Our teamwork makes the dream work.

Karen Hansen

PRESIDENT

Experience Summary:
As a communications executive at corporations such as Discovery Communications, Scripps Networks Interactive and Travel Channel, Karen has extensive and practical experience in traditional and digital media relations, talent relations, event management, internal communications, investor relations, and trade communications.

Most Memorable Work Experiences:

  • Managing red carpets at events like The Grammys and Emmys
  • World Wrestling Entertainment's initial public offering
  • Launching Disney's inaugural Cruise Line, Disney Magic
  • Olympic lifestyle campaigns promoting athletes' personal stories and pop culture integration
  • Planning media launch parties at The Playboy Mansion
  • Working live remote segments like NBC Nightly News in Aruba
  • Handling celebrities for People Magazine exclusive in South Africa
Education:  Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism New York University’s Marketing & Management Institute Affiliations: National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS), Communications Chair & Board of Governors Television Publicity Executives Committee (TPEC) Entertainment Publicist Professional Society (EPPS) Association of Cable Communicators (ACC) Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Women in Cable and Telecommunications, Inc. (WICT)

Education: 
Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism
New York University’s Marketing & Management Institute

Affiliations:
National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS), Communications Chair & Board of Governors Television Publicity Executives Committee (TPEC)
Entertainment Publicist Professional Society (EPPS)
Association of Cable Communicators (ACC)
Public Relations Society of America (PRSA)
Women in Cable and Telecommunications, Inc. (WICT)


Jennie Abrams-Rosenberg

VICE PRESIDENT, MEDIA STRATEGY

Experience Summary:   
An integral part of some of the most exciting public relations campaigns, events and product launches, she is a former PR executive at New Line Cinema.  With years of experience at New York and Hollywood’s top public relations firms, she has overseen successful campaigns for numerous award winning films, television show launches, book releases, product releases, events and awards campaigns.  

Most Memorable Work Experiences:

  • Overseeing hundreds of movie releases at New Line Cinema
  • Behind public relations launches for brands including Microsoft's Xbox and Netflix
  • Managed high-profile events including Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, celebrity events for the Boys & Girls Clubs and the Time Magazine Person of the Year announcements
  • Oversaw press and media events for Lifetime Television
Education: State University of New York at Albany

Education:
State University of New York at Albany


Kate Hawken

VICE PRESIDENT, CLIENT RELATIONS

Experience Summary:
Kate has a wide range of high‐level communications strategy and implementation experience from Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, The Washington Post Company, WAMU 88.5, AOL and the BrandLinkDC public relations team.  She has led program publicity and media relations, developed in-depth public relations plans, created cross-promotional partnerships, established speakers’ bureaus for executives and managed industry events.

Most Memorable Work Experiences:

  • Launched Emmy-Award Winning Planet Earth on Discovery Channel
  • Supervised large scale press junkets for Nat Geo WILD
  • Established speaker’s bureau for Washington Post’s SocialCode
  • Managed public affairs plans and programs for NPR
Education: Syracuse University, Journalism and Political Science

Education:
Syracuse University, Journalism and Political Science


Education American University, Master of Arts – Journalism & Public Affairs Cal State Fullerton, Bachelor of Arts – Communications (TV/Film) & Criminal Justice

Education
American University, Master of Arts – Journalism & Public Affairs
Cal State Fullerton, Bachelor of Arts – Communications (TV/Film) & Criminal Justice

Brandii Toby-Leon

VICE PRESIDENT, Executive communications

Experience Summary:
An award-winning, forward-thinking communications leader, Brandii’s entertainment experience includes running publicity departments at Scripps Networks Interactive, TV One, and Fox Television Stations. As a smart and scrappy strategist, she has spearheaded and managed PR efforts for various television programs and industry events. In addition, Brandii’s “think like a journalist, pitch like a publicist” mindset and top-notch writing skills result in high-profile media coverage.

Most Memorable Work Experiences:

  • Booked first-ever appearances for networks including TV One’s first Late Night with Stephen Colbert couch interview and DIY Network’s first Sports Illustrated coverage
  • Led various notable TV Campaigns including Empire, NAACP Image Awards, Leeza and many more
  • Involved in hundreds of events ranging from SXSW, Comic-Con, Country Music Awards, HGTV Holiday House, American Black Film Festival, TCA Press Tour, O Magazine and NATPE

Julie Langlie

DIRECTOR, DIGITAL OUTREACH

Experience Summary:
With rich experience in media relations, event planning and advertising sales, Julie has worked at Conde Nast Publications, Discovery Health/Fit Channel, GlaxoSmithKline and Chesapeake Life.  She excels at developing and nurturing relationships,  knows how to negotiate major earned placements with media, loves the challenge of a cold call to a new outlet, and believes in building out targeted strategies to drive results.  

Most Memorable Work Experiences:

  • Worked on Shark Week, one of Discovery Channel’s most iconic stunt programming efforts
  • Handled media requests for range of Conde Nast Publications
  • Part of PR team that rebranded Health/Fit Channel for launch
Education: University of Maryland, College Park, Philip Merrill College of Journalism

Education:
University of Maryland, College Park, Philip Merrill College of Journalism


Heather Marohn

DIRECTOR, MEDIA RELATIONS

Experience Summary:
With a robust background in public relations, marketing, trade shows, market research, corporate messaging, she creates PR campaigns that result in millions of media impressions.  From earning coveted public service announcement spots for organizations such as the USO to landing magazine cover stories for Hollywood talent, she instinctively knows how to cut through the clutter.

Most Memorable Work Experiences:

  • Secured close to 20 magazine covers in one month for talent
  • Led USO’s “Until Everyone Comes Home” campaign
  • Ran publicity for HGTV Dream Home Giveaway in various locations
Education: Rider University, Communications & Journalism

Education:
Rider University, Communications & Journalism


Alissa Kelly

SOCIAL MEDIA SPECIALIST

Experience Summary:
A former television producer with experience in top markets ranging from Fox & Friends in New York to WJLA-TV/ABC in Washington, D.C to WPMT-TV/Fox in Pennsylvania, she has been on the receiving end of publicist pitches and instinctively knows what stands out and earns broadcast coverage.  A strong writer, she is the former fashion editor at “DC on Heels”; and also savvy with social media, she is a well-recognized fitness blogger.

Most Memorable Work Experiences:

  • Segment producer for Fox & Friends in New York
  • Morning news producer at ABC station in Washington, D.C.
  • Former fashion editor at DC on Heels and runs own fashion/fitness blog
Education: Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Mass Media Arts, Journalism & Communication Studies

Education:
Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Mass Media Arts, Journalism & Communication Studies