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 leading elected officials, companies, non-profit organizations and unions.
In 2005, Jonathan co-founded BerlinRosen with Valerie Berlin, building the company from a two-person start-up to a team of one hundred professionals in New York and Washington serving leading corporate, non-profit, political and crisis clients in the New York metropolitan area and throughout the country. In 2012, Crain’s New York Business named him to its “40 Under 40” list of New York leaders, noting that in “just six-plus years (BerlinRosen)…has grown into a team of strategists that is in the middle of campaigns shaping public policy in the city, the state and increasingly the country.”
Jonathan is a graduate of NYU School of Law and lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn with his wife, Debbie, and their two young children.
Valerie Berlin is a Principal and co-founder of BerlinRosen and oversees the firm’s Campaign and Creative Services practices. In that capacity she leads a team of creative and media professionals who design and produce award winning direct mail, television, radio and online advertising that has helped candidates and organizations at the local, state and federal level win elections, pass laws and build their brand.
In 2005, Valerie co-founded BerlinRosen with Jonathan Rosen, together building the company from a two-person start-up to a team of one hundred professionals in New York and Washington serving leading corporate, labor, non-profit, political and crisis clients in the New York metropolitan area and throughout the country.
Prior to founding BerlinRosen, Valerie spent over twenty years as an organizer, campaign manager and senior communications adviser to candidates, elected officials and issue campaigns, winning ground breaking victories for women’s health and campaign finance reform and helping to elect dozens of progressive elected officials at the local, state and federal level.
A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Valerie attended the University of Michigan and lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn with her partner Amy, 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. 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. With 15+ years’ experience in public relations, communications and broadcast production, she is an award-winning, innovative professional with significant experience collaborating with brands to achieve their marketing goals. 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, 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 currently sits on the Planned Parenthood Corporate Advisory Council and 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 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 VP on the NYPA team. She has extensive experience in the travel, style, arts/design, culture, technology and luxury arenas. Her last two roles were as Vice President (Lifestyle & Hospitality) DKC and Lifestyle Communications Director at SWG. She also worked for Purple (London).
Kate's experience spans NYC, London and Sydney collaborating with several international brands including 1 Hotels (including the launch of Brooklyn Bridge) Rockwell Group, Delta, VistaJet, The Setai Tel Aviv, NYLON Magazine, Beats by Dre, Diageo, General Motors (Buick + GMC), GUESS X A$AP Rocky, Ian Schrager, Intel, i-D/VICE Media platforms, Morgans Hotel Group, Marc Newson, Refinery 29, Unlisted Collection and W Hotels.
Kate has specialist knowledge in niche arts, culture, music and design, as well as an international industry outlook. She also has background as a lifestyle journalist.
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.
A Vice President, Daryl Hannah is a seasoned communications strategist, writer and community organizer with years of experience working in progressive politics and progressive media. Daryl manages much of BerlinRosen’s work with national foundations, cultural institutions and nonprofits.
Prior to joining the firm, Daryl worked in public relations for the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) and was the Director of Media and Community Partnerships with the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), where he managed crisis communications and national media campaigns around marriage equality, employment non-discrimination, and HIV/AIDS decriminalization. Prior to GLAAD, Daryl spent three years as a journalist with DiversityInc Magazine and was the Field Director for former S.C. Rep. Robert Barber and the campaign manager for S.C. Rep. Bakari Sellers. He graduated from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia with a degree in English, Language and Literature.
A Nina Simone fanatic and basketball enthusiast, Daryl currently lives in the Stuyvesant Heights part of Brooklyn and is obsessed with all things Brooklyn.
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.
Joe Hines is a Digital Vice President in BerlinRosen’s digital engagement practice, working across the firm’s practice areas to reach targeted audiences and encourage action.
Prior to joining BerlinRosen, Joe oversaw digital strategy at Demos, a progressive thinking tank working at the intersection of the economy, race and democracy. While at Demos, Joe managed a digital team to find creative ways to present big policy ideas. In that role, he project managed the release and production of reports and infographics, edited external writing and directed digital projects and advertising. He oversaw the tripling of web traffic and the tenfold growth of the Demos email list and the rapid growth of social media accounts.
Originally from the Bay Area, Joe graduated from Willamette University with a degree in a politics and history. In his spare time, he’s probably still spending too much time on Twitter or at a hip hop show in Brooklyn.
Sophia is a vice president in BerlinRosen’s consumer tech practice. In her eight years working in public relations, she has focused on name-brand consumer tech, lifestyle, and B2B clients. For our tech clients, Sophia helps drive media & analyst relations through product launches, partnership expansions and corporate initiatives.
Sophia spent the first several years of her career in Orlando, handling both consumer media and business/trade relations for the Walt Disney World Resort.
She holds a B.S. in political science & international affairs from Florida State 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.
An Account Director 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.
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.
An Account Director in the national issue advocacy practice, Margy brings her political, campaign, and communications experience to work for campaigns working to making a difference on a number of critical issues. Margy works with many of the firm's human rights clients on women and family issues, using her background to help advance their policies and agendas.
Margy’s career began on Capitol Hill, where she worked for Rep. Russ Carnahan, and continued on various political campaigns, including President Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign, where she oversaw day-to-day logistics for large-scale political rallies in the western region, liaising between departments throughout each step of the planning process. Most recently, Margy worked at the Pivot Group, writing and executing direct mail plans for campaigns throughout the country.
Margy loves to travel and explore new places, making her recent nomadic lifestyle as a campaigner more than appropriate. Margy is a recent NYC transplant, having grown up in the Chicago area, graduated from Washington University in St. Louis, and most recently lived in Washington, DC.
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.
As an Account Director in BerlinRosen’s Issue Advocacy practice, Margaret Delaney advises leading nonprofits 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, criminal justice reform, and STEM education.
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.
Margaret is a graduate of Georgetown University and grew up in Chicago - which means she thinks of pizza as a savory pie and has a real soft spot for deep-fried cheese.
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).
Heather brings more than five years experience in digital marketing to BerlinRosen. Prior to joining the team she worked at Engine Shop, an engagement marketing agency, where she molded and executed digital strategy and campaigns for clients in verticals including hospitality, beauty and entertainment.
She has lived all over Brooklyn and is currently residing in Bay Ridge for the amazing food. She loves photography and always makes sure her fridge is stocked with LaCroix.
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.
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.
Monique Peterson is an account director in the New York Public Affairs division, managing a variety of the firm's real estate accounts. With more than six years of communications experience, she has broad expertise in overseeing and implementing strategies for real estate, technology and non-profit clients.
Prior to joining BerlinRosen, Monique worked at lifestyle PR firm Quinn. She pursued a double major in Communications and Sports Management from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA, where she was also a member of the university's women's tennis team. A New York native, she currently lives in Brooklyn.
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.
Justin Greenberg is an Account Supervisor in BerlinRosen’s national issue advocacy practice. As a communications strategist, he helps clients focused on climate and energy, juvenile justice reform and democracy craft compelling narratives and find creative media opportunities to advance their message.
Before joining BerlinRosen, Justin served as an Assistant Press Secretary at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, where he was an on-the-record spokesman on a range of high-profile issues. At the People For the American Way, Justin advocated for protecting First Amendment rights while positioning the organization as a thought leader on a wide variety of critical constitutional issues. He has also served as a key member of the White House Presidential Personnel Office, and began his career as an AmeriCorps volunteer, mentoring youth in the juvenile justice system.
Originally from the Pacific Northwest, Justin graduated from Whitman College with a degree in Music. On the weekends, you’ll find him on an area soccer field or bike path, or searching for nature in Washington, D.C.
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.
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.
Anna Susman is an Account Supervisor at BerlinRosen working for the national issue advocacy practice. Based in New York, Anna works with the firm’s labor and philanthropy clients. She helps drive comprehensive public affairs campaigns involving legislative, organizing and grassroots strategies to improve pay and hours for working families and strengthen civic engagement at both the local and national level.
Prior to joining BerlinRosen, Anna focused on media relations at a strategic communications firm where she managed day-to-day interactions for clients in the healthcare, technology, and financial service industries. In addition to her agency experience, Anna held editorial positions writing for the Huffington Post and was the executive editor of the bi-weekly paper at her alma mater, Wesleyan University. She has held an interest in politics since interning for Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro – a fellow New Haven, Connecticut native – in her D.C office.
Anna is a formerly passionate ballet dancer, a currently passionate reader and an intermittently passionate jogger. She lives in Manhattan.
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.
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.
Matt is a Account Supervisor in the New York Regional Public Affairs practice, providing support for the firm's cities and real estate clients. Before joining BerlinRosen, he worked for the Washington, DC think tank Urban Institute crafting outreach strategies for their housing and urban policy research, lived in East Africa leading communications for an education NGO, and covered professional basketball as a journalist in New York.
He holds an MSc from The London School of Economics and a BA from The College of New Jersey.
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.
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 women 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.
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.
Leah is a Senior Account Executive in BerlinRosen’s national issue advocacy practice. Based in New York, she executes strategic communications for leading national campaigns to strengthen jobs and the economy including for the Fight for $15 and movements led by home care workers, hospital workers, graduate workers and higher education faculty, among others.
Prior to joining BerlinRosen, Leah worked at a Brooklyn-based PR firm, where she represented technology companies striving to improve communities through programs like incentivized recycling and access to free electric car charging as well as deep security, retail and marketing technologies.
Originally from Northeastern Pennsylvania, you can now find Leah in Brooklyn reading, writing and singing karaoke.
John is a Digital Senior Account Executive on BerlinRosen’s growing digital team. He helps a diverse array of clients across all of the firm’s practice areas get the right messaging to their audiences.
Prior to joining BerlinRosen, John held a number of positions at MSNBC, where he was most recently a social media editor. In this role John worked to distribute MSNBC’s excellent reporting to millions of people through social media, keep audiences informed of the latest breaking news and help make MSNBC events top trends.
John graduated from NYU with a degree in journalism and politics. He currently lives in Brooklyn where he spends weekends riding his bike through Prospect Park and attending food festivals.
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.
Morgan Williams is a Senior Account Executive 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.
Anjali is a Senior Account Executive in BerlinRosen’s national issue advocacy practice. Based in New York, Anjali brings experience at the intersection of grassroots organizing, communications strategy and media to help unions and issue advocacy groups grow and increase their impact. She plays a central role driving BerlinRosen’s work for the low-wage worker movements that are winning better pay and workplace policies nationwide.
Before joining BerlinRosen, Anjali led media relations work for a grassroots organization that originated the concept and media attention around the first-ever student debt strike. As an organizer, trainer and media specialist, Anjali has worked collaboratively to drive communications and capacity-building programs for events and movements from the People’s Climate March to Occupy Wall Street.
While at Swarthmore College, Anjali produced an award-winning student radio program and co-founded the first student fossil fuel divestment campaign. She is originally from Portland, Oregon.
Desmond is a Senior Account Executive in BerlinRosen’s National Issue Advocacy practice. Desmond brings his experience in message development, research, and media to support national campaigns. He helps drive news coverage and reach target audiences for clients focused on economic justice, civil rights and beyond.
Prior to joining BerlinRosen, Desmond focused on crisis communications working with clients to develop effective communications strategies around data security, mergers and acquisitions, and reputational risks. He also previously interned at UN Washington and was a political science instructor at NYU Abu Dhabi.
Desmond earned a dual degree in Public Policy and Arabic from Duke University. He currently resides in Manhattan and is always on the hunt for the perfect cheeseburger.
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.
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.
Ashley Beale is a Senior Account Executive on Berlin Rosen’s Advocacy team managing strategic communications efforts and advocacy campaigns for pressing public policy issues such as voting rights, human rights and marine biodiversity.
Prior to joining Berlin Rosen, she worked on the Hillary Clinton campaign as chief of staff to the Opinion Research and Paid Media directors where she assisted in measuring and translating public opinion into core messaging and creative for TV, digital, direct mail and radio advertisements. Caught by the campaign bug, Ashley then ran a state legislative race in New Jersey for a first-time female candidate. Before that she co-founded two socially-driven tech start-ups: a digital civic engagement initiative in India for improving public service delivery outcomes, and an online labor market-place for the service industries. She’s also worked on international education initiatives for UNESCO and the Embassy of France to the US.
She holds an MA in International relations from Georgetown University with a specialty in the European Union, and a BA from Sarah Lawrence College. She speaks French and understands basic Hindi and Spanish. In a past life, she danced classical ballet pre-professionally and now enjoys the tango and salsa scenes in NYC
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.
Lauren is a Senior Account Executive on the digital team.
Prior to joining the Digital team, Lauren worked in BerlinRosen’s Campaigns and Creative Services division strategizing and executing video campaigns for races all over the country in the 2018 midterms. Previously she worked on Governor Andrew Cuomo’s campaign on the digital team managing Governor Cuomo’s digital ads, website, email campaign, and organic channels after serving in his Executive Chamber as a digital strategist. Before entering politics, Lauren worked in advertising at DigitasLBi as a broadcast and radio producer.
Lauren graduated from Brown University with a degree in political science. She is from the D.C. suburbs and now lives in Manhattan.
Laurance Fauconnet is a Senior Account Executive at BerlinRosen, where he uses his background in urban planning and communications to provide support for the firm’s cities and real estate clients. Laurance previously served as Communications Manager at The Municipal Art Society of New York (MAS), managing outgoing communications, press, social media strategy, identity and the broader editorial calendar. Laurance graduated with an M.Sc. in Urban Planning from the Bartlett School of Planning (University College, London) after serving as Director of Programming for the Atlanta based public art non-profit Living Walls: The City Speaks. He holds a B.A. in Political Science and Public Policy from Georgia State University.
Edith Morris is a Senior Account Executive at BerlinRosen in the real estate practice. With experience in lifestyle, hospitality and corporate communications, Edith has garnered meaningful media coverage for brands such as 1 Hotels, Dream Hotel Group, Melia Hotels International, The Adelphi Hotel, Princess Cruises, Naples Grande Beach Resort, and Lotte New York Palace. Prior to joining BerlinRosen, Edith was in the hospitality practice at DKC and lifestyle/corporate practice at Rubenstein Public Relations. Other client experience includes City of Cincinnati, Destination Hotels, INNSIDE New York, Delta Air Lines, Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, Airbnb, Loews Regency New York.
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.
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.
Isabel’s experience lies at the intersection of politics and social justice advocacy. At BerlinRosen, she works with national movements to craft powerful messages and cultivate unique voices that break through the noise of a crowded media landscape.
She has helped shape media and field campaigns to defeat Labor Secretary nominee Andy Puzder, highlight rampant sexual harassment in the fast-food industry and elevate workers’ efforts to raise the minimum wage and win union rights. She also led communications work for the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, a movement co-led by Rev. William Barber II that reignites Dr. King’s 1968 anti-poverty campaign. Her work can be seen in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the New Yorker, Rolling Stone, the Guardian and Pod Save America.
Prior to joining BerlinRosen, Isabel worked for Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) first as the finance director of his campaign then as a District Representative. Her career in politics followed direct service work with victims of crime for the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office. A Bay Area native, Isabel now resides in Harlem.
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.
Emily Robinson is an Account Executive 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.
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.
Johannah King-Slutzky has joined BerlinRosen as a digital account executive with the Digital team.
Johannah has worked as an editor, essayist, graphic designer and social media associate. She specializes in content strategy and creation. Her previous position was as an advisor for digital strategy at CAIR-NY, where she developed a series of videos and promotional images to spotlight the diversity of the Muslim community. Prior to that she directed Tumblr for Refinery29, focusing on social justice through video, infographics, and gif-based storytelling.
She lives with two wonderful cats and enjoys reading about pre-sound animation history in her free time.
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.
Elliot is an 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.
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.
Dane McMillan is an Account Executive in the New York Public Affairs division where he assists clients on BerlinRosen’s Real Estate team. Dane comes to BerlinRosen from Ketchum, where he was part of their Energy & Industry sector primarily working on the 3M account. He was responsible for helping to facilitate the 3M State of Science Index launch in 2018, as well as assisting on a variety of accounts handling day-to-day client duties.
A recent graduate of North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina, Dane has worked for multiple communications and digital media companies. Originally from New Jersey and North Carolina, he currently lives in Brooklyn.
Dan is an Account Executive in the New York Public Affairs Practice, with a focus on technology and financial service clients.
Prior to joining BerlinRosen, he interned for several campaigns, and in the Washington, D.C. office of Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. Dan recently graduated summa cum laude with Departmental and Phi Beta Kappa Honors from Rutgers University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Economics.
A New Jersey native, Dan can often be found near the beach or at a concert in his free time.
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.
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.
Divya Samu works on BerlinRosen’s Maiden+John team where she assists clients implementing digital advertising campaigns. Divya comes to BerlinRosen from Fanatics Inc, where she was part of the eMarketing team doing Paid Search. She was responsible for the creation and optimization of paid search campaigns across a variety of eCommerce websites to ensure that products reach the widest range of consumers.
A recent grad of American University in Washington DC, Divya has worked in multiple tech companies doing Social Media and Paid Search, as well as working on Ro Khanna's election campaign in 2013.
Originally from Silicon Valley, Divya can be found watching her favorite Bay Area sports teams and trying to find Mexican food that reminds her of California.
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.
Usamah is an Associate Account Executive in the Social Impact and Philanthropy practice, working on clients focusing on racial justice, arts and culture, and social justice. Usamah drives media relations, creative strategy and digital content for clients including, Color Of Change, Perception Institute, Race Forward, and the National Young Arts Foundation.
Prior to working at BerlinRosen, Usamah was a Project Manager at Epic Systems, implementing reporting and analytics software in large hospital systems. He also has experience working in Texas state politics, conducting political research and communication strategy at Outreach Strategists and the Texas House Democratic Campaign Committee.
Born and raised in Houston, TX, Usamah graduated from Cornell University in 2015 with a degree in Industrial and Labor Relations, focusing on legal history and political movements.
Jeorge is an Associate Account Executive in New York Public Affairs, focusing on real estate and advocacy clients.
Before coming to BerlinRosen – initially as an intern – Jeorge also interned at Finn Partners and Dan Klores Communications, supporting major airlines, hotels and tourism promotion campaigns.
Jeorge studied history at the University of Connecticut and public relations and foreign affairs at Syracuse University.
Like a true Connecticut native, Jeorge gravitates toward the woods, classy casinos and raw oysters.
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.
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.
Julia Savel is an Associate Account Executive at Berlin Rosen. Julia was most recently the Communications Director for Randy Bryce’s congressional campaign in Southeast Wisconsin. Previously she was a Communications Associate on Bill de Blasio’s 2017 mayoral race and a press intern for the DNC and the Hillary Clinton campaign. She’s eager to put her campaign skills to work with both our tech and public affairs clients. Julia receive a BA from George Washington University where she majored in Political Communication and minored in Criminal Justice.
Ben is an associate account executive in BerlinRosen’s national Social Impact & Philanthropy practice.
Before joining BerlinRosen, Ben worked at Chicago-based public affairs firm Kivvit, contributing to research, media relations, and stakeholder outreach for clients focused on energy, healthcare and Chicago civic issues. Prior to that he interned in the City of Chicago’s press office under Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
Ben is originally from the southwest Chicago suburbs, and recently graduated from Northwestern University where he studied journalism and political science.
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.
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.
Michael Blenner is an Account Coordinator, 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.
Courtney Boland is an Account Coordinator with BerlinRosen's national advocacy practice with a focus on labor and economic justice. At BerlinRosen she deploys her political communications skills, media relations and advocacy experience to support clients win change.
Previously, Courtney worked with an international strategic consultancy working with clients across the Middle East, Asia and Latin America. She also served in internship positions with The State of New Jersey, The British Consulate General, the United States Agency for International Development under the Obama Administration and the Council on Foreign Relations.
A Jersey Shore native, she holds a B.S. in International Relations and Diplomacy from Seton Hall University and currently resides in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. She is learning Arabic and enjoys visits to the shore.
Olivia is an Account Coordinator 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.
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 a DC based Account Coordinator on our National Issue Advocacy team.
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.
Joshua Seawell is an Account Coordinator on the national advocacy team based in Los Angeles. He manages media relations and helps develop communications strategy for environmental, workers’ rights, and economic policy organizations. Joshua previously worked as a fellow in the housing policy team of the LA Mayor’s Office.
Joshua is a graduate of Stanford University, where he earned a B.A. with a major in Urban Studies and a minor in Political Science. In his spare time, Joshua looks for new music and croissants.
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.
Emily Singer is the Account Coordinator 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.
Cristian is currently an Account Coordinator in BerlinRosen’s hospitality, lifestyle, and real estate practice. Prior to joining the company full-time, he worked as an intern for BerlinRosen’s technology practice. He also interned with APCO Worldwide, working on various accounts’ corporate communications and media relations such as Heineken USA and McCormick. Prior to APCO Worldwide, Cristian interned for Geometry Global (WPP), aiding in consumer marketing strategies for clients such as Lime-A-Rita, Dannon, Coca-Cola, and Unilever.
Cristian is a graduate of Manhattan College where he double majored in economics and communication, with a concentration in advertising.
Residing just across the Hudson River in New Jersey, Cristian is a proud cat dad and strong advocate for equality, social justice and intersectional rights.
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.
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.
Erica Molfetto is a certified Facebook Advertising Specialist working on the Digital team. Prior to joining BerlinRosen, Erica created and managed digital sales initiatives for Broadway productions, including: In & Of Itself, Avenue Q, and Spongebob the Musical. She is passionate about all-things innovation and providing clients with creative, out-of-the box digital strategies that exceed expectation. Erica is an alumni of the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University and can be spotted performing comedy all over New York.
Emily Lopkin is the Office Manager and Administrative Assistant to the New York office. Emily holds a BA in Sociology from Dickinson College.
Prior to joining BerlinRosen, she worked as an administrator at a non-profit art school. She also volunteers as a counselor for Crisis Text Line.
A native of New York State, Emily now resides in Brooklyn.
Christopher is a graduate of the State University of New York at Albany. He has spent his post graduate career recruiting and acquiring top-tier talent for prestigious, global professional service firms which include the Top 100 AMLaw firms and top ranked financial services institutions.
Christopher is a native New Yorker who currently resides in NYC’s Lower East Side. He is a proud fan of the New York Yankees and the New York Jets.
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 has called The Upper West Side home for the last eight years. She has been practicing Vinyasa Yoga for close to five years and hopes to start her teacher training in the near future.
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.
Katie is the Administrative Assistant to Executive Vice-President Stephanie Mueller and the Office Manager of our DC office.
Katie studied Government at Smith College with a concentration in American Politics and a minor in Africana Studies. Before joining the firm, she worked for Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington D.C. Action Fund on the coordinated 2016 presidential campaign. Katie has additionally worked in Geneva, Switzerland at the United Nations Human Rights Council.