Tom Ortega

Chief Creative Officer & Partner

Tom is responsible for all creative ideation, production and the integration of creative concepts within digital and public relations tactics at RIESTER Rx.His healthcare marketing experience is vast including pharmaceuticals, OTC products, medical devices, hospitals, physician groups and public health organizations.Most recently Tom led the creative campaigns to promote national COVID-19 vaccinations and mask-wearing for the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials and to launch the national Sickle Cell Disease market shaping campaign for Global Blood Therapeutics.RIESTER Rx has earned numerous creative honors under Tom’s direction, including; Communications Arts Annuals, Graphis, Mercury Radio Awards, AdWeek’s “Top 50 Commercials” and national Addy Awards. 

Tom earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Advertising from Texa Tech University.He also studied Painting and Drawing at North Texas State University and completed the McCann-Erickson Management Program at Columbia University.Tom has been awarded both “Copywriter of the Year” and “Creative Director of the Year” by the American Advertising Federation.He also is a painter and sculptor, whose work has been shown in galleries and museums in Arizona, Texas, Colorado, France, Mexico and Bulgaria.