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photoShawn Campbell
With her take charge drive, Shawn Campbell builds unique partnerships with clients, colleagues and media, leading them down the road to success. Working with national companies and brands including Lands’ End, Avent, Sears, McDonalds and Gatorade - she has developed expertise in consumer public relations specializing in media strategy, integrated programming and market research.

Before venturing off on her own, Shawn was a vice president with Donnellon Public Relations managing account teams and providing strategic support for multiple high-profile clients. She was also an active part of the agency leadership team developing public relations training programs for clients and internal teams in the areas of media relations, media training, writing and idea development. Shawn also continues to serve as a chief facilitator for creative workshops, brainstorms and media training sessions.

 

photoMary Di Brita
Clients rave about Mary Di Brita’s media savvy when working with this media relations specialist. Her enthusiasm, knack for news and attention to details are a key asset in leading the charge in executing each and every project.

Prior to working as an independent consultant for corporate and agency clients, Mary was with Donnellon Public Relations. During her tenure, she worked on a variety of high-profile accounts. Specifically, she was responsible for media relations strategy and implementation and special event coordination and execution. She has successfully demonstrated her expertise for clients including Gatorade, Sears, Joseph E. Seagram, Diageo, EAS and Shedd Aquarium.

 

photoPatti O’Donnell
Patti O’Donnell has a passion and devotion to client service. Her contagious, “can-do” attitude produces results that regularly exceed expectations and drive business. She is a marketing communications professional with more than 19 years of experience. Specializing in consumer marketing, she has developed and managed a variety of award-winning programs for a diverse list of national clients and brands including Sears, Gatorade, EAS, Sage Products, Korbel Champagne, Burger King, NutraSweet and Kraft Foods to name a few. She has a depth of knowledge in the consumer marketing arena with an expertise in creative strategy development and the integrated/convergence marketing practice.

Prior to joining Circle Public Relations, Patti was a senior vice president at Donnellon Public Relations where she was responsible for client fulfillment, strategic program development and staff development/management. As part of the agency leadership team, she was also responsible for agency development. In addition, Patti worked in a senior leadership role at Edelman Public Relations.

 

photoLaura McGowan
With her outspoken wit and style, Laura McGowan is a natural spokesperson. She brings to the team, 13 years of issues management and consumer product public relations experience.  During her tenure as senior vice president at JSH&A Public Relations, she served as the national spokesperson for Clarke Mosquito Control. Laura has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and other publications, and has been primarily responsible for crafting strategy for litigation, public debate and other high-profile issues. Balancing this corporate mindset with publicity acumen, Laura has developed results-oriented consumer marketing campaigns for clients including McDonald's, Enesco, Allied Van Lines and Sears.  Prior to her work at JSH&A, Laura worked in the consumer and education practices at Ogilvy PR and in the food marketing group at Edelman Worldwide