The sales training leadership team.

Jill Padgett, Ed.D.

Jill Padgett, Ed.D.

Learning and Development

With more than 25 years’ experience in adult education, sales training and curriculum development, Jill holds a Doctorate in Education, an MBA in Marketing, and a BS in Business. Dr. Padgett has partnered with myriad pharmaceutical and biotech firms to develop dynamic learning solutions focusing on maximizing your company’s most important asset—people. Her focus is on a strategic blended approach to preparation, application and transfer of learning in an engaging, interactive format that resonates with needs of today’s learners. Jill also holds a registered securities representative license—Series 7 and Series 66, and has facilitated and trained new hire sales training in the financial industry. Jill loves the Arizona sunshine and spends time enjoying the outdoors. You can also find her practicing yoga and gaining enrichment from visits to Africa, China, Tibet and many other wonderful places.

Sally Hogue

Sally Hogue

Instructional Designer

Sally has 9 years experience working with pharmaceutical companies to develop a wide range of creative, engaging training materials for workshops and study programs in the following therapeutic areas: Immunology/Asthma, Hematology, Depression, Rheumatology, Cardiology (including statins and platelet inhibitor therapies), Ophthalmology, and Oncology (including breast, kidney, lung, liver and blood cancer therapies). Sally also has experience developing training in the areas of managed markets, access and reimbursement. Sally earned a B.S. in Biology from Portland State University and an M.A. in Teaching from Pacific University and currently resides in Arizona.  She spends her free time hiking, practicing yoga and traveling internationally.

Alan Lutwin

Alan Lutwin

Director of Resourcing & Operations

Alan is a training manager with over 20 years experience organizing corporate training programs for Fortune 500 clients. He has headed up many teams in the design, development and implementation of major product launches, training modules and digital media projects. He has considerable expertise supervising projects in a variety of formats, including meeting environments, modular learning systems, digital, video, audio and print media. When not working on client projects, Alan enjoys his role as Executive Director of WCT, a new play development theater company he started 6 years ago in New York.

Molly Ramsey

Molly Ramsey

Account Executive

Molly is a graduate of Saint Louis University with a B.S. in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing. She supports Amanda in project management and coordinating all agency activities related to day-to-day client activities. Molly is the proud parent of dogs named Doug and Louie, she sings at weddings, and enjoys golfing, baking and piano (catch her quick, she’s a busy girl!).

Patty Grace

Patty Grace

President, Learning Development and Training

Patty has over 20 years of experience working with Fortune 500 pharmaceutical companies to achieve their marketing objectives through strategic communications  and leadership initiatives. Throughout her career, Patty has held positions in sales, marketing, market research and executive leadership development. Patty loves hiking and biking with her family in Colorado (where they live!) and brings this passion to the Experiential Leadership  and Training Programs she delivers with the F&R team.

Noel Rettig, Ed.D.

Noel Rettig, Ed.D.

Vice President, Organizational Effectiveness and Learning

Noel has over 30 years of experience in educational curriculum design, training and building high-performance teams. Her focus is on strategic planning and assisting corporations in strengthening culture through aligning strategy, objectives and communication with Vision and Mission. She also designs effective core training and workshops for product launches and national sales meetings. (And she’s pretty much the only one that understands what you just read.) She LOVES to travel and has climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, had flight delays due to volcano eruptions and a long list of other crazy things. (Not counting her rather, um, finicky eating habits. She calls herself a “beefitarian” and will only eat things in their “natural state.” That is, except for beef.)

Mark Abney

Mark Abney

Senior Creative Director, Brand & Marketing Strategy

Mark brings expertise in brand, marketing and creative development to co-facilitate BrandIGNITION™, helping our clients discover the true essence of their brand. He has worked in several industries (from telecommunications to pharmaceuticals) and capacities (Marketing Manager, Product Manager and Creative Director). During his 30-year career, Mark's enthusiasm for design excellence and an eye for detail has resulted in ADDY, Telly and Omni Intermedia awards. He has expert 3D skills and a particular forté in photography retouching using Photoshop. In his personal life, Mark is an accomplished fine artist and avid cyclist.

Christal Marx

Christal Marx

Digital Marketing & Social Media Consultant

Christal holds a B.S. in Public Relations from the University of Southern Indiana. Her background includes sales, marketing, copywriting and program coordination. With a passion for all things creative along with her skills in writing, marketing, organization and  a desire to tackle any challenge, Christal is a perfect fit for our team. She is dedicated to coordinating social media and digital marketing strategies to drive growth for businesses and ensure customer success. Outside of Fire & Rain, Christal is a movie buff in the winter (she hates the cold) and an outdoor junkie in the summer. She loves beach vacations, family time, party planning, cheesecake, and her 2 adorable puggles—who get away with everything.

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