BerlinRosen's strategic communications and creative services professionals come to the table with deep experience in crafting messages for winning campaigns. Our principals got their start as campaign strategists, and that's the mindset we bring to your priorities: we leverage decades of experience working in newsrooms and on campaigns to deliver for our clients.
Jonathan Rosen is a Principal and Co-Founder of BerlinRosen and heads up the firm’s strategic communications and media relations practice. In that capacity, he serves as senior communications strategist and advisor to CEOs, organizations and brands across the United States and Canada.
In 2005, Jonathan co-founded BerlinRosen with Valerie Berlin. Together, they built the company from a two-person start-up to a team of more than 170 professionals in New York, Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles. The firm was recently named the #1 most powerful public relations firm in the United States in the Observer’s annual PR Power 50 ranking.
Jonathan has been recognized for his work as a strategist and crisis counselor by PRWeek and Crain’s New York Business – named to both publications 40 Under 40 lists as one of the youngest CEOs in the public relations industry.
A graduate of NYU School of Law, Jonathan also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Brooklyn Museum, Congregation Beth Elohim and the Federal Defenders of New York.
Jonathan lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn with his wife, Debbie, and their two young children.
A Managing Director at BerlinRosen, Alex Navarro-McKay is a veteran war room strategist who manages BerlinRosen’s campaign consulting and creative services group. His work focuses on campaigns for political and advocacy clients – building plans to win and developing paid media – direct mail, radio, TV and digital media. At BerlinRosen, Alex has been the lead consultant for more than four dozen winning statewide, congressional, state legislative and local campaigns.
Prior to Berlin Rosen, Alex helped shape and implement communications and policy strategy for national, state and local political campaigns. He has worked closely with unions and grassroots groups to advance issue campaigns, independent expenditures and ballot initiatives. His diverse background includes the practice of law, service on the staff of the New York City Council, and work with a national polling firm.
Alex lives with his wife Kate and children, Avi and Eliora, in Park Slope. He serves on the board of the NYC Arts in Education Roundtable and as treasurer for the advisory board of the St. Mary’s Boys Secondary School in Nyeri, Kenya.
Michael Rabinowitz-Gold is the managing director of BerlinRosen’s New York office – overseeing the firm’s Tech, Corporate, Real Estate and Non-Profits practices and a team of over 30 communicators. A veteran campaign manager and strategist, Mike's diverse background gives him a detailed understanding of complex communications challenges for a diverse array of clients.
At BerlinRosen, Mike leads the firm’s work for clients as diverse as Samsung Electronics America, CitiFintech, Eastern Power Generating Company and many New York-based nonprofit organizations.
Prior to joining the firm, Mike was a campaign manager and communicator on numerous political campaigns, helped manage political operations for major unions and handled complex policy issues in state government. Mike lives in Brooklyn with his wife Elana and their twin daughters, Sophie and Ella.
The Managing Director of BerlinRosen’s National division, Andy McDonald is a trusted strategist with deep experience leading communications for diverse national organizations on high priority campaigns and initiatives.
At BerlinRosen, Andy partners with labor unions on major organizing, legislative and political campaigns and develops successful issue advocacy campaign strategies for clients seeking to reform the criminal justice system, lower prescription drug prices and increase political participation in communities of color.
Before joining BerlinRosen, he worked at The Pew Charitable Trusts, guiding advocacy campaigns on issues including state fiscal policy and the economy, sentencing and corrections reform, and investment in children. Andy spent eight years at SEIU leading communications for the national Justice for Janitors campaign and other major organizing and legislative campaigns. He previously served as Press Secretary to the late U.S. Senator Paul Wellstone (D-Minnesota).
Raised in West Philadelphia, Andy remains loyal to Philly sports teams. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife Sarah, daughter Lulu and son Parke.
Stephanie Mueller is an Executive Vice President in the national issue advocacy practice and head of the firm's Washington, DC office. She brings her close to 20 years of experience managing political and issue advocacy communications to a range of clients from the Brennan Center for Justice to Advocates for Youth to the Southern Environmental Law Center. She offers guidance in every aspect of a communications campaign, with specific experience in media training and managing a crisis, and also provides strategic counsel to clients working to advance a clean energy future.
Stephanie's most recent experience was as a senior communications official in the Obama administration. As Press Secretary for US Energy Secretary Steven Chu, she led a communications operation focused on building support from the public, elected officials, and stakeholders through traditional and new media for the administration’s clean energy priorities. She joined the Energy Department after serving as Colorado Communications Director for the first Obama presidential campaign. Her previous experience includes directing political and legislative communications for a union, leading the press work for a pro-choice association of physicians and clinic staff, and managing a congressional campaign.
The member of an all-female musical comedy group in college, and daughter of a costume designer, Stephanie loves movies (particularly comedies) and the theater. She lives in DC with her husband Matt, their daughter Nora, and their pug Mochi.
An Executive Vice President at BerlinRosen, Jeremy Soffin is a skilled strategist and writer, with deep experience in real estate, government, technology, and transit. Jeremy leads BerlinRosen's real estate development and infrastructurework in its New York Public Affairs practice, guiding clients that range from leading developers Two Trees Management, Forest City Ratner Companies, SL Green and The Durst Organization to innovators like Sidewalk Labs, Cornell Tech and Motivate.
Prior to joining the firm, Jeremy was the head spokesman for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), where he consolidated the MTA’s six agency press offices into one, streamlining and overseeing all communications for the $13 billion organization. He was a Vice President at the Regional Plan Association before joining the MTA.
A soccer fanatic who’s been to live matches in 14 countries, Jeremy currently lives in Maplewood with his wife Lauren and their three children.
An Executive Vice President at BerlinRosen, Lynsey Kryzwick is a campaign strategist specializing in media relations and campaign management with experience in labor, politics and policy, real estate, health care, women’s rights and international relations. Leading the firm's labor practice and team, Lynsey works with a number of active organizing and legislative campaigns, including the Fight for $15, and previously with OUR Walmart and earned sick days and family leave insurance campaigns. A third-generation Pennsylvanian, Lynsey also leads the firm’s work in the Keystone state, where she works with labor, environmentalists and community organizations.
Prior to joining the firm, Lynsey was deputy communications director for SEIU 32BJ, where she led communications efforts on organizing, contract, political, legislative and member mobilization campaigns in Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut, New Jersey and other East Coast states. Lynsey also worked to increase women’s political participation globally as a program officer at the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI).
Lynsey is an aspiring yogini who has lived, traveled and worked in countries in the Middle East, South Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America.
Josh Cook is a veteran digital strategist who leads BerlinRosen’s digital consulting group. Josh’s experience covers state, national and international politics, public affairs, philanthropy, labor and non-profit organizations.
Prior to joining BerlinRosen, Josh was a Managing Director at CLS Strategies in Washington, DC where he developed digital strategies for regulatory and public affair campaigns and advised political candidates and parties on three continents.
In 2012, Josh served as the Pennsylvania Digital Director for President Obama’s re-election campaign. He helped mobilize thousands of volunteers and voters through creative online engagement efforts and built one of the largest state social media followings for President Obama in the country. Josh has also led digital strategy for elected officials and organizations including former U.S. Senator Russ Feingold and Progressives United.
Josh lives with his wife Anna in Park Slope, Brooklyn.
An Executive Vice President with BerlinRosen’s Digital practice, Alex oversees a variety of advocacy, labor, non-profit, social impact and philanthropy client engagements at the firm.
Alex joined BerlinRosen from Burness, where he founded and grew the digital and creative team and led high-profile digital campaigns on health care, climate change, and higher education. He has advised major foundations and changemakers, including the Gates Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Aspen Institute.
Alex brings deep experience in creating digital content—websites, videos, events, interactives—and driving action through social campaigns, influencers, advertising, email, and partnerships.
Alex lives in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn with his wife Bria and their son Julien.
Dan Levitan is an Executive Vice President at BerlinRosen and a veteran of policy and campaign fights waged across New York. Dan works with BerlinRosen’s political, advocacy and institutional clients to seamlessly combine traditional and new media to communicate complex ideas effectively. His recent work includes clients ranging from New Yorkers for de Blasio, where he served as Mayor de Blasio’s lead campaign spokesperson to Samsung Electronics America, Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs, and Coalition for the Homeless.
Before joining BerlinRosen, Dan served as Communications Director at the Working Families Party in New York, where he managed strategic communications combining earned, paid and social media for dozens of candidate and legislative campaigns. Prior to joining the WFP, Dan was an organizer for SEIU and the CWA.
Jennifer Caban is the Head of Finance at Berlin Rosen.
Prior to joining BerlinRosen, Jennifer was the Director of Finance at Studio 6, the production arm of Havas Worldwide, where she was responsible for the financial management of three offices. Before that she was the Finance Director for Spring Studios and Tag Worldwide where she built out the finance department for each of their US offices. Her experience also includes 13 years at SS+K, an integrated communications agency.
Jennifer currently lives in Montclair, New Jersey with her husband and two children and enjoys dabbling in encaustic and fiber art.
Caitlin Offinger is BerlinRosen's Senior Vice President of Growth. Caitlin leverages her years of experience in business development, marketing and political campaigns to direct new client engagement strategies and firm marketing initatives. Her work covers the breadth of BerlinRosen's offerings including Tech, Advocacy, Real Estate, Legal and Crisis Communications, Digital and Campaigns and Creative Services.
Prior to joining BerlinRosen, Caitlin managed business development at American Express and the Podesta Group for a diverse set of non-profit organizations, foundations, Fortune 500 corporations, trade groups and governments. She has directed fundraising for top national Democratic Party committees, members and candidates, served as a senior member on the finance team of a congressional candidate and coordinated special projects for the 2008 Obama campaign in Pennsylvania.
Caitlin lives in Brooklyn with her wife Julia and is a graduate of Amherst College where she majored in Political Science and Spanish. She began her career co-founding a Spanish language institute for American students in Mendoza, Argentina.
Danny Massey brings two decades of experience as a journalist, communications strategist and organizer to BerlinRosen’s National Issue Advocacy Practice. He helps lead the firm’s work on labor campaigns and issues, working with SEIU, the UAW, the UFCW and the National Employment Law Project, among other organizations. He has played a leading role on the Fight for $15, a campaign that has changed the politics of the country and turned a $15 wage from “absurdly ambitious to mainstream in the span of a few years,” according to The Washington Post.
Prior to BerlinRosen, Danny was a senior reporter at Crain’s New York Business, where his reporting on social, economic, political and sports issues helped set the agenda in the city and earned him a place on City & State’s 2011 list of rising stars. An award-winning journalist, Danny’s writing has also appeared in The New York Times, Newsweek, Salon, Newsday, The Newark Star-Ledger and The New York Daily News. He has appeared as a commentator on PBS, NPR, FOX, NBC and NY1. Danny lived for two years in South Africa and in 2010 published his first book, Under Protest, on the role South Africa’s first black university played in the country’s liberation movement.
He was born in Washington Heights, raised in the Bronx and is a long-suffering Mets fan.
Sara Joseph is a former TV producer turned public relations powerhouse. A Senior Vice President at BerlinRosen in its Real Estate Practice, Sara heads up Hospitality and Lifestyle work. Her clients include TWA Hotel at JFK, Waldorf Astoria New York, The Alexandrian and Morrison House Hotels (Marriott Autograph Collection), Wythe Hotel, GFI (developers of Ace, Nomad and The Beekman Hotels), Silverstein Properties, Madison Realty Capital’s Whale Building, Sunset Park and Union Crossing and VH1 Save the Music. Prior to joining BerlinRosen, Sara was a Senior Vice President at Current Marketing where she opened and established the agency’s New York office and led its Travel & Tourism business. Prior to Current, she spent a decade with Weber Shandwick in its Travel & Lifestyle Practice. From launching new brand identities and opening hotels to negotiating multi-million dollar integration deals and counseling clients in times of crisis, Sara has an expansive view into developing strategic programs for clients. A few have included Singapore Airlines, IHG, Marriott International, Omni Hotels, Fontainebleau Miami Beach, The Setai Miami Beach, Club Med, Celebrity Cruises and Greater Miami and the Beaches.
Based in Los Angeles, Nicole Kolinsky is a Senior Vice President on the BerlinRosen Cities & Real Estate team. With a background in government communications, urban planning and public policy, Nicole advises BerlinRosen's real estate, design, and economic development clients on profile building, message development and strategic communications planning. Nicole has guided top firms and industry leaders such as SL Green for One Vanderbilt, MCR Development for the TWA Hotel, Two Trees Management, and The Durst Organization. Nicole is also a co-director of BerlinRosen’s real estate marketing platform Maiden+John.
Prior to joining BerlinRosen, Nicole was the Director of Public Affairs at the Alliance for Downtown New York, the organization that manages New York City's largest business improvement district. At the Downtown Alliance, Nicole developed and executed effective traditional and digital communications strategies designed to advance Lower Manhattan as a premier mixed-use central business district. Before the Downtown Alliance, she served as senior press officer for New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn.
A New Orleans native, Nicole graduated from Tufts University and received a Masters in Urban Planning from New York University.
A former Emmy-winning television news veteran, Andrew Friedman offers a rare combination of senior-level legal, criminal and political/government communications experience and an extensive journalism background that enables him to manage whatever clients throw at him.
Prior to joining BerlinRosen’s New York Public Affairs practice, Friedman was the Deputy Communications Director for the New York State Attorney General. He managed the office’s press strategy for several high-profile complex litigation efforts, including a well-publicized subpoena fight with Airbnb, an innovative antitrust suit against pharmaceutical giant Actavis, a cutting-edge legal battle against the high-frequency trading policies of Barclays PLC and a $40M lawsuit against Donald Trump. In these cases and dozens more, Friedman designed a communications strategy that supported the litigation teams’ needs. The resulting press coverage has been seen everywhere from the front page of The New York Times and the New York Law Journal to ABC’s “Good Morning America,” the “CBS Evening News,” dozens of cable news shows and the pages of Vanity Fair.
Named a “Rising Star” by City & State, Friedman also directed press strategy for the office’s entire Criminal Division, including the Financial Crimes and Public Integrity Bureaus as well as the Organized Crime Task Force. He handled the messaging around the arrest and indictment of several elected officials, the executive director of the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty (“Met Council”) and a host of other prominent figures. He has also directed the communications strategy on prosecutions of more traditional criminal enterprises, including international drug pipelines and gun trafficking rings, successfully balancing the unique restrictions that criminal prosecutions often have on press strategy (grand jury secrecy, for example) with the constant flow of information needed to generate positive press coverage over a prolonged period of time.
Friedman joined the Attorney General’s office after a successful career in the ultra-competitive world of television news. After stints with NBC and FOX, he joined WCBS-TV, the flagship station of CBS News. He drove the station’s coverage of nearly every major story over a dozen years, from crisis situations like the Newtown school massacre and Hurricane Sandy to the 2008 financial crisis to major government and political corruption scandals and election cycles. A winner of several news Emmy awards, he brings an unusually sharp insight into the inner-workings of any newsroom and a rolodex that spans local and national television, major print outlets and the ever-growing universe of web-based opinion makers.
Roman Levit, a Senior Vice President in BerlinRosen's campaign and creative services division, specializes in campaign strategy and direct mail. Roman's long and deep experience as a campaign manager and consultant informs his work on campaigns across the country. He is point for the firm on our political work in Maryland, Missouri and Texas.
Before becoming a consultant, Roman managed campaigns in Georgia, Minnesota and Virginia, he served as Chief of Staff to Congressman John Barrow and was the Deputy National Development Director for the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).
Roman lives in Rockville, MD with his wife Michelle and daughter Emma. He speaks Russian fluently.
A New York native and veteran of rural, suburban, and urban campaigns, Isaac has a keen understanding of what it takes to win as a Democrat in unfriendly terrain. Before joining Berlin Rosen, Isaac served as a general strategic consultant to Democratic candidates, campaign manager for Nassau County DA Madeline Singas's unexpected victory, for Rep. Steve Israel's 2014 reelection campaign, and as field director for US Senator Joe Donnelly's surprise 2012 victory.
A graduate of Claremont McKenna College, Isaac is well known for his passion for searching for Lonely Planet chapters for far flung places he wants to visit, but that's only when the Yankees game isn't on.
A Senior Vice President at BerlinRosen, Samantha Lasky has two decades of experience working for non- and for-profits. Samantha previously was Director of Communications & Marketing for AT&T’s corporate social responsibility initiatives and covered issues including education, veterans, cyberbullying, and the environment. She has also worked at The Pew Charitable Trusts, where she supported the strategic communications efforts of projects ranging from economic mobility and consumer finance to the federal deficit and debt. As an independent consultant for more than six years prior to Pew, her clients included those focusing on entrepreneurship, health care, and mental health. In addition, Samantha has worked on two political campaigns and held positions at Ketchum Public Relations, Baxter Healthcare Corporation, the Health Industry Manufacturers Association (formerly HIMA, now AdvaMed), and Medtronic, Inc.
Samantha is a member of the NationSwell Council. She has served on the Board of Directors for DC SAFE, Inc., an organization that serves over 5,000 victims of domestic violence annually in Washington, DC and is the former Board Chair. Samantha has a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh and an MBA from the University of Michigan.
With over 15 years of experience in the television industry, Jessica has a passion for storytelling and a pulse on the news cycle. As BerlinRosen’s Senior Vice President for Broadcast Strategy, she oversees booking our clients on TV by tapping a deep network of contacts in television news and utilizing her knowledge of the media landscape.
Her work at BerlinRosen has helped secure broadcast coverage for campaigns such as Families Belong Together and the Fight for $15, highlighting the movements changing our world and the people behind them.
Prior to joining the firm, Jessica was Senior Editorial Producer for Katie Couric and Bianna Golodryga at Yahoo News and an Editorial Producer at Katie Couric’s talk show, Katie, and ABC News’ 20/20.
Jessica hails from Long Island, NY (pronounced Lawn-Guyland) and is a graduate of The George Washington University where she studied English and Journalism. She lives in Manhattan with her husband and their two daughters.
A Senior Vice President in BerlinRosen’s national issue advocacy practice, Shantha Susman brings over a decade of experience developing and implementing communications strategies for nonprofits and campaigns focused on immigrant rights, voter engagement, reproductive rights, comprehensive community change efforts, and education policy.
Shantha came to BerlinRosen from PolicyLink, a national institute advancing economic and social equity, where she was the Associate Director for Communications. Prior to that, she directed a voter engagement nonprofit in Oakland, California, served as the editor-in-chief of a literary journal, and provided communications and campaign assistance to a variety of local issue and candidate campaigns throughout California.
A native New Yorker, Shantha has an MFA in creative writing, a weakness for soup dumplings, and an enthusiasm for yoga, dance, and public parks. She lives in Brooklyn with her partner, Brandt.
Katharine brings over ten years of marketing and communications experience to her role at BerlinRosen, helping clients build their brands, engage with target audiences, and deliver effective messaging where and when it counts. Her clients include Forest City Ratner Companies and Macklowe Properties.
Before joining BerlinRosen, Katharine was Vice President of Marketing for CipherHealth, a healthcare tech firm, and Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for Group Gordon, a communications firm located in New York City. In both capacities, she led successful re-brands, developed robust marketing and communications programs, and transitioned the firms from start-up to growth phase.
Katharine is a New Jersey native, lives in Brooklyn, and loudly and proudly supports Boston sports teams - Go Pats.
Matt is a Senior Vice President at BerlinRosen who helps our clients communicate effectively with their constituencies, opinion leaders and the general public. Whether by building coalitions, creating social media engagement plans or managing grassroots organizing campaigns, Matt tailors communication strategies using tools that maximize reach and persuade our clients’ targets.
Before joining BerlinRosen, Matt managed political campaigns for candidates at federal, state and local levels and oversaw independent expenditures for races targeted by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
A Senior Vice President on our Campaigns and Creative Services team based in our Los Angeles office, Erica Prosser develops direct mail, media, and messaging campaigns for candidates from local and mayoral races to targeted congressional races and presidential campaigns, as well as for independent expenditure campaigns for some of the largest national labor and Democratic advocacy organizations.
In addition to spending the last 15 years as a polling, direct mail, and media consultant, Erica has also been on the ground–working in field, communications, and as a manager on campaigns at every level. Erica also served as the first Communications Director for Annie’s List, which helps elect Democratic women candidates in Texas, as a Legislative Director in the Texas State House and as a senior advisor to advocacy campaigns for reproductive justice and women’s health issues. Erica serves on committees and has done trainings and panels for numerous organizations including the American Association of Political Consultants, EMILY’s List, Emerge, and state and local party organizations.
A Pennsylvania native and adopted Texan, Erica and her husband Chebon currently live in Los Angeles along with their dog, Nittany.
A Vice President at BerlinRosen, Jen Shykula is an experienced campaign strategist and organizer. Jen knows how to build winning coalitions and mobilize the grassroots on behalf of our clients. In the New York Public Affairs practice, she manages advocacy campaigns for clients including the Stuyvesant Town-Peter Cooper Village Tenants Association, the Regional Plan Association and the Campaign for Children.
Prior to joining the firm, Jen was the Organizing Director for the Washington DC local of UNITE HERE, where she directed citywide contract campaigns and successfully led UNITE HERE’s largest organizing drive at a non-casino hotel in 20 years. She was Deputy Director of Organizing at the New York Hotel Trades Council before relocating to DC to organize a citywide hotel strike during the 2005 Inauguration.
A recovering bunhead, Jen left home at 14 to train at one of the country’s top ballet schools. Today she has the rare distinction of being equally at home with a bullhorn as she is at the ballet.
Elizabeth Brennan is a Vice President based in Los Angeles. Elizabeth brings more than 15 years of experience leading campaign communications, media relations and digital strategy in California and nationally to BerlinRosen’s national issue advocacy practice. She helps BerlinRosen clients break through, shape the narrative and change public policy on issues including youth justice reform, labor contract and organizing campaigns and protecting California’s natural beauty and environment.
After getting her start in the anti-sweatshop and Justice for Janitors movements, Elizabeth has worked on a diverse range of issues including worker rights, comprehensive immigration reform, healthcare, civil liberties and electoral campaigns. Leading communications for major labor unions in California, she helped expose human rights abuses in warehouses, built support for health care reforms and helped raise pay for low-wage workers. As communications director of the ACLU of Southern of California, Elizabeth drove local, state and national strategies to support federal lawsuits and advocacy campaigns on free speech, marriage equality, women’s issues and national security. She has deep experience working with California media, leading teams, and building skills and capacity.
A fourth generation San Franciscan, Elizabeth graduated from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. Elizabeth is a Master Food Preserver and in her spare time, she jams, pickles, ferments and teaches classes throughout Los Angeles.
Cathy Rought is a Vice President in the firm’s New York practice. Cathy brings to her clients more than a decade’s experience managing local, state and federal strategic communications campaigns. She helps technology, transportation, economic development, real estate and advocacy clients develop creative and multifaceted solutions to complex problems.
Prior to BerlinRosen, Cathy was a Principal at a leading Washington, DC lobbying firm where she developed integrated communications and government relations initiatives designed to resonate in Washington, DC. She also led grasstops campaigns in key congressional districts and states. Before that, she built the American Federation of Teachers-Wisconsin’s external and internal communications program during her time as Communications Director.
Cathy is from Philadelphia, was raised in New Jersey and has lived in Wisconsin and Washington, DC. She is a shameless Philadelphia Phillies and Green Bay Packers fan and is a third degree black belt in Sin Moo Hapkido and previously taught karate.
Erin Holin is a Vice President at BerlinRosen working in the firm’s Real Estate Practice. She is a strategic communicator who leverages her background in business and commercial real estate public relations to support the goals of her clients. Prior to joining BerlinRosen, Erin worked at the commercial real estate firm Savills Studley where she developed a keen understanding of the New York City real estate industry and a reputation for identifying unique market trends. She also previously worked for 1-800-Flowers.com and its family of brands where she supported a number of key initiatives including, product launches, social media campaigns, and corporate social responsibility programs.
She is a native Vermonter and currently resides in Freeport, New York where she relocated to after earning a degree in public relations from Hofstra University.
Jovana Rizzo is a Vice President on the New York Public Affairs team, handling communications for real estate, economic development, higher education and tech clients. Jovana works with clients on message development, strategic planning, profile building and crisis communications. Prior to joining BerlinRosen, Jovana spent three years as a spokesperson for the NYC Department of City Planning, under Commissioner Amanda Burden, communicating complex zoning proposals to the press. Jovana also wrote for The Real Deal, a popular real estate trade magazine in New York. Jovana is a native Brooklynite and a graduate of New York University.
Shruti Sehgal is a Vice President in BerlinRosen’s technology and consumer finance practice, where she leads business development efforts and client strategy for Samsung, Citi, General Assembly, in addition to other startups and companies. In December 2017, Shruti was named “Rising Star: Ten Most Powerful People in PR Under 30” by the New York Observer.
Prior to BerlinRosen, Shruti was a reporter at Vanity Fair magazine, covering business, culture and entertainment. She was also a political campaign manager during President Obama’s 2012 re-election year, overseeing the Patriotic Millionaires campaign, a group of wealthy Americans advocating for progressive tax and economic policies. Shruti is on the national diversity board and New York advisory board the New Leaders Council, the nation’s premiere political entrepreneurship program, and holds a B.A. from Columbia University.
Kate Atkinson is a Vice President at BerlinRosen leading clients in the Lifestyle and Real Estate practice. With extensive experience in the travel, style, arts/design, culture, technology and luxury arenas, she adds further depth to our robust team. She leads the team on Wythe Hotel, Brookfield Place and most recently on a campaign to raise awareness for U.S travel to Cuba with CREST Sustainable Travel through BerlinRosen client The Ford Foundation. She also led the team on the opening of Domino Park and works with Two Trees, Silverstein Properties, Madison Realty Capital, 92Y and The Alexandrian and Morrison House. Prior to joining BerlinRosen, Kate worked at DKC and launched 1 Hotel Brooklyn and implemented programs for The Setai Tel Aviv, Rockwell Group, Delta, VistaJet, NYLON Magazine and more. Kate brings an international view to her work having lived and worked in Sydney, London and New York, and her hospitality career has taken her all over the world to cities and far flung destinations from Tel Aviv to Thailand. Kate has extensive knowledge of brand partnerships and creative executions. Her international lifestyle and hospitality experience includes working with W Hotels, Morgans Hotel Group, Ian Schrager, Unlisted Collection Hotels, beats by Dre, QANTAS, Diageo, General Motors, Guess, Refinery 29 and more.
Laura Brandon is a Vice President in BerlinRosen's national issue advocacy practice in Washington, DC. Laura puts her experience on Capitol Hill and winning political campaigns to work on organizing, legislative and issue campaigns for labor unions and advocacy organizations.
Prior to joining BerlinRosen, Laura served as Deputy Press Secretary for the Obama campaign in Colorado, where she helped garner statewide attention for the work of the Obama Administration on issues from education to women's health to renewable energy. Before joining the campaign, she worked as Deputy Press Secretary in U.S. Senator Michael Bennet's Washington office, where she worked with national and Colorado media to help build a reputation for Sen. Bennet as a results-driven leader in the Senate. Laura also served in the press operation of Sen. Bennet's successful 2010 election.
A native of Washington, DC, Laura graduated from Syracuse University with a dual degree in newspaper journalism and political science.
Giovanna Vitale Sheerin is a Vice President in BerlinRosen’s national practice who manages media relations and strategic communications for labor and economic justice organizations and campaigns. She advises her clients including the Teamsters, plaintiffs’ law firm Cohen Milstein and the Communications Workers of America on sharp media strategies, powerful messages and effective campaign plans.
Giovanna joined BerlinRosen after managing publicity and national media outreach for multiple clients at Fenton, where she worked with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and TEDMED. Previously, Giovanna worked in health policy communications at Burness Communications in the Washington, DC area. She has worked on a number of political campaigns, including Obama for America’s 2008 Ohio operation and now Senator Chris Murphy’s first House race in Connecticut.
Giovanna is a Pennsylvania native who lives in Brooklyn. She loves bocce, yoga and all-things Bravo. She graduated Cum Laude from Emerson College where she studied marketing communication.
Jack Temple drives high-level media and messaging strategy for top labor and economic justice campaigns. He brings his clients top-tier strategic advice built on his experience as a press secretary, policy analyst and campaigner. Before joining the firm, Jack worked at the National Employment Law Project, where he supported campaigns to raise the minimum wage at the state and local level. He also directed press strategy for a range of labor, environmental, and consumer litigation efforts as senior deputy press secretary for the New York State Attorney General.
A proud native of the Midwest, Jack holds a B.A. from the University of Michigan and a M.A. from the University of Chicago.
Ximena Ramirez is a wizard with words and a guru for brands—with a deep passion for making the world a better place. She supervises copywriting for our political and campaign clients and leads our practice of developing and re-invigorating the brand identities of a diverse range of organizations.
Before joining BerlinRosen, she worked for the Center for Reproductive Rights, Girls Inc. of New York City and SARANKCO: Creative Studio.
A lifelong New Yorker, Ximena earned a bachelor of arts degree in communications with a minor in women’s studies from Boston College. She loves pizza and baking, and is crazy about her two adorable nephews and rescue pup, Teddy.
Janna Pea is a versatile and experienced communications strategist with expertise driving campaign strategy and raising the profile of movement leaders, cultural influencers and agenda-setting organizations. Janna leads narrative campaigns and thought-leadership programs for BerlinRosen across politics, culture and racial and economic justice. She has deep experience advising high profile clients in positioning and promotion in music, fashion and sports, and she is known for her calm navigation of crisis communications situations.
Janna’s experience includes raising the profiles for leaders of the Women’s March, Democratic strategist David Brock, Solange Knowles, former Teen Vogue Editor-In-Chief Elaine Welteroth and many more. She started her career working on Capitol Hill, and she led communications for game-changing national labor campaigns supporting workers’ rights in the retail industry.
In her spare time, Janna loves to travel and catch up on the latest Netflix shows. Janna graduated from The University of Alabama with a degree in journalism and received a master’s degree in corporate communications from Georgetown University.
A vice president in BerlinRosen’s issue advocacy practice, Shelby is a seasoned communications strategist with deep experience working with non-profit and public-sector clients. Her career spans several topic areas, including public health, transportation, housing and higher education. Prior to joining BerlinRosen, Shelby led large-scale communications campaigns and public health initiatives with a focus on underserved communities as a senior account supervisor at Vanguard Communications. She has also led campaigns for public-sector clients such as the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to increase public engagement around vital federal programs. In 2018, Shelby received the Washington Women in Public Relations Emerging Leaders Award in the Boutique/Mid-sized agency/Independent category. She graduated from James Madison University with a degree in journalism and earned her master’s degree in public relations and corporate communications from Georgetown University, where she serves as an alumni advisor. A lifelong singer and music lover, Shelby frequents her favorite local concert venues and will travel for a great music festival. Shelby is originally from Richmond, Va. and currently lives in Alexandria, Va.
Allison Bormel is an experienced communications strategist who has worked in the private sector, on Capitol Hill, and in the Obama Administration. She most recently served as Strategic Communications Advisor at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Previously, she was the Communications Director for Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-CA) and Deputy Press Secretary for Congressman Frank Pallone (D-NJ). She also worked at the global public relations firm Weber Shandwick. Allison has extensive experience in media relations, digital strategy, policy analysis, event planning and project management. She graduated from the University of Michigan and has a Masters of Public Affairs from the UC Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy.
A Vice President in BerlinRosen’s national issue advocacy practice, Mark Ro Beyersdorf is a seasoned advocate and writer with experience leading policy, advocacy, and communications initiatives for campaigns, congressional leaders, civil rights organizations, issue coalitions, and grassroots organizations in New York City, Washington, D.C., and nationally.
Prior to joining BerlinRosen, Mark was an Associate with the Educational Equity Program at the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, where he developed education policy and led advocacy efforts locally and nationally. He has also worked as a Field Organizer for the 2008 Obama Campaign in Ohio, a staff member of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus for then-chair Congressman Mike Honda, and an Immigration Advocate at the Queens Public Defenders office.
A Queens resident, Mark is active in the Asian American and LGBTQ communities. He serves as Co-Coordinator of the Dari Project, which published the first bilingual anthology of LGBTQ Korean American essays, and as a member of the Board of Directors of CAAAV: Organizing Asian Communities.
Mark grew up in San Diego and received his B.A. from Yale University.
Kelly is an experienced digital advertising planner and buyer. She joins BerlinRosen as the new Vice President of Digital Advertising. Kelly works across teams to deliver best in class advertising for clients, building media plans and strategies for clients in the political, advocacy, and real estate industries. Kelly specializes in performance-based advertising and believes that digital advertising is the most effective way to drive tangible outcomes for clients. Prior to joining BerlinRosen, she was the Vice President of Advertising at Revolution Messaging. She started her career at GMMB, where she planned and bought media across platforms, including OOH, print, and broadcast TV. Kelly received her BA in Communication Studies from James Madison University. A lifelong resident of the Commonwealth of Virginia (until very, very recently), Kelly’s dream is to one day turn the purple state into a solid, beautiful blue stronghold.
Westley is a Vice President of Campaign & Creative Services at BerlinRosen, working directly with candidates to create, deliver and execute winning paid media campaign strategies. He brings extensive political experience as a general consultant, direct mail vendor, and data director for campaigns in the South and across the United States with the goal of building up the political power of the progressive New American Majority.
Prior to joining BerlinRosen, Westley was the principal owner of Magnolia Strategies, a full-service public affairs management, political consulting, policy development and program execution firm. He also worked for former New Orleans (LA) Mayor Mitch Landrieu during both of his winning campaigns, and in his administration to create and implement the Office of Neighborhood Engagement.
Westley is a proud native of New Orleans, Louisiana who lives in Brooklyn. He enjoys music festivals, pop culture-based comedy, and is the self-appointed King of Brunch. He graduated from Louisiana State University with a B.A. degree in Interdisciplinary Studies.
As an Account Director in BerlinRosen’s national issue advocacy practice, Margaret Delaney advises leading nonprofits, advocacy organizations, and foundations on how to communicate effectively with the media and the public. Margaret brings her experience in crafting stories and media relations to hone messaging and secure media coverage for a wide range of issues including environmental sustainability, public health, and criminal justice reform.
Prior to joining BerlinRosen, Margaret worked as a publicist at Riverhead Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House. In her time at Riverhead she worked on bestselling fiction and nonfiction titles: everything from The Girl on the Train to Seven Brief Lessons on Physics. She is a Chicago native and a graduate of Georgetown University.
Jenna Ketchmark is a deputy art director on BerlinRosen’s Campaign and Creative Services team. In collaboration with a team of designers, copywriters and account executives, Jenna uses her extensive background in layout design and photography to create dynamic print material and branding for political campaigns and nonprofit groups.
Prior to joining BerlinRosen, Jenna worked as a designer and art director at a variety of newspaper publications across the Midwest and East Coast. Most recently, she served as Presentation Editor for The Press of Atlantic City, where she facilitated a complete redesign of their daily newspaper publication and helped launch an award-winning monthly food magazine.
Jenna is a New Jersey native and graduate of Syracuse University, were she studied graphic design and journalism. She's a self-proclaimed amateur chef and proud cat owner who loves road trips, knitting and The Beatles.
As a Digital Designer, Ariel collaborates with nearly all of BerlinRosen’s practice areas. She prefers to get involved with the client team as early as possible in order to take part in the initial brainstorm of creative concepts and then translates those ideas into design pieces to be implemented across multiple digital channels. Ariel is passionate about visual storytelling and brand building through the use of digital media in new and exciting ways.
Before joining BerlinRosen Ariel worked as Brand Manager at Spongecell, a leader in the Dynamic Creative Optimization space. There she was a driving force behind the visual tone of the brand and was involved in the development of major marketing initiatives. She also created strategic sales materials for high-value accounts and assisted with product marketing efforts.
Nick Toscano is the Senior Video Editor at BerlinRosen. With over 15 years of experience in the production industry, Nick has worked on a wide assortment of projects ranging from feature films and national ad campaigns to social media postings. He has worked for the likes of HBO, WWE, WME/IMG, BBDO, Macy’s, NiceShoes and others.
As a husband and father of two children (Julia 3, Rocco 1) and an adorable corgi (Sir Waffles McFluffybutt) whatever free time is left over, he spends working on mastering the art of the homemade pizza.
Stephanie Hendrick is our Director of Data Strategy and Targeting. Using her years of experience from working on various political campaigns, she helps devise and execute winning strategies for mail, field and digital media. Prior to joining BerlinRosen, she was part of the analytics team at the DCCC that helped take back the house in 2018, has worked on statewide races in Florida and Virginia, and over 20 primaries and caucuses with Hillary for America.
Stephanie lives in Washington, D.C. with her dog Rooney and, in addition to helping elect Democrats, she is passionate about karaoke, cooking, and debating the finer details of radically simplified food categorization.
Based in Los Angeles, Aonya is an Account Director for BerlinRosen. Aonya uses her experience in media outreach, strategic messaging, and digital strategy to help shape issue and advocacy campaigns and drive social change.
Aonya has worked in California politics for elected leaders at the federal and city levels, leading communications and community engagement strategies around a diverse set of public policy issues including development, criminal justice, environment, and social welfare. She was the communications deputy for LA City Controller Ron Galperin and the press secretary for Congresswoman Karen Bass. Aonya also previously worked with young men of color at a South L.A. nonprofit and has advised campaign, labor, and nonprofit organizations.
A native Angeleno, Aonya is a graduate of Wellesley College, where she studied political science and gained a passion for intersectionality. In her spare time, she explores L.A. on her bike and plays with her dog Howard.
Jason Schwartz is an Account Director on the national advocacy practice with a focus on economic justice, workers’ rights, and financial reform. Jason is a skilled strategist and brings a wealth of communications experience to multifaceted campaigns.
Previously, Jason directed strategic communications at Change to Win, a federation of national labor unions. He also has extensive experience leading strategy and communications in the climate movement, including Greenpeace USA's Climate and Democracy campaigns, the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy, and the UN Chief Executives Board during the negotiation of the Paris Climate Agreement.
Jason has a master’s degree from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and an MFA in writing from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He lives in Greenpoint, Brooklyn and is co-editor of a small press.
Elana is an Account Director in BerlinRosen's New York Public Affairs practice, specializing in real estate.
Previously an Associate Vice President at Rubenstein, she has managed publicity campaigns in real estate and lifestyle sectors, working with Manhattan's top developers and brokers on projects changing the landscape of the city. Nonprofit experience includes time spent on the Junior Board of Education Through Music, a non-profit based in New York City, as well as chairing the Marketing Committee for 40 Below, a non-profit of young professionals in Central New York.
She holds a B.A. in public relations, political science, and history from Syracuse University. A Syracuse native, she now lives in Brooklyn with her Shiba Inu, Ringo.
Lise is an Account Director in BerlinRosen’s consumer tech practice. Prior to joining our firm, Lise was Head of PR at Shapeways, a 3D printing service and marketplace. She has worked with an array of B2B and B2C consumer-facing companies including GE, Verizon, Hinge, Meetup, Whisper, and Helix Sleep. She's best known for having worked with Mashable to ideate and film a video of Bill Nye explaining evolution using emoji, which was later referenced in a New York Times crossword puzzle.
She holds a B.A. in English with a concentration in mass communications from Assumption College. An avid reader, DIY'er, and dad-joke enthusiast, Lise is also a marathoner on weekends (of the Law & Order variety).
Claire is a digital account director with BerlinRosen's Digital team. She has managed state and national digital programs, with demonstrated success in growing digital grassroots audiences and mobilizing them to action.
Prior to joining BerlinRosen, Claire's experience includes digital campaigning at the American Civil Liberties Union and Freedom for All Americans, where she worked on a range of advocacy issues including LGBT non-discrimination, reproductive rights and criminal justice. Her work has contributed to key victories, including passing transgender inclusive non-discrimination laws in Massachusetts and driving a governor veto on discriminatory legislation in Georgia.
Claire has a BA from American University in Washington, DC
Tess is an Account Director in BerlinRosen’s technology and consumer finance practice. She helps clients like Samsung tell impactful stories around their products and services. Prior to BerlinRosen, Tess was a Senior Account Manager at Clarity PR, where she managed media relations campaigns for technology startups, spanning across consumer gadgets to enterprise systems and advertising technology. Her areas of expertise include new product launches, funding announcements and building messaging strategies around emerging tech. Previously, Tess worked as a political blogger covering lobbying and tech policy in Washington D.C for DCInno. She holds a Bachelor's degree in International Development from American University. In her free time, she enjoys biking, hiking and reading everything she can.
Shreema Mehta is a former journalist and environmental advocate. She has over 10 years of communications experience in designing research, media and marketing campaigns for a diverse range of environmental organizations and cleantech companies. She is a former Washingtonian who now lives in Brooklyn.
Jordan Band is an Account Director in BerlinRosen’s New York Public Affairs practice, where he works with infrastructure and real estate clients through every stage of development—from initial planning through construction and project openings—to help clients successfully deliver on complex plans.
Prior to joining BerlinRosen, Jordan worked at Hill+Knowlton Strategies where he advised U.S. and international companies, government agencies and non-profits on strategic initiatives and organizational messaging.
Outside the office, you can usually find Jordan jamming on his guitar or endlessly searching for the best French Dip sandwich in New York. A graduate of Indiana University, he currently resides in Manhattan.
As an Account Director in BerlinRosen’s national issue advocacy practice, Manuela McDonough brings over a decade of expertise in policy, advocacy, and communication initiatives to improve the health and well being of immigrants and communities of color.
She joins the BerlinRosen team from the New York City Health Department, where she oversaw the creation and implementation of communications and advocacy strategies for the Center for Health Equity. Manuela also previously worked at the nation’s largest Latino advocacy and civil rights organization. She has an AB from the University of Chicago and a masters in public health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Manuela was born in Puerto Rico and hails from the Washington, D.C area.
Madeline Kaye is an Account Director at BerlinRosen, using her background in nonprofit communications and advocacy to assist nonprofit, real estate and economic development clients in identifying compelling stories and bringing them to life.
Prior to joining BerlinRosen, Madeline was most recently the head of Communications and Public Affairs for the Doe Fund, a New York-based nonprofit that assists formerly homeless men in rejoining the workforce. She developed the non-profit’s public relations strategy, enhancing and expanding the organization’s profile. Her work was featured in the New York Times, the New York Daily News, Gothamist and Gawker, among other outlets. Madeline has also worked with Business Improvement Districts, affordable housing advocacy groups, and several New York political campaigns to help establish policy platforms and develop their messaging.
Madeline is a born-and-raised Brooklynite. A current resident of the East Village, she likes to take full advantage of the neighborhood's specialty cooking stores.
Ashton McLeod is an experience seeker with a passion for connecting people to new places and lifestyle opportunities. A University of Florida alumna, she cemented her love for storytelling and the hospitality industry through involvement in Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach and New York City Wine & Food Festival. Previously, Ashton acted as the Director of The James Collective’s New York office, spearheading media relations and integrated marketing campaigns for food and beverage products, food makers, boutique hotel properties and more. Ashton now acts as the Account Director on BerlinRosen’s New York Public Affairs, Lifestyle & Hospitality team. Her clients include Singapore Airlines, TWA Hotel, Union Square Partnership, ARTWALK NY to benefit Coalition for the Homeless, Boston Seaport plus more. In her spare time, she acts as the Co-President for New York Cares Rising Leaders Council, New York's largest volunteer organization, and the Co-Chair of C-CAP's (Careers Through Culinary Arts Program) Junior Board. In addition, she co-founded Cookbook Connections, a New York based cookbook club where the authors attend to give live demos to guests and enjoys a book club with friends.
Lena Bell is an account director in the national advocacy practice, focused on the intersection of social justice and corporate governance. Lena is a seasoned strategist with experience managing long-term, multi-faceted campaigns for a diverse array of public sector organizations.
Prior to joining BerlinRosen, Lena served as speechwriter and director of special projects for New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer, during which she crafted and implemented message frames for dozens of policy initiatives intended to lift up working New Yorkers. She managed communications campaigns for a broad portfolio of the Comptroller’s partnerships aimed at diversifying corporate boards, expanding access to permanent affordable housing, building a more sustainable public infrastructure, and fighting for fair contracts and pay parity for working families.
Previously, Lena worked in political communications and project management for Rock the Vote, the Planned Parenthood Action Fund and Obama for America. Lena is a proud native New Yorker and a graduate of Northwestern University.
Fiona is a New York-based Account Supervisor in BerlinRosen’s national issue advocacy practice. Her background in organizing and opinion research inform her ability to craft persuasive messages, drive successful campaigns, and help her clients achieve their media goals.
Before joining BerlinRosen, Fiona worked with the West Virginia Democratic Party as a lead field organizer, with Lake Research Partners, and with Senator Al Franken’s communications office. She helped launch the first national anti-fracking grassroots activist network, coordinated logistics for large-scale national rallies with organizations like 350.org, and led a fossil fuel divestment campaign at her alma mater, Smith College.
While she now lives in Brooklyn, she will always be a proud West Virginian at heart.
Yann Hatchuel is BerlinRosen's Director of Marketing. With over 10 years of experience, he combines his expertise with award-winning storytelling skills to oversee the firm's marketing initiatives.
Born in Rio de Janeiro, he has been featured in hundreds of media outlets across the globe, including Rolling Stone, Billboard and Globo, Brazil’s leading newspaper and TV channel.
Before joining BerlinRosen, Yann led projects with top-tier companies and organizations, such as 7 For All Mankind and the Huffington Post Brasil.
Yann is also the creator of the project "Igual," a multimedia campaign to empower Brazil's LGBTQ+ community. The project launched the first official anthem for Rio Pride and its video featured top global talent, including Britney Spears, Celine Dion, Demi Lovato and Lorde.
Anna Susman is an Account Director in BerlinRosen’s national issue advocacy practice, working with the firm’s labor and issue campaign clients. In this capacity she helps create powerful messages and effective campaigns, advising on clients such as the Fight for $15, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, United Automobile Workers, and the National Employment Law Project.
Prior to joining BerlinRosen, Anna focused on media relations at KCSA Strategic Communications where she managed day-to-day interactions for clients in the healthcare and technology industries.
A native of Connecticut, she currently lives in Los Angeles.
Jacqueline is a Digital Account Director on the Maiden+John team at BerlinRosen. Her background in content marketing within the New York City real estate space allows her to develop creative campaigns that highlight unique properties and the lifestyles they offer.
Prior to joining Maiden+John, Jacqueline held a marketing leadership role at Citi Habitats, working on corporate campaigns as well as developing marketing strategies for the brokerage's real estate agent community.
Originally from Connecticut, Jacqueline has lived in NYC since 2006 and spends her free time exploring on foot.
Matt is a Digital Account Supervisor with BerlinRosen's Digital team helping clients with advocacy initiatives, paid media campaigns and content strategy.
Prior to joining BerlinRosen, Matt served as a strategist in the executive chamber of New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, where he helped craft messaging and led execution on high-level digital campaigns on a variety of state issues. In this role, Matt managed the state’s email and SMS programs, used his expertise to create new ways for New Yorkers to engage with their government, and was a key member in the efforts to overhaul the Governor’s event outreach program. Matt also worked at Everytown for Gun Safety where he managed state-level digital organizing efforts to mobilize thousands of volunteers to defeat dozens of dangerous gun bills across 14 states. This included leading the organization's successful digital efforts to unseat former New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte. Previously Matt was a Content Manager for Airbnb, overseeing the email and social media programs for the company’s campaign to change housing laws in New York City.
Matt graduated from SUNY Albany with a degree in Journalism. He is a Staten Island native who now calls Bed-Stuy home.
John O’Malley is a Growth Supervisor focusing on driving new client engagement through active pitching and preparing responses to requests for proposals across the full firm's offerings. As a business development specialist, he has significant experience working on client building strategies and profile raising initiatives.
Prior to joining BerlinRosen, John was a member of the Americas marketing team at the global law firm Linklaters LLP, where he helped drive business development plans for the firm’s US and Latin American finance practices. Before that, he spent time as a business development associate for a performance marketing agency based in Philadelphia. He also has significant marketing experience, having worked across several industries including sports, journalism and the performing arts.
John received his BA in Communication from the University of Pennsylvania in 2012. A native of Philadelphia, he currently resides in the Upper East Side of Manhattan.
Brian is an Account Supervisor at BerlinRosen, working in the firm's New York public affairs practice with a focus on technology clients. With a knack for storytelling, he helps clients deliver memorable narratives and convey ideas that stick.
Prior to joining BerlinRosen, Brian served as Press Secretary for the House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce. He helped Democratic leadership advance legislative action on the most critical issues facing American families, such as the need for a higher minimum wage, greater early learning opportunities, help finding good jobs, and making a college education more accessible. Brian also worked for the League of the Conservation Voters and for a contested 2010 congressional campaign.
A native of Northern California, Brian now lives in Brooklyn. He loves Jeopardy, cooking and the great outdoors.
Roxanne Leong is an Account Supervisor in BerlinRosen's national issue advocacy practice.
Prior to joining BerlinRosen, Leong was the Deputy Press Secretary for the Manhattan District Attorney's Office, where she led overall communications strategy, built key partnerships with public and private stakeholders, and served as an aide-de-camp to the Manhattan DA and executive staff. Previously, Leong managed press for an $800 million public investment fund, as well as data-driven criminal justice reform initiatives for the San Francisco Pretrial Diversion Project.
Leong is a graduate of New York University and a proud Californian.
Peter is an Account Supervisor focusing on BerlinRosen’s consumer technology clients, helping a wide range of clients forcefully tell their stories.
Prior to joining BerlinRosen, Peter worked at organizations such as International Crisis Group and Purpose. He recently earned a Master’s degree in International Affairs from The New School University, where he studied economics and politics. Previously, he attended Loyola Marymount University, where he received a BA in Political Science.
Peter is an avid fan of boxing and is a two-time college dodgeball champion.
Kate Treen is an Account Supervisor on the New York Public Affairs team working in the firm’s real estate and advocacy practices. Prior to joining BerlinRosen, Kate worked at Design Agency Co in Los Angeles. For the last three years, Kate has represented numerous architects in California, high-end furniture and home décor designers, trade shows and craft fairs, construction companies in Silicon Valley, and landscape architects in Southern California. You can find Kate at Prospect Park or traveling through another country. Kate currently resides in Brooklyn.
Molly Nuñez is a strategic communicator with experience crafting messages and managing media for high-profile political candidates and issue advocacy campaigns alike. Prior to joining BerlinRosen, Molly served as the press secretary on Kyrsten Sinema’s 2018 U.S. Senate campaign. Senator Sinema’s win made her the first woman to represent Arizona in the U.S. Senate and the first Democrat elected to statewide, federal office in 30 years.
Previously, Molly has served in communications roles with Hillary for America; DNC Chairman Tom Perez and Team Tom for DNC; and Washington, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser’s administration.
A proud Minnesotan, Molly is always searching for good books and great Cuban food. She graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a degree in political science and public health.
Annick Bickson serves as an Account Supervisor in Berlin Rosen's national division supporting campaigns for intersectional economic justice and fighting for systemic change alongside nonprofits, foundations and advocacy organizations.
Prior to joining BerlinRosen, Annick led accounts at leading independent marketing and public relations firms focused on sustainability, technology, health and finance, supporting businesses large and small. Using her strategic messaging and media relations chops, she helped launch and support new technologies driving the energy transition towards renewables to fight climate change, with a focus on grid resilience, energy storage and the circular economy.
Annick graduated from Trinity College in Hartford, CT with a dual degree in Anthropology and International Studies. She is a member of the Women of Color/Collective in Sustainability.
A New Yorker by birth, Annick has lived in Brooklyn since returning from Mumbai, India in 2014. You will likely find her biking through Prospect Park on the weekends and at any Karaoke Duet location on weeknights.
Allie Wright is an Account Supervisor in BerlinRosen’s national issue advocacy practice. Prior to joining BerlinRosen, Allie was the communications director on Rep. Angie Craig’s Congressional campaign in Minnesota, one of the most competitive races in the 2018 cycle. Before that, she was the manager of media and communications at Save the Children Action Network, a political advocacy organization working to expand access to affordable high-quality early childhood education in the U.S. and improve maternal and child health around the world. Allie was born and raised in Iowa and graduated from the University of Iowa in 2013 with a degree in journalism and mass communication. While there, she spent most of her time in The Daily Iowan newsroom. She currently lives in Washington, D.C.
Morgan Grogan is an Account Supervisor on Berlin Rosen’s national issue advocacy team based in Washington, D.C. With a background in media relations and political communications, Morgan is always looking for new opportunities for earned media for her clients whether they are well-established advocates or just starting out.
Previously, Morgan worked as the deputy press secretary for the Democratic super PAC, American Bridge 21st Century, focusing on senate and gubernatorial races including the 2016 North Carolina governor’s race and the New Hampshire senate race. In 2014, Morgan earned her stripes in politics on the finance team for Congresswoman Cheri Bustos’ re-election campaign. Shortly after the campaign, Morgan moved to D.C. where she continued her work for the Congresswoman on the Hill before being hired on by American Bridge.
A University of Texas graduate with a degree in journalism and a native Texan, Morgan is a diehard Texas Longhorn football fan and a lover of Tex-Mex.
Josh is an Account Supervisor in BerlinRosen's National practice, where he assists clients with communications strategy and messaging.
Prior to joining BerlinRosen, Josh served as Communications Director for New York City Council Member Rory Lancman. Previously, Josh worked on statewide political campaigns in New Jersey, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania, and served as the Press Secretary for the Iowa Democratic Party during the 2016 Iowa Democratic Caucuses.
Amy is a Senior Account Executive in BerlinRosen’s national advocacy practice. She helps to amplify the voices of workers in the fight for economic and social justice.
Before joining BerlinRosen, Amy led media relations and strategic communications for reproductive justice and health advocacy organizations. She brings experience helping activists and advocates transform their campaigns into news that changes the conversation about contested political and social issues.
Originally from Pittsburgh, Amy now calls Brooklyn home. She studied Geography, and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minn. and enjoys yoga and people-watching.
Cait is an account supervisor in BerlinRosen's National Issue Advocacy Practice in Washington, DC. Prior to joining BerlinRosen, Cait was Deputy Communications Director and Senior Advisor to Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA-15), and also served as National Press Secretary for the Swalwell for America campaign. Cait brings her Capitol Hill and campaign experience to support the communications work for clients focused on a range of policy areas, including gender equity, youth issues, and election security.
Emily Robinson is a Senior Account Strategist in BerlinRosen’s campaign consulting and creative services group, where she brings together a wide range of experience in politics, communications and design to craft winning strategies.
Before joining BerlinRosen, Emily worked as the Creative Director for a number of campaigns in the San Francisco Bay Area, including Rebecca Kaplan’s 2014 campaign for Mayor of Oakland. While studying political economy at UC Berkeley, Emily ran the Cal in Local Government program as an AmeriCorps Fellow and worked as design editor for The Daily Californian.
A native Californian, Emily is an aficionado of board games, travel and unusual pizza recipes.
Based in Los Angeles, Amy is digital senior account executive at BerlinRosen. Amy is a digital strategist and organizer adept at leveraging digital strategy to shape issue and advocacy campaigns that drive people to take action and create social change.
At BerlinRosen, she has led digital advocacy campaigns and community engagement strategies around a diverse set of public policy issues including racial justice, food security, corporate accountability, civic engagement, gender-based violence and the environment. Most notably, she has led rapid response and electoral campaigns with Color Of Change and BlackPAC. Previously, she led digital strategy at the Roosevelt Institute and helped inclusive democracy organizations like PowerPAC+ build their digital infrastructure and support and fundraise for progressive candidates.
A Long Beach native, Amy is a graduate of UCLA, where she studied sociology and gained a passion for community organizing. In her spare time, she’s rediscovering the LA food scene and practices yoga on the beach.
Jordan is a Senior Account Executive in BerlinRosen’s advocacy practice. Based in New York, she works with clients focusing on social justice, economic security and environmental sustainability. Skilled in the art of storytelling, Jordan helps craft media campaigns and creative strategies for national foundations, nonprofits and progressive social organizations, including the Elton John AIDS Foundation, Make It Work, GRACE Communications Foundation and the Colorado River Sustainability Campaign.
Prior to joining BerlinRosen, Jordan focused on media relations and social media strategy for financial services and technology companies at Cognito. During her time with the firm, she represented major banks, asset managers and technology providers in both the B2B and B2C spaces.
A native New Yorker and graduate of the University at Albany, Jordan now lives across the river in Hoboken, NJ. She enjoys traveling, photography, and as a true Polish-American, searching around town for the best pierogies.
Emma Thomas is a senior account executive in BerlinRosen’s national issue advocacy practice in Washington, D.C. She applies her background in public affairs, content development, and communications to support clients with the execution and implementation of strategic engagement initiatives on a range of policy issues, including reproductive health, women’s economic security, and criminal justice reform.
Most recently, Emma worked at Avalere Health, where she advised clients across a variety of healthcare sectors on strategic communications plans to engage with key stakeholder audiences including providers, health plans, policymakers, manufacturers, and patients.
Emma holds a degree in journalism with concentrations in political communications and critical race and gender studies from American University. She also holds an undergraduate certificate in Women, Policy, and Political Leadership from the Women and Politics Institute. In her free time, Emma enjoys playing soccer and encouraging women to run for office.
Edith Morris is a Senior Account Executive at BerlinRosen in the Hospitality and Real Estate practice. With experience in lifestyle, hospitality and corporate communications, Edith has garnered meaningful media coverage for brands such as Wythe Hotel, TWA Hotel, Waldorf Astoria New York, The Alexandrian, Morrison House, Silverstein Properties, Public Theater and Trinity Church. Prior to her time at BerlinRosen, Edith worked in the hospitality practice at DKC and lifestyle/corporate practice with a number of renowned hospitality brands including 1 Hotels, Dream Hotel Group, Melia Hotels International, The Adelphi Hotel, Princess Cruises, Airbnb, Naples Grande Beach Resort and Lotte New York Palace. She also worked at Rubenstein Public Relations. Other client experience include the re-opening of The Watergate Hotel, City of Cincinnati, Destination Hotels, INNSIDE New York, Delta Air Lines, Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, and Loews Regency New York. Edith is a graduate of Marist College where she majored in Public Relations and minored in Fashion Merchandising.
Kenneth Londono is a senior account executive in BerlinRosen’s New York Public Affairs Practice working on a range of accounts including non-profit organizations, advocacy groups and legislative-issue campaigns.
Prior to BerlinRosen, Kenneth worked at Spectrum News Syracuse and an online news publication in Madrid, Spain. Graduated from Syracuse University with a dual degree in Journalism and International Relations, Kenneth developed a passion for advocacy through his reporting of the Latino community in Central New York.
A born and raised New Yorker and native Spanish speaker, Kenneth enjoys traveling and trying out new recipes.
Laurance is part of BerlinRosen’s Cities & Real Estate team, where he works on complex urban planning projects and supports transformative real estate developments.
Laurance previously served as Special Assistant to the Chair at the New York City Department of City Planning, ensuring the operational efficiency and effectiveness of the executive team and participating in high-priority projects. Laurance also previously managed communications at the Municipal Art Society of New York (“MAS”), a civic advocacy organization with core competencies in historic preservation, community development, urban planning, and policy.
Laurance received a Master of Science in Urban Planning from the Bartlett School of Planning (University College, London) in 2013. Educated in urban planning, political science, and public policy, Laurance understands the complex interplay of zoning, planning, and economic development in transforming cities.
Nichola is a Senior Account Executive on the New York public affairs team where she works to amplify the presence of non-profit and advocacy organizations at a local and national level. Before joining the team at BerlinRosen, Nichola served as the Deputy Press Secretary and Deputy Speechwriter for U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth in Washington, D.C. Prior to her time in the Senate, Nichola traveled the state of Illinois on the Duckworth Senate Campaign as her Deputy Press Secretary.
A Seattle native, Nichola holds a master’s degree from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and a bachelor’s degree from Willamette University.
Molly Hendriksen is a Senior Account Executive, working on tech and litigation clients.
Prior to joining BerlinRosen, Molly focused on implementing thought leadership programs, enhancing executive visibility and leading media outreach for corporate, technology and financial clients. She also interned at the White House Council on Environmental Quality and worked as a paralegal at a plaintiff side employment law firm.
Originally from California, Molly now resides in Brooklyn.
Michelle Morris is a Senior Account Executive in BerlinRosen’s Labor & Economy practice, focusing on racial and economic justice issues.
Prior to BerlinRosen, Michelle organized in the Bay Area with the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE), the Contra Costa County Labor Council and AFSCME on a wide range of economic and social justice issues, including fair scheduling, local hiring, and equitable municipal funding. She majored in sociology at the University of California, Berkeley. At BerlinRosen, she helps BlackPAC on campaigns to build Black political power; works with CWA in their fight against offshoring and outsourcing of union jobs; and is a key member of the firm’s team helping workers in the Fight for $15 in their drive for $15 and union rights.
Originally from San Jose, Calif., Michelle is exploring New York’s five boroughs through its eclectic offering of culinary delights.
Connor Rice is a now a Senior Account Executive on BerlinRosen’s fast-growing digital team. He works with labor unions, philanthropic organizations, and issue advocacy groups to optimize their presence on social media and achieve real goals through online ad campaigns.
A former intern at the Florida Democratic Party, fundraising firm New Blue Interactive, and our own BerlinRosen, Connor has experience with the ins and outs of digital organizing at the local, state, and national levels. This led him to serve as the Digital Director for David Trone’s congressional campaign, where his digital outreach was integral in propelling the candidate’s name recognition from 0 to 96% over the course of just three months. Connor has also worked at ReThink Media, where he supported the communications efforts of leading nonprofits in the nuclear non-proliferation and defense policy spaces.
Connor graduated from Florida State University with dual degrees in Political Science and International Affairs. A published poet, you can find him dog-watching with a notebook in one of New York’s many parks.
Nate Goehring is a Senior Account Executive at BerlinRosen who helps our real estate clients develop compelling messaging and execute impactful media strategies. Nate’s previous role was as at DKC Public Relations, where he represented clients in health care, ranging from large medical centers and health information providers to tech startups and health services nonprofits. His experience as a media strategist also includes work in consumer technology, arts & culture and hospitality. Nate has a BA in English literature from Colgate University.
As an account executive in the firm's issue advocacy practice, Michael develops aggressive, successful publicity campaigns for advocacy campaigns, foundations and academic institutions. He has partnered with groups including Human Rights Watch, GRACE Communications Foundation, and the Center For Health Progress to drive national narratives around immigration rights, economic inequality, sustainability and climate change.
Michael previously provided editorial consulting services for a public relations firm and also brings experience from Social Accountability International, a labor safety nonprofit.
Robert Munoz is a Senior Account Executive in BerlinRosen Cities, Real Estate and Public Affairs team, working on a range of clients to shape discussions about projects that are changing the future of New York City’s skyline and public policy.
Prior to joining BerlinRosen, Robert worked at Marino as an Account Executive where he managed public relations and public affairs campaigns for issue advocacy and land use clients, which include the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York (BCTC), Rabsky, Kaufman-Astoria Studios, McDonald’s Government Relations, New York Edge and more.
Before working in public relations, Robert worked in political media, having worked at AKPD Message and Media and on the communications teams for the Madeline Singas and Mayor de Blasio campaigns. Robert graduated from Fordham University in 2012 and majored in Economics with a minor in Political Science.
Elliot is a Senior Account Executive in BerlinRosen’s national issue advocacy practice in Washington, D.C. His background in politics and strategic communications helps guide his work for clients on issues including reproductive health, rights and justice, the economy and faith-based social justice advocacy.
Elliot holds an MA in Media and Strategic Communication from The George Washington University. He graduated from the University of Florida with degrees in public relations and political science.
Elliot is a classically trained pianist with over 20 years of experience and a die-hard Washington Wizards fan.
Rose is a Senior Account Executive at BerlinRosen specializing in strategic communications for racial and economic justice campaigns.
She was formerly a media strategist in San Francisco, where she collaborated with technology companies, social enterprises and progressive organizations to amplify their impact in advocacy areas such as environmental sustainability and women’s empowerment in the workplace.
Born and raised on the East Coast, Rose started her career in journalism. She has worked as a radio, television and print news reporter in states including Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. She has also appeared on Investigation Discovery and Oxygen as a crime reporter.
Andrew is an Account Executive at BerlinRosen, specializing in media relations and strategy. With a focus on consumer technology, he builds meaningful and lasting relationships with reporters and works to shape our clients’ public messages. Working on product launches year-round, he regularly briefs reporters on new products and services.
Prior to joining BerlinRosen, Andrew worked in telecommunications, politics and healthcare communications across multiple markets including Dublin, New York, Washington D.C. and Port-au-Prince. Andrew is from Ireland, where he studied Politics and Geography at University College Dublin.
Kwame utilizes creative storytelling and persuasive writing to lift up overlooked and marginalized communities. As an account executive in BerlinRosen’s Labor practice with experience in media relations and digital communications, he offers his clients strategic advice drawn from his broad background in civic engagement, arts and culture, lifestyle and environmental sustainability.
Before joining the firm, Kwame was the communications director for the New York City Cultural Affairs program Materials for the Arts, where he led media relations and spearheaded digital strategy and oversaw social media presence. He sits on the Board of Trustees for Museum Hue, a nonprofit arts platform for people of color that encourages exploration, collaboration, and creation in museums. As a lifelong Knicks fan, Kwame finds solitude in rooting for LeBron wherever he goes in pursuit of his next championship. He also believes in all things Serena.
Josh Gordon is an Account Executive in BerlinRosen’s issue advocacy practice, where he combines his experience in communications, digital media and brand enhancement to drive strategic results for clients. Before joining BerlinRosen, he worked for the National Juvenile Justice Network as their communications manager and at a international business association as their communications and digital media coordinator. In undergrad, he held titles as the National Vice President of Member Services for the Public Relations Student Society of America and interned in C-Span’s education relations and marketing departments. The Springfield, IL native enjoys traveling, fitness, cozy coffee shops, and the occasional wine night with friends.
Yari is an Account Executive in BerlinRosen’s national issue advocacy practice in Washington, D.C. She uses her expertise in public health and media relations to advise clients on communications strategies for a variety of issues including immigration, civil justice, and reproductive health. Before joining the BerlinRosen team, Yari worked in the public health industry, conducting media relations around tobacco- and opioid-prevention.
Yari is from San Juan, Puerto Rico and a proud Penn Stater.
Katelyn Hertel is an Account Executive for BerlinRosen’s New York Public Affairs practice, focusing on consumer technology clients.
Prior to joining BerlinRosen, Katelyn worked as a marketing assistant at a Wisconsin law firm and was a press intern at Center for American Progress. She recently graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a BA in Political Science and Gender and Women’s Studies.
A Wisconsin native, Katelyn now resides in Manhattan. She loves cooking, reading, traveling, and hiking.
Talya is an Account Executive on BerlinRosen's Digital Advocacy team. Prior to joining BerlinRosen, she worked as a digital freelancer with a focus on website development and campaign research for organizations like the Voting Rights Lab and New American Economy. She wrote social copy for Union Square Hospitality Group and interned on Everytown for Gun Safety's digital team.
Talya is an NYU alum, where she studied Media, Culture, and Communications. As a native Rhode Islander, she's happiest on the beach.
Kelley is an Account Executive with BerlinRosen's Maiden + John division.
Before coming to BerlinRosen Kelley worked for the Concerned Citizens of Montauk, an environmental non-profit dedicated to preserving Long Island's east end. As a communications and outreach intern, Kelley helped create and elevate CCOM's various digital platforms.
A Long Island native, Kelley graduated from Northeastern University with a degree in Environmental Studies and Political Studies.
Sam Schneider is an Account Executive focused on media relations and strategic communications for labor and economic justice clients. Before joining BerlinRosen, Sam served as communications director for a competitive congressional campaign in Maryland. Prior to that, he was a consultant for the World Bank and worked as a journalist in Afghanistan, publishing in outlets such Foreign Policy, The Huffington Post, and The Daily Beast. Sam earned his MA from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) and his BA from Georgetown University. He’s happiest when traveling, playing soccer, jamming on his drum set, and hanging out with his dog, Atticus.
Tori is an Account Executive in BerlinRosen's technology and consumer finance practice, providing strategic support and media relations to clients primarily in the future of work space. Experienced in both entertainment and tech PR, Tori previously worked in the New York and Singapore offices of Wachsman, a global professional services firm for blockchain and financial technology clients. She also worked in business development and global distribution for digital media company AwesomenessTV.
A New Jersey native and proud Rutgers University alum, Tori graduated with a joint B.A. in Communication and Psychology. In her free time, she can be found out-and-about in Hoboken or at home taking excessive photos of her dogs.
Dean is an Associate Account Executive in BerlinRosen’s Labor & Economy practice. He provides writing and media relations support for clients including the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Cohen Milstein and the Communications Workers of America.
Before coming to BerlinRosen, Dean was a political organizer for Hillary for America in Portsmouth, Ohio and for Mayor Bill de Blasio's re-election campaign in New York City.
Originally from Geneva, Illinois, he graduated in 2014 from the University of Missouri with degrees in Journalism and Political Science. Dean enjoys the theater and loves being so close to Broadway. He considers Hamilton not only to be a national treasure but also the greatest musical of all time.
Elizabeth Reisen is an Account Executive in BerlinRosen’s national issue advocacy practice. Before joining BerlinRosen, Elizabeth worked at Seattle-based agency WE Communications, where she specialized in issues management and crisis communications representing a Fortune 100 company. Born and raised in Summit, N.J., Elizabeth graduated from Skidmore College in 2016 with a degree in Sociology.
Outside of work, Elizabeth enjoys traveling, eating her way through her new Brooklyn neighborhood and watching Gilmore Girls reruns.
Yaron is an Account Executive on BerlinRosen's New York Public Affairs Technology team. Prior to joining BerlinRosen, Yaron specialized in media outreach and PR strategy for leading enterprise IT companies at Headline Media and Sage Communications. Raised in Los Angeles, Yaron graduated with a BA in International Affairs and Philosophy from George Washington University and an MA in Security & Diplomacy from Tel Aviv University.
Nicole works on the Maiden+John team as a Social Media Manager, helping to bring her clients’ projects to life online. Prior to joining Maiden+John, Nicole worked at 360i, creating social strategy and communications plans across multiple verticals and brands such as Bose, Subway and Coca-Cola Freestyle. She is passionate about digital identity and the ability to share a brand’s story using various platforms and content.
Nicole graduated from Villanova University where she majored in Communications with a specialization in Public Relations. In her free time she teaches Zumba and dances with a dance company in New York City.
Erin is an Associate Account Executive for our campaign consulting and creative services team, bringing experience in communications from across a wide array of progressive public service organizations.
Prior to joining BerlinRosen, she interned with UN Women’s Media Relations and Advocacy team. Erin also previously worked for Hillary for America in Ohio, the Peace Corps on the Let Girls Learn initiative and for the minority leader of the Ohio House of Representatives.
An Ohio native, Erin graduated from The Ohio State University with dual degrees in Public Affairs and International Relations. During her free time, Erin can be found walking her 70lb Irish Setter or cheering on the Buckeyes.
Freeland Ellis is an Associate Account Executive for BerlinRosen’s National Issue Advocacy practice, bringing her campaign experience to a wide range of clients across the country.
Prior to joining BerlinRosen, Freeland worked as the Press Secretary and communications lead for a nationally-recognized Congressional race in Texas and on the national press team for the Bernie 2016 presidential campaign. She graduated from Columbia University with a BA in History.
A native of rural Vermont, Freeland lived in Cambridge, Mass., with her family before moving to New York City.
Mahek Tulsiani is an assistant account executive in BerlinRosen's Digital Advocacy practice in New York City. Prior to BerlinRosen, Mahek was a Digial Marketing Strategist at a boutique advertising agency, where she executed digital campaigns for a wide range of clients.
Mahek is a proud alum of Northwestern University, with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, with a focus on theatre management, and a Masters of Science in Management Studies.
Hailing from Manila, Philippines, she enjoys karaoke (the national Filipino pastime), astrology, and marathoning Chopped.
Cat has spent the last 6 months working as Finance Director for Robert Jackson's State Senate campaign in Washington Heights. In addition to overseeing all campaign fundraising, Cat helped lead the campaign’s grassroots organizing efforts. After winning the highly-contested democratic primary in Robert’s district, Cat spent most of her time working on other swing districts to ensure democrats won more than a simple majority in New York’s State Legislature.
Before this, Cat was a strategist at Eurasia Group, a political risk consulting firm based in NYC. Cat worked on the firm's strategy and data platform, egx, to monitor the implications of market-moving political events. In this role, Cat also served as lead Asia analyst for egx, focussing much of her time on US-China economic and security ties.
Cat studied at Hamilton College, where she majored in Political Science and Chinese.
As an Associate Account Executive in BerlinRosen’s National Issue Advocacy practice in Washington, DC, Nick Kauzlarich provides communications and media relations support for clients on a range of issues including gun violence prevention, women’s rights, and democracy.
Before joining BerlinRosen, Nick worked in public relations for The Hatcher Group, where he helped generate earned media opportunities for education and anti-poverty clients. Prior to that, Nick gained experience in digital communications at the U.S. Public Interest Research Group, incorporating social media best practices to inspire action to protect voting rights across the country.
Nick is a recent graduate of Washington University in St. Louis with a degree in economics and political science. A central Illinois native, Nick is a die-hard St. Louis Cardinals fan and enjoys hiking, traveling, and spending too much time on Twitter.
Alec Grossman is an Associate Account Executive serving on BerlinRosen’s real estate team.
Before joining BerlinRosen, Alec gained experience in New York City politics by interning with the New York City Hall Press Office and the Manhattan Borough President’s Office. He also worked as an intern with the Hamilton Education Program, an initiative that allows public school students to see the musical Hamilton at a reduced price. He graduated from Skidmore College with a Bachelor’s degree in Government.
In his free time, Alec enjoys watching the New York Yankees and performs improv.
Andrew is an Associate Account Executive for BerlinRosen’s New York Public Affairs team, focusing on real estate.
Before joining BerlinRosen, Andrew interned at the Office of New York City Public Advocate Letitia James in the press department and at Kasirer Consulting.
Andrew attended Fordham University, where he studied political science and received both a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree.
During his free time, Andrew likes to ski or go to the beach depending on the season, and is an avid New York Yankees, New York Giants, and Manchester United fan.
Grace Ko is an Associate Account Executive with BerlinRosen’s Maiden+John division. Before joining BerlinRosen, Grace worked in London for MintTwist – a digital marketing agency.
Grace is a proud alum of the University of Southern California, where she majored in Theatre with a minor in International Relations. Born in Los Angeles originally, Grace has lived across Asia for most of her life. In her free time, she likes to horseback ride, improvise recipes, and frequent concerts.
Olivia is an Associate Account Executive in BerlinRosen's technology and consumer finance practice, providing media relationship support for clients like Samsung and name brand institutions. Prior to joining the company full-time, she worked as an intern at BerlinRosen. She also interned with Bloomberg Government in the public affairs department, conducting research and analysis on government contracts and legislative affairs.
Olivia is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in public relations from the School of Media and Journalism, with a course focus on crisis communication and brand strategy.
A North Carolina native, now residing in Manhattan, Olivia is a die-hard fan of UNC basketball, Chopped, and reading the latest mystery thriller.
Michael Blenner is an Associate Account Executive, working primarily on tech clients.
Before coming to BerlinRosen, Michael interned at several New York-based political campaigns, and worked for the non-profit environmental group Environment New York. He graduated from SUNY Purchase in May 2017, earning his BA in Political Science. During his time in college, he ran a campus-wide composting program, and was the director of the student-run bike shop.
In his spare time, he enjoys biking, reading history/sci-fi novels and listening to classic jazz.
Ginger is an Associate Account Executive at BerlinRosen, on the consumer tech team. She previously worked at a boutique PR firm advising corporate and public affairs clients. Ginger graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in Political Science.
Robbie Dornbush is an Associate Account Executive with the Digital team. Prior to Berlin Rosen, Robbie was a Venture for America Fellow, combining startup mindset and communications strategy to produce results for an education non-profit in New Orleans.
Additionally, Robbie is experienced in the political communications space. Most recently, Robbie has collaborated with MoveOn, one of the largest progressive grassroots organizations in the country, on messaging, research, content creation, and media relations. Robbie also interned at progressive advocacy firms STG and West End Strategy Team, working with a variety of labor, racial justice, environmental, and gun violence protection organizations.
Robbie is a recent graduate of The George Washington University, where he majored in Communications and minored in American Studies. Robbie is a native of Atlanta, GA who enjoys a good Spotify playlist and a great restaurant recommendation.
Abbey is an Associate Account Executive for BerlinRosen’s New York Public Affairs team, focusing on real estate.
Prior to joining BerlinRosen, Abbey was an Account Coordinator on Rubenstein’s real estate team working with some of Manhattan’s top developers and brokers.
She holds a B.A. in public relations from Lasell College where she interned with Congressman Joe Kennedy III and with the National Defense University (DoD), both in Washington, DC.
In her spare time, she plays on both an indoor and beach volleyball team and enjoys distance running. She’s completed 4 half-marathons and will begin training for another one very soon.
Cristian is an Associate Account Executive specializing in clients operating in hospitality, real estate, lifestyle, and culture, such as Brookfield Place, Wythe Hotel, GFI (developers of Ace and Beekman Hotels), and The Public Theater.
Prior to joining BerlinRosen's Lifestyle team, he worked for the firm's Tech practice, primarily providing media support for Samsung and their new product launches while also working with future of work, urban innovation, and scrappy start-up clients. Prior to BerlinRosen, Cristian interned for APCO Worldwide, a global public affairs and strategic communications consultancy, and Geometry Global, a WPP shopper-marketing agency.
Former client experience includes Samsung, National YoungArts Foundation, Cushman & Wakefield, General Assembly, Intersection, Link NYC, Urban-X, CitiBank, The Rockefeller Foundation, Heineken USA, McCormick Spices, Lime-A-Rita, Unilever, Dannon, Coca-Cola and more.
Aside from strategic communications experience, he has deep knowledge and expertise in event planning and retail merchandising, working with brands such as Club Monaco, Converse, and J.Crew. Cristian is a graduate of Manhattan College where he studied advertising and economics.
Emily Singer is the Associate Account Executive on the Issue Advocacy team at BerlinRosen. Prior to joining BerlinRosen in September of 2018, Emily served as the Events & Marketing Associate for the energy efficiency advocacy non-profit the Alliance to Save Energy. Emily has a B.A. in Communications from the University of Maryland with a specialization in public relations. She's a proud Jersey Girl, fan of the outdoors and taco aficionado.
Mary is currently an Associate Account Executive in BerlinRosen’s public affairs and real estate practice. Her accounts include Common Coliving, Union Square Partnership, the Fix SoHo/Noho Coalition, Anbang U.S., and more. Prior to joining the company, she was an Assistant Account Executive at Marino, where she worked on a diverse range of clients including JFK Terminal 4, McDonald's, and Wolters Kluwer. Mary graduated summa cum laude from Boston University with a degree in communications and a minor in political science. She grew up in New York City and attended Brooklyn Technical High School.
Yoli Navas is a New York-based Associate Account Executive on BerlinRosen's National Issue Advocacy team where she works to execute exciting and effective media campaigns for a variety of clients and issues. Prior to joining BerlinRosen, Yoli worked as a Communications Associate at New Paradigm Strategy Group, where she worked to develop and carry out communications strategy focused on immigration advocacy.
Before starting at NP Strategy Group, Yoli worked with the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition and America’s Voice. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts Boston with a dual degree in Political Science and Women and Gender Studies.
Yoli was born and raised in Venezuela and grew up in Southern Florida. Currently, she calls New Jersey home.
Carolina is a graphic designer with 10 years experience in political campaigns. Born in Mexico, Carolina has lived in Tucson, AZ, Washington DC and now calls New York City her home. When not designing, she focuses on her travel and documentary photography.
As an Associate Digital Graphic Designer, Stefne works closely with the digital team to create strong, eye-catching graphics to promote our clients’ messages.
Stef has done internships with Fresh Digital Group, NYC Parks, and DCAS. She has also worked as a Freelance Graphic Designer with CorchiaWolinerRhoda.
Stefne is recent graduate of the Shintaro Akatsu School of Design at the University of Bridgeport.
Mariam Ahmed is an account coordinator in BerlinRosen’s National Issue Advocacy practice in Washington, DC. She provides communications and media relations support for clients on issues including reproductive health, children’s welfare, and economic inequality.
Prior to joining BerlinRosen, Mariam was a fellow at Poligon Education Fund, where she managed the organization’s communications and worked on faith-based advocacy around economic justice and civic engagement. She has also worked in the City of Austin’s communications office and the Texas House of Representatives, as well as for the advocacy organization Progress Texas.
A proud Texan, Mariam holds a Master of Public Affairs degree from the University of Texas at Austin’s LBJ School of Public Affairs, and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Rice University.
As an account coordinator on the national issue advocacy team in New York, Kelci provides communications and media relations support for clients on a range of issues including reproductive health and economic security, among others. Prior to this role, Kelci worked on political campaigns, including for Congressman Josh Gottheimer, and executed communications efforts for a number of clients in BerlinRosen’s New York Public Affairs practice.
She is a recent graduate of Wake Forest University with a double major in Political Science and Spanish Language. During her time at Wake, she was heavily involved in the program Wake the Vote, which tracked and analyzed the 2016 election.
Becca is an Account Coordinator on BerlinRosen’s National Issue Advocacy team, driving media relations and strategy on a number of issues including climate change and environmental justice, immigration, and healthcare and reproductive rights. Prior to BerlinRosen, she worked with SEAMAAC, a nonprofit organization that developed and invested in community-building programs to help immigrants and refugees in Philadelphia. Becca holds a degree in strategic communications and political science from Temple University.
Aaron is an Account Coordinator on BerlinRosen’s national advocacy team. He works on campaigns to lift the minimum wage and improve conditions for workers across the country.
Prior to joining BerlinRosen, Aaron provided communications support for reproductive rights advocacy groups, non-profits, and corporations.
Aaron grew up in Los Angeles and graduated with a B.A. in History from Columbia University where he got the opportunity to explore New York’s art, music, and museums.
Alisa is an Account Coordinator on BerlinRosen’s National Issue Advocacy division in Washington, D.C. She provides communications and media relations support for clients on a wide range of issues including education, HIV/AIDS awareness, and voting rights and participation.
Prior to joining BerlinRosen, she interned for the United States Senate, a Human Rights organization in Argentina, and a marketing agency in Wisconsin.
A graduate of University of Wisconsin-Madison, Alisa holds a degree in International Business, Management, and Political Science. While there, she completed semesters abroad in Buenos Aires and Paris to build her fluency in Spanish and French.
Born and raised in Green Bay, Alisa is a die-hard Packers and Badgers fan.
Austin Elias-de Jesus is a Digital Account Coordinator on the Digital team. Prior to joining BerlinRosen, he was a an editorial intern at The Ringer and Slate. In addition, he served as a digital marketing fellow at Bully Pulpit Interactive and a PR intern at West End Strategy Team, where he worked on political clients such as Planned Parenthood Action, Priorities USA, and Next Gen Climate.
Austin is a graduate of The George Washington University, where he majored in political communication and minored in political science. He is, sadly, a lifelong New Jersey/Brooklyn Nets fan.
Kindeya is an Account Coordinator on the Labor Team in NYC, where she provides media relations and communications support for a variety of clients, primarily focused on racial and economic justice. Prior to joining BerlinRosen, she worked as a Community Organizer, mobilizing parents and teachers across NYC to fight for public schools in New York State. A graduate of Adelphi University, she majored in Political Science with a heavy focus in Black History and Gender Studies. The best moment of her life is still the time when she got to hold hands with Beyoncé at her concert back in 2013.
Ariana is an Account Coordinator for BerlinRosen's Digital Advocacy practice. Initially an intern on the team, Ariana works with clients representing issues including civil justice, environmental sustainability, and voting rights.
Ariana came to BerlinRosen after previous experience in publishing, non-profits, higher education, and film. She attended Barnard College at Columbia University, where she majored in English and was active in the Middle Eastern students and performing arts communities. She also studied literature at Oxford University.
Originally from Seattle, Ariana now enjoys frequenting her local Brooklyn farmers market and exploring used bookstores around the city.
Sarah Epelman is an Account Coordinator for BerlinRosen’s New York Public Affairs team, focusing on real estate. Initially an intern on the team, Sarah provides communications and media relations support to clients working in commercial real estate, urban planning, design + architecture and higher education.
Previously, Sarah interned at Signal Group, a lobbying and consulting firm based in Washington DC. There, Sarah conducted policy research and helped develop the firm’s lobbying strategy on relevant national infrastructure and health issues. She also interned at the New York City Mayor’s Office, working on local NYC immigration and language policy.
Sarah is a graduate of Syracuse University with a degree in political science and policy studies from the Maxwell School, minoring in women’s and gender studies. As a Brooklyn native, Sarah isn’t afraid to make it known why her home borough is the best hands down.
As an Account Coordinator here at BerlinRosen, Ollie works on clients fighting for racial and economic justice. Before coming to BerlinRosen, he was at the Brennan Center for Justice in the Office of the President, the Office of Senator Richard Blumenthal, and the communications team at Hillary For America.
Ollie attended New York University, majoring in Politics and Global Liberal Studies. Originally from Ridgefield, CT, he is a passionate FC Bayern München and Chicago Bulls fan.
Sara is an Account Coordinator in BerlinRosen’s national issue advocacy practice in Washington, D.C. Initially an intern on the team, Sara works on a range of issues, including reproductive rights, immigration, and criminal justice reform.
Sara studied Public Affairs at The Ohio State University with a specialization in Campaigns & Elections and a minor in Business. Before joining the firm, she worked at the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities, the Tennessee Democratic Party, and on the 2016 Hillary Clinton Campaign.
As a Cleveland native, Sara is a die-hard Cleveland and Ohio State sports fan.
Damaris Lara is an Account Coordinator on the national advocacy team based in Los Angeles. She manages media relations and helps develop communications strategies for environmental, workers’ rights, and economic policy organizations. Damaris' previous experience is in public affairs with a focus on Spanish-language media outreach as well as on political campaigns in California.
Damaris graduated with a degree in International Relations and Spanish from the University of Southern California (USC). She is currently an M.P.A graduate student at the USC Price School of Public Policy.
Born in San Diego and raised in Tijuana, Mexico, Damaris now resides in Los Angeles. She enjoys discovering Mexican vegan restaurants in Los Angeles and spending quality time with her Boston Terrier named Colosio.
Katie is an Account Coordinator for BerlinRosen’s real estate practice. Prior to joining BerlinRosen full-time, she was an intern on the labor and economy team, working on multiple campaigns and social activism projects.
Previously, Katie interned at the United Nations Foundation in Washington DC, working on grassroots organizing and campaign strategies. She also interned in a local law firm, lobbying local and state issues in Baltimore City and Maryland.
Katie graduated from Franklin and Marshall College where she majored in Government, minored in Spanish and was a member of the women’s lacrosse team.
Originally from Baltimore, Katie is an avid Ravens and Orioles fan.
Anne is an Account Coordinator on the New York Public Affairs team.
Anne comes to BerlinRosen from the public affairs firm SKDKnickerbocker where she worked with various nonprofit, advocacy, and corporate clients. Prior to that, Anne worked in the Major Economic Crimes Bureau of the Manhattan District Attorney’s office for two years as a Trial Preparation Assistant and Investigative Analyst.
Anne studied Government at Dartmouth College. Apart from those four years in New Hampshire, Anne has lived in New York City since she was 6 years old.
Pakelody is an Account Coordinator on BerlinRosen’s New York Public Affairs division. She provides communications and media relations support for tech clients, particularly those with a focus on sustainable and innovative initiatives.
Prior to joining BerlinRosen, Pakelody served as a partner sponsorships strategist, as well as a project coordinator and social impact intern working across various Viacom networks including Nickelodeon and MTV. She also interned for DoSomething.org, where she helped handle publicity and talent relations.
Born in San Diego and raised in the Midwest, she now resides in Brooklyn where she spends her time finding free concerts, checking out cool coffee shops, and hoarding candles.
Quentin is an Account Coordinator in BerlinRosen's Real Estate and Cities practice. With a background in progressive political campaigns, including a role as Finance and Communications Manager on a Congressional race in northeastern Ohio, Quentin loves to take on work that makes a difference.
After six years in the Midwest (and a few months in Kazakhstan!) Quentin is beyond overjoyed to be back home in his native New York, where he can be found practicing new languages or walking ridiculous distances in search of interesting architecture and the best cheap food.
Jamie Tkach is a Client Finance Manager for the National and Digital Divisions at BerlinRosen. Her work touches all aspects of client finance: annual projections, invoicing and vendor management, revenue processes and reporting, and financial system implementation.
Prior to joining BerlinRosen, Jamie spent five years in Business Management at APCO Worldwide in their NY, DC, and London offices, where she was responsible for topline budgeting + planning, client revenue recognition, pricing + proposals, KPIs and metrics for Key Clients, and client-staff training and development.
She began her career at the US Department of Commerce, working in supply chain for the defense industry, and was published for a study on NASA’s suppliers’ financial health after funding was cut for the International Space Station and Constellation programs.
Jamie’s passionate about diversity + inclusion, international politics, and her Shiba Inu (and future meme star), Quinn.
Tochi is a recent graduate of Fordham University's School of Law. Prior to joining BerlinRosen, Tochi provided legal assistance at iStar Financial and previously worked as a clerk of New York Supreme Court of Appeals First Department. She holds a B.S. in Political Science & French literature from Fordham University at Lincoln Center and also studied political science at Sorbonne University in Paris.
Originally from Lagos, Nigeria, Tochi now lives on the Lower East Side and is currently a Yoga instructor and Reiki practitioner.
As a Talent Manager, Tammy leads recruitment and people operations for BerlinRosen's advocacy efforts. Tammy began her career as a Teach For America corps member and early childhood educator in Los Angeles. She then oversaw teacher recruitment across 23 schools in Brooklyn at Achievement First Public Charter Schools, a high-performing charter network for students in low-income communities. Prior to joining BerlinRosen, she led talent at a start-up studio for social entrepreneurship in New York. Tammy grew up splitting her time between Seattle and LA, and consequently loves watching the Seahawks and searching for the best tacos NYC has to offer. She has a B.A. in Government and Literature from Claremont McKenna College, as well as a M.A. in Urban Education from Loyola Marymount University.
Melanie was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil where she lived until she was eight years old. Her family then traded the tropical climate for our wonderful New York City seasons. She has called New York City home ever since. Melanie received a BA Bucknell University where she double majored in Psychology and Writing. Since graduating, she has worked in non-profits committed to closing the opportunity gap in education. She has experience managing staff recruitment and engagement processes. Outside of work, you will find her playing soccer, painting, writing, or trying to teach her cat some dog tricks.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Keisha is the HR Generalist at BerlinRosen. She attended Johnson & Wales University for both undergrad and graduate school. Keisha holds a Master of Science in Human Resource Management. Prior to joining BerlinRosen, Keisha was the People Ops Manager at Cake & Arrow and previously worked at various companies such as 2U Inc, Publicis Media,and Nook Digital.
Bronwyn is an Ithaca College graduate and previously worked at L'Oreal. In her spare time she writes musicals and hosts the musical theatre-themed radio show "Acid Jazz Hands" on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio.
Based in New York, Shachi's expertise lies in synthesizing information bits into cohesive narratives to create user-centric strategic storylines. With an eye for detail and skill for digital design, she focuses her energy on catalyzing thematic approaches and encouraging thought-starter questions to customize solutions for each client. Growing up in Mumbai while receiving a western education, her design sensibilities have always been a combination of culturally informed, heuristic approaches to understand "wicked" problems and a methodological approach towards arriving at the perfect final design.
Prior to joining BerlinRosen, she graduated with an MS in Strategic Design and Management from Parsons, along with accomplishing various internships across advertising, publishing and creative industries in India and the US. She was awarded Departmental Honors in the 2019 Graduate Program and Meritorious Student Honors in the 2017 Undergraduate Program.
Jessica is a designer and proud alumna of University of Pittsburgh. Prior to joining BerlinRosen, Jessica worked at a variety of newspaper and magazines, most recently as the Design Director for Backstage where she produced celebrity photo shoots, honed her layout skills and executed a redesign.