erica Parrish joined Media Adventures in June 2008 as Traffic Manager and assistant to Media Director Scott Kahn. Her assignments include rate card input, makegood and invoice reconciliation and traffic and accounting detail. Prior to joining Media Ad Ventures, Erica held increasingly responsible positions at Simply Wireless and performed contract work for MNI/Time Incoporated and the American Red Cross. Erica is a graduate of Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Business Administration. She currently resides in Woodbridge, Virginia.