Duffy & Shanley Elevates Annette Maggiacomo to Role of President

by | Jan 18, 2024

Longtime Leader Jon Duffy Transitions to CEO Role as Agency Enters its 51st Year in Business

PROVIDENCE, R.I., (January 10, 2024)Duffy & Shanley, a leading integrated marketing communications agency, proudly announces changes to its leadership team as it enters its 51st year in business: Senior leader Annette Maggiacomo has been elevated to the role of agency President, while veteran leader Jon Duffy is transitioning to the role of CEO.

Annette Maggiacomo

Annette Maggiacomo

With nearly three decades of experience and a proven track record of success in the public relations industry, Maggiacomo has played a pivotal role in the growth and success of Duffy & Shanley, exemplifying passionate leadership, strategic vision, dedicated mentorship, and a commitment to exceptional client service. Together, Duffy and Maggiacomo have spearheaded Duffy & Shanley’s transformation to a firm with national recognition and continued fidelity to its New England roots.

As Duffy & Shanley’s new President, Maggiacomo will lead the agency’s day-to-day operations, driving innovation, fostering new business opportunities, nurturing agency talent, and ensuring the delivery of exceptional integrated communications solutions to clients across diverse industries. Maggiacomo will continue to oversee the consumer public relations practice at the agency, specializing in national consumer media relations, out-of-the-box brand awareness campaigns, social media programs, executive thought-leadership, and cause-marketing initiatives.

“After nearly 15 years as a senior leader at Duffy & Shanley, I embrace the opportunity to propel the agency into our next chapter with our commitment to exceptional client service remaining at our core,” said Annette Maggiacomo, President at Duffy & Shanley. “I’m confident we can build upon the agency’s legacy of success to deliver unmatched solutions for our clients in the years to come, and I look forward to leading our talented team into a new era of growth and innovation.”

Jon Duffy, the agency’s former President, now assumes the position of CEO and remains an agency partner. Duffy will provide strategic guidance, mentorship, and continued support to the agency and its valued clients in his new role.

“I am incredibly proud of all that Duffy & Shanley has accomplished in 50 years, evolving from a local public relations agency into a nationally regarded player. I’m confident that Annette’s leadership will bring Duffy & Shanley to even greater heights,” Duffy said. “As CEO, I am eager to continue supporting the agency’s growth and working closely with Annette and the entire team to ensure our clients receive the best possible strategic counsel and creative solutions.”

Duffy & Shanley celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2023 as a fixture in the public relations and marketing industry, with a well-earned reputation for impeccable client service, innovation, strategic thinking, creative excellence, and dedication to client success.

Maggiacomo will lead Duffy & Shanley’s award-winning team of consumer public relations, public affairs, social media, advertising and creative professionals based at its Providence, Rhode Island headquarters.

Maggiacomo, a partner at Duffy & Shanley since 2008, was hired as a PR account executive in 1997 by the agency’s founder Dave Duffy. She has been honored by PRNEWS as PR Professional of the Year and recognized as a “40 Under Forty” award winner by Providence Business News. She remains an active member of the PR Club of New England, where she judges the organization’s annual industry awards program, and she’s a frequent guest lecturer at New England colleges and universities. Under Maggiacomo’s leadership, Duffy & Shanley’s PR team has won a record 75 Bell Ringer Awards, including several for campaign of the year.

Maggiacomo and her husband Michael have two daughters, Gabriella and Sophia, and live in Cranston, R.I.

About Duffy & Shanley

Based in Providence, R.I., Duffy & Shanley is one of the largest independently-owned communications firms in New England. A uniquely integrated, full-service agency, Duffy & Shanley delivers innovative communications solutions for top Northeast business sectors and develops breakthrough campaigns for Fortune 500 companies and leading brands, including BJ’s Wholesale Club, College Ave, Dunkin’, Foster Grant, Ørsted and HanesBrands.

Visit duffyshanley.com, or Duffy & Shanley’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn for more information.

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