The Media West team combines passion with a sincere commitment to deliver a successful, cost-effective, meaningful experience to our clients and their audiences. Our experienced, professional team delivers dedication and unparalleled service.

Every client. Every event. Every time.

Our Senior Team

MICHAEL KUNTZ
CEO

Mike directs Media West corporate operations, client relations, vendor selection and oversight, budgeting and project execution. He has over 20 years of event production experience and is passionate about the technical components of Media West events to deliver the WOW every single time.   He oversees equipment contracting and specification, labor management, CAD drawings, and venue logistics. Mike loves backpacking, cycling, playing golf, and watching his boys play baseball.

TRICIA SCHNEIDER
PRESIDENT

Tricia oversees Media West client relations, company sales and marketing. She has over 20 years of corporate and sport production experience and is responsible for the venue and sport partnerships. She also specializes in event management and is responsible for the oversight of all production elements for corporate, special and game day events for The Dallas Cowboys, AT&T Stadium, and The Dallas Star. When she has free time, Tricia loves watching her kids play soccer and traveling with both sides of her family.

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JOHN SAMFORD
BOARD OF DIRECTORS

John has over 30 years experience in event production, marketing, promotions and public relations. He founded Media West in 1985, and remains a strong voice and a valued member of the Media West team.

RHONDA HOPPER
CFO

Rhonda has over 15 years of experience in finance and treasury management. She keeps the Media West financial wheels firmly on track with her excellent analytical and problem-solving skills. Rhonda enjoys working in her garden and time at the lake, and loves being involved in her daughter’s sports and activities.

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SHANNON SUMMERS
CMO

Shannon heads Media West marketing and communications, as well as long term planning, growth strategy, integrated brand marketing and PR programs.  With 20 years experience with companies like Mary Kay, American Airlines, Verizon and Subway, Shannon is poised to help Media West reach its growth goals.  In her spare time, Shannon is active in the community and sits on the Boards of Directors for 3 area nonprofits and loves to watch her boys play hockey, football and basketball.

JOE HARTMAN
SENIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

An industry veteran with 30 years’ experience, Joe has event production expertise, as well as an impeccable reputation for building trusted, collaborative relationships with meeting planners and event producers worldwide. He is an expert in event management and production as well as new business development, client relationship management and team leadership. His clients trust him to provide highly responsive, fully accountable guidance and support before, during and after every event.

MIRANDA SAMFORD
SENIOR OPERATIONS MANAGER

Miranda is Media West’s “utility player,” having been a part of the company in various roles for 18 years. She is currently responsible for Media West operations at AT&T Stadium for Dallas Cowboys home games and assists our CFO by creating and implementing customer accounting solutions. In her free time, Miranda loves to travel. If she’s not on a trip, she’s probably planning one!