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.
Dan Levitan is a Senior 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.
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.
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.
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.
A Senior 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.
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 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.
A 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.
Caitlin Offinger is Vice President of Business Development for BerlinRosen’s National Issue Advocacy practice. Caitlin leverages her years of experience in business development, marketing and political campaigns to direct new client engagement strategies and firm marketing plans.
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. She also developed marketing strategies for McGraw-Hill Publishing.
Caitlin lives in Brooklyn 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.
Matt is a 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.
Mike Webb joined BerlinRosen’s DC office as a Vice President in the issue advocacy practice where he adds a unique understanding of the intersection between the media, public policy and communications. His focus is on developing impactful public relations strategies for clients in the nonprofit, energy, criminal justice, media, and good government sectors.
Prior to BerlinRosen, Mike lived in Honolulu for three years and did marketing for Pierre Omidyar’s Peer News and a prominent local law firm. Before that, he served as the vice president of communications for ProPublica where he worked to ensure their investigations led to changes in public policy. Mike’s experience also includes stints as publicity director for The Nation magazine, and as a member of the communications team at the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law. Mike is a veteran of several successful (and unsuccessful) political campaigns, and he worked in the music business where he was a part of the teams that launched the debut albums by Nas, Jeff Buckley, Alice in Chains, Branford Marsalis' Buckshot LeFonque, and Limp Bizkit.
Mike was born and raised in Ohio, and lived in New York City for over two decades. He enjoys playing guitar in his free time, and is blessed to be a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers, New York Yankees and Ohio State Buckeyes.
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.
Christina is a vice president in the Social Impact + Philanthropy practice. A veteran strategist, she has deep experience building and leading campaigns that drive social impact. As an advisor to major NGOs and global brands, she has developed strategy and led initiatives to address complex challenges from climate change and women's leadership to global health and economic justice.
Prior to joining BR, Christina led partnerships strategy for We Mean Business, a large nonprofit coalition that accelerates the corporate sector’s commitment to climate change. She was also a founding member of Purpose, where she was the Head of Business Operations overseeing daily operations and management of the global, interdisciplinary team.
Raised as a political junkie outside DC, Christina graduated from Virginia Tech and now lives in the suburbs of New York, where you can find her playing in the park with her daughter or renovating her house
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 Presdient 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 Pennsylvania State Education Association 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.
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.
Joe Hines is a Digital Account Director 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.
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.
CJ is an Account Director at BerlinRosen, working in its New York public affairs practice. In this role, he helps advocacy organizations, non-profits and our real estate clients get their message out through direct communications and traditional and social media.
Prior to joining BerlinRosen, CJ worked for a national Democratic advertising agency and managed a campaign for Rhode Island Lt. Governor. CJ also served as the Northeast Charter Schools Network’s communications director and was a press secretary on a contested 2012 congressional campaign.
Originally from Texas, CJ now lives in Brooklyn.
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.
Sophia is an account director in BerlinRosen’s consumer tech practice. In her six 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.
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.
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.
Jordan Band is an Account Supervisor 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 supervisor 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.
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.
Madeline Kaye is an Account Supervisor 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.
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.
Claire is a digital account supervisor 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
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.
Tess is an Account Supervisor 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.
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.
André is an Account Supervisor on BerlinRosen’s Advocacy team, managing narrative change and strategic communications campaign focused on public health, immigrant rights, and LGBT rights. His clients include leading foundations and non-profits such as the Elton John AIDS Foundation, Human Rights Watch, and Open Society Foundations.
Prior to joining BerlinRosen, André worked on communications and thought-leadership initiatives at global health strategy firm Rabin Martin, where he supported non-profit and corporate clients on public health programs targeting underserved populations. André has previously worked in public relations at Edelman, Triomphant Communications, and the French Permanent Mission to the United Nations.
André holds a Master’s in Branding and Integrated Communications from the City College of New York and is a graduate of France’s Sciences Po Aix-en-Provence. A born-and-raised Frenchman, André now 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.
Amy Chen is a Digital Senior Account Executive working on the Digital team.
Previously, she led digital strategy at the Roosevelt Institute and worked closely on the launch of two anchor reports, Rewrite the Racial Rules and Untamed. In addition, she’s helped inclusive democracy organizations like PowerPAC+ build their digital infrastructure and support and fundraise for progressive candidates. And in 2016, she led the digital release of the New York Times bestselling book; Brown is the New White.
Amy is a southern California native and is an alum of UCLA where she studied sociology, global studies, and Asian languages and cultures.
Matt is a Senior Account Executive 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. Matt has also lived in Tanzania leading communications for an education NGO, worked in public relations and academia in London and New York, and wrote about professional sports.
He holds an MSc from The London School of Economics and a BA from The College of New Jersey.
Kate Treen is a Senior Account Executive 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, large construction companies in Silicon Valley, and leading landscape architects in Southern California. True to her LA roots, you can find Kate playing in the sun, attending any live performance, or traveling through another country. Kate currently resides in Manhattan.
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.
Fiona is a New York-based Senior Account Executive 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.
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.
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
Peter is an Associate Account Executive 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.
Molly Hendriksen is an 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.
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.
Kenneth Londono is an 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.
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.
Isabel comes to BerlinRosen's national issue advocacy practice with a background in government affairs, campaigns, and political communications. On the Labor &Economy team, Isabel works to elevate worker voices in the fight for social and economic justice.
Prior to joining BerlinRosen, Isabel managed client interactions for a boutique government affairs firm based in Oakland, CA. She helped manage a diverse portfolio of clients, bridging the gap between the new economy and legislators at every level of government. Before that, a passion for politics led her to work as a staffer for U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA-15) after serving as his campaign’s finance director in 2013.
A Bay Area native, Isabel now resides in Manhattan. She has a not-so-secret dream to one day become boxing’s flyweight world champion. Isabel attended the University of California at Davis, where she studied political science.
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.
Edith Morris is an 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.
Nichola is an 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.
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 the environment, reproductive health and social justice. Prior to joining BerlinRosen, Elliot interned at the AFL-CIO and other public relations firms.
Elliot is a second-year graduate student in the Media and Strategic Communication program at 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 15 years of experience and a die-hard Washington Wizards fan.
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.
John O’Malley is a Proposal Writer in BerlinRosen’s National Issue Advocacy practice, where he focuses on driving new client engagement through active pitching and preparing responses to requests for proposals. 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.
Kelley is an Associate 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.
Katelyn Hertel is an Associate 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.
Dan is an Associate 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.
Connor Rice is a now an Associate 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.
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.
Michelle Morris is an Associate 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.
Usamah is an Account Associate 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.
Lauren Diamond is an Account Coordinator in BerlinRosen’s Advocacy practice. She drives media relations, materials development and research for clients advancing LGBT rights, women’s rights, and criminal justice reform. Prior to joining BerlinRosen, she interned at Library For All, a nonprofit working to distribute a cloud-based library platform to regions in the developing world. She also worked with Planned Parenthood, writing communications materials for the organization’s voting rights campaign.
A native of California, Lauren now resides in New York and earned degrees in Political Science and Writing from the University of Michigan.
Jeorge is an Account Coordinator 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.
Ben is an account coordinator 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.
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.
Nick is a graduate of Wesleyan University, where his combined work in government and environmental studies culminated in a high honors thesis on U.S. climate change policy and the politics of carbon emissions pricing. His political experience includes work in the U.S. House of Representatives, the Ohio House of Representatives, and on two of New York State's most competitive 2018 congressional campaigns.
Nick is a native of Central New York's Mohawk Valley, a proud union stagehand, and an avid gamer on both the screen and tabletop. He enjoys employing imaginative and strategic thought across all aspects of life and is thrilled to bring that passion to BerlinRosen's campaign & creative services.
Alec Grossman is an Account Coordinator 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.
As an Account Coordinator 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.
Dean is an Account Coordinator 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.
Andrew is an Account Coordinator 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.
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.
Michelle Chakansky is an Account Coordinator for BerlinRosen’s New York Public Affairs practice, focusing on consumer technology clients.
Prior to joining BerlinRosen, Michelle worked as a teaching assistant for a high-needs summer school helping to educate elementary level students in English Literature. She recently graduated magna cum laude from Binghamton University with a BA in English Rhetoric.
Michelle is a proud New Jersey native. She enjoys running, traveling and listening to country music.
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.
As a Junior 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.
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.
Emily Lopkin is the Office Manager and Administrative Assistant to the NY 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 lives in Manhattan.
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.
Max is the senior executive assistant to both Valerie and Jonathan. In this capacity, Max oversees all administrative functions, including scheduling, to ensure smooth, day-to-day operations of their office. Before joining BerlinRosen, Max worked at Christie’s Auction House, where he served as the Group Executive Assistant in 20th & 21st Century Art & Design, Post-War and Contemporary Art, as well as in the Chairman’s office. Max has worked in various industries throughout his career, including media and commodities.
A classically trained musician, Max has performed in various orchestras across the country, on Broadway and on national tours. After years of living in New York, Max now lives with his partner in Jersey City, overlooking Manhattan.
Layla is a finance associate on the finance team. She recently graduated from Pace University in New York with a master's degree in Finance and studied at the National Moscow University and University College Dublin. She previously worked at S-Network Indexes Inc. where she managed and maintained more than 150 indexes for different market sectors.
Layla is a full-time financial analyst, part-time Muay Thai boxer and small time philosopher.
Cheyenne Crawford is an Executive Assistant for BerlinRosen’s National division. In this role, she assists with all operations functions through providing administrative support and management.
Prior to joining BerlinRosen, she received a B.A. in Political Science with a focus on Diplomacy & International Relations from Seton Hall University. Cheyenne previously served as an intern for the City of Los Angeles, the Clinton Foundation and the office of Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton.
A native of Los Angeles, Cheyenne now calls the Northeast home and enjoys tennis & traveling. She remains passionate about issues regarding human trafficking, education, and healthcare.
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.