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Who We Are


Reimagine Your Communications

Your company’s mission is to make a profit and a positive impact. Our mission is to provide you with the strategy, business development, and communications to scale your growth and impact for good.

Get equipped with the right tools to amplify and elevate your brand and achieve your goals. 


As you expand your sustainable business practices, corporate responsibility, and philanthropy to leverage your business

as a force for good — we're ready to imagine with you.

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Our Experience


We partner with incredible businesses and people who make a difference — leaders growing their companies with vision. Through business development and communications, we serve clients in industries, including education, medical, financial, telecommunications, and technology. Established in 2008, Imagine Consulting has achieved results for clients, including:

  • Guiding business development communications for Optiva's mission-driven initiatives and achievements, such as the TM Forum Excellence in Serving People and Planet with partner lifecell Ukraine

  • Creating the development and communications strategy for The University of Tampa’s capital campaign; engaging stakeholders, including university leadership, partners, and donors, raising over $160 million

  • Developing strategy, programs, and stakeholder communications for the Love, Hope & Pizza campaign with Hungry Howie’s Restaurant and National Breast Cancer Foundation, exceeding campaign fundraising goals annually

  • Training member organizations at the Nonprofit Leadership Center of Tampa Bay to transform their digital development methodologies and increase the achievement of their missions, fundraising, and donor partnerships

  • Coordinating and generating national stakeholder engagement for the U.S. Chamber of  Commerce Foundation and its policy, education, and economic studies “The Path Forward:  Improving Opportunities for African-American Students” and “Enterprising States Innovate"

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Misann Ellmaker

Founder & President

Imagine Consulting

Misann is a business development and communications consultant with a proven track record and more than 20 years of experience. She is the founder and president of Imagine Consulting and serves as client Optiva's Head of Communications. Previously, she was an executive with Major League Baseball, where she advised CEOs and executive leadership, built programs and teams, and created business development and communications strategies to achieve business growth. Her achievements in that role included:

  • Co-founding Minor League Baseball Charities, acting as a public spokesperson, and developing campaign initiatives, raising over $50 million annually

  • Launching business development and communications strategy for new Major League Baseball digital network, resulting in increased traffic of 680%

  • Directing licensing program development, resulting in growth, partnerships, and revenue increase from $2 million to $40 million

When Major League Baseball offered Misann a promotion to become a VP with a move to NYC, as a single mom, she chose her family. In 2008, she became an entrepreneur and launched her consultancy. Now, Imagine Consulting celebrates its 15th anniversary!

Giving Back

Committed to our community, it is a privilege for us to volunteer with and support: 

  • World Central Kitchen

  • Great American Teach-In

  • Pinellas County Schools

  • Girl Scouts of America

  • Blessings in a Backpack

  • The Humane Society 

  • The Spring of Tampa Bay

  • St. Jude Marathon Heroes


"We greatly benefited from Misann's messaging and content strategy to improve our communications. She was also outstanding at coordinating our corporate communications and partnership with the Miami Marlins."


Case Studies


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