Michael Stagner: Brand Media/Group Head – Media Analytics
Michael grew up in Springfield, Missouri, the home of Brad Pitt and Bass Pro Shops. He earned his bachelor of science in business (marketing) at Missouri State University. He liked that degree so much, he got another – this time, an MBA in marketing from the University of Texas at Dallas while working in advertising and marketing at Temerlin McClain and CiCi’s Pizza, respectively.
Michael joined TRG in 2000 and put his know-how to work for brands like Farmers Insurance, Red Lobster, and Zales. He’s now the brand media team leader on MetroPCS and manages a team that provides planning analytics and insights across all clients.
Michael lives in Flower Mound, Texas (motto: “South Oklahoma!”), with wife Corie, daughter Sydney, and son Ethan. He likes to spend his free time with his family, along with cycling and “honing his nunchuck skills.”