Ty Whitaker, co-founder and CEO of The Abbi Agency, plays key roles in growth of the Reno-based PR, creative and digital firm. Its nearly 300 percent annual growth and revenues that top $2.5 million a year demand Mr. Whitaker’s visionary leadership and skillful management of thousands of details every day. His focus: Creation of a solid, sustainable business organization that allows the firm’s freewheeling creativity to thrive on behalf of clients across the U.S. Trained as a scientist, Whitaker has made the challenging transition from his start as an entrepreneur who personally juggled many responsibilities to become a CEO who leads a team of managers. He shares his experience and insights with industry peers nationwide as one of nine hand-selected members of the National Marketing Forum of Entrepreneurs Organization.