John is a 2007 graduate of Northeastern University with degrees in journalism and criminal justice and a 2010 graduate of the Emerson College Print and Multimedia Journalism Master’s Degree program.
He started at the Boston Globe in 2006 as a co-op student, and he worked his way up to staff reporter. He left after 2011 to become Deputy Press Secretary to Mayor Thomas M. Menino. In the Mayor’s Office, John helped handle everything from crisis management, to ribbon cuttings, to internal communications. He also worked with other City agencies and their press officers to help pitch story ideas to the local media.
His concentration at Northeastern was Policing Studies, and his father and brother are both firefighters on the same department in Connecticut.
John has a knack for finding hidden talents in people and jewels in the sand. He loves bringing people together and likes to use his diverse interests to come up with new and interesting ways to help clients.
Account Manager for Southern New England
Ben Paulin is responsible for Southern New England and will oversee the company’s work south of Boston, including the South Shore, South Coast, Cape Cod/Islands, Rhode Island and Connecticut. He managers the JGPR office in Braintree. He was previously an award-winning reporter for The Enterprise of Brockton and The Patriot Ledger of Quincy.
She previously served as staff reporter for the Melrose Free Press newspaper, covering everything from news to school issues, politics and local events. She has experience working with both police and fire departments on a variety of topics and is excited to expand her role in all areas of public safety. Her experience in a busy and active newsroom and ability to multitask, combined with her knowledge of news writing, Associated Press Style, municipal government, and public safety made her an ideal candidate to join the growing company and its busy workload.
Jessica holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and Spanish from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Junior Account Executive
Jordan Mayblum joined John Guilfoil Public Relations full-time in April 2017 after working as an award-winning journalist for Gatehouse Media New England.
He served as the staff reporter of the Wellesley Townsman for nearly four years, providing in-depth coverage the town’s people, government, schools and public safety agencies. He also covered significant land use and development issues during some of the most consequential years in the town’s history. His experience reporting on all aspects of a vibrant Boston suburb and his background managing active social media platforms combine to make him an excellent fit for the work JGPR does.
Mayblum holds a bachelor’s degree in communication with a focus in journalism and media writing from Lasell College.
A published photographer since 2001, Nicolaus Czarnecki dedicates his life to photography. His works can be seen in world renowned publications from National Geographic, Time, Bloomberg, The Guardian, The Sun, The Christian Science Monitor to The London Financial Times. He is the chief photographer for the Metro Boston Newspaper, with a readership of over 150,000 daily. Nicolaus has also covered major national news, including Hurricane Sandy, The Tragedy in Newtown, Conn. Hurricane Katrina, The 2009 G20 protests, the 2007 California Wildfires, and the 2011 Southern Tornadoes. His unrelenting passion for the photographic medium as a tool of communication has given rise to themed projects such as abandoned Detroit and images from the U.S/Mexico border. His photographs have appeared in galleries nationwide in Portland, Oregon; Richmond, Virginia; and Vermont