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We fight the good fight, and marketing is our weapon

SGA’s first office was a kitchen counter, where President Stephen Groner would eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches every day for lunch. After working for nine years as an environmental engineer at the County of Los Angeles, Stephen took a chance. He left to launch a one-man marketing firm that aimed to make a difference.

Sixteen years later, power lunches have replaced PB & J, and SGA has grown from one guy with a dream into a nationally recognized team of marketing specialists.

With backgrounds in environmental engineering, public policy, journalism, applied psychology, graphic design and social media, our staff combines creative communication skills with an in-depth understanding of environmental issues to build comprehensive marketing and public education campaigns that meet the specific needs of our clients and the communities we work in.

Throughout it all, we’ve remained true to SGA’s original mission: We still keep a jar of peanut butter in the kitchen and we never stop working to make a difference.



Surveying and Research


Community Engagement

Graphic Design

Strategic Planning

Online Media

Web Design

Media Relations


6 rules we work by

Be curious.
Read, listen, ask questions and try things outside of your comfort zone. From book clubs to lunchtime salons, SGA never stops learning.

Take initiative.
Go the extra mile to make a project shine. That little extra is the secret to SGA’s success.

Have fun.
It’s the best antidote to stress. We’re fond of happy hours and potlucks.

Cultivate passion.
Don’t just care about what you do. Know why you do it. We are a triple bottom line company: people, profits, planet.

Make an impact.
Whatever you do, make it matter. At SGA, our ROI is a better world.

Work together.
A team is stronger than the sum of its parts. SGA’s staff is made up of individuals that bring different skills, talents and backgrounds to the table.

stephen-gronerStephen Groner

Rachel Dowd

Carolina Gonzalez

Whitney Schmucker

Adam Quinn

Thomas Kim

Paloma Rosenbaum

Samantha Concetti

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