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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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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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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Mirian Fuentes

Account Coordinator

Mirian’s professional experience ranges from Spanish-language news, progressive non-profit organizations to public relations. At JCI she focuses on providing a diverse range of administrative, strategic, and communication-based support to clients across the firm.

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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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Sydney Kovach

Associate

Sydney’s professional experience ranges from content creation to research and grant writing. At JCI she primarily works on the company’s blog and social media.

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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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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

Associate

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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Madeline Leon

Associate

Madeline has had professional experience ranging from news writing to social media management, and research. At JCI she supports a variety of accounts conducting research, building reports, managing grants and building relationships for several of the clients.

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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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Stephanie Yanez

Associate

Stephanie has a variety of professional experience ranging from coalition building, to lobbying, and marketing. At JCI she supports a variety of accounts and assists with research and social media.

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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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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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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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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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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.