Trish Cheatham | CEO/Founder
Raised as a bonafide military brat (with a healthy obsession for Ninjas), Trish was taught the ropes of PR at a young age by a public relations master (also known as Dad.) Her first stint as a fledgling PR guru was on the syndicated Bob Braun show at age 10 where she talked about a letter writing campaign she had organized for the Marines in Beirut in front of a live studio audience.
Throughout her life, Trish has always been heavily involved in not only marketing and PR, but also in helping nonprofit organizations. She saw a need in the market for marketing in a different way – especially for small and mid-sized businesses as well as her beloved nonprofits. Because of this, she dreamed of starting a non-traditional boutique advertising agency that produced unique, award-winning work while giving unparalleled customer service. Thus, Think Tank was born.
With a strong background in marketing communications, crisis PR, creative concept development, and strategic business planning, Trish’s passion is growing her clients’ businesses. From Fortune 500 companies to large manufacturing companies to companies branching out into new product development – this is where you will find her gleefully using her carefully honed skills.
Aside from being the CEO at Think Tank and White Buffalo Film Studios, Trish is passionately committed to many charitable organizations throughout the St. Louis area, serving on several boards. Her philosophy of giving back and paying it forward is the foundation of both Think Tank and her life.
When Trish isn’t helping craft award-winning campaigns and managing some pretty fascinating crisis PR situations, you can find her hanging out on the lake with her son, giggling at the antics of her hilarious dogs, and riding around soaking up the sun while singing loudly to Bon Jovi in her Jeep Wrangler on warm, sunny days. (Seriously, she is the biggest Bon Jovi fan we’ve ever seen and she’s completely unapologetic about it!)
Her hobbies include yoga, photography, collecting art, reading good books, and exploring and traveling the world. A lesser-known fact about Trish? She went to high school in Japan – which just may explain her fascination with Ninjas…
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Singing Bon Jovi Songs: 92%
Writing Jingles in the Shower: 98%
Rockin’ An OSHA Hat in Manufacturing Plants: 95%
Relaxing and Smelling The Roses: 21%
Kicking Ass and Taking Names: 100%