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Joanna Doven, one of the U.S.’s youngest big city mayoral press secretaries, led communications for the 2009 G-20 Economic Summit and in 2013 founded a public relations firm, Premo Consultants. She has since helped some of the world’s largest companies and institutions obtain national media exposure, navigate crises and reinvent their brands. An energetic and dynamic leader, Joanna’s no-barriers approach in helping clients unearth opportunities through informing and leveraging deep media relationships has earned her company’s respect from renowned business and nonprofit leaders. Her firm has 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. Joanna is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, where she guest lectures graduate students, guest talk show host on the world’s first radio station, KDKA. She recently launched “On Crisis”, a podcast that features Doven talking with leaders whose experiences with crisis management run the gamut from skillful leadership that led to better brand recognition to those whose mistakes resulted in dire consequences for the brands they serve.
Vice President, Client Services
ARIE PLICHTA REESE
Vice President, Retail Communications
Aire started her career in the fashion industry at Chanel, continuing 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 retail 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.
Vice President, Content Marketing and Web Development
Connecting businesses to their target audiences through imaginative storytelling and eye-catching design, Stephanie brings her unique skill set to every client engagement. Partnering with corporations and institutions in a broad spectrum of industries, Stephanie supplies attention-grabbing print and digital content that never misses its mark. Her years of professional marketing experience are rooted in a Public and Professional Writing degree from the University of Pittsburgh, where she graduated in the top 2% of her class and earned the distinction of University Scholar.
Vice President, Corporate and Crisis Communications
Strategic Partner, Videography
Strategic Partner, Organizational Strategy