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Premo’s consultants work with some of our nation’s most dynamic institutions, entrepreneurs and corporations: from those fighting the spread of the Zika Virus, to Napa Valley wine producers, the leading manufacturer of healthy snacks, urban and regional public school systems and even the founder of MADD – our jobs are never the same from day to day. Our clients are inspired by what they do every day, and our consultants exhibit that same energy and passion for the work we do on their behalf. How do we achieve success for clients and ourselves? Less meetings, more agile work. Less fluff, more substance. Our consultants are experts in the public relations and communications industry.
An energetic and dynamic leader, Joanna’s no-barriers approach in helping clients unearth opportunities through informing has earned her company’s respect from business and nonprofit leaders. She led strategic public relations campaigns for renowned stakeholders, executed significant full-scale rebranding efforts for financial service institutions, and aided in crisis communications planning for major institutions and corporations. As the former press secretary to a big city mayor, Joanna understands the importance of engaging community and governmental stakeholders in communications efforts.
Vice President, Client Services
Vice President, Corporate and Crisis Communications
ARIE PLICHTA REESE
Vice President, Retail Communications
Recently named PRSA Pittsburgh’s PR Entrepreneur of the Year and The Incline’s “Who’s Next: Style”, Aire Reese started her career in the fashion industry at Chanel. She continued to broaden her knowledge of fabric and production when she joined the merchandising group at Macy’s in New York City. Returning to her hometown of Pittsburgh in 2009, she landed her dream job at ModCloth where she stayed for a decade working as their dedicated in-house PR lead. It was here where she mastered her craft and married her love of styling with PR. Working at ModCloth gave her a front-row seat into the world of start-ups and when the company was acquired by Walmart in 2017, she played a critical role in maintaining the brand’s beloved reputation, securing press coverage in major media outlets. She has experience navigating complex team structures, working across many time zones, and doing it all with a positive attitude.
Aire’s love of fashion is recognized across the city of Pittsburgh. For five years running, she’s been hired to style the Pittsburgh Steelers for their Steelers Style Fashion Show and she’s a current counsel member at Style412 where she’s helping to shape and cultivate the fashion industry in Pittsburgh.
Strategic Partner, Videography
Strategic Partner, Organizational Strategy