About Us

Fern D. Nissim, Principal, Certified Marketing Director

Principal of the Round Pond Group, Fern brings with her more than 30 years of marketing, communications and award-winning experience in the nonprofit & business sectors. As National Director of Communications for the American Technion Society (ATS) and as Director of Marketing for Simon Properties – the country’s largest mall developer – she developed and implemented numerous highly-regarded promotional campaigns which resulted in unprecedented funding and growth. Many of her initiatives have won national awards and recognition. As marketing consultant and principal of the Round Pond Group, Fern has established major clients in the educational and health industries, among others.  Fern’s education includes Mass College of Art in Boston, Sangamon State University in Illinois and continuing educational programs through the International Council of Shopping Centers in NY where she received her certification designation for marketing. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Elder Services of Worcester and  presents semi-annual workshops at Clark University for the Small Business Dev. Center on basic marketing for business and nonprofit organizations. She also co-produced a TV show in Worcester on Charter 3, Top Entrepreneur and a radio show “Senior Moment Spotlight on WCRN radio.

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Massachusetts Website DesignersJared Nissim, Web and Social Media Director

With 10+ years of website development experience, Jared brings his web design and social media skills to Round Pond Group. Having created several personal web initiatives over the years, as well as consulting for many clients, Jared has developed valuable insights into the process of bringing businesses to life on the web. He has built many types of websites, such as online magazines, eCommerce, directories, social networks and of course basic sites for any business or cause. Jared uses popular content management systems such as WordPress, Joomla and Drupal to build user-friendly sites that clients can update easily. He strongly believes in the “teach a man to fish…” philosophy. He will arm you with new technologies and the knowledge of how to use them on your own, so you’ll never be dependent on anyone again for the basic stuff. And he’ll be there to help if you need it. Jared is the creative mind behind thelunchclub.com, MeetTheNeighbors.org and SecretCityNY.com. He is also co-founder of www.TheGivingEffect.com

LindaLinda Valente, Graphic Designer

With over 30 years of graphics experience, Linda offers full professional web, graphic design and pre-press services. From business cards and brochures, to corporate and entrepreneurial branding and web imagery, she takes pride in serving the needs of the individual customer and offering the latest looks in quality designs. Linda has  an eye for detail and creativity, and will take your next graphic project from conception to completion.

Judie SelleckJudith I. Selleck, Media & Community Outreach Consultant

Judie brings to the Round Pond Group, her extensive skills in media and  public relations combined with her decades of experience in community outreach for both business and nonprofit organizations that  she gained as  Director of Marketing for Heritage Museums & Gardens, Sandwich, Cape Cod, MA.  Her current clients range from start-up businesses  to established museums and public facilities.  She recently graduated with distinction from the Ambassador Atlantic Tour Guide Training School completing her knowledge of all facets of the Motor Coach Industry. Judie offers services in event planning, public relations, photography and marketing.

Other professionals are brought to the team as needed:

  • Copywriters
  • Promotional products professionals
  • Other industry-specific professionals

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