This is us

Craig
Craig

President

Over achiever

President of CVA Advertising & Marketing, Ltd. since 1991, Craig Van Amburgh brings a unique leadership perspective to CVA. A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and a veteran in the advertising business for over 45 years, he has served on both the client and agency sides of the business. Craig has also served on several national advertising organizations including the Blockbuster Video National Advertising Council. A recipient of the Silver Medal Award from the American Advertising Federation in 1995, Craig was also inducted into the Odessa Business Hall of Fame in 2007. He is also a Past President of the American Advertising Federation Permian Basin.

Bridgette
Bridgette

Account Executive

people person

Bridgette Meyers is an Odessa native that loves to serve her community. She has an extensive background in healthcare and has worked in roles throughout the community as a volunteer and in business. She does what it takes to get the job done and her extensive non-profit background helps bring a unique perspective to every job.

Lila
Lila

Media Buyer

In the know

Lila Evans has been Media Director for CVA for over 24 years after having worked in television stations in different capacities for over 10 years.  Using CVA’s robust media planning software and her long-term relationships with media representatives throughout the southwestern United States, Lila is a hard but fair negotiator on behalf of CVA’s clients. Whether it is television or radio schedule placement in multiple markets, trade publications in a wide variety of industries, developing outdoor strategies or making sure that social and digital ads hit their target audience, Lila is both respected and beloved by all who interface with her. And she is always ready to learn new things, crunch the numbers, and deep-dive into research. In her spare time she loves being with her daughters and her 9 grandchildren!

Rusty
Rusty

Art Director

Circus Clown

Rusty Edwards is the Senior Art Director at CVA and has worked in graphic design and production for over 28 years. A graduate of Texas Tech with a BFA in Design Communications, Rusty has lent his freehand and computer art skills, not to mention his creative genius, to every CVA project since 1994. A great cartoonist and sometimes horror genre “film star”, Rusty is a past president of the Permian Basin Advertising Federation.

Reno
Reno

Web Developer & Designer

Right hand man

Reno Ramos has been working in the industry for over 10 years. Specializing in UI & UX, and graphic arts. Working with Odessa Arts, Reno has devoted his free time to creating public art for the community and is a member of the Public Arts Committee. 

Berto
Humberto

Designer & Videographer

Man with many hats

Humberto Porras is a jack of all trades at CVA. Specializing in motion graphics, videography, and graphic arts. He is a graduate of Full Sail University with a BAS in Digital Art and Design. 

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Ashley

Account Coordinator

Go to person

Ashley Cox serves as CVA’s Account Coordinator, working alongside the account executives in meeting the needs of our wide variety of clients. From print production to social media production and management, she knows the ins and outs of our industry and makes sure that every project goes smoothly. A graduate of Texas A&M University, Ashley’s broad knowledge of the printing and specialty industries provides CVA clients with excellent service that’s on time and in budget. 

Lisa
Lisa

Accounting Supervisor / Office Manager

Numbers Person

Lisa Shelton has been with CVA for 18 years, serving as both Head Bookkeeper and Office Manager. Her broad knowledge in accounting and her attention to detail helps keeps CVA employees in line and when it comes to time-tracking on client projects (not an easy job with a bunch of creatives! Her pleasant demeanor and warm smile proves how happy she is to be a part of our amazing team of creative people.

Judy
Judy

Office Assistant

Friendly

Judy Puga has over 40 years of office experience in secretarial and receptionist work. She is a vital part of the CVA team and is the smiling face, and pleasant voice, that puts the CVA Team’s best foot forward every day. Eager to make client deliveries and keep up with the office celebrations, she feels blessed to have been a part of CVA for 20 years.