Our team

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Andrew Frank

KARV Communications (New York Partnership)

An expert in creating communications strategies, he has been involved in overseeing and implementing crisis preparation, managing product recalls, financial and regulatory issues, and identifying and managing communications issues around complicated litigation for over 25 years.

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Eric C Andrus

Executive Vice President

Eric is a senior strategic communications strategist with more than three decades of experience advising corporate, government and non-profit leaders on a range of critical reputational, financial communications and litigation support issues.

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Jake Miller

Associate

Jake has professional experience ranging from customer service and content management to writing and editing. His responsibilities at JCI include maintaining client relations, building new connections, and writing newsletters.

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Kayla Buter

Account Executive

Kayla has dynamic professional experience ranging from political campaigns, to exploratory research, and public affairs. At JCI she manages several accounts and key advocacy and coalition and engagement projects, also managing a team of associates to ensure that clients' varying needs are met. She has been central to a dynamic statewide effort to educate Californians on the importance of energy stewardship and energy efficiency along with a statewide grant program to help disadvantaged and at risk communities prepare for brown-outs and cutbacks of power.

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Laura Rosenthal

Senior Advisor

A long time consultant, she specializes in political advocacy, grassroots community engagement, government relations and policy development.She is currently a Public Relations consultant with the RWJones Company working on water conservation efforts and with the Malibu Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to wildfire recovery and climate change advocacy.

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Nolan Rollins

Senior Advisor

Nolan V. Rollins is the Managing Director of Mason Avery Co., a boutique consulting firm that specializes in public, government relations and diversity and inclusion strategies.

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Steve Crosby

Senior Advisor

Known for his years of extensive business, educational, and political relationships on the state and federal level. Crosby has more than 30 years of experience in public affairs, strategic corporate and crisis communications, government, and community relations, as well as grassroots coalition-building. As a senior advisor at JCI he provides insight and strategy for a variety of clients ranging from f telecommunications and healthcare to technology.

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Benjamin Hegedus

Associate

Ben Hegedus is an Assoicate at JCI with wide ranging experience from logistics to relationship building.

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Felicia Wulandari

Associate

Felicia has professional experience in public relations, research, public speaking, marketing, and content creation. At JCI she assists the account executive with administrative support and outreach materials to support ongoing client campaigns.

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Jillian Hegedus

Vice President of Client Services

Jillian Hegedus is a public diplomacy enthusiast, former educator, and public affairs aficionado who is passionate about storytelling, local politics, and building bridges between communities. At JCI, she serves as Vice President of Client Services. In her role, she is responsible for the day-to-day operations of JCI, managing a team of full-time staff, associates, and external contractors, creating and executing winning strategies for clients.

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Keegan Coleman

Account Executive

Keegan has professional experience ranging from political campaigns, policy research, and community outreach and organizing. At JCI he assists in the coordination of various projects and accounts.

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Lilli Erigero

Associate

Lilli has professional experience in customer service, research, content creation, and event planning. With a passion for community, policy, and narrative, she enjoys bringing her unique perspective to the team. At JCI, she writes and plans for the company’s blog and podcast in addition to coordinating a variety of clients and projects.

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Ron Wong

Advisory Board Member

Ronald W. Wong professional experience executing and managing communications strategies, government relations, public affairs and business development for Fortune 500 companies, elected officials, government entities, and individuals.

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Tim Mangan

Associate

Tim is a senior at Pitzer College in Claremont, California planning to graduate in Fall 2022 with degrees in Mathematical Economics and English Literature. Along with his double major, Tim plays for the Pomona-Pitzer Water Polo Team and announces the play-by-play for women’s water polo games on their live streams.

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Carol Haynes

Financial Officer

As the KARV Financial Officer, Carol oversees all client billing, financial statements, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and budget reviews.

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Hannah Hunter

Associate

Hannah is a communications strategist and researcher who supports KARV’s clients through media and social media outreach, issues monitoring, and content creation.

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Jonathan Leibowitz

Director

Jonathan provides strategic communications and social media support to foreign multi-national corporations, foreign governments, industry associations, non-profit organizations as well as to various small, medium and large-sized businesses across a range of industries.

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Kevin Nolan

Senior Vice President

Kevin is a proven crisis and corporate communications leader, bringing more than 15 years of international communications experience, executing strategic communications and reputation management programs across more than 40 global markets with a concentration on government and public affairs, issues managements, and CSR/sustainability issues.

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Marc Sternberg

Senior Advisor for Entertainment Marketing

Marc is an established media executive whose broad range of entertainment experience spans over thirty years and covers all aspects of film, television, and digital media; including development, production, and marketing.

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Seth Jacobson

Principal

Seth Jacobson is one of the nation’s leading marketing and communications specialists, with more than 25 years of experience in corporate communications, coalition advocacy, and public affairs. He specializes in creating highly effective advocacy programs for companies, governmental agencies, and organizations competing in the new global marketplace.

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Tom Pernice

Advisory Board

Tom Pernice boasts more than 25 years of executive experience in both the private sector and executive branch of the federal government. He has been appointed by three U.S. Presidents, serving as a senior White House official and diplomat of the U.S. Government, traveling to all 50 states and over 90 countries.