Messner Media Group Celebrates 2-Year Anniversary, Hires Defense Communications Expert Karen Tobin as Account Director

by | Jun 27, 2024

FALLS CHURCH, Va., June 27, 2024Messner Media Group LLC, a fast-growing public relations firm specializing in aerospace, defense, transportation and emerging technology, is pleased to announce the appointment of Karen Tobin as account director. This announcement comes as the woman-owned firm launched by award-winning communications leader Kristina Messner celebrates its two-year anniversary.

Karen Tobin

Karen Tobin

“We are thrilled to welcome Karen to Messner Media Group,” said Messner, founder and CEO of Messner Media Group. “Her extensive experience and unique blend of strategic project management skills and sophisticated PR acumen will be invaluable as we continue to deliver exceptional service to our clients in aerospace, defense, transportation and technology.”

As Messner Media Group marks its two-year anniversary, this milestone is a testament to the agency’s commitment to excellence and innovation in the field of public relations. The addition of Tobin underscores the firm’s dedication to attracting top talent and delivering unparalleled service to its clients.

“Joining Messner Media Group represents a significant opportunity to contribute to the agency’s continued growth and success,” said Tobin. “I am excited to collaborate with such a dynamic team and leverage my experience in both creative and technical fields to deliver outstanding communications services. Supporting our exceptional clients across industries — from aerospace to national security and emerging technology — is a remarkable opportunity. Working with pioneers and innovators who are focused on making the world a better place is truly exciting.”

Tobin brings over 15 years of experience in project management, communications and design. She has a proven track record of managing high-stakes projects for federal agencies and Fortune 500 companies. Tobin’s diverse background spans roles in government contracting, defense, technology and commercial sectors, making her an exceptional addition to the team.

In her previous roles, Tobin successfully led high-profile projects for the Defense Media Activity (DMA) within the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Treasury Department and Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). In the commercial realm, she brought worldwide recognition to a Washington, D.C.-area tech startup and guided product rebranding efforts for major corporations.

At Messner Media Group, Tobin will be responsible for providing strategic planning, project and account management, creative strategies, and senior communications counsel. Her role will be pivotal in delivering successful internal and external communications programs for the firm’s clients.

Tobin holds a Master of Arts from George Washington University, a Master of Liberal Arts from St. John’s College and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Information Production from the Rhode Island School of Design. She is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and holds a CompTIA Security+ certification.

About Messner Media Group LLC

Messner Media Group helps clients rise above the noise through effective, engaging and purposeful communications. Led by founder and CEO Kristina Messner, a recognized and award-winning communications industry leader with over three decades of experience, Messner Media Group uses a curated approach that focuses on effective strategies and creative implementation. Its public relations specialists create, influence and transform industry dialogue. The agency is dedicated to supporting diversity, equality and inclusivity in the workplace through effective communications for clients’ internal and external audiences. Learn more at messnermediagroup.com. Follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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