Our Leadership Team
Ron Stokes | CEO/President
Ron purchased Three Leaf Productions in February of 2003 and has transformed it into one of the fastest growing businesses in the state of Ohio. As President & CEO, Ron is the visionary leader and critical decision maker. Relying on his experience and judgment, he plans and directs all aspects of the organization's policies, objectives, and initiatives to accomplish Three Leaf's goals. As the driving force behind the growth and direction of the company, Ron continually shares his insight and vision for the future with his elite team of professionals with over 150 years of combined media, marketing, production, and sales experience. Working with an array of Fortune 500 companies, Three Leaf Productions provides integrated marketing services nationwide. It has been honored as one of Central Ohio's top 50 fastest growing companies by Columbus Business First. Three Leaf was also selected as one of the 2015 Smart 50 Award Honorees by Smart Business Magazine. In 2016, the Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council presented Three Leaf with the prestigious Minority Business Enterprise of the Year award for Class Ill. The OMSDC has over 800 MBE members.
In 1985, Ron graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and was a member of the Men's basketball team from 1981-85. As a player, he was voted as team captain during his junior and senior years. At the completion of his senior season, Ron earned All-Big Ten honors and was voted as the team's MVP. In the history books, he ranks in the top 35 in scoring and in the top 10 in assists and steals.
This past season marked his 21st year as the on-air expert analyst for his Alma Mater's Men's Basketball radio network. Over his broadcast career, he has covered three Final Fours, one NIT championship, and 8 NCAA regionals.
Lavita Stokes | VP of Finance
As Vice President of Finance, Lavita Stokes is responsible for all activities in the accounts payable/receivable and budgeting functions. Lavita ensures timely payment of invoices and expenses and maintains accurate records and control reports. Lavita also manages Three Leaf's financial and clerical staff.
Lavita Stokes attended Columbus State Community College. She has over 15 years experience in the customer service field. Lavita also served as a professional print model for several major companies in the Columbus, Ohio area including Value City Department Stores and Payless Shoes. She co-founded Stokes Marketing in 1992. Lavita is also a certified professional trainer. Lavita served under the Franklin County Children services mentoring program for 10 years. She was awarded the Most Inspirational Volunteer of the year award in 2002, along with being a mentor to the youth and a motivational speaker. She is a published author of "A Father's Love". She has worked along side Urban Leagues Father to Father program to promote fatherhood. Lavita received The Soroptimist Ruby Award in 2013 (Recognized for outstanding work to improve the lives of women and young girls).
Mike Cummins | VP of Sales
Mike earned his Bachelor degree in Communications with an emphasis in Marketing from John Carroll University in 1991. He has more than 20 years experience in sales and marketing in the area of supply chain dealing with the print production, packaging and the fulfillment environment. Recently he has developed marketing solutions for retail, Fortune 500 companies, hospital systems (IDN's), and group purchasing organizations (GPO's). Mike demonstrates the value of Business Process Outsourcing to his client base on a daily basis. Customer service, cost reduction and supply chain optimization are the drivers in creating and sustaining relationships with clients.
Bob Marini | Managing Partner, Cleveland Office
Bob has over 30 years of experience in print and promotional sales as well as more than 15 years of executive leadership experience. Bob has developed a reputation for implementing programs that help customers meet their challenges, while delivering high-quality products at competitive pricing. While working with small companies and Fortune 500 companies, Bob delivers the same effort and care to all. Bob's experience and expertise in manufacturing helps us manage the entire cycle of a project from the initial concept to the finished product. Following supply chain and six sigma best practices, Bob works closely with clients to guarantee timely delivery, cost savings, and the efficiency of working with a single partner from start to finish.
When he's not at the office or on the road, Bob enjoys spending time with his many grandchildren, watching sports, playing sports, and doing charitable work.
Mike Clark | Automotive Industry Specialist
Mike has over 30 years of experience in sales, consulting, and executive leadership. Since, most of that experience was specific to the automotive industry, Mike works closely with all of our automotive industry clients. He brings experience and expertise from both sides of the table and is a valuable resource for our automotive industry partners. He helps our clients with cost control, inventory control, and ensuring that each facility has what it needs when it needs it.
Darrin Carter | Customer Service and Account Executive
With a passion for taking care of Three Leaf's customers, Darrin Carter oversees client relationships and ensures that all problems and issues are properly recorded and resolved. As a leader in Customer Service, Darrin's excellent communication skills and willingness to be flexible helps him to develop and nurture the important relationships we share with all of our clients. By handling the extensive communications of all accounts, Darrin ensures that all correspondence is properly recorded, forwarded and evaluated by the appropriate departments.
Darrin Carter graduated from Fairmont State College in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing Management
Larry Huggins | Account Executive
Larry Huggins is a 1982 graduate of The Ohio state University with a Bachelor of Science in Education. He has been in the print industry for 20 years, specializing in forms, labels, and POP printed materials.
As an Account Manager, Larry is responsible for managing client relationships, overseeing profitability, developing strategic plans and growing business at existing client sites.
Debbie Swecker | Accounting Manager
Debbie Swecker has served as the Accounting Manager with Three Leaf Productions, Inc. since 2014. She earned her Masters’ Degree in Business Administration and Accounting from Keller Graduate School where she graduated with honors. Debbie has over 20 years of accounting and tax experience in a wide variety of industries ranging from healthcare products to software and has worked in the public and private sectors and with small businesses as well as large corporations. While she enjoys crunching numbers and balancing accounts, her favorite aspect of accounting is auditing, establishing best practices, implementing process improvements and providing quality control.
Jennifer Thom | CSR Specialist
Jennifer Thom earned her Bachelor Degree in Communications from Kent State University. She has been a member of the Three Leaf Team since 2009. As a CSR specialist, she provides support activities to ensure the successful completion of print production jobs. She works closely with print production coordinators, marketing coordinators, supply chain channel managers, creative resources, and vendors to communicate specifications, route approvals, file samples, enter data, and create reports. Jennifer strives to build trust and strong long term relationships with Three Leaf customers.
Ron Stokes, Jr. | Director of Communications
Ronnie Stokes, Jr. is a recent graduate from Walsh University with a degree in corporate communications. Working within Three Leaf Productions, Inc., Ron Jr is responsible for developing communication strategies for delivery of corporate culture and business strategy to all tenants housed in the 18,000-square foot company corporate office. As well as assisting in developing internal publications, releases, email announcements, planned publications, video, special projects and assignments. He contributes to managing the company brand and reputation as well as keeping the company website up to date.
Amber Stokes | Project Manager
Amber Stokes is a former professional basketball player as well as an Ohio State graduate and played on the team like her father. Working within Three Leaf Productions, Inc., Amber is responsible for communicating with vendors, processing orders, sorting and filling customer’s information and handles registration and certifications regarding bids. With Amber’s strong communication skills she can foster an environment of teamwork and ensures strategies are clear and precise regarding projects.
Cindy has over 25 years experience in customer service and sales-related areas. In addition, she has more than 7 years experience as a media buyer in outdoor advertising and focuses on negotiating the best rates and strategic planning.