Trish Taylor is the Managing Director of Fenton’s DC Office. She is responsible for growing Fenton’s footprint in the DC community and beyond, providing strategic guidance and direction across a variety of clients spanning the health, education, environment and human rights sectors. She escaped the halls of academia 20 years ago to apply her understanding of behavioral science to campaigns directed at some of society’s most pressing issues – obesity, teen drug use, dating violence, and pregnancy prevention, hunger, and palliative care, among many others. She’s lead numerous campaigns that have prompted positive change among individuals and communities. When not trying to change the world, Trish tries to keep up with her three kids. She’s still not sure which goal is the more achievable one!
Ira Arlook is a lead communications strategist on a number of Fenton accounts, including MoveOn.org, the Iraq Policy Information Project, Win Without War, and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America.
Molly McGovern is the Senior Manager of Operations at Fenton. The firm is her one and only client, and it is her job to make everyone’s job easier. From financial projections and systems administration, to recruitment and HR, to project budget management and vendor contracts, Molly is the go-to for all firmwide operations questions, comments, concerns and curiosities.
Jennifer Hahn is a Senior Vice President in Fenton’s NYC office. A field leader with more than 20 years of nonprofit experience, she directs branding, messaging and advocacy campaigns for critical social issues such as education, social and economic justice, gun violence prevention, children, youth and families. With a strategic mind and an activist’s heart, she harnesses issue framing, messaging, media advocacy and public engagement to advance her client’s progressive goals. From strategic planning to CEO speechwriting, campaign management to opinion research, Jennifer isconsigliere to nonprofits and foundations. She is also an expert presentation, speech and media trainer who is passionately committed to ensuring her clients’ success.
Andrew Necola is Fenton’s IT Manager. Managing technical operations at Fenton, Andrew Necola juggles multiple responsibilities to provide agency-wide support to Fenton’s staff. He works to shape Fenton’s IT software, hardware, and infrastructure to improve user experience and staff productivity. Andrew also has an accounting background and loves to spend long hours reading the latest tech news and working to change the way we communicate globally.
Kitty Overton is Fenton’s Senior Strategic Content Producer. Working directly with clients and in conjunction with communications teams across offices, she oversees the creative development and execution of all video content. Kitty’s strategic story-telling skills and production expertise were developed over a long career in commercial production and working with some of the world’s best-known agencies and brands.
Nicole's passion for marketing, communications and social change led her to Fenton as an account coordinator where she works on research, message development and media relations. When she’s not at work, Nicole enjoys being at the beach, spending time with her family, writing poetry and playing music.
Sofia joins Fenton with a background in political, corporate-crisis communications and a life-long passion for progressive change. Through the power of strategic messaging and media relations, Sofia works everyday to make the world a better place.
Abby is a passionate and energetic team player. She is the Washington, DC's Office Manager, and member of Fenton's Operations team and takes pride in being surrounded by "do-gooders!" Tseggai has an entrepreneurial background and is committed to helping and seeking the needs of those around her, while owning a positive attitude. She is intrigued by soulful music with photography being her passion. On her off time you can find her spending quality time with loved ones and annoying them by taking tons of pictures that in the end are loved dearly.
Amrit Cheng is an Account Executive at Fenton. With a passion for storytelling and building media partnerships, her previous roles include media relations for the Clinton Foundation and immigration legal advocacy. Outside of the office, Amrit is usually seeking out her next travel itinerary and a nearby body of water.
Ashwin is most interested in the intersection of economics and social justice, a product of his education and many years working with homeless youth in Seattle. After five years in the Pacific Northwest, he is happy to return to the Bay Area and support Fenton’s corporate social responsibility efforts as an account coordinator.
Alyssa can generally be found writing, tweeting, or avidly consuming news. She is always scheming on ways to help her clients change hearts and minds and get the public attention they need to change the world. Messaging is her specialty.
A New England transplant, Amara joined the Fenton team shortly after stepping foot in the Bay Area for the first time – her cat, her passion for social and environmental justice, and her History and Public Humanities degrees in tow. In her free time she explains what "Public Humanities" is, watches and rants about sports, and fights the patriarchy.
Ryan Cassidy is an Art Director at Fenton and brings many years of design experience working with major brands to his role at Fenton. He strives to bring a sense of simplicity, clarity, and authenticity to every project by looking for inspiration inside the world around him. When he’s not working on projects for the good of humanity by making things look awesome, he performs with an art/activism group and makes bundt cakes. He currently lives in Brooklyn with his partner and their collection of fashionable eyewear.
Kristen King is a Senior Account Executive at Fenton. She develops and executes media strategies, conducts media trainings and produces events. Kristen works with clients to craft their stories to ultimately change the way people think about and respond to important issues like climate change and extreme poverty. Kristen is a Florida Gator living in New York who, in her free time, takes dance classes and catches as many Broadway shows as possible.
Joshua brings 15 years of experience to Fenton in his continuing mission to seek out new opportunities for promoting social and environmental causes. He rejects fear and chooses love. If you use power to beat down your fellow man in the name of money, then he is coming after you.
Breukellen Riesgo is the Executive Assistant to the CEO, Bill Werde, and owner, James Marcus. She joined Fenton in 2015. Breukellen’s diverse professional background as a figure skating coach, bartender, administrative assistant and photographer endowed her with a broad skill-set. Outside of the office, Breukellen enjoys sampling micheladas from around the city and watching Star Trek - Captain Janeway is her role model.
Julia Peek is an Account Executive at Fenton. She works in the Climate and Clean Energy practice helping Fenton mobilize new audiences, sway public opinion and tell compelling stories about the sustainable revolution. Before joining Fenton, she worked on fossil fuel divestment, environmental justice, environmental conflict resolution and just transition. When not working, Julia loves to sea kayak, whitewater kayak, bike, camp, and go on adventures.
A seasoned communications specialist, Amy Clark brings 15 years of PR agency experience to Fenton. She has designed and run national media relations campaigns, national and international special events, and social media programming for iconic lifestyle and nonprofit clients. Aside from her adorable baby daughter, her greatest joy is the art of restaurant selection. As a result, her encyclopedic knowledge of food blogs is seldom rivaled.
Nora Fleming is a Senior Account Writer at Fenton, where she works across the agency on writing and editing projects, including ghost blogging, op/eds, white papers and creating a myriad of other messaging and communications materials. Nora’s past positions include work as a reporter at several publications and in both public and private sector communications roles, with her writing appearing in a range national and city news and trade publications. Her passion for education policy has touched much of her work. A travel lover and outdoor enthusiast, Nora enjoys running, biking and hiking in the California sunshine. In her spare time, she likes to take photos.
Zakiya joins Fenton with a B.A. in Journalism and African American Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill- a combination which led to her passion for using media as a tool to shed light on and find solutions to issues facing communities of color. Outside of her affinity for storytelling and social justice advocacy, she enjoys cheering on Tar Heel basketball and living life with curiosity, courage and compassion.
Mercy is a born and raised Oaklander, with a strong background in non-profit communications. She is passionate about sharing the stories behind struggles for social and economic justice. In her spare time she likes to learn languages, eat cake, sing, and beatbox.
Vaishalee brings more than a decade of experience specializing in media relations, advocacy and strategic communications for high-stakes issue campaigns and social movements. When not securing story placements in major national and California news outlets, Vaishalee desperately tries to get her baby daughter to sleep for more than two hours at a time.
Jackie Tomczak is the Human Resources Manager at Fenton. She brings 5 years’ experience in HR where she’s worked in various industries. Prior to joining Fenton in 2016, she worked at Maxus – a WPP Media agency. Her background includes recruiting, onboarding, training and development, and employee relations. She received her BS in Psychology/Mass Communication from Iona College and her MS in Industrial Organizational Psychology from Baruch College. She then went on to obtain her PHR/SHRM-CP in 2014. In her spare time, she can be found spending time visiting family in upstate New York and planning adventurous trips.
Michelle Hunsberger is a Senior Account Executive at Fenton, where she provides project management and strategic counsel with a specific concentration in global development. With experience in public relations and behavior change communication, Michelle creates thought-provoking campaigns that motivate audiences to make positive changes in their lives. A true product of her multicultural upbringing in Asia, Africa and Europe, Michelle brings a unique perspective on the role communication interventions play in reinforcing and challenging cultural norms.
Myrna Chua-Miguel is the Accounting Assistant at Fenton where she is responsible for managing accounts receivable and preparing reports. She has experience managing a wide variety of accounting information systems and is committed to operations efficiencies that increase accuracy and drive productivity. She takes her two kids, eight and six, biking and swinging at the monkey bars at the park when not at work.
James is an experienced entrepreneur, investor and private equity professional. He has founded, invested in or led companies in many different industries through periods of intense growth and development. James is presently focused on building successful businesses in the digital media and communication sectors. Notable current holdings include Collegium, a rapidly growing professional services holding company and Honor Capital, a leader in the specialty finance/insurance industry. He co-founded Watershed Company and 3BL Media and served as senior advisor to Donor Trends and True Givers. James received his MBA from Harvard and is a non-practicing CPA and former investment banker. He is a regular speaker/panelist at industry conferences and has been published, quoted and interviewed on: CNN, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, New York Times, Fortune, Red Herring, Financial Times, Ad Week and other leading publications. James currently resides in Westchester with his wife and three daughters.