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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Jillian Hegedus

Director of Client Services

Jillian manages JCI's team of both employees and interns to ensure that client services are executed efficiently and of the highest quality.

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Mariana Garcia

Intern

Mariana is currently a first-year student at the University of Southern California’s Price School for Public Policy, where she is pursuing a masters degree. She brings invaluable skills in political communications as well as a strong background in policy, community service, and Latinx issues to JCI.

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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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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.

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Becca Zhu

Intern

Becca is interested in working at the intersection of politics and media, helping companies and organizations navigate this increasingly complex landscape.

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John Garside

Account Executive

John first joined JCI in 2016 oversee multiple projects and campaigns, specializing in community relations, media research, policy analysis, and environmental issues.

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Melody Forsythe

Intern

Melody longtime litigation paralegal who brings years of experience in public relations and public affairs to JCI.

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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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Yesenia Vargas

Senior Account Executive

Yesenia's roles at JCI range from nonprofit grant management to media relations, public opinion research, and grassroots campaign-building.

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Daviona Moore

Intern

Daviona has also served twice as a Teaching Fellow with the Breakthrough Collaborative, where she taught core and elective classes to low-income high-achieving middle school students. She brings exceptional skills in research and advocacy to JCI

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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

Steve serves as a senior advisor for JCI. With over 30 years of experience with a wide variety of clients and issues, he has a broad range of skills in corporate communications, including strategic and crisis communications, issues management, media training, branding/corporate image, sports public relations, land use, permitting and entitlement, fundraising, government/community relations, and coalition-building.

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