Staffing Growth Part of JGPR’s Promise to Clients
New Associates Add 30 Years of Communications Experience to the Company
GEORGETOWN — John Guilfoil Public Relations LLC (JGPR), the premier communications and consulting agency for municipal government agencies, police and fire departments, public school districts and public health departments across the Northeast is pleased to announce two new faces and two promotions of its award-winning staff. In addition, the company is actively seeking to hire a copywriter for the Georgetown office. The staffing moves are part of JGPR’s commitment to its clients to add staff as the company adds clients.
“As a public relations agency that specializes in the public sector, and as a former press officer for the City of Boston, I am ever mindful of how important it is to spend public funds responsibly,” company principal John Guilfoil said. “Time after time, we hear reports and see studies that indicate constituents, voters, residents and business owners want more and better communication from their municipal agencies. Our company seeks to empower local government to do just that, and we can only be an effective and responsible consultancy if we have enough highly-qualified team members on board.”
Jordan Mayblum, now in his third year with JGPR, has been promoted to Account Manager for Northern New England. In his new role, he will manage staffing, accounts and operations for the company’s Georgetown office, which serves as the company’s headquarters and the point of contact for more than 150 clients in Northeastern and Central Massachusetts, as well as New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine.
Mayblum has won multiple awards for his work in public relations and in his previous career as a newspaper reporter. In December 2018, he was honored at the PR News PR People Awards Luncheon at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. as a national “Public Relations Rising Star Age 30 and Under.”
Kelsey Bode has been promoted from Copywriter to Junior Account Executive. Bode joined the company in January after approximately 18 months of working as a newspaper reporter. Noteworthy has been her ability to bring in the company’s first airport client. In her new role, she will have a special focus on school districts and vocational/technical schools.
JGPR is also excited to announce the hiring of Matthew Reid, formerly of GateHouse Media. Reid joins JGPR’s Braintree office as a copywriter after a nearly 15-year career in journalism.
Reid is a 2005 graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He then served as assistant editor of the Argus-Champion Newspaper in New London, N.H., where he was a two-time New Hampshire Press Association award winner. He spent the last 10 years at GateHouse as a reporter for the Medford Transcript, editor of the Melrose Free Press and managing editor for the GateHouse North Shore office. He is a six-time New England Newspaper and Press Association award winner. Reid lives in Walpole with his wife and 8-year-old son.
Finally, Melina Schuler, who has been working in a website/digital production role with the company for the past year will now round out the JGPR leadership team as Director of Marketing and Special Projects.
Schuler brings extensive experience in municipal public relations and marketing to JGPR. During her 15-year career, she has worked as a consumer news producer at WHDH-TV in Boston and as deputy press secretary for Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, and previously at the City of Boston’s redevelopment agency. Most recently Schuler was a member of the leadership team at the Boston Public Library, serving as Chief of Communications for the nation’s oldest public library system.
In her role as Director of Marketing & Special Projects, she assists Principal Owner John Guilfoil and Account Managers Mayblum and Benjamin Paulin with business development by keeping them on track and organized and identifying effective ways to reach new clients and sectors. She also oversees the company’s website division, managing a staff web developer. Schuler will also manage and launch new products under the JGPR umbrella in the coming months.
Schuler also joins the company’s 24/7/365 on-call rotation. She is an experienced media relations professional and crisis manager. During her three year tenure at the Boston Public Library, she managed the library’s missing art crisis from the initial discovery of the missing art to the search for a new library president. In addition, she oversaw the revamp of the library system’s electronic newsletter and oversaw the launch of its brand new website.
Schuler holds a master’s degree in broadcast journalism from Emerson College.
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About John Guilfoil Public Relations LLC:
Content. Strategy. Standards. With the philosophy that every police and fire department and government agency deserves effective communications and public relations on the same scale as major corporations, John Guilfoil Public Relations provides clear, concise written materials, communications strategy, website development, marketing materials, branding and crisis management services for our clients and responds to breaking news incidents for more than 400 police and fire departments, public schools, municipal governments and non-profits in 9 states. The company is based in Georgetown, Mass. and was founded in 2013 by John Guilfoil, a former Boston Globe staff reporter who served as deputy press secretary for the late Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino. JGPR.net.