RANDY THOMPSON
Chief Executive Officer & Publisher
Randy’s education, a BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration), BS (Bachelor of Science in Distributive Education) and an MBA (Master’s in Business Administration) was early preparation for founding and growing VistaGraphics, Inc., a regional media company. After four-and-a-half years in sales and sales management for an international consumer goods company, Randy took the entrepreneurial leap by purchasing the rights to a local market of a national travel magazine in 1985. Literally a one-man operation working from his garage, Randy launched his first independent guide in 1987, the Virginia Beach Visitors Guide. Under Randy’s leadership, VistaGraphics has grown to more than 30 publications in a 5-state area. His leadership has included a balanced business approach with revenue comprised of approximately 30% lifestyle publishing and event marketing, 40% tourism/destination publishing, and 30% digital media. Away from work, Randy enjoys time with his family; 3 children and two grandchildren on the way. Most fall weekends find him cheering on his beloved JMU Dukes football team. He enjoys a round of golf from time to time but mostly loves being on his tractor at his home in the rural Pungo area of Virginia Beach, always building or working on the next home project.
PAUL BRANNOCK
President & Associate Publisher
Paul joined VistaGraphics over 28 years ago and has contributed to every aspect of the company’s daily operations and manages a talented team of sales, circulation, marketing and administrative professionals. With his acquired and extensive knowledge of the travel and hospitality industry combined with his dedication to the product line, Paul has greatly contributed to the overall success and stability that VistaGraphics enjoys. Paul is a graduate of Old Dominion University with a BSBA in Business and a Minor in Marketing.
JAY BELLAMY
Digital Sales Director
Since 1999 Jay has served as an Account Executive, Sales Manager and Corporate Trainer. He is extremely proficient in the areas of digital sales, SEO (Search Engine Optimization), SEM (Search Engine Marketing), websites, mobile apps and most recently programmatic advertising. Jay is also certified in Google Digital Sales.
BRITTANY PROCTOR
Account Executive: Virginia Beach
CHRISTIE BERRY
Account Executive: Cova
KATHY TALMAGE
Account Executive: Cova, Cova Biz, Savor
FRANK MOORE
Account Executive: CovaBiz
MISSY THOMA
Team Leader: Lynchburg, VA
Missy was born in Vermont, but raised in Virginia. She attended Lynchburg College and received a BA in Business and a BS in Exercise Science. Missy has been with Vista Graphics since 2014 and enjoys meeting with clients for all their print and digital needs.
JEFF WALSTON
Account Executive: Brunswick Islands, Crystal Coast
JEFF DONOHUE
Editor, Outer Banks Coastal Life & Outer Banks Wedding Guide / AE: Outer Banks
Jeff Donohue has been a member of the VistaGraphics family for more than 15 years, leading the Outer Banks office to becoming the company’s strongest Visitors Guide Magazine market. Recently promoted, to Editor of Outer Banks Wedding Guide and Outer Banks Coastal Life magazines.
EILEEN SPERRY
Account Executive: Savor, goWilliamsburg
Eileen is Virginia born and raised with more than 20 years of media experience. A degree in Journalism quickly translated into a career in media. Specializing in software training, as well as digital and print solutions, Eileen is a familiar name and face to Virginia DMOs and attractions.
NEIL BROWN
Account Executive: Ocean CIty & Delaware Beaches
After joining VistaGraphics in 2006, Neil proved his understanding of the Ocean City market and that he knows what it takes to find the best solutions for any business. Neil prides himself on his ability to predict the trends of the Ocean City visitor market.
BOB FINKE
Account Executive: Cova
Bob Finke joined the Coastal Virginia Magazine and VistaGraphics team in 2021.  Prior to working for CoVa, Bob worked for Sinclair Communications in Norfolk as an account executive and an on-air radio talk show host. Bob has more than 30 years of experience in media.  He began his career at WDAM-TV in Hattiesburg, MS. in 1988.  Following a short stint at a TV station in Tupelo, MS., he moved to Hampton Roads in 1992, joining WTKR-TV as a news anchor and reporter. Bob enjoys exploring Coastal Virginia's haunts with his wife Dawn (they are now empty nesters) as well as playing golf and living and dying every weekend in the fall with The Washington Football Team.
BOB WEBER
Business Development Director
Bob Weber was hired in 2021 as our Business Development Director. In this role, he is responsible for all sales growth for Coastal Virginia Magazine and all Lynchburg Publications and associated products. Before joining the VistaGraphics team, Bob held positions at Smithfield Foods as their VP of Corporate Marketing, Williamsburg Winery as the VP of Sales/Marketing and VP Publisher for Travel+Leisure Golf @ American Express Publishing. Hailing from Queens, New York, Bob attended Pratt Institute majoring in Industrial Design and then attended St. John’s University, where he obtained a BS in Marketing. We forgive Bob for his Yankee upbringing, and welcome him to the southern hospitality ways of Coastal Virginia and surrounding areas. He has many interests that will suit him well in Coastal Virginia as he is an avid golfer, avid road bike cyclist, extremely avid car enthusiast, and is a somewhat accomplished guitarist. In his free time, Bob is still editing, designing, and ad selling the Porsche Club quarterly magazine, “Horizontally Opposed”.
Katlyn Sarafian
Account Executive: Tennessee Smokies
Alexis Pignatelli
Account Executive: CoVa