Creative. In your world.

Our clients expect us to be smart in their world.

As they get more and more sophisticated in their outreach efforts, they continually challenge us to deliver innovative strategies and creative opportunities to make them compellingly unique.

It's what we do. It's our sweet spot.

Creative problem solving around complex, intangible professional services requires a discipline that's as unique as the clients we represent:

  • super regional financial corporations
  • community banks
  • corporate law firms
  • urbanism & development
  • professional service firms
  • state and local issue-advocacy

  • Suffice to say, experience alone won't cut it, if strategy and creative don't keep pace. That's where we excel. It's the edge we provide our clients.

    Corporate experience. Agency perspective.

    We invite you to meet the principals and associates dedicated to producing results in your world.

  • Bart Alder, President, Creative Director
  • Rene Shouse, Senior Vice President, COO
  • Jean Smith, Comptroller
  • Kellen Alder, Studio Art Director
  • Serena Barry, Public Relations Director
  • Lesa Alder, Account Services
  • John Linthicum, Technology and Systems Director

  • Other creative associates of Alder & Associates are award-winning producers, designers, writers, media pros and web 2.0 specialists. Allow us to empower you with the best creative team and thought leaders within our world, to go to work for you in yours.

    Clients & Work

    Our client list and industry experience:


  • Union First Market Bank
  • Northern Neck State Bank
  • Rapahannock National Bank
  • SunTrust Banks
  • Crestar Financial Corp.
  • Michigan National Bank Corp.

  • Law

  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • Jenkens & Gilchrist LLP
  • The Centre for Information Policy Leadership
  • ProWorkplace (Labor & Employment consulting)
  • Water Policy Institute

  • Urbanism / Development

  • Hathaway Tower Condominiums
  • American Dream Homes of Virginia
  • Rocketts Landing
  • Cold Storage Condominiums
  • Rosegill / Historic River Country
  • The Villages of Gloucester
  • St. Clair Metropolitan Planning Commission

  • Advocacy

  • Tri-Cities Hotels (military lobby)
  • Hopewell Chamber of Commerce
  • Albemarle County (Power plant zoning)
  • Shockoe Bottom Baseball
  • Rosegill (zoning)

  • Professional Services

  • Nelsen Funeral Home & Crematory
  • Daejin America (US/Korean Floor Manufacturer)
  • Turnstone Investigative Group
  • Guarantee Insurance Resources (TPA)

  • Got a question?

    Call us. (804) 775-2184 or email us.