As Creative Director & CEO of PIT, Ernest Aguillon is responsible for leading the Sales, Delivery and Operations teams. This includes identifying new business opportunities and providing best-in-class service to PIT’s clients.
In his Delivery and Operations role, he is responsible for senior level project execution including oversight of the project management, design, development, and SEO teams at PIT. During his tenure at PIT Ernest has managed and directed more than 100 campaigns spanning several industries including the financial, government, entertainment, law, hospitality, consulting, architectural, real estate, non-profit, medical, public relations, editorial, fashion, media, luxury, and Fortune 500 sectors.
As an interactive media expert his diverse background began with the San Antonio, Texas based non-profit, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio, where he served as the NTA Certified Technology Director representing Boys & Girls Clubs of America. He is also a former Social Recreation Director for the San Antonio based Boys & Girls Clubs, where he developed a passion and belief for investing in your community, especially in youth. While serving as the regional NTA he assisted in the development of new media and technology campaigns for over 15 Boys & Girls Clubs across the US , serving over 10,000 youth and families.
Michael Maine is the founder and chief strategy officer of Minerva Marketing, a consulting firm that focuses on helping small businesses and non-profit organizations fully realize their potential by working with them to identify goals, build strategies, and execute those strategies. Most recently work includes marketing consulting and graphic design for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Lone Star Chapter, LITERACY San Antonio, and dragonFLY educational.
Prior to starting his own firm, Michael served as the marketing manager for Interlex Communications, Inc., a multicultural advertising agency dedicated to making positive impacts in the lives of diverse audiences. Headquartered in San Antonio, TX, Interlex serves local, national, and international clients. Most recently the agency has led disaster relief efforts in Chile and Haiti, increased vaccination rates among youth in Texas, and is now working to fight obesity and its health problems in San Antonio.
Michael also honed his international marketing skills when he created the position of international marketing strategist for Albagli Zaliasnik & Cia, an international law firm in Santiago, Chile, where he developed their global marketing strategy, social media campaign, and internal quality control processes. He is passionate about collaboration in communication, learning, and problem solving, and enjoys working with people to address the roles of marketing in reaching business goals. Michael is an active member of the AMA (American Marketing Association) and is a founding member of their Non-Profit Marketing special interest group, providing free professional marketing insights to non-profit organizations in San Antonio and surrounding areas.
Although relatively new to San Antonio, Michael is active in the community, volunteering with the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, LITERACY San Antonio, and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Lone Star Chapter. Besides offering his time, he also lends his professional experience by developing and writing marketing plans, helping in the organization and execution of events, and developing programs designed to help underserved communities. When he’s not working or volunteering, his hobbies include reading, writing, basketball, and food.
Michael is a graduate of Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, where he completed his BA in Business with minors in both Sociology and Communications. He currently sits on the Alumni Advisory Committee.