Corporate Vice President
Antonia DeFeo is the Corporate Vice President at Free State Strategic Services and Sinclair Broadcast Group. Ms. DeFeo was a member of the executive team that conceptualized and developed the Free State business unit, as well as led the development of Compulse, LLC, Sinclair's digital marketing agency. Ms. DeFeo is responsible for corporate wide digital initiatives and oversees policy development and implementation. She has been with the company for 27 years and began her career with the company as a producer at WBFF-TV in Baltimore, Maryland.
Director of Federal Business Development
Brandon Nickerson is the Director of Federal Business Development at Free State Strategic Services and Sinclair Broadcast Group. In his role, he leads sales on a full suite of digital marketing and managed services to the federal government, as well as state and local agencies. Prior to joining the firm, he was a Sales Manager at Valens Global, a small counterterrorism and national security consultancy. He has more than a decade of experience in Washington, DC and has served in a variety of business development, government affairs and international development roles.
Business Development Specialist
Tim has served a number of teams in a variety of different roles over the course of his nine years with the company. A Baltimore-area native, he began his career in 2014 coordinating video production shoots for small business clients before transitioning over to digital marketing and fulfillment, and has since had a hand in account management, SEO, event coordination, customer service, administrative fulfillment, proposal writing and development and sales. His current role as Business Development Specialist allows him to leverage skills learned throughout all of those different roles by supporting the development of proposals for grants, contract work and government opportunities on behalf of Free State Strategic Services. Tim is committed to developing lasting personal and professional relationships with clients and partners of Free State and ensuring that all digital marketing and advertising needs are met. In his free time, he enjoys traveling abroad with his wife and visiting local theme parks and tourist attractions. His motto is “leave the world with memories, not dreams”.