Don’t Plan To Succeed, Work To Succeed: Joey Negley’s Story

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Talent flows in abundance here at DMC Atlanta. With 16 years of experience under our belts, we expect no less, though. Our team, like a well-oiled machine, hires only after carefully selecting individuals with a specific set of skills, skills ranging from communication ability to work ethic. Joey Negley, Account Manager here at DMC Atlanta, checked all of our qualification boxes when first interviewed in November 2019 and has continued to take our company by storm since. He showcases that with a foundation of desired attributes, hands-on training, ongoing leadership development, and a dedication to our company’s “why,” exponential growth can be expected within our organization.

Raised in Georgia since the age of 2, Joey described himself as a curious child, entertaining his parents with a steady stream of questions they came to expect daily. That inquisitive nature fed into a curiosity for sports and the arts, leading Joey into football, basketball, tennis, and baseball, as well as the choir and his school’s theater program. 

It wasn’t until Joey’s junior year of high school, though, that he decided he wanted to pursue football at a collegiate level. This decision meant there was a lot of work to do his last two years to prepare, but Joey never balked at the goal in mind. True to his commitment, he started getting in the weight room more, watching film more, practicing drills more – anything to give him the competitive edge that would translate into a scholarship. And it did. Closing out his senior year, Joey had roughly 50-60 offers to play college football. He chose Furman University in Greenville, SC after stepping foot on their campus and feeling uniquely right at home, and spent the next five years there excelling both on and off the field. Joey graduated in 2014 with his BBA, eager to take on the workforce.

Thanks to his parents, who have served as essential factors in Joey’s educational and athletic successes, he always knew he would have a career in communications. Experiencing his parents’ career growth in both the real estate and car industries, his path to sales came as no surprise. 

But, it took him time to make it to us here at DMC Atlanta. Joey first had to experience the growing pains of being stunted professionally in a different industry. After five years in the restaurant field, serving as high as a restaurant manager, Joey found himself capped with no room for growth. It was then he realized he needed a career path with no glass ceiling and found himself interviewing with DMC. 

Attracted to the room for growth and our company’s “why statement,” Joey knew that if he put in the work, it would be a matter of time before he hit his goals. In the months since his start, Joey states that he finds himself more self-confident and that his position as an Account Manager has helped to improve everything from his ability to build personal relationships to his social interactions. Similar to football, Joey prepares, practices, participates, and performs. He delivers for our client week after week, establishing himself as a reliable, team-oriented contender both on and off the field. 

By the close of 2020, Joey foresees himself looking at new market options for our client, prepping DMC for further expansion outside of Atlanta. With his athletic mentality, we see nothing short of that happening for him. He cites “people inside the office are so willing to help you and genuinely want to see you grow. It’s incredible.”

Beyond work, Joey is a big family guy who loves to spend time with his dog and girlfriend watching any Marvel or Harry Potter movie he can get his hands on. An earnest go-getter with sights set on winning, we know that whatever Joey puts his mind to, he’ll accomplish. And we can’t wait to witness it. 

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Julia Copeland

Human Resources Recruiter

Julia was born in Iowa, but her dad's job moved her family out to the suburbs of north Atlanta. From there, her love for lemonade and the word "Y'all" grew.

Adam Dorfman

President & CEO

Adam founded DMC Atlanta in 2003. He is a bourbon and food snob who loves his family and live music. He is also a proud "Headblade" proponent.

Leon Butts

Account Manager

Leon was born in Bayamon, Puerto Rico and raised by a single mother with 17 siblings. Leon has always had a competitive spirit and a natural when it came to athletics, especially wrestling.

Andres Campanucci


"The Nucci" is a native of Buenos Aires, Argentina. If you don't like him, it's you, not him.  He's awesome.

Kenneth Burke

Account Manager

Ken was born and raised in upstate New York, and his true personality is just as colorful and awesome as part of his upbringing, where he worked with traveling carnivals!

Alethea Burke


Alethea was born in Alaska, spent most of her childhood in Florida, but claims Atlanta as her home. Occasionally Adam hides in her hair when Jenna is being really loud.

Austin Owen


Austin was born and raised in Atlanta. He has traveled the US in search of the perfect protein shake.

Jenna Huss

VP of Development

Jenna is DMC Atlanta's VP of development. She is one of the smartest people we know, but she has no idea how loud she is.

Shilan Parham


Shilan was born and raised in Iran, moved to China, and lived there for 8 years. She always had a dream to move to the United States, as it is the land of opportunity.

Tia Maiello

Human Resources Recruiter

Tia grew up in a tiny town in Upstate New York and loves being a part of DMC Atlanta's growth. We love it when she says "calendar."  

Chris Auwarter


Chris grew up in a small town in NY and runs an office in Dallas, TX.  He is a proud Cleveland Browns Fan.  Seriously.  He is.

Ganessa Pickens

Assistant Manager

Ganessa is from Riverside, CA, but we are slowly converting her to sweet tea.  She has mastered the non-duckface selfie.

Adam McNally


Adam  was born in Washington D.C. and grew up in a small town in southern Maryland. He loves this business because it's purely based on performance.

Sofin Rajwani

Account Manager

Sofin was born and raised in India, then made his way to the States to further his education. He loves to dance and is often seen busting a move around the office here at DMC Atlanta! 

Dan Bazuin


Dan was raised in a northern Michigan, runs an office in Detroit, and has the nickname "Bear Claw." Dan joined our team after a couple of years in the NFL. 

Mike Figueroa


Mike was born in New York, NY but raised in Atlanta, GA and attended the State University of West Georgia.

Rae Stafford

Human Resources Manager

Rae has been a part of the DMC Atlanta team since 2012. She is head of HR and has an unnatural love of queso.

Chad Harpole


Chad Harpole started in the company in Austin, TX.

Savanah Hart

Human Resources Recruiter

Savanah is an Atlanta native who graduated from Valdosta State.  If you thank her for something, you will immediately know she worked at Chick-Fil-A

Michael Cosper


Michael was raised south of Atlanta. He is a rabid UGA fan who runs our team in Nashville with his wife, Vianca. Go Dawgs!